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Security for Trump, Pence visits after Oct. 1 shooting cost Nevada $34K

Nevada lawmakers on Thursday moved to replenish a state fund earmarked for protecting visiting politicians. The fund was unexpectedly depleted in the wake of the Oct. 1 mass shooting, which prompted visits from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Embattled Franken resigns Senate seat, adding pressure on Kihuen

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken resigned Thursday after Democratic colleagues called on him to step down over growing allegations of sexual harassment, shifting the spotlight to other politicians like Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada who face similar accusations.

Law firm to shield case from Nevada AG candidate Aaron Ford

Nevada Attorney General candidate Aaron Ford, a trial attorney at the private law firm representing Clark County in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies, will have “no access to anything related to the case,” according to a spokesman for the firm.

Air Force seeks comment on plan to expand range into wildlife refuge

The public comment period is now open for anyone with something to say about the Air Force’s plans to expand its vast training range and close off more of Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas.

Titus asks committee to allow tax-exempt bonds for Raiders stadium

Rep. Dina Titus has sent a letter to congressional leaders urging a conference committee to add language that would exempt two major Las Vegas projects from a bill that would ban the use of tax-exempt bonds for stadiums used by professional sports teams.

Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks resigns amid sexual harassment investigation

Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican who is among the most conservative members of the House, said he would resign his seat after House officials learned that he had asked two female employees to bear his children as surrogates.

US consumer agency reviewing settlement against Wells Fargo

The new acting head of the U.S. consumer finance watchdog is reviewing whether Wells Fargo & Co should pay tens of millions of dollars over alleged mortgage lending abuse, according to three sources familiar with the dispute.

FBI director defends agency before House committee

FBI Director Chris Wray on Thursday defended the tens of thousands of people who work with him and declared, “There is no finer institution, and no finer people, than the men and women who work there and are its very beating heart.”

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