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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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Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot; is it at a tipping point?

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After marijuana amendments passed in eight of the nine states where it was on the ballot Tuesday, now nearly a quarter of all Americans live in states where recreational use of marijuana is legal. Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada approved recreational marijuana amendments last week, giving nearly 50 million more Americans the right to use marijuana. Additionally, Florida, Arkansas, and North Dakota voted in favor of medical marijuana amendments, while Montana residents voted to roll back restrictions on…

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My electoral college prediction: Hillary Clinton 304, Donald Trump 234

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Were I a betting man— and Alan Suskey can tell you I am not — this would be my prediction for how the electoral college vote turns out. Hillary Clinton 304, Donald Trump 234. Here is a quick rationale: Nevada should have gone for Trump. In fact, I am surprised Sheldon Adelson and the boys aren’t making it happen. But Jon Ralston, who is basically the Marc Caputo and the Adam Smith of the Silver State, says Trump is dead there…

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Business owners replace idealists in legal-pot movement

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Business owners are replacing idealists in the pot-legalization movement as the nascent marijuana industry creates a broad base of new donors, many of them entrepreneurs willing to spend to change drug policy. Unlike in the past, these supporters are not limited to a few wealthy people seeking change for personal reasons. They constitute a bigger coalition of business interests. And their support provides a significant financial advantage for pro-legalization campaigns. “It’s mainly a social-justice movement. But undoubtedly there are business…

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U.S. Olympic gold hasn’t made for winning bets in Las Vegas

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Rowing, shooting and judo — the U.S. may have won big gold medals in those Olympic events but some of the most prominent Las Vegas sports books didn’t even bother with them. The bookmakers in Sin City said there’s been little money and few expectations for Olympic sports wagering this year, as the games returned to the betting board after being off-limits for more than a decade in Nevada. “I know that they’re watching. I just know they aren’t betting,”…

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Nevada’s James Butler scores late to clinch Arizona Bowl

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James Butler scored his second touchdown of the night with 66 seconds left to play to lead Nevada to a 28-23 victory in the Arizona Bowl Tuesday night. Butler, who ran for 189 yards and two scores, took the clinching touchdown in from four yards out as the Wolf Pack won over Colorado State, 28-23. Butler also had a 77-yard touchdown run. Colorado State had the advantage in most the stats, outgaining the Wolf Pack 532-345 and keeping the ball…

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Marco Rubio in Iowa as questions grow about early-state efforts

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With a nationally focused campaign that leans on strong debate performances and television advertising, Marco Rubio isn’t going all out in any one of the early voting states. That’s raised eyebrows among Republicans in states such as Iowa, where people are used to being lavished with attention in a presidential campaign. As 2015 wanes, the Florida senator is back in Iowa on Tuesday for a multi-day swing, hoping to shore up support and finish in the top tier of candidates…

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