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Mo. governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters after a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager.

FDA fails to account for e-cigarettes’ health benefits

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto joined 28 other state attorneys general last week in a letter supporting the Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to expand its regulatory umbrella over tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes. Unfortunately, the FDA jeopardizes public health by not adequately assessing the costs of suppressing the e-cigarette market.

Henderson Marine’s niche: robotic pack mule

Four years after leaving Henderson, 22-year-old Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann has found his niche in Hawaii doing something really different from what riflemen are accustomed to: operating a cutting-edge robotic pack mule, one that promises to change how the Marines conduct field operations.

UNLV tackles its defensive line concern

The Rebels made several moves to address their losses at defensive tackle. They are encouraged by training camp, but the season will be the test.

Double-murder trial to probe racial motives

More than 200 potential jurors completed questionnaires last week as lawyers prepared to kick off a federal trial involving the racially motivated shooting deaths of two men in 1998.

Sandoval issues Ice Bucket Challenge to Reid, Heller, Sisolak

At least one local politician is now among those who have taken part in the “ice bucket challenge” — the viral fundraising stunt that has raised over $10 million for the ALS Association in the past few weeks.

Las Vegas council targets party homes

The city of Las Vegas is considering new rules to handle homeowners and property managers who rent out party homes to a steady stream of short-term renters.

Motorcyclist dies in southwest crash

A man died Sunday evening after his motorcycle was involved in a southwest valley crash, Nevada Highway Patrol reported.

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