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December 13, 2018

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Where to play in 2019: Oakland files lawsuit against Raiders, NFL

This Feb. 5, 2016, file photo shows the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.

(via The Mercury News)

Comment Oakland is taking the Raiders and the NFL to court, City Attorney Barbara Parker announced today. The move likely means the Raiders will be leaving the Bay Area ahead of their 2020 move to Las Vegas and into their $1.8 billion stadium that is under construction. It doesn’t mean, though, that the Raiders will play here — Sam Boyd Stadium is the best option — in 2019. If they don’t ...

Oklahoma State coach reimburses man for losing Las Vegas bet on team

(via ESPN)

Comment Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy reimbursed an Oklahoma City radio personality who lost a $250 bet in Las Vegas that the team would win more than eight games, ESPN reports. To see the full story, click here.  

Trump administration to announce final bump stock ban

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as speaks at the National Rifle Association-ILA Leadership Forum, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Atlanta. The NRA is holding its 146th annual meetings and exhibits forum at the Georgia World Congress Center.

(via By Evan Perez, Laura Jarrett and David Shortell, CNN)

Comment WASHINGTON — Trump administration plans to announce the long-anticipated federal rule officially banning bump stocks in the coming days, according to US officials familiar with the matter. Bump stocks gained national attention last year after a gunman in Las Vegas rigged his weapons with the devices to fire on concertgoers, killing 58 people. President Donald Trump vowed to outlaw the ...

Ammon Bundy breaks with Trump on anti-migrant rhetoric: ‘It’s all fear-based’

(via The Washington Post)

Comment The images beaming out of the U.S.-Mexico border — migrants storming barricades, children gagging on tear gas — have intensified the debate regarding the Trump administration’s bare-knuckled approach to immigration. To see the full story, click here.

Senate Dems’ guide back to the majority: A trailblazing freshman

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., speaks during a Nevada Democrats election night party at Caesars Palace Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

(via Politico)

Comment Catherine Cortez Masto has already made history: She’s the first woman elected to the Senate from Nevada, and the first Latina senator, ever. Now she’s ready to add another honorific: Majority maker. To see the full story, click here.

Cortez Masto poised to assume key committee chairmanship

(via By Alexander Bolton, The Hill )

Comment Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., is a top candidate to assume the chairmanship of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the outgoing chairman of the DSCC, is pushing Cortez Masto’s name, and it appears her candidacy has strong momentum, according to Senate Democratic sources. Van Hollen praised Cortez Masto’s support for Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. To see ...

Rick Perry ‘accidentally told the truth’ about dumping nuclear waste in Nevada, roiling Senate race

(via ThinkProgress)

Comment President Donald Trump's energy secretary, Rick Perry, admitted on Friday the administration still supports building the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository outside of Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here. 

Jets under fire over sponsorship deal with online casino

(via By Josh Kosman, New York Post)

Comment The New York Jets have signed a sponsorship agreement with an online casino — and critics claim the tie-up has already begun to promote sports betting improperly. Woody Johnson’s team in recent weeks signed a sponsorship contract with 888 Holdings, an Israel-based gambling company that operates both an online casino and a sports betting site, sources told The Post. On ...

New dating app launches for Trump supporters: ‘Make America Date Again’

(via The Hill)

Comment A new dating app is aimed at uniting supporters of President Trump with the promise of making “America date again.” To see the full story, click here.

Oakland lining up lawsuit against Raiders, so team threatens to leave town early

Many Oakland Raiders fans gather to hear their third-day draft picks from the Welcome to Las Vegas sign complete with Gov. Brian Sandoval and others on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

(via By Phil Matier and Andy Ross, San Francisco Chronicle)

Comment The Oakland City Council has authorized a multimillion-dollar, antitrust lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders over the team’s impending move to Las Vegas — legal action that Coliseum officials said could result in the team leaving Oakland at the end of the upcoming season. Oakland Councilman Noel Gallo said Tuesday that the lawsuit is expected to be filed and ...

Why Trump supporters believe he is not corrupt

(via The Atlantic)

Comment On Wednesday morning, the lead story on was not Michael Cohen’s admission that Donald Trump had instructed him to violate campaign-finance laws by paying hush money to two of Trump’s mistresses. It was the alleged murder of a white Iowa woman, Mollie Tibbetts, by an undocumented Latino immigrant, Cristhian Rivera. To see the full story, click here.

Browns attracting high number of bets in Las Vegas

(via ESPN)

Comment   Sportsbooks struggled to attract any action on the Cleveland Browns from the betting public the past two years. That changed this offseason. To see the full story, click here.

'Killed me little by little.' Family detention left lasting scars for one mother and son

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment   For a long time, Lilian Oliva Bardales worried about how her young son, Cristhian, was adjusting to their new life in Barcelona. He squeezed her every time he saw a police officer. He got scared when people he didn’t know talked to him. Teachers told her he played violently at school, making dolls fight and pretending to be an officer ...

Golden Knights’ Karlsson asks for $6.5M in salary arbitration

William Karlsson scored 43 goals during the Golden Knights' inaugural regular season.

(via Sportsnet)

Comment To call William Karlsson’s breakout campaign with the Vegas Golden Knights unexpected would be a severe understatement. Karlsson finished third in the NHL with 43 goals, shattering his previous career high of nine, and now the restricted free agent wants to get paid. To see the full story, click here.

Wizards’ Troy Brown helps homeless in his native Las Vegas

(via The Undefeated)

Comment Washington Wizards rookie Troy Brown grew up in a home where food and clothing were never an issue with two educated, successful and loving parents. Such was not the case for some of Brown’s Centennial High School classmates who were homeless. So, to help homeless teens and the less fortunate in his hometown, Brown recently gave away a significant amount ...