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June 18, 2019

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June 18, 2019

2 a.m.

The mask has been lifted
Trump is no longer even pretending to care about right and wrong
The way Donald Trump publicly wallows in his mendaciousness and amorality is unique in presidential history. His motto might as well be: “I cannot not tell a lie.” His ego is too fragile to play patriarch to the country, so he takes the more ruinous role of …

2 a.m.

Americans are increasingly aware of threat posed by false news stories
Sun editorial:
The spread of Infowars-type stories about entirely fictional scandals (Pizzagate, “crisis actors” at Newtown, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., etc.), reckless extremism masquerading as political commentary and the like have helped fuel …

2 a.m.

Fight Yucca with all that you’ve got
Letter to the editor:
Las Vegas has Yucca Mountain, Denver has Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Only an informed public can …

2 a.m.

Trump has no accomplishments
Letter to the editor:
What has Donald Trump accomplished? He got a massive tax cut for the rich passed, putting the country seriously in debt. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would like to blame this on Medicare and Social Security, but that doesn’t …

2 a.m.

Nuclear waste is not our problem
Letter to the editor:
Not all that long ago, Nevada was used as a testing ground for nuclear weapons, resulting in many residents being exposed to …

2 a.m.

Pelosi has to pick her poison
ouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she believes President Donald Trump “has been involved in a criminal cover-up.” Too bad she’s not in a position to do something about it. Oh wait, she is. If she truly believes the president has committed crimes, if she truly believes he has violated his oath of office, if she truly believes he is trampling the Constitution, she can …

2 a.m.

Nevada’s libraries help lead the way into the future
Guest column:
When many outsiders think of Nevada, our booming tourism economy is likely the first thought that comes to mind. However, in recent years, our state has become home to so much more — growing manufacturing and logistics industries, with large companies that include Tesla, Google, Amazon and Apple moving part of their business operations to …


June 17, 2019

4:50 p.m.

Desert Research Institute president is stepping down
The president of the Desert Research Institute has resigned and one of her administrative colleagues has been DRI’s officer in charge ...

3:15 p.m.

U.S. restores some aid but vows no more without migrant action
The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new ...

3:13 p.m.

Oregon tackles climate change with cap-and-trade proposal
Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind ...

2:56 p.m.

Photo: In this June 1, 2019, photo, migrants mill around
Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center
The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic's eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the ...

2:54 p.m.

Photo: In this April 26, 2019 file photo, Kyle Kashuv, a
Harvard drops Parkland voice for gun rights
A Parkland school shooting survivor says Harvard University revoked his acceptance over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and in text messages about two years ago. Kyle Kashuv says the Ivy League school asked him in May to ...

2:31 p.m.

Boyd Gaming exec Bill Noonan announces upcoming retirement
Boyd Gaming exec Bill Noonan announces upcoming retirement
Longtime Boyd Gaming executive Bill Noonan is set to retire. Noonan, 67, informed the company last week that he will step down July 31 from his position as ...

2:06 p.m.

Golden Knights preseason starts Sept. 15 at home against Coyotes
Golden Knights preseason starts Sept. 15 at home against Coyotes
With hockey season fewer than three months away, the Golden Knights have yet to release their preseason schedule. But four teams have released theirs, with the Golden Knights featured in seven games ...

12:59 p.m.

Photo: Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, left, holds the
4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto
Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where ...

12:17 p.m.

Nevada's attorney general files a wide-ranging opioid lawsuit
Nevada's attorney general files a wide-ranging opioid lawsuit
Nevada's attorney general expanded the state's lawsuit against the maker of the opioid OxyContin on Monday to include the company's former president, his ...

9:43 a.m.

Hunt begins for the cause of huge South American blackout
The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about ...

9:39 a.m.

Photo: An armed shooter stands near the Earle Cabell Fede
Masked gunman killed after shootout at Dallas courthouse
A masked gunman opened fire Monday on a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas before being fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with ...

9:35 a.m.

Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal readiness to cut
Jerome Powell has tantalized the financial world with the prospect that the Federal Reserve he leads may soon cut interest rates for the ...

9:33 a.m.

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial
Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and ...

9:29 a.m.

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police
A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, leading Mayor Pete Buttigieg to return home early from a presidential campaign trip to address the public and reach out to ...

9:27 a.m.

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding case
The Supreme Court is throwing out an Oregon court ruling against bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The justices' action Monday keeps the high-profile case off the ...

9:01 a.m.

Photo: In this May 10, 2019, file photo, a worker walks n
U.S. companies' message to Trump: Don't expand China tariffs
What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn't already hit with 25% import taxes? A New Hampshire fireworks company says it ...

8:35 a.m.

Photo: In this April 4, 2016, file photo, CNN anchor Ande
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a ...

8:27 a.m.

WinCo's frozen raspberries from Washington farm recalled
Frozen red raspberries from a Washington state farm are being recalled across the western U.S. WinCo Foods says it sold frozen red raspberries manufactured by Rader Farms of Bellingham, Washington, that may be ...