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  • Nevada's GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval starts new term with tax-hike surprise

    Nevada's GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval starts new term with tax-hike surprise
    If 2014 was a good year for Republicans nationally, in Nevada it was an election for the ages. Gov. Brian Sandoval won his second term with an extravagant 70% support. Republicans not only seized control of the Legislature — giving them full run...
  • Sandy Hook report avoids naming killer, omits his mother from victims list

    Sandy Hook report avoids naming killer, omits his mother from victims list
    With final edits and approvals, members of a commission writing a report on the Newtown, Conn., school massacre have begun to think about the impact their work will have on parents of victims and surviving children, as well as people who might read the...
  • Mitt Romney's exit opens up Republican presidential primary race

    Mitt Romney's exit opens up Republican presidential primary race
    Mitt Romney's exit from the 2016 presidential campaign pushes the GOP race back where it was three weeks ago, before his brief flirtation: a wide-open contest among the establishment, religiously oriented, and libertarian wings of the Republican Party....
  • Group appeals mandatory union fees to Supreme Court

    Group appeals mandatory union fees to Supreme Court
    Seeing an opening to weaken public-sector unions, a conservative group is asking the Supreme Court to strike down laws in California, Illinois and about 20 other states that require teachers and other government employees to pay union fees, even if they...
  • New York crackdown on hookah bars generates some blowback

    New York crackdown on hookah bars generates some blowback
    Finding refuge from the bitter cold that settled over New York City one recent evening, Uriel Israelov, 21, enjoyed a smoke with friends in a cozy corner of Sahara East in the East Village, which he made sound like the homey bar featured on the long-...
  • Rosier views on economy pose a challenge for Republicans

    For years, President Obama had a singular problem: convincing Americans who were not feeling the economic recovery that it was real and a cause for optimism, not to mention for electing fellow Democrats. Now Republicans seeking to capture the White...
  • Facts in Denver police shooting of teenager are in question, chief says

    A Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car the teenager was driving, the police chief said Thursday. The possibility raised during a preliminary...
  • 'Snowiest decade' in a half century? Not exactly, scientists say

    'Snowiest decade' in a half century? Not exactly, scientists say
    News outlets pegged it as the "historic" blizzard of 2015. Snow was supposed to reach unprecedented levels. Flights were canceled, driving bans enforced. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned his city to "prepare for the worst." For New York and New...
  • In Nevada, cowboy commissioner rides a career as a political maverick

    In Nevada, cowboy commissioner rides a career as a political maverick
    The cowboy commissioner arrives late, barging into the night meeting like one of his prized rodeo bulls broken loose from its pen. His Clark County Commission staff has collected residents of this ranching community to hash out a disputed federal land-...
  • If Supreme Court rules against Obamacare, states have few options

    If Supreme Court rules against Obamacare, states have few options
    With Supreme Court arguments in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act just days away, a sense of impending crisis has hit state officials and patient advocates in many parts of the country. Many worry they have no good options. If the justices...
  • Deep cleaning: Cave lovers help remove grime left by park tourists

    Deep cleaning: Cave lovers help remove grime left by park tourists
    Down here in the subterranean stillness, the beam from Paul Kemp's headlamp slices through the gloom like a lighthouse beacon — his tool to unearth evidence of the invaders who have long descended into this alien world. With the studied care of an...