Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez continue grand Las Vegas wedding tradition

Bennifer do their part for the Nevada economy

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Bugsy Siegel murder 75 years ago changed Las Vegas forever

His death at age 41 opened up gambling mecca to other mobsters and their financiers

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Why the Las Vegas body-in-a-barrel story got insane worldwide publicity

Image plus well-known history of long-ago mob connections probably played a role in vast media interest

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What’s buried here, stays here: the few famous graves of Las Vegas (Part 4)

Benny Binion and Nick the Greek join the list

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Overlooking Las Vegas, the mystique–and myths–of Mount Charleston

Sitting as it does in the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada, less than 300 miles from Mexico, the immediate Las Vegas area has pretty mild winters, with no snow most years. Except for this: A scan of the mountainous horizon … Continue reading

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What’s buried here, stays here: the few famous graves of Las Vegas (Part 3)

Moe Dalitz and Phyllis McGuire make the list, but most others with Mob ties went elsewhere

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Las Vegas hospital co-founded by casino skim mobster loses appeal of big Medicare overbilling claim

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is on the hook to the feds for nearly $20 million.

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What the second victim of Robert Durst says about Las Vegas

Susan Berman was the only child of a casino mobster, and loved it

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What’s buried here, stays here: the few famous graves of Las Vegas (Part 2)

Entertainers Tony Curtis and Redd Foxx make the list

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What’s buried here, stays here: the few famous Las Vegas graves (Part 1)

Sonny Liston, Bo Belinksy and Pancho Gonzales are among those with a fatal attraction for Sin City

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COVID-19 pandemic still hits Las Vegas worse that U.S.–just like 1918 Spanish flu

Per-capita death rate is 13% worse than the national rate

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Las Vegas hospital accused of big Medicare overbilling was co-founded by mobster linked to casino skim

Moe Dalitz was an original partner in Sunrise Hospital

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Pandemic has killed more Las Vegas folks per capita than rest of U.S.

Death rate is 7% worse than the country’s

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Las Vegas locals are told to stay home and let tourists face coronavirus

To Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, jobs are the thing

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Carolyn Goodman isn’t the mayor of the Las Vegas Strip, or me

She draws national scorn for CNN interview calling for economic reopenings but disclaiming the coronavirus consequences

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Watching the pandemic play out in Las Vegas–a century ago

Coverage by a local newspaper suggests eerie parallels with today’s coronavirus crisis

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New book paints namesake of Fremont Street in Las Vegas as the war criminal he was

“Imperfect Union,” by Steve Inskeep, recounts John C. Frémont’s slaughter of Indians and Latinos

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Thoughts on Las Vegas and ‘View of the World from 9th Avenue’

Sin City graced Saul Steinberg’s magazine cover masterpiece in 1976

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‘What’s it like living in Las Vegas?’

Families lead normal lives, with kids who play soccer matches and parents who watch them

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Green Book–the real thing, not the movie–shows racist history of Las Vegas

Over three decades, just five places were deemed hospitable to black travelers

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