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Celebrity chefs Giada, Ramsay and Fieri on how industry can attract millennials, deal with wage hikes

While people may associate New York City, Los Angeles, Paris or London as the places with the finest cuisine, Las Vegas has become a destination for some of the most renowned chefs. Continue reading

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Union support could be critical in crowded 2020 Democratic field

As the race for 2020 ramps up, a crowded field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates all vying for the same seat in the Oval Office are turning to union workers to help separate them from the pack. Continue reading

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Lawmakers push to allow banks to work with marijuana companies

Legislation introduced in Washington D.C. earlier this month by Democrats Ed Perlmutter of Colorado and Denny Heck of Washington aim to offer banks, including ancillary businesses, protections against sanctions from associating with marijuana companies… Continue reading

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Democratic presidential hopefuls push for $15 minimum wage campaign promise or political rhetoric?

Democratic presidential hopefuls are hitting the campaign trail touting their plans to better the economy, while pushing for a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour – but is it a promise they can keep or simply political rhetoric? Continue reading

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Dunkin’ lovers tie the knot in Las Vegas with doughnut bouquets

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Dunkin’ took over a wedding chapel Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, Nevada to offer lovebirds the chance to get hitched alongside their favorite treats. Continue reading

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Nevada officials knew of plutonium shipment plans, Energy Department says

The Department of Energy (DOE) is pushing back on Gov. Steve Sisolak’s response to revelations the department shipped weapons-grade plutonium to Nevada last year, claiming state and congressional leaders were aware of the agency’s plans. Continue reading

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Is pot the future of the tobacco industry?

As more and more adults ditch their smoking habit, cigarette manufacturers are left looking elsewhere to maintain profits as sales continue to decline. Continue reading

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China-US trade war could threaten Las Vegas casinos

As the trade war between the United States and China continue, experts are keeping a close eye on the potential consequences to American business — with tourism and casinos particularly vulnerable. Continue reading

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Paradise once had main road with 4 lanes of traffic, but reduced to 2 over safety fears: report

The California wildfire, which ravaged the Sierra Nevada foothill town of Paradise into charred ruins, has prompted new scrutiny on evacuation efforts as thousands of residents fleeing the flames found themselves stuck in traffic – the same situation a… Continue reading

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FedEx driver will not be charged after fatally punching man who called him racial slurs: report

A FedEx driver will not face charges in connection to the September death of a Portland man whom he fatally punched after the stranger called him racial slurs, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Continue reading

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Rutgers prof who said ‘f—‘ white people cleared of wrongdoing: report

Rutgers University on Wednesday reversed its previous finding that a professor violated the school’s discrimination and harassment policy after he said he “hates white people” in a social media post. Continue reading

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Convicted sex offender bailed out after mom wins $15M lotto in Texas: report

A Texas man, who is already a convicted sex offender and faces a new charge of raping a 14-year-old boy, will reportedly emain eligible to receive a public defender despite his mother recently winning the $15.24 million Lotto Texas jackpot. Continue reading

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LeBron James drops 51 as Lakers burn Miami Heat

LeBron James continues to defy Father Time, as he dropped 51 points in Sunday night’s 113-97 win over the Miami Heat to notch yet another milestone in an already illustrious career. Continue reading

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Million-dollar con at Vegas casino gets 2 gamblers banned, listed in Nevada’s ‘black book’: report

Two men have been added to Nevada’s “black book” and are banned from entering casinos in the state after swindling the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip of more than $1 million in craps games. Continue reading

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Texas grandmother allegedly abandoned grandchildren in house fire: report

A Texas woman, whose two grandchildren died in a house fire earlier this month after police said she “abandoned” them, was arrested on Thursday. Continue reading

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Norovirus outbreak reported at shelter for Camp Fire evacuees

An outbreak of the highly contagious norovirus was reported Wednesday at a shelter housing more than 150 evacuees from the deadly Camp Fire in California. Continue reading

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Cyclist biking across US to raise money for childhood cancer dies in accident

Authorities say a man making a cross-country trip on a recumbent bicycle to raise money for children with cancer was struck and killed on a Mississippi highway. Continue reading

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GRAPHIC VIDEO: College basketball player booted from campus after cheap shot

A small Division III school in Massachusetts made headlines Wednesday and suddenly became the talk of the college basketball world — all for the wrong reason. Continue reading

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US could lose a war with China or Russia as global dominance wanes: report

A lack of innovation, insufficient resources and overall complacency is threatening to upend the once undisputed strength of the U.S. military to the point where “it might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia,” a newly publis… Continue reading

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Ballet dancer, 23, reported missing; car found abandoned in state park, authorities say

A 23-year-old dancer for the St. Louis Ballet was reported missing Tuesday, a day after authorities found her car abandoned in Mark Twain Lake State Park. Continue reading

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