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August 18, 2018

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  • This June 20, 2014 file photo shows the Southwest Key-Nueva Esperanza, in Brownsville, Texas, a facility that shelters unaccompanied immigrant children. When school leaders in San Benito, Texas, learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in town, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers and hundreds of computers to make the learning environment as similar as possible to one of his schools.
    Public schools grapple with obligations to migrants in shelters
    Aug. 18, 2018
    When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and ...
  • People move past a flooded road in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that left more than 100 dead.
    Thousands awaiting rescue amid deadly south Indian flooding
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in ...
  • Not all boomers are selfish
    Aug. 18, 2018
    I take offense to being called selfish, as the July 31 letter “Boomers are a selfish age group” asserted.
  • President has too many fooled
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Our democracy is under attack.
  • Make-A-Wish recipient Sarah Hodge appears with Chainsmokers duo Alex Pall, left, and Andrew Taggart at the Intrigue nightclub inside Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.
    'Priceless': Young Las Vegan’s dream comes true with Chainsmokers at the Wynn
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Sarah Hodge grew up wanting to be like everyone else but faced limits because of dealing with cystic fibrosis. On Friday night, she experienced something that few of her peers could ever dream of. Hodge, 18, spent her Friday night as a special guest at ...
  • Laxalt’s office joins effort to support human trafficking victims
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Tickets to the event cost $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Sponsorships start at $2,500.
  • In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, a shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in Pittsburgh.
    How Amazon rival Walmart is finding success in the grocery aisle
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Walmart’s many efforts to bolster its food shopping services — including letting customers order online and pick up in person, expanding its home delivery of groceries, even experimenting with robots — appear to be paying off ...
  • Roxie Amoroso of Crazy Chief at the Life Is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas, Oct. 26-27, 2013.
    A familiar name takes over at Beauty Bar
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Roxie Amoroso, a veteran Vegas promoter and musician who has played in bands like Pigasus and Crazy Chief—and the owner of Exile on Main Street clothing boutique—recently purchased a stake in the 13-year-old Fremont East anchor.
  • Maria Nieto, right, and Alma Romo, second from left, register people to vote in Las Vegas, Aug. 15, 2018. Democrats in Nevada are working to register and engage Latino voters ahead of this year's midterms.
    Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Backlash against President Trump's tougher immigration policies may help Democrats, but the party is also running into headwinds as they try to engage communities ...
  • Wrong way on fuel standards
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Take a look around the city. I mean literally. A lot of that haze is smoke from the wildfires raging in California. But much of it isn’t.
  • Bolton’s fanciful theory on dealing with North Korea
    Aug. 18, 2018
    Is President Donald Trump offering a tutorial on how to negotiate with the North Koreans — reminding them of the riches and rewards awaiting them the moment they enter his magic kingdom?
  • Republicans are playing with fire in the states
    Aug. 18, 2018
    The backlash to President Donald Trump and the steady rightward journey of the Republican Party could sharply shift the distribution of political power in state capitols across the nation in this fall’s elections. And because reapportionment is coming, this could change the contours of American politics for more than a decade.
  • Will Mother Nature vote in 2020?
    Aug. 18, 2018
    There is an assumption that the 2020 presidential election will be business as usual: Donald Trump will run on the economy, social issues and immigration, and the Democratic candidate will run on income inequality, Democratic socialism and Trump’s character — the 2020 version of right-left U.S. politics.
  • Trump no expert on patriotism
    Aug. 18, 2018
    I served in Vietnam and received a purple heart. I don’t think President Donald Trump served anywhere. He received five deferments.
  • Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser
    Aug. 18, 2018
    A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe ...
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