Bill would offer child care to student veterans

A new bill in Congress aims to help veterans obtain child care while they pursue an education. The measure would offer federal grants for colleges to establish or expand child care centers that could assist students who have served in the military.

Las Vegas, Denver considered for nonstop China flights

Aviation expert Mike Boyd is betting that Las Vegas has nonstop flights to and from China within three years. Boyd, president and CEO of Boyd Group International, told a group gathered for the 20th annual International Aviation Forecast Summit on Saturday that Denver and Las Vegas are the two leading candidates for nonstop flights based on growing travel demand from middle-class Chinese citizens that have the means and desire to travel abroad.

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Downtown events center steps in between boxing ropes

Derek Stevens had his own unique vision for downtown Las Vegas. The owner of the D Las Vegas had acquired the old Clark County Courthouse building. But instead of building another hotel, he created a place for concerts and sporting events, including boxing, at what is the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

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A Q&A with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor

With song titles from his band that equate people to excrement and a brand-new book titled "You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left," Corey Taylor may seem like a misanthrope miffed with mankind — and, well, maybe he is.

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Las Vegas, Denver considered for nonstop China flights

Aviation expert Mike Boyd is betting that Las Vegas has nonstop flights to and from China within three years. Boyd, president and CEO of Boyd Group International, told a group gathered for the 20th annual International Aviation Forecast Summit on Saturday that Denver and Las Vegas are the two leading candidates for nonstop flights based on growing travel demand from middle-class Chinese citizens that have the means and desire to travel abroad.

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Conservative proposals can cut the health insurance coercion

After talking about it endlessly, Republican presidential candidates are finally starting to get specific about how they intend to replace the Affordable Care Act. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker released his plan earlier this month. As the reaction to it shows, Republicans have to be ready with answers to a lot of hard questions.

They're the deadbeat club

There's a certain demographic in this country — it's unseemly to mention the specific population by name — that has no sense of personal responsibility.

LETTERS: Undocumented immigrant numbers woefully underestimated

I am tired of politicians, government bureaucrats and undocumented immigrant advocates (not to mention news organizations) continually stating that the number of undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States is "11 million to 12 million." The Social Contract Press published a 2007 article in which the Los Angeles Times cited the number of undocumented immigrants living in the country at the time as between 8 million and 12 million.

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