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November 19, 2017

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    Tax regulation books stacked up at a Senate Finance Committee executive session on tax policy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 15, 2017. Senate Republicans have decided to include the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most people have health insurance into the sprawling tax rewrite.

    House and Senate panel pass tax bill in major step toward overhaul
    Nov. 17, 2017
    In a blow to Senate Republicans, an analysis of their plan released Thursday projected the bill would actually raise taxes on low-income Americans within a few years ...
  • President Donald Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.
    As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not Trump?
    Nov. 17, 2017
    The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women's private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the cascading sexual harassment allegations that have been toppling the careers of ...
  • In this image provided by the U.S. Army, then-comedian Al Franken and sports commentator Leeann Tweeden perform a comic skit for service members during the USO Sergeant Major of the Army's 2006 Hope and Freedom Tour in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Dec. 15, 2006.
    Franken apologizes after woman says he kissed, groped her
    Nov. 17, 2017
    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faced a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her ...
  • Grand jury hands up charges in fatal food truck crash
    Nov. 13, 2017
    A grand jury has indicted a food truck operator on charges including involuntary manslaughter following a crash that killed a northern Virginia mother. Tony Dane was driving the Dane's Great American Hamburger truck Sept. 8 when it ...
  • Students gather in the lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center before the 61st annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.
    Las Vegas teens answer the question, 'Do you approve of President Trump's performance?'
    Nov. 12, 2017
    Nearly 1,000 students from 52 local high schools gathered Nov. 8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, attending discussions moderated by thought leaders from diverse sectors.
  • Recall effort against state Sen. Farley fails
    Nov. 9, 2017
    One of three recall efforts targeting Nevada state senators is no longer moving forward after failing to turn in the required number of signatures. A recall election will not be held for Sen. Patricia Farley, I-Las Vegas, a former ...
  • Lucia Bevilacqua of Coronado High School comments on an "School Days" topic during the 61st annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.
    Sun Youth Forum tackles gun control, nuclear threats and American identity
    Nov. 9, 2017
    A universal thread connecting the different discussions was what exactly it means to be an American. Students dug into the question of national identity, trying to settle on what ...
  • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. President Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, telling him the weapons he's acquiring "are not making you safer. They are putting your regime in grave danger."
    A year after Trump's election win, both parties claim momentum
    Nov. 8, 2017
    One year after the 2016 election, President Donald Trump’s presidency has succeeded in energizing both Republicans and Democrats ...
  • Meredith Cooper, of San Antonio, Texas, and her 8-year-old daughter, Heather, visit a memorial of 26 metal crosses near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Monday Nov. 6, 2017. The gunman of a deadly shooting at the small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, before the attack, authorities said Monday.
    You're wrong, Donald Trump: Killings were definitely a 'guns situation'
    Nov. 8, 2017
    Donald Trump’s remarks that Sunday’s mass shooting in central Texas was a “mental health problem at the highest level” and “isn’t a guns situation” is yet another sign that ...
  • Investigators work at the scene of a deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday Nov. 5, 2017. A man opened fire inside of the church in the small South Texas community on Sunday, killing more than 20 people. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
    Gun violence: 5 ways Nevadans can work to stop the bloodshed
    Nov. 7, 2017
    How can Americans make a difference on gun violence? That question may be particularly relevant to Southern Nevadans in the aftermath of the Oct. 1 shooting on the Strip ...
  • Members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee work to shape the GOP's far-reaching tax overhaul, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
    Must-do bills in a divided Congress could lead to shutdown
    Nov. 7, 2017
    An early December government shutdown is a real possibility, since a divided Congress can't agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants and President Donald Trump ...
  • U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., speaking during a ceremony kicking off Mexican Independence Day festivities at the Forum Shops at Caesars in September, is sending out videos in English and Spanish to encourage enrollment on the Silver State Health Exchange.
    From minorities to rural areas, health insurance outreach aims to bridge fed cuts
    Nov. 7, 2017
    A huge federal cut to health insurance outreach is spurring awareness efforts, with minority and rural communities considered some of the most at risk of missing the message. ...
  • From left are state Sens. Joyce Woodhouse, Nicole Cannizzaro and Patricia Farley.
    State senator closer to recall as two other petitions near deadlines
    Nov. 7, 2017
    One of three recall efforts targeting Nevada state senators is moving forward. The Secretary of State’s Office confirmed Saturday that the recall petition for Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson, had enough signatures to qualify for a special election. Two other petition drives are in their final days to submit signatures to recall Sens. Nicole Cannizzaro, D-Las Vegas, and Patricia Farley, I-Las Vegas, a former Republican who caucused with ...
  • House tax bill would scrap deduction for medical expenses
    Nov. 3, 2017
    The tax bill unveiled by Republicans in the House on Thursday would not, as had been rumored, eliminate the tax penalty for failure to have health insurance. But it would eliminate a decades-old deduction for ...
  • A view from a "tunnel" near the Falling Man rock art site in Gold Butte National Monument Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.
    Groups sue for details on Trump plan for national monuments
    Nov. 2, 2017
    Environmentalists sued the administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday seeking to pry loose details of plans to shrink national monuments and marine areas and open protected areas to commercial fishing, energy extraction, logging and ...
  • Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announces his candidacy for governor at an event in Henderson on Nov. 1, 2017.
    Laxalt joins 4 gubernatorial candidates in vying to replace Sandoval
    Nov. 1, 2017
    Republican state Attorney General Adam Laxalt is entering Nevada's Republican gubernatorial race. Laxalt today made his gubernatorial aspirations official in a statement that ...
  • President Donald Trump with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Washington, May, 15, 2017. Trump's administration is preparing to redirect resources from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative-action policies deemed to discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants.
    Will Trump crack down on legal marijuana? Brookings expert weighs in
    Nov. 1, 2017
    When the Brookings Institution’s John Hudak visited Las Vegas in March, he said it was too early to tell whether the Trump administration would try to snuff out the legal marijuana industry. So have things changed since then? That was the Sun’s lead question to ...
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