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April 23, 2017

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April 22, 2017

8:36 p.m.

Science advocates rally, show support across Las Vegas on Earth Day
Science advocates rally, show support across Las Vegas on Earth Day
The rowdy, sign-toting crowd at the Arts District Saturday morning for the March for Science stayed true to its protest cry: “Science not silence!” ...

8:25 p.m.

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56.
Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56. ...

8:21 p.m.

Opposition: Missiles knock out hospital in Syria's north
Missiles struck a medical center in Syria's northern rebel-held province, putting the facility built underground for protection out of service and killing a number of its staff, opposition activists said Saturday. ...

8:18 p.m.

Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest
Thousands of Venezuelans dressed in white marched in the capital Saturday to pay homage to the at least 20 people killed in anti-government unrest in recent weeks. ...

8:17 p.m.

Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination
The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains. ...

8:15 p.m.

Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears
Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. ...

8:11 p.m.

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit
The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week. ...

7:44 p.m.

Severely injured woman dies after being dropped at hospital
A homicide investigation is underway following the death of a young woman who had severe trauma injuries when she was dropped off at a Las Vegas hospital. ...

7:40 p.m.

American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident
American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident
Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the airline is looking into whether the male flight attendant violently took away a stroller from the female passenger just before she boarded a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas. He has been removed from duty in the meantime. ...

3:35 p.m.

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Sanders speaks to packed crowd at Cox Pavilion Saturday
On Saturday, the Vermont senator returned to Las Vegas, urging his supporters to fight back against the policies of President Donald Trump through grassroots campaigning, phone calls and knocking on doors of potential voters in the 2018 election. ...

1:56 p.m.

Photo: Far Right National Front party leader Marine Le Pe
Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote
Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection. ...

1:56 p.m.

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Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally
President Donald Trump says he'll mark his 100th day in office with a "BIG" rally in Pennsylvania. ...

1:56 p.m.

Assault charge dropped in punch outside Trump campaign rally
Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor assault charge against a 73-year-old man who police say hit a woman outside of a Donald Trump campaign rally in North Carolina last September. ...

1:56 p.m.

Memphis home once owned by Elvis Presley damaged by fire
A home once owned by Elvis Presley in the 1950s as he was skyrocketing to fame was damaged by fire Saturday. ...

1:22 p.m.

Photo: President Donald Trump prepares to award a Purple
Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital
President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military. ...

1:05 p.m.

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science
Scientists, students and research advocates rallied from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day, conveying a global message of scientific freedom without political interference and spending necessary to make future breakthroughs possible. ...

1:03 p.m.

US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons
Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. ...

1 p.m.

Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion
Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him. ...

1 p.m.

North Carolina's long summer vacations are being challenged
Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing. ...

12:58 p.m.

Pope comforts sister of French priest slain by extremists
Pope Francis on Saturday comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants in a church in Normandy as the pontiff paid tribute with a special prayer service to the courage of 20th- and 21st- century Christian martyrs. ...

12:55 p.m.

Social media time out as French election reaches final stage
The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout. ...

12:52 p.m.

Croatia anti-fascists, Serbs gather at WWII death camp site
Croatian anti-fascists and Serb minority groups on Saturday held a commemoration ceremony at the site of a notorious World War II death camp, boycotting the official event over alleged government inaction in curbing the surge of neo-Nazi sentiment in the Balkan country. ...

12:52 p.m.

Photo: In this photo taken Dec. 8, 2016, the Capitol Buil
Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress
Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. ...

12:51 p.m.

Venezuelan protesters cross into western Caracas
For the first time in three weeks of protest, demonstrators in Venezuela have crossed from the wealthier eastern side of the nation's capital to the west without encountering resistance from state security. ...

5:58 a.m.

French overseas territories kicking off presidential voting
The mad-dash campaigning of the last few weeks came to a premature end Friday, hours after …