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Bill Nelson sponsors bill to ban bump stocks for assault weapons

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Saying, “they are for killing,” Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson sponsored a bill Wednesday to ban so-called “bump stocks” like the ones Las Vegas police say Stephen Paddock used in his deadly slaughter Sunday night in Las Vegas.

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O.J. Simpson freed from prison. Right now, he’s staying near Vegas but will he return to Florida?

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Officials at a remote Nevada prison where O.J. Simpson was set free early Sunday after nine years for armed robbery arranged the former football and Hollywood star’s dead-of-night departure to avoid public scrutiny.

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Parole official: O.J. Simpson will live in Vegas area

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A Nevada parole official said O.J. Simpson plans to live at a home in the Las Vegas area for the foreseeable future. State Parole and Probation Capt. Shawn Arruti told The Associated Press on Sunday that the former football hero and celebrity criminal defendant has one approved residential plan, and it doesn’t currently include a move to Florida or any other state.

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Fans can look forward to some major changes in NFL games

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Time to celebrate? NFL fans could see an enhanced flow of play and fewer restrictions on how demonstrative players can be in their jubilation after big plays. At the busy league meetings Tuesday, owners passed several rules changes, adopting resolutions they believe will speed the game and improve player safety. They also put off until their May gathering in Chicago potentially allowing a bit more creativity in player celebrations. Commissioner Roger Goodell asked that any adjustments in the rules be…

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Super Bowl generates mixed results for odds makers

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Las Vegas oddsmakers thought they might be headed for a big payday, but the New England Patriots — thanks to a successful two-point conversion that led to the first-ever Super Bowl overtime — left them with mixed results instead. Gamblers wagered a record $138.5 million at Nevada casinos on the big game, almost $6 million more than last year. The unaudited tallies released Monday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board showed sports books made a profit of more than $10.9…

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A $1.1 million bet, and a lot of happy bookies in Vegas

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A bettor using his phone app put $1.1 million on the Atlanta Falcons plus 3 points in the Super Bowl, part of an influx of money that could make Sunday a record day in Las Vegas sports books. Sports books around the city said betting was strong leading up to the game, with a good chance the action will top the record $132.5 million wagered on last year’s game between Denver and Carolina. “I wouldn’t bet against it,” said Jay…

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Joe Henderson: Can you say ‘Madam President’?

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About 30 minutes into Wednesday’s presidential debate, Donald Trump was doing well. He was making points that were rational to both his point of view and that of millions of Americans. I thought his supporters would love his strong answer on abortion, for instance. “I am putting pro-life justices on the (Supreme) court,” Trump said. “I will say this: It will go back to the states, and the states will then make a determination.” He made sense on his signature issue of…

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