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April 26, 2018

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Who needs education?
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Matt Bevin, the conservative Republican governor of Kentucky, lost it a few days ago. Thousands of his state’s teachers had walked off their jobs, forcing many schools to close for a day, to protest his opposition to …
Is Trump misreading Kim on nuclear program?
Thursday, April 26, 2018
President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism for a most unlikely reason. After having threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” for its nuclear program, Trump is now under attack for appearing too quick to accept Kim Jong Un’s deceptive gesture of …
ACA divide is national, not local
Thursday, April 26, 2018
If you turned on the TV or read the news in 2017, it’s likely you encountered coverage related to the Affordable Care Act. On the congressional level, it appeared that Democrats and Republicans were embattled over the issue of repeal and replace; however, upon zooming out …
The miracle of the private automobile
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Today’s cars are are twice as good as they were just 30 years ago — if you measure by l…
Junior high student arrested in Boulder City school threat probe
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Police say a 14-year-old student was arrested following a report that he made a terrorist threat against his junior high school in Boulder City ...
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Police: Suspect in roommate slaying had brandished gun in prior argument
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Two weeks before a fatal blast from a revolver ended an ongoing spat between roommates in the southwest valley, the suspect pointed the same handgun at the victim ...
Rape suspect previously sought sex at Las Vegas massage parlor, police say
Rape suspect previously sought sex at Las Vegas massage parlor, police say
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
When Nicholas Pino walked into an east valley massage parlor last week, it wasn’t the first time he’d asked an employee for sex ...
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Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he will exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump. Michael Cohen filed papers in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday saying he will ...
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Las Vegas Sands sees record 1st-quarter earnings
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Las Vegas Sands Corp. saw record first-quarter earnings, the company announced today. The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.5 billion, a 31 percent increase over the same ...
Authorities investigating 3 child kidnapping attempts in Reno area
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Law enforcement agencies are investigating whether three recent kidnapping attempts in the Reno area are linked. KRNV-TV reports officials from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Reno police and ...
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Dean Rhoads, one of Nevada's longest-serving legislators, dies
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval and political leaders on both sides of the aisle are mourning the loss this week of one of Nevada's longest serving state legislators. Sandoval said in a tweet that ...
Police: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting in alley
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A suspect in the fatal shooting of a man Friday in an alley near Twain Avenue and Swenson Street was arrested today, according to Metro Police. A passerby who stumbled upon the scene summoned ...
Former U.S. official: Mass transit can be economic, social driver
Former U.S. official: Mass transit can be economic, social driver
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
With Las Vegas rapidly growing, mapping out a plan to meet the valley’s transportation needs is vital, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said. Speaking today at ...
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Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade complimentary tweets
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Washington's newest bromance: Yeezus and The Donald. President Donald Trump is tweeting his thanks Wednesday to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support. Trump wrote "Thank you Kanye, very cool!" in response to the tweets from West, who called the ...
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Cher performs 'Fernando' at CinemaCon in Las Vegas to standing ovation
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Cher and a dozen backup dancers have brought the house down Wednesday in Las Vegas with a surprise performance of Abba's "Fernando" for CinemaCon attendees, who ...
White House doctor Jackson fights to save imperiled VA bid
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The White House on Wednesday launched an all-out defense of Ronny Jackson's nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs amid concerns by Congress that President Donald Trump had not ...
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For Trump lookalike, crops worry more than social media fame
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump. Thousands of responses flooded in last week after a journalist reporting on farming in northwestern Spain posted on Instagram a ...
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GOP unsettled by narrow win in U.S. House race in Arizona
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never ...
Couple engaged after surviving Las Vegas mass shooting
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A Las Vegas couple that met in the aftermath of the October mass shooting is happily engaged. KSNV-TV reports Shawna Bartlett and her fiance Steve Cady met on a Facebook support group for ...
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'Fixer Upper' star debuts cookbook, talks post-show plans
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Even though "Fixer Upper" has come to an end, Joanna Gaines is still going strong. The designing half of the just-wrapped HGTV show is showcasing her cooking skills with the release of her "Magnolia Table" cookbook. She showcased ...
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Ex-cop arrested in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A man once sworn to protect the public from crime lived a double life terrorizing suburban neighborhoods at night, becoming one of the California's most feared serial killers and rapists in the 1970s and '80s before leaving a cold trail that baffled investigators for more than three decades ...
Reno student sues over dress code banning pro-gun shirts
Reno student sues over dress code banning pro-gun shirts
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
An eighth-grade student has filed a federal lawsuit accusing his northern Nevada school district of violating his First Amendment rights after he says ...
Dallas mayor: 1 officer has died after Home Depot shooting
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A Dallas police officer died Wednesday after a shooting that wounded another officer and an employee at a ...
Macron tells Congress of special U.S.-French bond
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron drew Wednesday on the "shared bond" of U.S.-French relations to call for a rejection of isolationism and instead for ...
Jury gets case after Cosby painted as predator, victim
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case began deliberating Wednesday in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, weighing charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home ...