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Condemned Nevada Inmate Still Won't Appeal

Updated: 08/11/2004 - Nevada death row inmate Terry Jess Dennis ate cheeseburgers and had another visit with his brother Wednesday as Nevada State Prison officials moved ahead with plans for the 9 p.m. Thursday execution that Dennis wants.

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U.S. Prepares Major Offensive in Najaf

Updated: 08/11/2004 - The U.S. military and Iraqi forces prepared Wednesday for a major assault to crush a weeklong uprising by Shiite militants in the holy city of Najaf, as the firebrand cleric leading the insurgents exhorted his followers to fight on even if he is killed.

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Water Authority to Tap Drought Reserves

Updated: 08/11/2004 - Reno is starting to run low on water and, for the first time in a decade, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority plans to dip into its drought reserves to keep taps flowing in the Reno-Sparks area.

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Kerry Talks Prescriptions to Seniors in Henderson

Posted: 08/11/2004 - Democrat John Kerry urged the president Wednesday to allow the sale of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada as he discussed drug prices, health care and retirement benefits with senior citizens.

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Scott Peterson's Ex-Mistress Testifies

Updated: 08/10/2004 - Scott Peterson's one-time mistress testified Tuesday that their first night together included slow-dancing to karaoke and a hotel-room tryst - but no mention of the pregnant wife who prosecutors say he later murdered.

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Bush Taps Rep. Goss to Lead Troubled CIA

Updated: 08/10/2004 - President Bush chose Porter Goss, a Republican congressman and one-time spy, on Tuesday to lead the CIA as the troubled agency struggles to repair its tarnished reputation and confront new terror threats and the uncertainty of a massive intelligence reorganization.

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Bush, Cheney to Visit Nevada in Coming Days

Updated: 08/10/2004 - President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney will campaign in the state this week, following close on the heels of Democratic candidate John Kerry and underscoring the importance of Nevada as a battleground state.

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Anti-Tax, Elective Office Limit Proposals Fail

Updated: 08/10/2004 - Petitions to repeal a record $833 million Nevada tax increase and bar government workers from serving in the Legislature have failed to qualify for the November ballot, Secretary of State Dean Heller said Tuesday.

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Nevada's Ault Keeps Sense of Humor With Current Woes

Updated: 08/09/2004 - Nevada coach Chris Ault admitted to a bit of apprehension Monday when a local broadcaster who also works as a sheriff's deputy showed up at the annual football media day in his deputy's uniform.

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AP: Memos Show Vegas as Terror Target But No Alert

Updated: 08/09/2004 - A year after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Justice Department obtained video surveillance tapes suggesting terrorists were targeting Las Vegas casinos but authorities never alerted the public.

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Nichols Gets Life Sentence for Bombing

Updated: 08/09/2004 - Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, addressing a court for the first time, proclaimed his faith in God and asked victims of the blast for forgiveness Monday as a judge sentenced him to 161 consecutive life sentences.

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Lawyers Seek Supreme Court Review of Execution Case

Updated: 08/09/2004 - A lawyer trying to stop the 9 p.m. Thursday execution of convicted Nevada murderer Terry Jess Dennis petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday following failed efforts to win a stay from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Attorney General Wants Lawsuit on Marijuana Plan Dismissed

Updated: 08/09/2004 - The Nevada attorney general's office has filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court in Las Vegas to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to get a marijuana initiative petition on the November ballot.

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Iraqi PM Urges Militants to Lay Down Arms

Updated: 08/08/2004 - Protected by about 100 guards, Iraq's interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi visited the war-shattered city of Najaf on Sunday, calling on Shiite militants to lay down their weapons after days of fierce clashes with U.S. forces.

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Bush Defends Elevated Terror Warning

Updated: 08/07/2004 - The heightened state of alert in New York, Newark, N.J. and Washington is "a grim reminder" of terrorist threats that still face the United States, President Bush said Saturday.

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Sierra Club Works on Presidential Campaign

Updated: 08/07/2004 - As President Bush and John Kerry prepare to visit Nevada again, the Sierra Club is stepping up its political involvement in the battleground state.

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Former Mental Patient Seeks Death in Nevada Chamber

Updated: 08/07/2004 - Old friends and family say Terry Jess Dennis, facing execution for strangling a woman in Reno, was a nice boy who sang in the school choir but got hooked on drugs and alcohol.

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State Workers' Slashed Benefits May Be Restored

Updated: 08/06/2004 - A committee that oversees the health insurance plan for Nevada's state employees wants to restore some of the benefits that were cut when the system was in financial trouble.

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Wood Cutting in Carson District Suspended

Updated: 08/06/2004 - The U.S. Forest Service suspended wood cutting and gathering in Nevada's Carson Ranger District on Friday because of extreme fire danger.

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