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Republican Handel avoids upset in Georgia race, thanks Trump

Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

14-year-old boy drowns in central Las Vegas swimming pool

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. on the 4200 block of Nolan Lane, near Alta Drive and Valley View Boulevard, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. P. Spencer said.

Debra March sworn in as mayor of Henderson

Henderson Mayor Debra March was sworn in Tuesday night along with three other aldermen, making her the city’s second female mayor.

Hot or not, the workday must go on

At 2:47 p.m., the taco truck on Las Vegas Boulevard and Bonanza Road hit 115 degrees. With the ovens on and the meat cooking on the rotisserie, it’d be 130. The metal refrigerators were hot to the touch.

Air Force Weapons School reactivates 6th Weapons Squadron at Nellis AFB

Keeping its century old skull-and-propeller shoulder patch for its pilots and ground crew, the U.S. Air Force Weapons School reactivated the 6th Weapons Squadron on Tuesday at Nellis Air Force Base as a new home for F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter jets.

Northern Nevada inmate found dead

An inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Facility in Carson City died Monday.

Michael Brown’s parents reach settlement with city of Ferguson

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, whose fatal shooting by a white police officer nearly three years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, set off months of protests.

Perry backs Yucca Mountain, proposes an interim waste storage site in Nevada

Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended a $28 billion budget proposal Tuesday, citing the need for $120 million to restart licensing of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project and develop interim storage that could include the Nevada National Security Site.

Dashcam video shows officer firing into Philando Castile’s car

The Minnesota police officer who pulled over Philando Castile politely told the driver that his brake lights were out and calmly instructed him not to pull out his handgun before suddenly drawing his own weapon and firing seven rounds into the car, a video released Tuesday showed.

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