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July 23, 2014

Las Vegas Sun

Biden decries voting restrictions in Las Vegas NAACP address

Biden decries voting restrictions in Las Vegas NAACP address

Posted 12:30 p.m.

Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday called on members of the NAACP to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before ...

Celeste Flores Narvaez, older sister of Deborah Flores Narvaez, hugs her mother after Jason Griffith was sentenced to life in prison during sentencing at the Regional Justice Center Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The former Las Vegas Strip performer was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2010 death and dismemberment of his ex-girlfriend Deborah Flores Narvaez, a dancer in Luxor's topless "Fantasy" revue.

Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun

Celeste Flores Narvaez, older sister of Deborah Flores Narvaez, hugs her mother after Jason Griffith was sentenced to life in prison during sentencing at the Regional Justice Center Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The former Las Vegas Strip performer was found guilty of second-degree murder in ...

Former Strip performer gets life in ‘Fantasy’ dancer’s murder, dismemberment

Updated 12:18 p.m.

Jason Griffith was sentenced today to a maximum of life in a Nevada prison, the latest chapter in a headline-grabbing case involving two former Las Vegas Strip performers, one of whom wound up murdered with her dismembered remains encased in concrete. Griffith, 35, was convicted in May ...

New-home sales hit the skids in first half of year

New-home sales hit the skids in first half of year

Posted 12:21 p.m.

Despite a bump in sales last month, it’s been a slow year for local homebuilders. Southern Nevada developers sold 528 new homes in June, making it the best month of 2014, although the year-to-date total ...

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Teen pilot dies in crash during record-setting attempt

In this Thursday, June 19, 2014, photo, Babar Suleman and son Haris Suleman, 17, stand next to their plane at an airport in Greenwood, Ind., before taking off for an around-the-world flight.

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In this Thursday, June 19, 2014, photo, Babar Suleman and son Haris Suleman, 17, stand next to their plane at an airport in Greenwood, Ind., before taking off for an around-the-world flight.

Posted 29 mins ago

A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight. Annie Hayat said Wednesday that ...

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‘Mamma Mia!’ closes in less than three months at Tropicana

Alison Ewing, Christine Sherril and Mary Callanan in "Mamma Mia!" at the Tropicana in May.

The return of “Mamma Mia!” at the Tropicana lasted about six years less than the show’s original run at Mandalay Bay. The show is closing, effective ...

Posted 6:20 p.m.

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