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February 25, 2017

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  • Teachers describe state's evaluation law as 'unfair and inhumane'
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Hearing teachers tell it, however, the law is inherently flawed. For starters, standardized test results arrive long after the school year actually ends. By the time the teacher gets the results and the bad performance review, the students in question have already moved on to a different grade. ...
  • Reno shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injury; car seen living scene
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Police say a dark sedan was seen leaving the in the area of Smithridge Drive and Filbert Road following the shooting Friday night. ...
  • In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump
    Feb. 25, 2017
    During Barack Obama's eight years in office, folks who gathered for Bible studies or Sunday worship worried that someone would try to kill the nation's first black president, and they asked God to protect him. Today, those worshippers are asking the Almighty to instill Trump with a kind heart and give him understanding for people far outside the world of Manhattan real estate or reality TV. ...
  • Malaysia says autopsy shows nerve agent effects
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Police revealed Friday that the chemistry department detected the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent on the eyes and face of Kim Jong Nam, who was poisoned Feb. 13 at the Kuala Lumpur airport. Police have said two women, currently in custody, coated their hands with the chemical and wiped Kim's face with it. ...
  • Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Buffett re-emphasized points he's made in the past, such as his advice to avoid high Wall Street fees by investing in low-cost index funds. And he again praised the country's market system for its ability to allow Americans to continue building "mind-boggling amounts" of wealth over time. ...
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez is introduced by Geoconda Arguello-Kline, secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, at the union hall Monday Dec. 7, 2015.
    Ex-Labor Secretary Perez voted Dem chairman
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Democrats have a new national party chairman and it's Tom Perez, who was labor secretary under President Barack Obama. ...
  • Minnesota Somali group: Rejecting federal grant was right
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Eighty students who were expected to go through a career mentoring and job placement program over the next two years now might not get the chance. Workshops designed to help hundreds of Somali parents might have to be cancelled. And plays meant to get people talking about difficult topics may have to be scaled back ...
  • Final cleanup begins at Dakota Access pipeline protest camp
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from the camp near the Standing Rock Reservation, which straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border. Thousands of people stayed there before the area was buried in winter blizzards. ...
  • Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to profiling, a family friend said Saturday. ...
  • Thousands rally in Romania to back beleaguered govt
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Braving the pouring rain, supporters of the ruling Social Democratic Party gathered in the town of Targoviste, a party stronghold, and sang patriotic songs to voice their support for Premier Sorin Grindeanu's two-month-old government. ...
  • President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md.
    In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?
    Feb. 25, 2017
    The House sergeant-at-arms will stand at the rear of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night and announce the arrival of Donald Trump before a joint session of Congress by intoning: "Mister Speaker, the President of the United States" just like always. ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: UCLA at Arizona
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
  • Yiannopoulos, Trump cut from the same cloth
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Trump the father and Yiannopoulos the son are both provocateurs who realize that in this day and age especially, the currency of celebrity isn’t demeaned by the outrageousness and offensiveness through which a person achieves it. ...
  • America now seeing awakening needed to usher in real change
    Feb. 25, 2017
    This is part of our history, and it can’t be diminished and written off any more than slavery can be written off. In our failure to face such history honestly, we remain trapped in collective unawareness — and thus trapped, we repeat history again and again. ...
  • Embrace shared identity for a better future
    Feb. 25, 2017
    The last decade has taught us plenty about our shared identity. As a result of the Great Recession, we confronted the fear of losing our homes, jobs and way of life. We could not blame any other nation for our predicament. At the precipice of disaster, we had to find a unique American solution to a problem of our own creation. ...
  • In an undated handout photo, Bosch's parking assistant software. Bosch, which makes safety systems, says a one-size-fits-all system would be easier to work with for automated cars.
    Self-driving cars might need standards, but whose?
    Feb. 25, 2017
    The PC revolution, the internet boom, the smartphone economy — all were propelled along by a common set of technological standards. So will a standard platform or operating system be necessary to ...
  • Trump hasn’t left reality TV; he just switched genres
    Feb. 25, 2017
    Sure, media bashing is easy. At a recent news conference marking the end of his first four weeks in office, Trump reminded reporters that media approval ratings are lower than those of Congress. That’s cruel. ...
  • Players warm up from UNLV and UNR prior to their game at the Thomas & Mack Center.
    Live blog: Can UNLV score against UNR?
    Feb. 25, 2017
    On the court, today's matchup between UNLV and UNR doesn't hold a lot of intrigue. UNR is heading toward a possible Mountain West title, while UNLV is riding ...
  • Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?'
    Feb. 24, 2017
    The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport ...
  • A cat is resuscitated by a North Las Vegas firefighter after tending to a house fire in the 5200 block of Ferrell Street, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.
    NLV firefighters responding to house fire revive cat via CPR
    Feb. 24, 2017
    North Las Vegas firefighters rescued and resuscitated a pet cat that'd been trapped in a burning house Friday afternoon ...
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