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May 26, 2016

In an interview last month about Facebook’s recent push into live streaming video, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeats the word “raw” like it’s some kind of sacred totem. Facebook Live is “raw and visceral,” he says. It’s this “new, raw” way to communicate.


May 26, 2016

The 2016 annual fund UNLV Foundation Suite Deal offered a special evening with alumni and friends who support the University of Nevada, Las Vegas every year.


May 26, 2016

Barbara Atkinson, M.D., accepted the position of planning dean of the new University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine in May 2014 while on vacation with her husband, Bill. In fact, when she retired in 2012 after a 37-year career that encompassed pathology, research, teaching and administration, moving to Las Vegas wasn’t even on the radar.


May 26, 2016

If bigger means better, Las Vegas just beat out Baltimore.

Las Vegas gained 10,220 residents in 2015, making it the 28th most populous city in the United States. It edged out the mid-Atlantic metropolis for the spot, population estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau show.


May 26, 2016

Republican Assembly incumbents stockpiling for the primary, Senate Democrats saving significant sums for the general, and big-dollar donors pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into would-be ballot measures.


May 26, 2016

About 72 percent of the juvenile victims of human trafficking in Nevada come from within the state, experts said Wednesday.


May 25, 2016

They’re the unsanctioned shock troops of Bernie Sanders’ vaunted online army, digital rogues who've plagued Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and embarrassed Sanders' campaign.


May 25, 2016

Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada.


May 25, 2016

After California’s prison population reached the crisis stage of overcrowding — with some prisons at 300 percent capacity — the state in 2011 began to parole thousands of inmates to their original counties. Within 15 months, more than 27,500 inmates had been “realigned” from state prisons to county jails or to parole in what was called “an act of mass forgiveness unprecedented in U.S. history.” This led to the understandable fear that suddenly returning thousands of convicts to the streets would cause a spike in crime.


May 25, 2016

Diana Gomez always felt a pull toward a teaching career.


May 24, 2016

The stadium is full of screaming fans. The players are on the big screen, going through their warm-ups, getting loose.


May 24, 2016

High-rolling sports bettor and golf course developer Billy Walters’ long run of good fortune in Las Vegas may have come to an end with his indictment this week on 10 federal charges alleging insider trading and wire fraud.


May 24, 2016

John L. Smith is a columnist who covered Nevada for more than 30 years at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.


May 24, 2016

North Korea is ramping up its nuclear capabilities.

India and Pakistan are still growing their arsenals - and facing off against each other.