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Recount underway of some Nevada presidential ballots cast Nov. 8

The final tally from 92 precincts around the state may not be released until late this week or early next, a state official said. The recount was requested by independent presidential candidate Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, who finished last in the state.
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ACLU, gay-rights groups want Obama to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence

The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents.

Trump picks Ben Carson to head Housing, Urban Development

Pesident-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Nevada Gov. Sandoval on trip to visit U.S. troops in Middle East

No other details, including the itinerary and the length of the visit, were immediately released for security reasons.

NC Gov. Pat McCrory concedes governor’s race

It’s official: the last — and most heated — outstanding gubernatorial race of the year has come to a close, with incumbent GOP Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina conceding in a Monday video message to Democratic challenger Roy Cooper.

Clark County expected to make Mike Lane chief information officer

Over the past 20 years, Mike Lane has earned a living at a variety of occupations and on Tuesday, he is expected to add Clark County chief information officer to his list of jobs.

Nevada’s new delegation starts learning way around Washington

Nevada’s newly elected congressional delegation was in Washington this week where members blended into the most ethnically diverse freshman class in history and prepared for legislative issues to be dealt with early next year.

Nevada’s new gun check law could affect suicide prevention

If a loved one is suffering from suicidal thoughts, one of the first things to do is remove guns from the home.

EDITORIAL: Trump will soon be busy dealing with Obama's regulatory onslaught

The regulator in chief has produced more than 600 major regulations — those estimated to cost more than $100 million apiece -- during his nearly eight years in office, a record. And 17 others could take effect before Trump takes office.

ROOT: No free parking, goodbye MGM, Caesars, Wynn

At last, something that Las Vegas Republicans and Democrats can agree on: Out-of-touch casino executives have made a tragic mistake. They’re trying to get blood from a stone.

LETTERS: Turning it around on presidential name-calling

When Bill Clinton was elected president, Republicans complained when Hillary was given an active role in his administration. Where, then, is the outcry about the Trump kids who have not been elected and who will be Donald Trump’s chief advisers?

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