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February 22, 2018

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  • Man injured in two-car crash dies at hospital
    Feb. 22, 2018
    A man critically injured in a two-car crash last week in the northwest valley has died at University Medical Center, according to Metro police. Police said the Clark County Coroner’s Office notified ...
  • Trucker killed by falling metal conduit inside tunnel
    Feb. 22, 2018
    A section of electrical conduit fell from the roof of a Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnel, crashed through a windshield of a truck and struck the driver in ...
  • Bill Gurolnick talks with his wife, Peggy Bartelstein, at their home in Northbrook, Ill., on Feb. 20, 2018. Gurolnick, who turns 87 in March 2018, is participating in a study at Northwestern University that researchers hope will help them understand why some people in their 80s and 90s are able to keep the same sharp memory as someone 20 or 30 years younger.
    Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp
    Feb. 22, 2018
    It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret. The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to ...
  • Ex-rising star of French far right steps into U.S. limelight
    Feb. 22, 2018
    A young politician who was the rising star of France's far-right National Front until she left politics is stepping into the limelight on the other side of the Atlantic, appearing Thursday as a speaker at a ...
  • Texas governor weighs parole board's advice on inmate's fate
    Feb. 22, 2018
    A condemned Texas inmate set for execution Thursday awaited word on whether Gov. Greg Abbott would accept the state parole board's rare clemency recommendation to spare the prisoner's life at ...
  • Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising
    Feb. 22, 2018
    Shelters were open Thursday to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in the Midwest, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in Indiana, Michigan and ...
  • Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
    Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Florida Capitol
    Feb. 22, 2018
    Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in ...
  • President Donald Trump bows his head during an opening prayer at the start of a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
    Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons
    Feb. 22, 2018
    President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than at present. He tweeted his strongest stance as president one day after ...
  • The Rev. Billy Graham, a Christian evangelist whose message and service to U.S. presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush earned him the nickname "America's Pastor," died Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, 2017, according to a family spokesman. Graham was 99.
    Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor at U.S. Capitol
    Feb. 22, 2018
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Rev. Billy Graham's body will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for two days next week. Ryan says he's inviting members of Congress and ...
  • President Donald Trump speaks to a gathering of mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.
    Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn't know if it can
    Feb. 22, 2018
    President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre— but ...
  • Combating underage sex trafficking in Las Vegas
    Combating underage sex trafficking in Las Vegas
    Feb. 22, 2018
    From far-flung nations to nearby towns, human trafficking materializes in every corner of the globe. It casts a wide shadow that includes labor and sex trafficking. It spans all ages and crosses all borders, and Las Vegas is not exempt from its grasp. Now 18, Jasmine was sex trafficked when she was 13. Her story is not unique nor isolated ...
  • Le Reve's acrobatics are among the Strip’s most mind-blowing feats.
    Bigger and brighter, the award-winning ‘Le Rêve’ moves into the future
    Feb. 22, 2018
    Director Philip William McKinley says tackling this major update to one of Las Vegas’ most popular and complicated shows was a daunting task.
  • In fight against human trafficking, law enforcement has had to evolve
    Feb. 22, 2018
    As technology and syndicates have evolved, so has the way these criminals operate.
  • Players of the Desert Pines High basketball team, from left, AJ Pullens, Tye Moore and Lorenzo Brown, take a portrait during the Las Vegas Sun's Media Day at the South Point on Nov. 14, 2017.
    Ready to repeat: Desert Pines basketball eyes another state championship
    Feb. 22, 2018
    Desert Pines has thrived on its staunch defense all season, but especially down the stretch. In the last four games it surrendered ...
  • Las Vegas' Devin Short was one of 90 athletes in four sports invited to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, last July — and ultimately he became the lone male rugby player selected to train with the national team.
    Las Vegas' Devin Short is living his dream on rugby pitch
    Feb. 22, 2018
    Devin Short was one of 90 athletes in four sports invited to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, last July—and ultimately he became the lone male rugby player selected to train with the national team.
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