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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

7:43 p.m.

Vice President Pence stumps for McMaster in South Carolina
Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and President Donald Trump are grateful for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's early backing, which Pence said helped propel their ...

7:40 p.m.

Judge declares mistrial in trial of ex-deputy's husband
A Texas judge has declared a mistrial in the trial of a former deputy's husband charged in the death of a man he and his wife confronted outside a restaurant. The Houston Chronicle reports District Judge Kelli Johnson declared the ...

7:37 p.m.

Violence claims more lives in Nicaragua as unrest continues
A fresh wave of violence claimed at least seven lives in Nicaragua as international criticism mounted against the government of President Daniel Ortega over its response to ...

7:36 p.m.

Billie Jean King to be grand marshal of NYC pride march
Tennis legend Billie Jean King will be one of the grand marshals of New York City's gay pride march as cities around the world hold LGBT pride events. The marches commemorate the riots that ...

7:33 p.m.

Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends
audi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted on Sunday. It's a euphoric and historic moment for ...

7:32 p.m.

Mattis to visit China as Taiwan, S. China Sea tensions rise
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation and coercion" in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing this week as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to ...

7:30 p.m.

U.S. moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains
The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since ...

7:20 p.m.

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Brigitte Nielsen, 54, has given birth to her fifth child
Brigitte Nielsen says she has given birth at age 54. The model, actress and reality star and her 39-year-old husband Mattia Dessi released a statement to People magazine Saturday saying their daughter Frida was born Friday in Los Angeles and weighed ...

1:04 p.m.

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5:58 p.m.

Golden Knights pick up 8 prospects in NHL Draft
Golden Knights pick up 8 prospects in NHL Draft
The Golden Knights added eight prospects to their organization this morning at the NHL Draft in Dallas. Vegas was without a pick in the first round of the draft, which took place Friday night, after ...

12:56 p.m.

Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear
In a week marked by big debuts, it was designer Kim Jones' turn at Dior Men on Saturday. The British designer drew stars from the worlds of film, music and fashion to Paris for his ...

12:52 p.m.

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7:35 p.m.

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'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed
Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride's ancestral castle in Scotland. The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne Church, close to the ...

12:47 p.m.

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos
When more than 1,000 Latino officials — a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic — gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was ...

12:43 p.m.

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM
A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa's second most populous country. Nine police officials were ...

12:41 p.m.

Democratic lawmakers want plan to reunite immigrant families
After touring a border processing facility on Saturday, Democratic lawmakers said they weren't convinced the Trump administration had any real plan to reunite immigrant children separated from ...

12:35 p.m.

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7:24 p.m.

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Sarah Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in ...

12:29 p.m.

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7:39 p.m.

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe
The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of ...

12:24 p.m.

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Firefighters wrap up work on small wildfire at Red Rock Canyon
Firefighters are expected to fully contain a small wildfire in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the 91-acre fire is smoldering in grass, shrubs and ...

12:08 p.m.

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Hundreds brave heat to protest Trump in Las Vegas
Triple-digit temperatures didn’t stop hundreds of protesters from turning out today to demonstrate against Donald Trump as the president arrived for an appearance at the Nevada State Republican Convention. Protesters packed the ...

11:47 a.m.

State Democrats meet in Reno while Trump rallies with GOP
State Democrats meet in Reno while Trump rallies with GOP
Democrats took to the most conservative congressional district in Nevada today for their state party convention as Republicans rallied in the heavily Democratic Clark County. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren headlined the ...

11:21 a.m.

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3:11 p.m.

Trump goes on the attack for Heller, Laxalt in Las Vegas speech
Trump goes on the attack for Heller, Laxalt in Las Vegas speech
President Donald Trump today made the first of what is expected to be several campaign stops in Las Vegas this election season in support of Nevada’s leading ...

8:21 a.m.

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12:33 p.m.

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U.S. House candidate who beat Sanford in S.C. seriously hurt in wreck
A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and ...

8:10 a.m.

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Vinnie Paul, co-founder, drummer of Pantera, dies at 54
Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. He was a Las Vegas resident. Pantera's official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. Paul's representative confirmed ...

2 a.m.

Operators of revenge porn website ordered to pay $2 million
Operators of a now-defunct revenge porn website have been ordered to pay $2 million and destroy images depicting the victims and their personal information, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office announced. The site, MyEx.com, allowed users to ...

2 a.m.

A conditional welcome to President Trump
A conditional welcome to President Trump
Where I Stand:
Welcome to Las Vegas, Mr. President. I hear you are coming for a fundraiser for Sen. Dean Heller. He can use your help. I am sure you will do well because raising money is ...

Friday

June 22, 2018

3:25 p.m.

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Progressives urge school group to pull Sessions' Reno invite
A coalition of progressives in Nevada upset with Trump administration immigration policy is urging a national school law enforcement group to withdraw its invitation to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to speak at a conference next week in Reno. Sessions is scheduled to address the National Association of School Resource Officers at a ...