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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Woman’s body found in desert near Pahrump

Nye County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Southern California woman whose body was discovered in the desert along Hafen Ranch Road on Thursday.

Virgin America to expand flights to Boston, NYC

Virgin America, a popular domestic airline with an average 12 daily flights to and from Las Vegas, will introduce seasonal service from Boston to McCarran International Airport in January.

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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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Tracy Morgan disputes Wal-Mart’s claim over accident

Tracy Morgan said Tuesday that he “can’t believe” Wal-Mart’s assertion that he and others were partly to blame for their injuries in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends.

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