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February 24, 2017

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Las Vegas Taste & Sounds of Soul Festival returns to Fremont Street
Photo: The Taste & Sounds of Soul Festival is back for it Music, food and fun will take over the Fremont Street Experience this weekend, from 11 a.m. to midnight February 25 and 26.
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Betting odds paint another Cavaliers vs. Warriors finals as more likely than ever
Photo: Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, and Golde Not in many years has the sports world reached such a consensus in predicting a championship matchup. June will bring the NBA Finals trilogy rubber match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. ...
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Deadline looms for grandfathered net metering rates
Photo: A SolarCity employee installs solar panels on a ho Rooftop solar customers eligible for grandfathered net metering rates are running out of time to opt-in. ...
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Cortez Masto, clean energy advocates cite concerns about EPA under Pruitt
Photo: A recent study showed that Nevada was No. 4 in the With the Trump administration already working to roll back some of former President Barack Obama’s energy and water initiatives, Cortez Masto expressed concern about where the future of clean energy and climate-related issues is headed. ...
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Best Bets: Bon Jovi, Reba, Brooks & Dunn and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Photo: It's also the last weekend to catch Classic Cher at the new Park Theater until May.
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Hurricane Trump is wreaking havoc on our political parties
The truth is that Trump — so formidable a figure in the United States today that he makes mixed metaphors unavoidable — is a giant celestial body in the political universe, warping the orbits of ...
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Court has used judicial review for 214 years
The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, provides an opportunity for readers to test their knowledge of Marbury v. Madison and the Supreme Court. ...
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There’s a bright side to Donald Trump’s presidency
He told you he’d make history! Trump is running for re-election before he can find the bathroom switch in the White House. It’s definitely something to tell the grandchildren. Don’t forget to print out the ...
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Jimmy Kimmel on hosting the Oscars at a political moment
Jimmy Kimmel on hosting the Oscars at a political moment Kimmel will have to find a way to connect with a nationwide audience at a fractious time, when political tempers are running high. So, no pressure there ...
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Steady spike in homicides brings new Metro focus on violent crime
Photo: Interview with Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las The number of slayings Metro Police detectives have investigated since 2013 have increased on an average of about 20 each year ...
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'Like a family': Sign spinners give Las Vegas competition a whirl
Photo: Kadeem Johnson competes at the AArrow Sign Spinnin Over 120 competitors from six countries are expected to attend the free, open-to-the-public weekend event, which starts today and concludes Saturday in front of Four Queens on the downtown Fremont Street Experience’s middle stage ...
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No matter how hard GOP fights, ACA will prove its staying power
The evasion — let’s go ahead and call it dishonesty — is that the GOP framework promises not to “pull the rug out from anyone who received care” under the ACA’s expansion of eligibility for ...
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Legislators support SJR 17
During the 2015 Nevada legislative session, we proudly supported Senate Joint Resolution 17, also known as Marsy’s Law, which would establish a specific set of rights in the Nevada Constitution for victims of crime. Because ...
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An alarmed base prods Democrats into all-out war with Trump
An alarmed base prods Democrats into all-out war with Trump Immediately after the November election, Democrats were divided over how to handle Trump, with one camp favoring all-out confrontation and another backing ...
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Vote for UNLV's most memorable Mountain West tourney game; win free tickets
Photo: The Mountain West basketball tournament each March The Rebels trailed rival BYU by double digits in the second half of the 2007 Mountain West championship game at the Thomas & Mack Center before storming back ...
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Dean Heller must speak up
You have chosen to vote for an unqualified lobbyist who cares little about public education. The vote is a reflection on you. That alone is enough to disqualify you from public office for many progressives. ...
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U.S. envoys try to lower Mexico tensions as Trump amps them up
Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands There were promises of cooperation, of closer economic ties, and frequent odes to the enduring partnership between the U.S. and its southern neighbor. But there were no public mentions of ...
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Oscars still lagging in female and minority representation
Photo: In this Nov. 11, 2016 file photo, Dev Patel arrive The 2017 Oscar nominations were a banner year for black nominees both in front of and behind the camera, but other nonwhite groups and women were largely left out of the running ...
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Oprah Winfrey slated to address graduates at 2 colleges
Photo: Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey has agreed to give commencement speeches at colleges in Massachusetts and New York ...
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Supreme Court could decide transgender case. Or not.
Photo: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Cons Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in ...
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Jihadi launchpad Tunisia hesitates taking extremists back
Tunisia has the unhappy distinction of being one of the world's biggest exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State return home to kill Western tourists ...
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Far-right candidate sees a France sans kippas, headscarves
No more Muslim women in the Metro wearing the latest in headscarf attire. No more young Jewish boys in kippas dashing into the bakery for the family's dinner baquette ...
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White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports
Photo: White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with ...
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Plea in wife's staircase death lets man maintain innocence
Michael Peterson is out of theories as to how his wife died at the bottom of a staircase in the couple's mansion in Durham, North Carolina, more than 15 years ago ...
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Fans in Japan rush to get Murakami book with esoteric title
Fans of Haruki Murakami have rushed to Japanese bookstores to get his latest work with an esoteric title ...
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Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of N.Korean
Photo: n this May 4, 2001, file photo, a man believed to The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at ...
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Human Nature offers a 'Jukebox' full of America’s greatest hits
Photo: Human Nature When going to see the Australian quartet, it helps to know the lingo. We're here to help.
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'One Night for One Drop': Cirque du Soleil gets serious
Photo: One Night One Drop Acrobatic extravaganza addresses the preservation and protection of water.
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Blues Traveler's next phase
Photo: Blues Traveler The band's engagement at Caesars offers fans an up close and intimate experience.
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Oscar’s creates a welcoming atmosphere
Photo: Surf and turf Steakhouse menu and design recalls heyday of famous mayor.
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Backstreet Boys' Howie Dorough shares details on Vegas residency
Photo: Backstreet Boys Boy band gets ready to kick off run of shows at Planet Hollywood Resort.
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Blake Shelton’s star never seems to set
Photo: Blake Shelton ‘The Voice’ coach's success means fans have more hits to love.
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USA Sevens Rugby is pitch perfect
Photo: USA Sevens Rugby International tournament brings a world of experience to Las Vegas.
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Q&A: Jo Koy
Photo: Jo Koy The stand-up comic talks family, coffeehouses ... and Bruno Mars.
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Honey-based beauty products will sweeten your life
Photo: Style: Oh Honey LD From aging to acne, the bee product isn't just for your tea anymore.
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Isaiah Rashad finds success his own way
Photo: Isaiah Rashad Star’s stylings combine inspiration from many sources.
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Railroad Earth comes chugging in
Photo: Railroad Earth Mastering the art of the jam band, the group improvises with vision and purpose.
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Social Distortion brings decades of rock to Las Vegas
Photo: Social Distortion With 39 years under their belt, the band is one of the best-selling punk acts of all time.
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Andrew Burgoyne singing a different tune
Photo: FWB: Andrew Burgoyne Davidoff Cigar Bar general manager changes career aspirations.
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