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January 28, 2015

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  • Holocaust survivors walk outside the gate of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Some 300 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz for the 70th anniversary of the death camp's liberation by the Soviet Red Army in 1945, down from 1,500 who attended the event 10 years ago.
    On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets
    Jan. 27, 2015
    A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe. Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, made his ...
  • Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow. Ben Emmerson, attorney for Litvinenko's widow ...
  • Danny Thompson, executive vice treasurer of the Nevada AFL-CIO, speaks during a press conference at the Teamsters Local 14 headquarters Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Las Vegas.
    Union says it won’t stand by as GOP attacks collective bargaining
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Republicans are attacking working families with their proposals to upend collective bargaining in Nevada, Danny Thompson, executive vice treasurer of the Nevada AFL-CIO, said at a press conference this morning. Thompson’s words come as some state lawmakers ...
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval acknowledges a guest in the gallery during his State of the State address in a joint meeting of the Nevada Assembly inside the Legislature building Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, on the capital grounds in Carson City.
    Activists take first steps to recall Assembly Republicans
    Jan. 27, 2015
    A conservative activist and anti-tax firebrand has helped organize three political action committees with the goal of recalling Nevada Assembly Republicans that he says haven't come out strongly enough against the governor's proposed tax increases. The move by Chuck Muth came as ...
  • Health District encourages mothers to breastfeed babies
    Jan. 27, 2015
    The Southern Nevada Health District has a message for new moms: Don’t hesitate to breastfeed your infants. The district’s board of health recently ...
  • Anthony seeks to unseat Las Vegas mayor over stadium deal
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony launched his bid today to unseat Mayor Carolyn Goodman over her support for a publicly funded downtown soccer ...
  • Secret Service officers search the south grounds of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.
    Obama sees need to move on drone rules now
    Jan. 27, 2015
    President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed harmlessly on the White House grounds shows that the U.S. must update its laws to manage the expanding frontier of commercial and consumer drones and ensure only good things come in these small packages. It's his own administration that has ...
  • Hennepin County Sherrif's personnel stand outside New Hope Police Department after two police officers were shot Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in New Hope, Minn.
    Officers shot at Minnesota city building OK, gunman dead
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Two police officers who were shot by a gunman inside a suburban Minneapolis city building are expected to recover. Two newly sworn-in officers and others were shot at Monday night as they ...
  • Rain could return to Las Vegas later this week
    Jan. 27, 2015
    The scattering of rain that hit the Las Vegas Valley overnight could return later this week, forecasters said. Light rain hit the region about 5 p.m. Monday, with up to ...
  • In this July 8, 2014, picture, people walk on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland.
    Las Vegas teen was ‘living out his dream’ before death at college dorm
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Jeremy Huber, a freshman defenseman on the Blue Jays' men's lacrosse team, was found dead in his university dormitory Monday morning, Baltimore police and university officials said. He was …
  • Charges added in Metro Police officer robbery, assault case
    Jan. 27, 2015
    A veteran Las Vegas police detective stood shackled before a judge while prosecutors lodged more charges alleging that he injured a prostitute he attacked to ...
  • Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said. The attack on the Corinthia Hotel, which sits ...
  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
    Jan. 27, 2015
    The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. The proposal envisions auctioning areas located ...
  • In this April 5, 2014, photo, people walk past the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, Mormon leaders made a national appeal for what they called a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom, promising to support some housing and job protections for gays if they back some exemptions for religious objectors to same-sex marriage.
    Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights
    Jan. 27, 2015
    Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians in exchange for legal protections for believers who object to the behavior of others. It's not clear how much common ground the Mormons will find with ...
  • Motorcyclist injured in crash dies at hospital
    Jan. 27, 2015
    A motorcyclist injured last week​ in a wreck has died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Metro Police said. The Clark County Coroner’s Office notified ...
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