Federal employees were headed for a long government shutdown after Congress returned to the Capitol on Thursday and promptly adjourned after negotiations with the White House broke down with no clear path to resolve the impasse.
President Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight.
Nevada mourned the loss of George H.W. Bush on Saturday, a president who developed deep friendships and ties in the state and gave an emotional boost to a Las Vegas charitable organization that helps adults with intellectual disabilities.
A cocktail called “Avenger” helped forge long-standing friendship between Las Vegas businessman Larry Ruvo and President George H.W. Bush.