FCC considering ban of Redskins name

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency’s chairman indicated on Tuesday.

Panel: Feds need tools to fight patient dumping

The federal law on emergency care needs to be strengthened to combat practices of “patient dumping” like the ones that gave a Nevada-run mental health facility a black eye last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Heller floated to head GOP campaign effort

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada is being floated to head the Republican effort to win Senate races in 2016, a post that would raise his national profile while challenging his political skills at raising money, recruiting candidates and beating Democrats.

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Border agent shown on video punching teen in stomach

A U.S. Border Patrol agent seen punching a Mexican immigrant teenager on video could have his felony charge of aggravated assault reduced to a misdemeanor, according to the Santa Cruz County attorney prosecuting the case.

Nevada sage grouse plan OK’d; feds criticized

As a panel of Nevada policymakers on Wednesday adopted a new conservation plan designed to protect sage grouse habitat, the Western Governors Association has expressed concern that the multi-state effort is being treated as an afterthought by federal agencies.

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McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year

Northern Irish world number one Rory McIlroy was named on Wednesday as the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year for a second time after a stellar 2014 campaign highlighted by two major victories.

FCC considering ban of Redskins name

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency’s chairman indicated on Tuesday.

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