Heller wants to defund Planned Parenthood

Sen. Dean Heller on Wednesday sided with critics of Planned Parenthood who are seeking to restrict federal funding to the group in the wake of provocative videos that raise questions about the organization's ethics on abortion.

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Nevada's congressional delegation must support Ex-Im Bank

More than 2,400 miles away, politicians in Washington, D.C., once again are debating whether to help or hurt the Las Vegas economy. The debate centers on a little-known government agency called the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps manufacturers sell goods they make in the U.S. to customers overseas. That means more jobs in the U.S. and here in Nevada.

Sports

UFC sues former fighter Silva after online rant

Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, filed a civil lawsuit in Nevada district court against retired fighter Wanderlei Silva on Tuesday, accusing the part-time Las Vegan of "intentional misconduct" as a result of his recent claims the organization has fixed fights in the past.

Entertainment

Business

5 signs your parents are the victim of a financial scam

Although no one is immune to financial scams, older adults tend to be more susceptible. Nearly 30 percent of fraud complaints filed with law enforcement in 2014 were lodged by adults ages 60 and older, according to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. And Americans 65 and older who were targets of fraudsters were 34 percent more likely to have lost money than those in their 40s, according to a report by Applied Research & Consulting LLC.

Poverty is a medical condition, study finds

The link between achievement and income is well documented, but a new study has confirmed that the effects of poverty on children are physiological as much as they are social.

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EDITORIAL: America doesn't need the Olympics

Boston bailed out of its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics on Monday, ending a seven-month courtship that was more costly, dysfunctional and embarrassing than the reality TV series "The Bachelorette." Taxpayers across New England breathed sighs of relief.

LETTERS: Man-made global warming hardly settled science

Regarding Doug Nusbaum's letter ("GOP on climate change," July 11 Review-Journal) and the general argument that those against anthropogenic (man-made) global warming are anti-science: Contrary to the accusation that we do not understand statistics, upper-division physics or partial differential equations, many of us do.

Nevada's congressional delegation must support Ex-Im Bank

More than 2,400 miles away, politicians in Washington, D.C., once again are debating whether to help or hurt the Las Vegas economy. The debate centers on a little-known government agency called the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps manufacturers sell goods they make in the U.S. to customers overseas. That means more jobs in the U.S. and here in Nevada.

Life

5 signs your parents are the victim of a financial scam

Although no one is immune to financial scams, older adults tend to be more susceptible. Nearly 30 percent of fraud complaints filed with law enforcement in 2014 were lodged by adults ages 60 and older, according to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. And Americans 65 and older who were targets of fraudsters were 34 percent more likely to have lost money than those in their 40s, according to a report by Applied Research & Consulting LLC.

Poverty is a medical condition, study finds

The link between achievement and income is well documented, but a new study has confirmed that the effects of poverty on children are physiological as much as they are social.

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