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A temporary City Hall for Bitcointopia.
A temporary City Hall for Bitcointopia.
Thursday, November 22, 2018 1:00 AM
The United States of Bitcoin will not be in Elko County.

Less than six months after Las Vegas bitcoin trader Morgan Rockcoons pledged to create a bitcoin utopia outside of Elko, federal prosecutors arrested the embattled Bitcointopia leader for wire fraud. According to the indictment, Rockcoons “would offer to sell land in Bitcointopia, and accept bitcoin as payment for land purchases, when in fact he had no land to sell.”
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    A combination of two drugs that activate the immune system shrank brain tumors in many melanoma patients and prolonged life in a study of 94 people at 28 medical centers in the United States. The drugs were ipilimumab (brand name Yervoy) and nivolumab (Opdivo), and they belong to a class called checkpoint inhibitors.
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  • No matter how strict or frugal, unexpected expenses can send many people into a financial tailspin. A Federal Reserve study reveals that 40 percent of adults would not be able to cover a $400 setback – an alarming statistic given the high cost of common emergencies such as car trouble, home repairs and medical care.  Continue this story
  • Nevada water boards are looking into utilizing desalination to combat growing population in the driest state in the nation, especially now that newer technology is making the process cheaper to initiate. Continue this story
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SPORTS

Thursday, November 22, 2018 1:00 AM
When things go sour, an NFL team’s fan base often points to two people: the guy calling plays on the sideline, and the man behind center trying to execute them.

As we get deeper into the 2018 schedule, the futures of some coaches could be tied to how their quarterbacks have struggled — or outright flopped.

Doug Marrone and Blake Bortles in Jacksonville? Perhaps.

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  • At a recent court hearing in Winnemucca’s Sixth Judicial District Court, Jeff Brooks pleaded guilty to two felony driving under the influence (DUI) charges with two prior DUI convictions within seven years. Judge Michael Montero granted the diversion program, giving Brooks the chance to complete DUI court and probation rather than prison time. 
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