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Another vestige of Olympic purity falls away with sports books taking bets on Games

Posted 5 days, 3 hours ago in Elsewhere

The long, slow erosion of the Olympics’ claim to sporting purity has reached a new landmark. The Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro will be gambled on inside Nevada sports books. The Nevada Gaming Control Board, acting on the interests of race and sports book directors in the state, agreed last year to allow bettors to wager on Olympic events for the first time since the practice was forbidden in ...

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How Lake Mead officials are fending off a water war amid historically low levels

Posted 17 days, 3 hours ago in Elsewhere

Drought is draining the West’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead, to historic low levels. Forecasts say climate change will make things worse. Headlines warn of water shortages and cutbacks. Members of Congress are moving to protect their states’ supplies. Yet if war is really imminent, why are the region’s water managers doing the same thing they have done for years: tinkering? Water managers in Arizona, California, Nevada and Mexico are developing ...

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