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    Zappos Debuts New Speaker Series Focused on Doing Good

    By Seven Staff

    Dr. Brené Brown and singer Jewel headline the first event August 31.

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    JFK Exhibit Lands at the Trop

    By Paul Szydelko

    If you thought last year’s 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination would bring closure to the nation’s JFK obsession, think again.

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    Halloween vs. Nevada Day

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    Las Vegas is also hosting its first Nevada Day Parade—meaning Downtown will be home to not one, but two, festive processions in less than 12 hours.

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    Confessions of an NFL Cheerleader

    By Brittney Cason

    Having been behind the curtain, I can sympathize with these girls; being an NFL cheerleader is far from glamorous once the stadium lights are turned off. I know all too well about the laughably low wages ($60 a game); the list of rules that make a prison seem lenient (such as being contractually prohibited from drinking in public or curling my hair without permission); and the ridiculous body requirements that I could barely meet (even with 9 percent body fat).

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    On Vegas’ Unforgiving Roads, Homeless People at Risk

    By Felicia Mello

    It’s no secret that pedestrian deaths are on the rise—not just here, but nationwide. But a new study by the Southern Nevada Health District turns up this startling statistic: Homeless people in Clark County are about 22 times as likely as non-homeless residents to be fatally struck by a vehicle. While researchers didn’t pin down […]

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    Eight Best Bets for Fourth of July Fireworks

    By Camille Cannon

    You’ve got plenty of options this year for observing America’s Independence with a flashy display of explosives. Here are our top seven picks.

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    Baker Is Heating Up a Longtime Landmark

    By Sean DeFrank

    The World’s Tallest Thermometer is ready to rise again. The 134-foot-tall structure in Baker, California, was turned off in 2012 after years of disrepair, but the roadside icon is scheduled to be relit at 3 p.m. July 10, with the adjacent gift shop also reopening that day.

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    The (New) Bus Stops Here

    By Geoff Carter

    On September 13, 2012, a 24-year-old drunk driver lost control of his car at the corner of Spring Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard. He crashed into a bus stop on the southeast corner of the intersection, killing four and seriously injuring several others. Intoxication and speed were obvious factors, but so was the position of the bus stop.

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    UConn Alums Score Big at Hard Rock

    By Brett Lawson

    When the everyday college basketball fan witnesses his school win the NCAA championship, it’s usually satisfying enough in itself. However, when a $5,000 windfall is added to the bragging rights, there’s an entirely different level of excitement.

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    Seven Insta-Pics That Will Prove You Went to Helldorado Days

    By Camille Cannon

    Helldorado Days galloped into Las Vegas in 1934 as an effort by the Elks Lodge to boost our post-Hoover Dam building economy. Through the years, it held fast to its Old West style; even when it returned from a seven-year hiatus in 2005, it was all about hats and hooves.

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    Feathers, Food and a Celebration of Three Square

    By Jessi Acuña

    Last year, Fashion for Three Square raised more than $2.5 million—and the Southern Nevada food bank just may surpass that number at this year’s event on May 8. The Bennett and Engelstad family foundations, who were instrumental in last year’s event, have pledged a $1 million match for the Bag Childhood Hunger campaign.

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    Make Room, 702: Here Comes the 725

    By Sean DeFrank

    For Southern Nevadans, dialing a local phone number will never be the same again. Beginning May 3, calling or texting any Clark County number will require 10 digits with the arrival of the 725 area code.

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    High Roller Opens at the Linq

    The High Roller observation wheel at Linq opens to the public today at 1 p.m. Here are some tips and pics from opening day.

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    Ingenuity Unbound at the Maker Faire

    By Geoff Carter

    The Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire is a chance for Las Vegas’ technicians, artisans and craftspeople to show off what kind of clever, artful mischief they’ve been building in the spare room.

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    Get Your Hoops Fix at These NCAA Tournament Parties

    By Kel Dansby

    Las Vegas is one of the best places in the world to enjoy March Madness. Whether you’re a casual fan or a diehard fanatic ready to don your face paint, local bars will be catering to you over the next few weekends. Here’s where to kick back while you watch the Big Dance.

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