Will Congress have to tighten investor visa program?

Congress might weigh tightening an investor visa program in the wake of an investigation that found a top Department of Homeland Security official pulled strings to process visas under pressure from powerful political figures including Sen. Harry Reid, according to a House committee chairman.

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MLB plans on drug testing A-Rod a lot

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Alex Rodriguez will be tested for drugs more often in the wake of his 162-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Entertainment

Business

Caesars official says company can’t fund some pension payouts

Caesars Entertainment Corp. General Counsel Tim Donovan said Thursday the company asked its bankruptcy lawyers about finding a way to make pension payments to 63 former employees whose checks were halted in the reorganization of its largest operating division, but the idea was rejected.

Nation and World

Opinion

Sandoval’s education funding proposal has merit

Nevadans know that our education system is broken and in need of fixing. When it comes to graduation rates, per-student spending, and teacher-to-student ratios, Nevada ranks among the lowest in the country. But these statistics only tell part of the story. Not only is our education system failing our kids and limiting their future opportunities, it is having a direct effect on the state’s near-term and long-term economic growth.

EDITORIAL: North Strip makeover

Soon the Echelon eyesore will be no more. As reported Monday by the Review-Journal’s Howard Stutz, Malaysia-based Genting Berhad will break ground May 5 on the $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas hotel-casino, a project that promises to accellerate the redevelopment of the north Strip and wipe out a painful reminder of the Great Recession.

Life

Here are 7 tips for buying your first home

One of the most important decisions a couple will make is the choice of a first home. Choosing well can ensure quality schools for the kids, stability in family and other relationships and opportunity.

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