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Close to 2,000 students graduate UNLV — PHOTOS

Close to 2,000 students graduated received their diplomas in Tuesday’s ceremony. According to UNLV, graduated ranged in ages from 19 to 70 and came from 56 foreign countries. Eighty-two percent of the grads were local.

Medellin now known for Christmas lights, not drugs

A city once wracked by drug violence has undergone massive social and economic transformation, and it’s now known in tourist circles for spectacular Christmas light displays that veil churches, buildings, parks and even the Medellin River with glittering cascades of color.

 
Tamales taste of the holiday season

Tamales are a big part of Mexican cuisine on Christmas Eve. They’re becoming widely embraced as people of other cultures learn about these corn-husk-wrapped cornmeal pockets of goodness with meat, chicken or cheese tucked inside.

 
‘Encouraging’ Vatican report praises work of U.S. nuns

An unprecedented Vatican investigation of U.S. women’s religious orders that alarmed Roman Catholic sisters when the inquiry began years ago ended Tuesday with a report signaling a softer approach under Pope Francis.

Fremont hosts Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony Tuesday

The Fremont Street Experience will celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah on Tuesday with this year’s edition of downtown Las Vegas’ Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony.

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