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June 19, 2018

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    President Donald Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence nearby, speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, June 18, 2018. At the event, Trump remained resistant Monday in the face of growing public outcry over his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, repeating the false assertion that Democrats were the ones to blame for it, and suggesting that criminals — not parents — were toting juveniles to the U.S.

    Trump, House Republicans to huddle as outrage builds over border policy
    June 19, 2018
    Trump's meeting with Republicans comes at a time when lawmakers in both parties are up in arms over the administration's "zero tolerance" approach to illegal border crossings ...
  • President Donald Trump gestures toward Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., while speaking during a luncheon with GOP leadership in the State Dining Room of the White House, July 19, 2017.
    Trump to visit swing state Nevada to stump for Sen. Heller
    June 18, 2018
    President Donald Trump will headline the Nevada Republican Party's convention on Saturday and also appear at a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, officials confirmed Monday. Heller is ...
  • Audit: Nevada boards pay directors more than allowed by law
    June 18, 2018
    A number of Nevada boards and commissions are breaking the law by paying their directors more than the governor, according to a state audit. The audit made public last week shows 12 percent of the boards reviewed were in ...
  • Voters sign in with kiosk specialists during primary election voting at the Green Valley Presbyterian Church in Henderson Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
    Growing number of Nevada voters eschews 2-party system
    June 15, 2018
    Tens of thousands more voters were registered as neither Democrat or Republican this midterm election in comparison to 2014, with most of that growth coming from Libertarians ...
  • Voters sign in with kiosk specialists during primary election voting at the Green Valley Presbyterian Church in Henderson Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
    Nevada primary voting up slightly from the 2014 midterm
    June 14, 2018
    Voter registration and turnout were a major focus of the Democratic and Republican parties heading into Tuesday’s primary elections, with early numbers indicating about 65,000 more ballots were cast than in the 2014 primaries ...
  • In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, is pictured during an interview in Oklahoma City.
    After primary upset, Dennis Hof shunned by Nevada GOP brass
    June 14, 2018
    Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof said Wednesday the "establishment got crushed" when he knocked off an incumbent Republican in a state legislative primary. But now the flamboyant pimp who starred on the HBO adult reality ...
  • Supporter Avery Ford takes a selfie with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak during an election watch party at the Aria convention center Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
    Laxalt, Sisolak pick up party nods for gubernatorial race
    June 13, 2018
    A Democrat fighting for gun background check enforcement and a Republican who wants to keep California’s sanctuary immigration policies out of Nevada are facing off in November to replace term-limited Gov. Brian Sandoval ...
  • In this April 27, 2018, photo, owner Dennis Hof, left, jokes with madam Sonja Bandolik at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal.
    Dennis Hof, Nevada's most famous pimp, wins GOP primary
    June 13, 2018
    Dennis Hof has dubbed himself "The Trump of Pahrump." He celebrated his win at a party in Pahrump with Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss ...
  • Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., talk before a Memorial Day ceremony in Boulder City, Monday, May 28, 2018. They will now battle for Heller's Senate seat in the general election.
    Heller, Rosen win primaries, setting up high-stakes Senate showdown
    June 13, 2018
    The only surprise in Tuesday’s primary elections for Nevada’s U.S. Senate seat might have been that the race wasn't called even sooner. Incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller and Democrat Jacky Rosen were declared the winners within about an hour of the polls closing ...
  • Cresent Hardy visits a Republican campaign office Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Las Vegas. Hardy is a Republican candidate for Nevada's 4th Congressional District. (AP Photo/John Locher)
    Old rivals Horsford, Hardy set for rematch in Congressional District 4
    June 13, 2018
    These candidates are more than familiar with each other. In the 4th district race, Republican Cresent Hardy will face Democrat Steven Horsford in ...
  • Congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian speaks to his supporters during his primary election night party, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
    CD3 winners Tarkanian, Lee confident as they pivot to next battle
    June 13, 2018
    Danny Tarkanian and Susie Lee are set to square off for Nevada's Congressional District 3 seat after emerging victorious in their respective primary election races ...
  • Supporters of Clark County Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak cheer at an election night party, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Las Vegas.
    After bruising race, Sisolak emerges to confront a well-rested foe
    June 12, 2018
    The votes have been counted and the results posted, so the primary battle between Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani is technically over. But it’s not history. It could be felt all the way to November ...
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak thanks supporters during an election watch party at the Aria Convention Center Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Also pictured on stage from left: his sister Susan Sisolak, girlfriend Kathy Ong, Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev, and his mother Mary.
    Sisolak wins Democratic primary for governor, will face GOP's Laxalt
    June 12, 2018
    Democrats settled a bruising primary for Nevada governor today, nominating Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak to take on the state's Republican attorney general in November. Sisolak, who had the backing of former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and ...
  • In this April 27, 2018, photo, a sign advertises the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal. A coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists have launched referendums to ban brothels in two of Nevada's seven counties where they legally operate.
    From legal pimp to Nevada lawmaker? Hof faces anti-brothel effort
    June 12, 2018
    A state marketed as a place where people can indulge in all manner of sins is confronting its status as the only place in America where you can legally pay someone for sex. A coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists has launched referendums to ...
  • Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt speaks with members of the media at a campaign event Monday, June 11, 2018, in Las Vegas. Laxalt is running as a Republican for governor of Nevada.
    Gubernatorial candidates make last pre-primary pitches to voters
    June 11, 2018
    Republicans and Democrats in a crowded race to replace term-limited Gov. Brian Sandoval are reminding voters what’s at stake heading into Tuesday’s primary. A get-out-the-vote event tonight for Adam Laxalt drew a crowd of supporters as well as protesters ...
  • In this May 11, 2018, file photo, a news vendor counts her money near a stack of newspapers with a photo of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on its front page in Singapore.
    Unorthodox Trump faces toughest test yet in NKorea summit
    June 10, 2018
    Embarking on a self-described "mission of peace," President Donald Trump puts his seat-of-the-pants foreign policy to its toughest test yet as he attempts this week to personally broker an end to North Korea's ...
  • Friday was the final day of early voting ahead of Nevada's primary elections on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
    Democrats head to primary night with edge in early voting
    June 10, 2018
    Republicans are lagging behind Democrats in voter turnout heading into the primary election, with early voting numbers reflecting a national upswing for Democrats. Democrats tend to have lower turnout during midterm elections, but, as of noon Friday ...
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