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Threats, Bombs and Stings

Nevada Governor Robert List was embarking on one of the most critical tasks in the history of the state — breaking the mob’s grip on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.

Wayne Newton vs. Johnny Carson

Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson, two of the biggest stars in the entertainment world, both set their sights on buying the Aladdin after regulators stripped the resort’s owners of their gaming licenses.

‘Close the Place Down’

State gaming control agents were on the Las Vegas Strip preparing to take unprecedented enforcement action to shut down the casino of the mob-ridden Aladdin Hotel.

Jimmy Hoffa’s role in developing Las Vegas

Jimmy Hoffa and his friends in the mob played a big role in developing Las Vegas through their control over the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund, and the millions of dollars in loans it extended to casinos.

Remembering Tupac: Shakur’s murder examined 25 years later

Tupac Shakur’s swinging hard in the final footage captured of him alive. It’s Sept. 7, 1996. Security cameras see Shakur departing the MGM Grand in an adrenalized, get-the-hell-out-my-way strut. And that’s the last we ever see of him alive.

Remembering Nevadans lost to COVID-19

Thousands have died from COVID-19 in Nevada. The victims came from all walks of life, ranging in age from as young as 8 to 106. Among them were doctors, nurses, educators and war veterans. These are some of their stories.

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