Blog: Elsewhere

Harry Reid on Trump’s 2020 odds: ‘I’m pretty damn worried’

Harry Reid has spent decades building a reputation as a stone cold pragmatist and a master political tactician. Which is why he barely hesitated when asked about the possibility that Donald Trump—a man he fears and despises—could …

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Tilman Fertitta eyes Las Vegas Strip casinos after Caesars sale

Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is looking to purchase casino property on the Las Vegas Strip that could be spun off from Eldorado Resorts’ acquisition of …

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Report: Eldorado Resorts clinches $18 billion cash and stock deal for Caesars

U.S. casino operator Eldorado Resorts Inc has agreed to merge with Caesars Entertainment Corp in a cash and stock deal that values its peer at about $18 billion including debt …

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Police: Former NFL, Las Vegas Outlaws player ‘He Hate Me’ Smart missing

Police in South Carolina have put out a missing person advisory for former NFL running back Rod “He Hate Me” Smart, according to ESPN. In 2001, Smart played in …

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Tiger attacks former Strip illusionist in Arizona

The director of an animal sanctuary in Arizona was seriously injured on Monday when he …

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Report: Owner exploring sale of the Cosmopolitan

Blackstone Group LP is exploring a sale of the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, the rare instance of a major casino on the Las Vegas Strip coming to the market, according to …

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ICE deports spouse of U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan

Immigration officials have deported the spouse of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving the couple’s 12-year-old daughter …

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Tilman Fertitta may make another bet on Caesars

Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is back in the game to potentially merge his hospitality, casino and restaurant holdings with …

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Nevada’s Lucy Flores: An awkward kiss changed how I saw Joe Biden

“As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders. I froze. ‘Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me? …

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Sources: Eldorado Resorts, Caesars explore merger

U.S. casino operators Eldorado Resorts Inc and Caesars Entertainment Corp are in the early stages of exploring a merger, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, according to …

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Faraday Future is selling its North Las Vegas site for $40 million

Engadget reports Faraday Future is selling the site where it once planned to build an electric car factory at the Apex Industrial Park in …

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A massive aquifer lies beneath the Mojave Desert. Could it help solve California’s water problem?

The landscape here is more Martian than Earthly, rust and tan plains that rise in the distance to form the Old Woman Mountains to the east and the Bristols and …

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Bizarre underground bomb shelter mansion listed in Las Vegas for $18 million

The famous Las Vegas underground house has been making news for years as one of the most bizarre properties in the world. Located two miles east of the center of the Las Vegas Strip, this outrageous 14,620-square-foot concrete and steel doomsday bunker was created to survive a nuclear war. The bomb shelter home includes a yard with …

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Justice Dept. reverses Wire Act opinion that said law is limited to sports betting

The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel has issued a replacement for its 2011 opinion saying that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting …

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Mom of suspect in manicurist’s death: ‘You can’t run, baby’

Good Morning America spoke to family members of Krystal Whipple, the 21-year-old woman Metro Police say ran over and killed the owner of a nail salon as she drove off without …

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