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Rubio, Trump to speak at libertarian conference in Las Vegas


Jim Cole / Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves June 30 as he arrives at a house party in Bedford, N.H. Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Trump, who’s refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers

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In this Feb. 27, 2015, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks in National Harbor, Md.

CARSON CITY — Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are planning to appear at a libertarian conference in Las Vegas.

Rubio is scheduled to speak Friday night at the FreedomFest conference at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Trump will also give a speech on Saturday.

The two candidates will speak at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian-leaning festival hosted in Las Vegas over several days, with various speakers and panels discussing political and economic topics. The speeches are only open to conference attendees.

The speech will mark Trump's first public appearance in Nevada since announcing his bid for president in June. Rubio most recently visited Nevada in May, and will also host an event at a retirement community on Saturday in Henderson.

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