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Five Great Family-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas

All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children.

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North Pole Experience and Little America Hotel Partner to Usher in the Holidays

As the holiday season marches upon us - I had the opportunity to speak with Santa's Ambassador, Scott Pace, who is hard at work in Flagstaff, AZ where he, along with his team of Elf University graduates are preparing a one of a kind gathering that includes a special appearances from Santa as he prepares for his annual round the world blast.

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Capella Pedregal’s Tortuguitas Kids Club: Creating Vacation Legacies Through Cuisine, Art And Distinctive First-Time Children’s Experiences

Capella Pedregal's Tortuguitas ("Little Turtles") Kids Club aims to deliver such an experience and offers a variety of activities and experiences for children of all ages to enjoy while parents can rest easy, soaking in all that Capella has to offer – activities for 'tweens and teens are also available.

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  • Op/Ed: The Courage to Trust Medical Care to Patients and Physicians

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    The days of trusting legislators to focus on a constituencies best interests are in the rear view as the main interest is parroting the necessary buzzwords for election and then consumed with banking lobbying money.

     
  • X-Men: First Class - First Class Fun!

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    X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, a high action, entertaining sci-fi flick from Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment and Dune Entertainment, recently screened for members of the press on the FOX STUDIO lot in Century City, CA.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Talks Turkey; Labour Party Sex Scandal; Egyptian Mosque; North Korea; David Cassidy

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    President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania, began the holiday season wishing all Americans a "very happy and blessed Thanksgiving" and continued with a Presidential tradition officially  pardoning two donated turkeys sending them to Virginia Tech's Gobbler's Rest.

     
  • Panama City and Florida Panhandle Brace for Michael

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    Hurricane Michael, which strengthened over the last six hours into a Category Four storm, with sustained winds of 130mph to 156mph, is quickly bearing down on the Florida Panhandle with landfall expected by Wednesday morning.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Russia Stands Alone; Ukraine Violence Escalates; April Job Numbers; Stopping Sexual Assault

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    President Barack Obama and members of the seven top industrialized nations have announced another round of economic sanctions and suspended Russian President Vladimir Putin, who remains unwavering in his annexation pursuits, from any further participation in global summits.

     
  • HL London: The Extraordinary Faerground Accidents Release New Single “She Makes Me Want to Die”

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    Signed to John Robb's Louder Than War Records, Faerground Accidents recently swept into my life, a parade of badly applied lipstick, gold cloaks, silver body paint and wine drunk straight from the bottle - and they've brought with them one of the most exciting new singles I've heard in ages!  

     
  • HL Breaking News: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigning

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    President Obama is due to announce the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, as early as Monday morning, according to unnamed White House sources close to the unfolding situation. Hagel has served in the top defense position since February 2013.

     
  • San Luis Obispo, California - A Reason For All Seasons

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    San Luis Obispo, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, surrounded by lush mountains to the east and pristine shoreline to the west, is quickly evolving into a cultural mecca for fast trackers looking to reposition themselves in a slower lane.

     
  • Harry Winston Diamonds, Colombian Emeralds, Kashmir Sapphires and Art Deco Jewelry Headline Bonhams Fine Jewelry New York Sale

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    Among the many jewels with fascinating provenance being offered to Bonhams clients will be a remarkable collection of jewelry owned by the Olympic gold medalist Katherine Domyan. Leading the sale are two necklaces formerly owned by the swimmer.

     
  • Italian Hotel Buried in Avalanche; Children Among The Dozens Feared Dead

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    Thirty guests are feared dead after a series of earthquakes in central Italy triggered an massive avalanche that buried a luxury hotel in the Italian Alps, trapping dozens beneath mountains of heavy packed snow, uprooted trees and loosened boulders.

     
  • Battle of The Sexes Review – Grand Slam, Game, Set, Match, Win!

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    Battle of the Sexes, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, presents 1973, the year women, led by powerhouse tennis player Billie Jean King, decided they were done with penny prize packages and to the chagrin of the establishment demanded equality.

     
  • UPDATE: Double Funeral Service Planned for Debbie Reynolds and Daughter Carrie Fisher

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    A double funeral service scheduled for Thursday, January 5, has been announced for the actress, legend and author Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher who passed away within a day of each other this past week.

     
  • The Hero Review - Magnificent, Beautiful, Affecting

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    The Hero, from Houston King Productions and The Orchard, presents the story of the afterlife that most box office stars experience when agents send over commercial voice work, promises of deals, of offers soon and the intersection with fate.

     
  • SICARIO Review – Explosive, Gripping, A High Octane Rush

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    SICARIO, from Lionsgate and Black Label Media, presents an explosive, high tech contemporary thrill ride deep into the billion dollar narco trade, with stunning action, edgy dialogue, challenging circumstances and a high body count, where the enemy is ruthless, hidden and everywhere.

     
  • San Diego’s Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant Review - Embodies ‘Craft America Cooking’

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    There's nothing more fun than finding tasty neighborhood eateries somewhat off the beaten path, that are making an impact on the local culinary scene nonetheless. One such San Diego locale is Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant.