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January 21, 2018

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Jan. 20, 2018

2 a.m.

Know-nothings dragging the US downward
The parallels between anti-immigrant agitation in the mid-19th century and Trumpism are obvious. Only the identities of the …

2 a.m.

President Trump, meet a hero whom you maligned
After Germany became an enemy in World War I, the Trump family was embarrassed enough about its heritage that it claimed to be from Sweden instead. President Trump himself repeated this …

2 a.m.

Will Trumponomics work long-term? Jury’s still out
In 1972, almost 200 years after the French Revolution, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai is supposed to have said that it was still too early to draw definitive conclusions about that revolution. One has to wonder whether the same might …

2 a.m.

Sex ed, guns spark spirited debates
Sun Youth Forum:
Opinions clashed on whether to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom. While some participants felt it had the potential to provide additional protection, others raised concerns that teachers and staff …

2 a.m.

Photo: State Sen. Pat Spearman speaks during an interfait
Candidate predicts Democrats will take U.S. House, begin Trump impeachment
State Sen. Pat Spearman, a North Las Vegas Democratic candidate for Congress, said Democrats will take the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 election and begin proceedings to ...


Jan. 19, 2018

9:06 p.m.

U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other
U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other
Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in ...

5:20 p.m.

Report: Strip shooter Paddock was 'germaphobic' and had strong reactions to smells
Report: Strip shooter Paddock was 'germaphobic' and had strong reactions to smells
Stephen Paddock rented a room at Mandalay Bay in the month before carrying out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history from the Las Vegas Strip resort. He behaved ...

4 p.m.

U.S. flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected
The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest ...

3:58 p.m.

Mattis says U.S. competitive warfighting edge has eroded
Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. He said competition with those adversaries has threatened ...

3:34 p.m.

Tabloid held porn star's 2011 interview after Trump threat
Tabloid held porn star's 2011 interview after Trump threat
A tabloid magazine held back from publishing an adult film star's 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president's personal lawyer threatened to sue, four former employees of the tabloid's publisher told The Associated Press. In Touch magazine published its 5,000-word interview with ...

3:09 p.m.

NFL: Raiders complied with 'Rooney Rule' when hiring Gruden
NFL: Raiders complied with 'Rooney Rule' when hiring Gruden
The NFL said today that the Oakland Raiders complied with the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach. The league said a review found the Raiders conducted ...

9:36 a.m.

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Killing of small-town online exhibitionist shocks community
Kathleen Dawn West described herself as a full-time wife and mom on Facebook but lived another life on other social media platforms, calling herself an exhibitionist and posting risque photos with a chance for subscribers to ...

9:18 a.m.

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Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board
Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself. The airline says complaints about animals biting or ...

9:12 a.m.

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Border wall models thwart U.S. commandos in tests
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces ...

9:05 a.m.

Damaged Navy ship arrives in Mississippi for repairs
A damaged U.S. Navy destroyer is arriving for repairs in Mississippi. The transport vessel Transshelf sailed up the Pascagoula River on Friday morning with the USS Fitzgerald aboard. That ship was damaged in ...

9:01 a.m.

6.3-magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico's Gulf of California
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California. There are no immediate reports ...

8:59 a.m.

IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity
Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will ...

8:57 a.m.

Gold medalist to Nassar: I won't live as a victim any longer
Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber described herself in court Friday as one of 140 survivors of sexual assault by Larry Nassar, as Michigan State University called on the state's attorney general to investigate the school's handling of ...

8:42 a.m.

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'Game of Thrones'-themed ice hotel opens in Finland
A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series. Lapland Hotels said Friday they chose ...

8:22 a.m.

Metro Police find body while searching for hikers
Authorities say they found a body on a mountain east of Las Vegas. Metro Police discovered the body Thursday while they were searching for ...

8:11 a.m.

Sheriff: Person of interest part of Strip shooting probe; Paddock had child porn
Sheriff: Person of interest part of Strip shooting probe; Paddock had child porn
An unidentified person is being investigated in relation to the Oct. 1 shooting, but Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo would not say who, only confirming that the ...

2 a.m.

Enough with the taxes!
Letter to the editor:
God help us, they will never stop! (“Segerblom floats proposal to boost CCSD funding via county sales tax hike,” Jan. 3, Las Vegas Sun.) So now that he’s term limited out of the state Senate, Tick Segerblom is running for Clark County Commission so he can continue to ;

2 a.m.

Nostalgia infects book on trust in government
Is there anything more depressing than a cheerful liberal? The question is prompted by one such, historian David Goldfield, who has written a large-hearted book explaining that America’s problems would yield to government’s deft ameliorating touch if Americans would just …

2 a.m.

Mayor Lee, ever bullish on NLV's future, sidesteps issue of staff turmoil
Mayor Lee, ever bullish on NLV's future, sidesteps issue of staff turmoil
During his State of the City address Thursday, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee told a story that involved plumbing, a shovel and an F-word that gets tossed around these days ...

2 a.m.

Why is Trump barking?
Letter to the editor:
If there was nothing wrong with the conduct of the Trump campaign, why is Donald Trump so dismissive of the Russia investigation? It is said that the dog who barks the loudest is …