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October 4, 2015

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  • Vice President Joe Biden speaks July 21 during a roundtable discussion at the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Community College of Denver.
    His ’16 future uncertain, Biden’s team prepares just in case
    Sept. 22, 2015
    Awaiting a decision their boss has yet to make, Vice President Joe Biden's circle of staff and longtime advisers have kicked into a higher gear of preparation for a presidential campaign that may never launch. ...
  • Former U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford addresses Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., at a public meeting about the conservation of Southern Nevada's public lands on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
    Former Nevada Congressman Horsford among two political hires by gaming association
    Sept. 22, 2015
    Horsford will be a strategic communications consultant for the gaming association, and his work will include helping the group’s efforts around diversity and workforce development. He was elected to represent Nevada’s 4th Congressional District in 2012 but ...
  • Bombard Electric electricians Frank Cudia and Tina Long, on the roof, and Debbie Long install solar panels on a home in Las Vegas.
    Guinn’s grandson touts rooftop solar in commercial
    Sept. 22, 2015
    The ad is an early push to draw attention to the November hearings in the Public Utilities Commission that will establish a long-term price structure for solar customers who sell their power to NV Energy as part of a program called net metering ...
  • NBC News' Brian Williams at the Sea Grill on Aug. 5, 2014, in New York. NBC News says that Williams will not return to his job as “Nightly News” anchor but will anchor breaking news reports at MSNBC.
    Brian Williams to return to airwaves for pope coverage
    Sept. 22, 2015
    The visit of Pope Francis to the United States will also mark the return of Brian Williams to the airwaves on Tuesday following his suspension from NBC News and demotion for misleading viewers about his role in news stories. ...
  • Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats seem certain to block Republican legislation banning most late-term abortions in a Senate showdown with plenty of political significance but little suspense. I'm asking colleagues to open their hearts and help defend the defenseless," McConnell said Monday
    Senate Dems block GOP bill that would curb late abortions
    Sept. 22, 2015
    Senate Democrats blocked Republican legislation Tuesday that would prohibit most late-term abortions, the second time since this summer's release of videos involving Planned Parenthood that they've derailed an abortion-related drive by the GOP.
  • A male sage grouse, left, struts with two other males during mating season in April 2000, in Northern Nevada.
    U.S. rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West
    Sept. 22, 2015
    The Interior Department said today that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections after a costly effort to reverse the species' decline without reshaping the ...
  • Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a town hall meeting at the Xtreme Manufacturing warehouse Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Walker proposed restrictions on federal labor unions and the elimination of the National Labor Relations Board.
    Walker’s Nevada backers rule out moving to Trump
    Sept. 22, 2015
    With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dropping out of the GOP presidential race, Nevada’s Republican voters and campaign operatives have two options ...
  • In this Feb. 28, 2014, photo, Lyft driver Brittany Cameron drives her vehicle as she gives a ride to Jennie Morris in Denver. Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft are now serving Nevada.
    Uber, Lyft fares higher in L.V. than in many other cities
    Sept. 22, 2015
    Getting to the Las Vegas Pride festival or the iHeartRadio Music Festival left some residents experiencing sticker shock at the high cost of taking an Uber or Lyft. But it wasn’t just ...
  • Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina appears with host Jimmy Fallon during a taping of "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in New York.
    Carly Fiorina shows off lighter side on ‘The Tonight Show’
    Sept. 22, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina impressed many with her strong performance in the second presidential debate, as she railed passionately against Planned Parenthood and outlined her hardline views on ...
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a grassroots organizing meeting at Philander Smith College Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Little Rock, Ark.
    Clinton seeking to curb rising costs of prescription drugs
    Sept. 22, 2015
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is laying out a new plan to rein in the rising cost of prescription drugs, seeking to build upon ...
  • Margie Winters poses for a photo Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Glenside, Pa. Winters, a popular, married, gay teacher at a private Catholic school has garnered widespread support since she was fired and vows to seek out the pope's ear on LGBT issues when he visits Philadelphia next month.
    Fired gay teacher invited to White House to welcome pope
    Sept. 21, 2015
    A Roman Catholic teacher fired over her same-sex marriage says she has been invited to the White House to help welcome ...
  • In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Gov. Brian Sandoval sits in his office at the Capitol in Carson City.
    Nevada governor kicks off 3-day summit to address drought
    Sept. 21, 2015
    Gov. Brian Sandoval kicked off a three-day conference focused on drought and what can be done about it, telling more than 100 attendees Monday that Nevada has a solid track record for conservation but needs to do even more to ...
  • Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a town hall meeting at the Xtreme Manufacturing warehouse Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Walker proposed restrictions on federal labor unions and the elimination of the National Labor Relations Board.
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dropping out of GOP presidential race
    Sept. 21, 2015
    Scott Walker abandoned his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday, exiting the race that saw him rise to front-runner and fall to afterthought in a matter of ...
  • Tough test for GOP leaders to ensure government stays open
    Sept. 21, 2015
    Congress' Republican leaders face stark tests as they fight to keep the government open past month's end, amid fears a shutdown could imperil their party's White House ambitions.
  • Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks Aug. 3, 2015, during a forum, in Manchester, N.H. Responding to a question during an interview broadcast Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, on NBC's "Meet the Press," Carson, a devout Christian, said Islam is antithetical to the Constitution and he doesn’t believe that a Muslim should be elected president.
    GOP wants to broaden appeal; will candidates get in the way?
    Sept. 20, 2015
    Anyone in America can grow up to be president, as the saying goes — unless you happen to be a Muslim, a leading Republican presidential candidate believes. It's possibly one more self-inflicted dent in the party's professed commitment to ...
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