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Las Vegas vet, 93, says he was ‘roughed up’ at VA medical center

A 93-year-old World War II Army veteran says he was “roughed up” and arrested by police at the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas after a dispute over a tardy shuttle.

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Noah Gragson wins Snowball fight in last drive for Kyle Busch

In his last drive for fellow Las Vegan Kyle Busch, Noah Gragson won the 51st Snowball Derby, one of late model stock car racing’s showcase events, at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

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Minting new racing fans requires more than catchy songs

The Stronach Group hires a new head of its entertainment division to “engage the next generation of horse racing fans,” but sports betting fans present a much bigger opportunity for the sport to begin rebuilding its fan base.

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TV gradually embracing LGBT superheroes

An assistant professor in residence at UNLV who specializes in queer fandom, Abad knows how powerful it can be for today’s LGBT youth to see themselves represented not just on TV, but in some of the most popular characters around: superheroes.

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Vacation rental homes banned in South Lake Tahoe residential neighborhoods

California voters have narrowly approved a ballot measure banning short-term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods outside downtown South Lake Tahoe beginning in three years.

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New York City sets minimum pay for Uber, Lyft drivers

New York City taxi regulators approved new pay standards for app-based car services Tuesday that they say will raise drivers’ annual earnings by $10,000 a year, making it the first U.S. city to set such minimum pay standards.

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Stocks plunge again as Huawei arrest renews China tensions

U.S. stocks tumbled again Thursday, knocking 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average and putting the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its worst week since March.

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US to ease drilling restrictions that protect sage grouse

The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West, including in Nevada, that were put in place to protect the imperiled greater sage grouse.

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The Ladder: Former Nevada Assemblywoman joins Workforce Connections

Former Nevada Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams is the new chief strategy officer for Workforce Connections, Southern Nevada’s local workforce development board.

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Cortez Masto bill targets bug-based food, robot bartenders

The REDUCE Government Waste Act, which is seen as having little chance of passing, would target programs that allow repayment of loans with peanuts, subsidies for bug-based foods and grants to develop robotic bartenders.

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Storm likely to bring rain to Las Vegas Valley, snow in mountains

A storm moving through the Las Vegas Valley Thursday should clear out by the weekend, but not before it drops significant snowfall in the mountains to the west, according to the National Weather Service.

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Elvis Presley pedestrian lights installed in German town

The central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a U.S. soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon.

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Mandarin duck continues to hold spell over New York City

A horde of photographers has been gathering daily in the park off Fifth Avenue for well over a month, hoping to catch a glimpse of the exotic bird with pink, purple, orange and emerald green plumage and markings that admirer Joe Amato compares to “a living box of crayons.”

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Chinese executive’s arrest could complicate US-China trade talks

China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks.

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Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” swooped in to lead nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, narrowly edging “A Star Is Born,” “Green Book” and “The Favourite.”

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Dick Cheney biopic, ‘Vice’, leads Golden Globe nominations with 6

Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” swooped in to lead nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, narrowly edging Bradley Cooper’s tear-jerking revival “A Star Is Born,” the interracial road-trip drama “Green Book” and the period romp “The Favourite.”

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Around-world sailor loses mast, knocked unconscious, aborts trip

A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm.

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Final service begins in Texas for George H.W. Bush — LIVESTREAM

George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest Thursday in Texas.

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Las Vegas home prices ’fairly flat’ the past few months

A total of 7,003 single-family houses were listed without offers at the end of November, up 1.2 percent from October and 54.3 percent from November 2017, according to a new report from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.

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