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UNLV gets $1.4M grant to study high-speed rail

UNLV received a $1.4 million federal grant to research the design, construction and maintenance of future high-speed rail projects, U.S. Sen Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Rep. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, announced on Thursday.

Donald Trump picks retired Marine Gen. Mattis to lead Pentagon

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be secretary of defense, according to people familiar with the decision, selecting a former senior military officer who has said that responding to “political Islam” is the major security issue facing the United States.