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June 29, 2016

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Want sensible gun control? Fight for it
In June 2014, I asked my colleagues to join me in a moment of silence on the House floor to honor three members of the Las Vegas community who were slain in a shooting spree. ...
2:00 a.m.
Foreign cruise ships in distress dodge American taxes
Let’s criticize cruise ships. I know, I know. Things are bad enough without going negative about your …
2:00 a.m.
At least massacre put gun control on lawmakers’ radar
The extremely rare sit-in by Democrats in the House chamber may have been, as Speaker Paul Ryan claimed, a “publicity stunt.” But it was a righteous one that may improve the prospects for …
2:00 a.m.
Tesla starts tapping into tax credits for factory, selling part to MGM
Tesla starts tapping into tax credits for factory, selling part to MGM Electric carmaker Tesla has received and sold about $20 million in transferrable tax credits from the state, marking some of the company's first moves to tap into ...
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Prolific former slot cheat recounts how he honed spurious skills
Prolific former slot cheat recounts how he honed spurious skills For every security feature built into slot machines over the years, there has always been a gambler who has found a way to cheat the technology and ...
2:00 a.m.
Property with a past: Lot with ties to Las Vegas criminals goes on the market
Photo: The late Sante Kimes, shown testifying in 2004 dur A passer-by wouldn't know it, but the vacant lot for sale at 2121 Geronimo Way has an infamous history. It's linked to notorious mother-and-son grifters Sante and Kenneth Kimes, who were imprisoned after a crime ...
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Rebels hope work in the kitchen will help their work on the field
Photo: UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez continues to motivate Inside a cramped room that used to house random pads, weights and any other equipment lying around in the way, the Rebels are fueling up. The menu calls for eggs, and plenty of them.
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Assault weapons led to slayings in Orlando
The letter “Assault weapons ban is nonsensical” Las Vegas Sun, June 25) couldn’t be more wrong when it said the Orlando tragedy was not an assault …
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Brexit is a cautionary tale for world’s other democracies
Elites are in trouble. High levels of immigration are destabilizing our democracies. Politicians who put their short-term political interests over their countries’ needs reap the whirlwind — for themselves but, more …
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North Las Vegas marking opening of historic site at Kiel Ranch
Photo: Known just as North Las Vegas is marking the opening of a restored historic site at one of the first settled spots in the Las Vegas area. Officials plan a Thursday ceremony at ...
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Police: Airplane mechanic arrested after threatening officers at McCarran
While in a TSA security checkpoint line at McCarran International Airport on June 16, a contracted mechanic with Delta Air Lines acted erratically and made threats to ...
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The NHL is coming to Las Vegas because America is now a casino nation
Photo: New franchise owner Bill Foley, left, and Gary Bet The announcement that the National Hockey League had awarded an expansion franchise to a group based in Las Vegas was, to some, a shock. This was the first big league to ...
2:00 a.m.
Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags
Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles globally for defective air bags that aren't part of the massive recalls of Takata air bags ...
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Players, coaches make pilgrimage; say goodbye to Pat Summitt
Photo: In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, former Tennesse Dozens of Pat Summitt's former Tennessee players and coaches descended on Knoxville over the weekend, making the basketball pilgrimage to say their final goodbyes to ...
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Iconic West Virginia resort turns shelter for flood refugees
Photo: Debris is stacked up along the back of the golf ac It could be a month or two until an iconic West Virginia resort reopens after deadly, damaging floods, but its maimed championship golf course may not be ready for ...
1:13 a.m.
'Amazing Race' contestant heads to Oklahoma primary runoff
Photo: Jet McCoy, a Republican running for state Senate i Oklahoma cowboy turned reality show contestant Jet McCoy advanced to a runoff for the Republican nomination for an Oklahoma Senate seat while his brother ...
1:12 a.m.
College students take to social media to take on terrorism
Students at one New York college are taking to social media to tackle terrorism ...
1:08 a.m.
'Move on' from Benghazi? Republicans say it's unlikely
Photo: In this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, a man looks at Hillary Clinton says it's "time to move on" after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no ...
1:03 a.m.
Division, confusion as EU rethinks future without Britain
EU leaders are meeting Wednesday without Britain for the first time to rethink their union and keep it from disintegrating after Britain's unprecedented vote to leave ...
1:02 a.m.
New Orleans eyes cutting back on Bourbon Street strip clubs
Photo: People walk near the 400 block of Bourbon Street i New Orleans is weighing whether to rein in the number of strip clubs on Bourbon Street, both to curb crime and tame one of America's most popular, and wild, entertainment districts ...
1:02 a.m.
Trump's 'America First' echoes old isolationist rallying cry
Photo: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spe Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boils down his foreign policy agenda to two words: "America First."
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Clock ticking, but tweaks in play for North Carolina LGBT law
The window is small and the legislative strategy tricky, but GOP leaders say there's still a chance to change the North Carolina law that sparked a clash over ...
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