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The NHL is coming to Las Vegas because America is now a casino nation

Posted 1 day, 13 hours ago in Elsewhere

Today, Attorney General Loretta Lynch would have to concede that the basic public policy of the United States is pro-gambling. All but six states run lotteries, taking in nearly $74 billion last year. Every National Football League team plays in a stadium in which gambling is as close as the nearest convenience store. Still, the announcement that the National Hockey League had awarded an expansion franchise to a group based ...

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A hyperloop company is lining its pods with metal from Captain America

Posted 1 month, 6 days ago in Elsewhere

Earlier this month in North Las Vegas, a company called Hyperloop One carried out the first tests of the high-speed Hyperloop transportation technology. Initially conceived by SpaceX founder Elon Musk as the “fifth mode of transport,” the Hyperloop would revolutionize modern travel by sucking a pod through a tube at nearly 800 miles mph. Hyperloop One is only one of the companies racing to turn Musk’s vision from pipe dream ...

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