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July 21, 2017

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    Patrick Murphy, 50, owner of Bagel Barrel, takes orders from patrons at the shop in Doylestown, Pa., July 19, 2017. “I can’t even remember why I opposed” the Affordable Care Act, he said. Support for the health law has risen since the election — in some polls, sharply — with more people now viewing the law favorably than unfavorably.

    These Americans hated the health law. Until the idea of repeal sank in.
    July 21, 2017
    Five years ago, the Affordable Care Act had yet to begin its expansion of health insurance to millions of Americans, but Jeff Brahin was already stewing about it. “It’s going to cost a fortune,” he said in an interview at the time. This week, as Republican efforts to repeal the law known as Obamacare appeared all but dead, Brahin, a 58-year-old lawyer and self-described fiscal hawk, said his feelings had evolved. “As much as I was against it,” he said, “at this point ...
  • In this Nov. 26, 2013, photo, Jon Hernandez chooses from several games of online poker from his home in Roselle Park, N.J., the day after New Jersey began offering Internet gambling statewide.
    Christie urges Trump, Congress not to ban internet gambling
    July 21, 2017
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a close political ally of President Donald Trump, is urging him and Congress not to ban internet gambling in the United States. Christie ...
  • Sen. Dean Heller answers a question during a town hall at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, April 17, 2107. Heller co-hosted the two-hour event with Rep. Mark Amodei, another Nevada Republican.
    Dean Heller is keeping his options open on health care
    July 21, 2017
    Sen. Dean Heller has been tight-lipped on the Senate health care plan ever since his fiery joint press conference with Gov. Brian Sandoval last month, following the release of ...
  • Juveniles hold their hands behind their backs as they walk through the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
    Nevada implementing law on juvenile sex offenders
    July 21, 2017
    Counties are implementing a new law dealing with juvenile sexual assault cases, the latest effort in the state to legislate these crimes after the passage of ...
  • People demonstrate at the Las Vegas office of U.S. Sen. Dean Heller on Thursday, July 30, 2017.
    Police detain 5 people during demonstration at Heller’s office
    July 20, 2017
    Five people were detained during a health care-related demonstration at Sen. Dean Heller’s Las Vegas office this afternoon, according to Metro Police. They were ...
  • Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, left, takes the oath of office with his fellow state Senators in Carson City, on opening day of the Legislative Session, Monday, Feb 6, 2017.
    20 years of term limits: How the faces of Nevada’s Legislature have changed
    July 20, 2017
    Term limits have helped make the Nevada Legislature more diverse in the almost 20 years since they were implemented, though the higher turnover has come with some costs. Experts say term limits have brought in new faces but reduced institutional knowledge as veteran lawmakers are pushed out. They say lobbyists have more power and the Legislative Counsel Bureau is ...
  • Under fire as it begins, voter fraud panel meets
    July 20, 2017
    President Donald Trump’s commission investigating voter fraud held its first meeting Wednesday amid a swirl of partisan acrimony and questions about whether it is looking for facts or has already ...
  • In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor
    July 19, 2017
    Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week ...
  • Sen. Dean Heller arrives as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies in front of the Senate Banking Committee in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.
    Trump to GOP Sen. Heller: ‘He wants to remain senator, doesn’t he?’
    July 19, 2017
    During a lunch at the White House with GOP senators, President Trump tossed a not-so-veiled threat at Sen. Dean Heller, who was famously a holdout on ...
  • State senator resigns after sex harassment review concludes
    July 19, 2017
    A Democratic state senator from Nevada accused of sexually harassing women resigned Tuesday, less than a week after a law firm probing the allegations concluded that he violated the Legislature's anti-harassment policy and ...
  • A marijuana dispensary displays a sign Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Portland, Ore. Nevada lawmakers modeled the state's "early start" recreational marijuana program after Oregon's. Permanent provisions won't be established until it expires Jan. 1, but the Clark County Commission is already discussing local rules that will align.
    Clark County mulls control board to keep marijuana businesses in line
    July 19, 2017
    Arguing that the emerging marijuana industry demands more oversight than your run-of-the-mill business, Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick on Tuesday floated the idea of creating a marijuana control board similar to the Gaming Control Board or Liquor Control Board. “People need to know we’re serious,” Kirkpatrick said. While commissioners ...
  • First lady Melania Trump stands as President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama talk, with former first lady Michelle Obama, as they pause on the steps of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol as the Obamas depart, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Trump finds that demolishing Obama’s legacy is not so simple
    July 19, 2017
    Determined to dismantle his predecessor’s legacy, Trump this week reluctantly agreed to preserve President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and failed in his effort to repeal Obama’s health care program. The back-to-back events highlighted ...
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game between the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in New York.
    Foul! Gov. Christie catches ball at Mets game, gets booed
    July 18, 2017
    Fans at the Cardinals-Mets game cheered when a man neatly caught a foul ball at Citi Field — until they realized it was Chris Christie. The New Jersey governor ...
  • GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West
    July 18, 2017
    When the Mirage Hotel and Casino opened in 1989, it kicked off one of the most significant construction booms in recent history. Four new mega-casinos opened in quick succession on the Las Vegas Strip, bringing in tens of thousands of ...
  • Interview with Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.  .
    Sheriff Joe Lombardo says he plans to seek re-election
    July 18, 2017
    Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo announced today his intention to seek re-election next year. The nearly 30-year law enforcement veteran began as a patrolman with Metro Police in 1989. He narrowly defeated ...
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