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April 21, 2014

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Are The Spice Girls gearing up for a Las Vegas residency?

(via Daily Mail)

Comment The Spice Girls are set to reunite for a Las Vegas residency — without Victoria Beckham, who is incidentally celebrating her 40th birthday. To see the full story, click here.

Anthony Bourdain of ‘Parts Unknown’ shares his spin on Las Vegas

(via CNN Travel)

Comment Not many cities evoke as many instant associations as Las Vegas. Maybe you think of the Rat Pack, showgirls and mobsters sipping martinis. Or perhaps it's bachelorettes and bros on a bender that everyone hopes won't end up on Facebook. But there's much more to the city than just sin... To see the full story, click here.

A new pot vending machine with marijuana-laced treats could be coming to California

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment In the mood for a marijuana-laced brownie or lemon bar? Imagine walking into a pot dispensary, bypassing the line and getting the snacks you need from a vending machine. It could... To see the full story, click here.

Deutsche Bank said to seek sale of Cosmopolitan resort

(via Bloomberg)

Comment Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) is in talks with potential buyers of its Cosmopolitan resort in Las Vegas as it tries to end a six-year, money-losing venture into casino development, people with knowledge of the matter said. To see the full story, click here.

Is Barack Obama ‘black’? A majority of Americans say no.

(via The Washington Post)

Comment President Obama made history in 2008 as the first African American president in U.S. history. But according to data in a fascinating new Pew Research Center study, a majority of Americans describe the president as "mixed race," while just more than a quarter (27 percent) call him "black." To see the full story, click here.

Las Vegas’ big bet on gay tourism

(via Moneywatch)

Comment The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority this week launched what it claims is the first national mainstream tourism television commercial that celebrates same-sex relationships. Separately, an episode of the ABC sitcom “Modern Family” last month featured a gay bachelor party and showcased gay-themed events Las Vegas has to offer. To see the full story, click here.

Religious conservatives warn GOP against holding convention in Las Vegas

(via The Dallas Morning News)

Comment Some of the heaviest hitters on the religious right are pressuring GOP leaders to cross off Las Vegas as a potential host city for its 2016 convention, warning that putting the next convention in Sin City will harm the party’s image and drive away supporters. Dallas already pitches itself as... To see the full story, click here.

Baseball losses the story in Vegas on Championship Monday

(via Sporting News)

Comment Despite many of the Las Vegas sports books losing small on Connecticut’s 60-54 win over Kentucky in the national championships game on Monday, the biggest risk on the day turned out to be the final game posted in baseball, the Rockies and White Sox. To see the full story, click here.

Texas columnist: Dallas or Vegas? GOP, let me help

(via Dallas Morning News)

Comment On paper, national Republican apparatchiks are considering a half-dozen mighty American cities for the site of their summer 2016 convention. The general sentiment, though, is that they’re really down to four long shots and two heavyweights: Sin City and Big D. To see the full story, click here.

After 4 years of basketball, Bishop Gorman grad extending time at Oregon with football

(via The Oregonian)

Comment The new face around spring football practice is no stranger to an Oregon uniform. Point guard Johnathan Loyd, who was basketball coach Dana Altman's first recruit at UO four years ago, became football coach Mark Helfrich's... To see the full story, click here.

BLM seizes cattle in range war with stubborn Nevada rancher

(via By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times)

Comment Wielding signs and slogans, several hundred demonstrators rallied Monday to support beleaguered cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his family in a turf battle against the federal government. They had responded to an alert promising a new skirmish: “Range War begins at the Bundy ranch at 9:30 a.m. We’re going to get the job done!” To see the full story, click ...

Mega-donors are now more important than most politicians

(via The Atlantic)

Comment Quick: Name a senator who served between the Civil War and World War I. Struggling? Now name a tycoon who bought senators during the same period. J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller ... it’s easier. To see the full story, click here.

Manny Pacquiao discusses his controversial loss to Tim Bradley

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment In the build up to his April 12 fight with Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao has been blogging his thoughts for HBO. A portion of his most recent blog appears below, courtesy of HBO. In it, Pacquiao discusses how he deals with a bad decision after a fight, since many think he won his first fight with Bradley. To see the ...

This Republican candidate wants everyone to stop talking about his vampire costume

(via The Washington Post)

Comment Meet Jake Rush. He's running against Florida Rep. Ted Yoho, a first-term tea party conservative, in the upcoming 3rd district Republican primary. He's a former sheriff deputy and a current attorney, and often talks about how he is a conservative "straight-shooter." However, he also enjoys supernatural live action role playing games. To see the full story, click here.

Macau reports strong 1st-quarter gambling revenue; Wynn, Las Vegas Sands win

(via Forbes)

Comment Forbes reports that Macau casinos generated $4.4 billion in gambling revenue in March, up 13.1% from the same period last year and on the high end of analyst estimates. To see the full story, click here.