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December 19, 2014

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From tragedy to triumph: Amy Purdy has become a courageous heroine
Photo: Derek Hough, Amy Purdy and Erin Andrews on ABCs Da It’s an extraordinary story of courage, heroism and determination to overcome all the odds. Former Las Vegas massage therapist and Mount Charleston skier Amy Purdy lost her legs, underwent a kidney transplant and approached death’s ...
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When will local government offices be open during holidays? Here’s a roundup
Local government offices will be closed at various times next week and the week after for the holidays. The schedule looks like ...
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When football gets the ax
The most unpopular man in Birmingham, Ala., these days is Dr. Ray Watts, the president of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Earlier this month, Watts announced …
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Democrats against reform
It’s easy to understand why Republicans wish health reform had never happened and are now hoping the Supreme Court will abandon its principles and …
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The imitation of marriage
In the past two weeks, my colleagues at The Times’ data-driven project, the Upshot, have offered two ways of looking at the most important cleavage in America — the divide, cultural and economic, between the ...
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Bubba Poole adapting to new role with Utah ahead of Las Vegas Bowl
Photo: Utah running back Bubba Poole (34) during warmups Unease washed over James “Bubba” Poole a few times Wednesday afternoon as he trotted up and down the Bishop Gorman football field during one of Utah’s Las Vegas Bowl practices. Bad memories flooded, as the ...
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Rebels’ first game on the Strip adds another local venue to their history
Rebels’ first game on the Strip adds another local venue to their history That it took this long is a story all to itself, but on Saturday two Las Vegas institutions will finally meet when UNLV basketball plays its first-ever game on the Strip ...
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Las Vegas company could print your next car
It’s here, just blocks away from the smoky casinos of Fremont Street and the Las Vegas Strip, where you’ll find the company responsible for the world’s first 3-D-printed car.
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Photos: Sexy defeats ugly at Surrender’s holiday sweater contest
Photo: The 2014 Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest at Surrender Surrender in Encore hosted its 2014 Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest on Dec. 10, and Daniella Deegan ran away with first place and $2,500 with her barely there half sweater and matching barely there shorts.
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Pope embraces Christ’s ideals
Photo: Pope Francis attends a morning session of a two-we Charlotte Allen’s column in the Nov. 23 issue of the Sun, “Is a liberal/conservative schism in the Catholic Church inevitable? Hardly,” underestimates Pope Francis’ valiant and publicly successful efforts to …
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The future of Las Vegas: See what’s coming on the Strip in 2015
Photo: An artists rendering of MGM Resorts Internationals Development along the Las Vegas Strip in 2015 will be important in subtle ways. Several projects that are changing the Strip’s physical dynamic will finish or edge closer to completion. The mix of tourism attractions ...
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Is al-Qaeda Claus coming to town?
President Barack Obama, through executive order, basically has told immigration enforcement to stand down. This is an invitation for …
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Sen. Dean Heller: Can’t live without FaceTime, puts family first
Photo: Senator Dean Heller With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Sen. Dean Heller.
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Pakistan: 67 militants killed after school massacre
Photo: A plainclothes security officer escorts students e Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people ...
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The Light Group’s Mike Monrreal is set on crafting the perfect cocktail
The Light Group’s Mike Monrreal is set on crafting the perfect cocktail Pushing boundaries and sampling barrels in the name of flavor.
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No substitutions needed at Martorano’s newest location
Photo: Calamari Martorano Steve Martorano does things his way... which made his restaurants Vegas favorites.
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Welcome in 2015 like a boss at Hyde Bellagio
Welcome in 2015 like a boss at Hyde Bellagio It's all about the bottle service and fountains show this Dec. 31, oh yeah, and Miguel.
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Las Vegas’ Stein Hospital appears safe from budget cuts
The Stein Hospital in Las Vegas is not on the chopping block as the state struggles to find enough money to pay for its government programs during the next biennium ...
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Q&A: Light Group chef Brian Massie ventures off-Strip with stellar results
Photo: Brian Massie Red Rock Resort’s Hearthstone is the New York native’s latest achievement.
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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Mystere’ offers insight into the human experience
Photo: Mystere We can learn a lot about ourselves from the long-running Treasure Island production.
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All hail Lisa Lampanelli as the Queen of Mean returns to The Venetian
All hail Lisa Lampanelli as the Queen of Mean returns to The Venetian Slimmer, trimmer and newly single, the caustic comic readies her barbs.
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TV sitcom life finally paying off for Mirage headliner Chris D’Elia
Photo: Chris D'Elia You’ve seen his face, now get to know his name.
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