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((christianne klein)) >> and i'm christianne klein... denise has the night off. that ballot initiative is stirring up plenty of controversy... and it's now received the attention of the national rifle association. ((dave courvoisier)) >> reporter brittany edney is live at n-r-a's new field office that just opened up in the southeast part of town. brittany? ((brittany edney)) this measure could impact guns sales because right now, if you buy a gun from a federally licensed dealer- you have to pass a background check. but when it comes to private party gun sales-- you don't need one. if question op would change. joining me now is robert uithoven from the n-r-a. so, tell me why, the n-r-a is opening this office? ((brittany edney)) should question one pass...
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like firearms inherited from family members. reporting live, brittany edney, 8 news now./// ((christianne klein)) thanks brittany... background checks" is supporting question one... they say they have the backing of more than 50 law enforcement, faith, and business leaders in nevada... like the las vegas fraternal order of police: ((david moody/l.v. fraternal order of police: " i think it's not going to stop it but it will prevent it, and if it prevents one or two from getitng hurt because somebody bought a gun then it's well worth it." )) ((dave courvoisier)) donald trump raised a lot eyebrows at a rally today... when he was talking about second ammendment rights in front of a
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(( donald trump/(r) presidential nominee) "hillary wants to abolish essentially abolish the second amendment. by the way, and if she gets to pick (booing in crowd) if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there is, i dunno. but i tell you what, that will be a horrible day.")) ((dave courvoisier)) >> some political observers were alarmed by the comment... threaten hillary clinton's life... or if he was just calling for increased political activity. trump's senior communications adviser, says trump was merely talking about second amendment supporters large influence as a group -- in voting for trump, not clinton./// ((dave courvoisier)) clinton's campaign released a statement after trump's remarks saying "what trump is saying is dangerous. a person seeking to be the president of the united states should not suggest violence in any way."/// ((dave courvoisier)) we're your local election
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things politics on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// ((christianne klein)) police made an arrest today... after a worker says she was attacked inside a local hotel. metro police took this picture of 22- year- old ivon major... as he was being arrested early this morning. police just released this video yesterday... showing their suspect walking inside a hotel in the 41- hundred block of boulder highway. police say major went into a hotel room where an employee was... and beat her and committed some we're told he left when another employee came to the room. major faces six different charges... including sexual assault and battery./// ((dave courvoisier)) we have to deal with monsoon season here in the valley... but luckily we haven't had to deal with anything like this! check out this massive wall of dust rolling into phoenix earlier today. heavy rains also rolled over the city. this was pretty dangerous for drivers... because visibility is extremely low./// ((dave courvoisier)) katie boer is in for tedd tonight... we saw nothing but clear skies
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dropping temperatures and breezy conditions across the valley... really another very nice, dry day for our tuesday across the valley. ...................... we're looking at plenty of sunshine--still a little buit of haze across the valley with our air quality advisory issued by clark county daq remaining in place through today. some lingering smoke is still possible. ..................... most of us are looking at cooler temperatures today in the upper 90s and low 100s. even our warmest neighborhoods today. look for low triple digits through the 7-pm hour, dropping down to the mid 90s by 9pm and down to 91 by about 11pm. ...................... tropical moisture will bring a risk of flash flooding to mohave county through wednesday, while dry weather persists farther west. shifting winds will move the moisture away to the east beginning on thursday, with dry and hotter weather expected over the weekend. the small chance we had for isolated thundestorms around las vegas wednesday los smaller --t maining around mohave county. .................. night look for lows to drop to e low 80s.... rning occasionally breezy. mr mostly sunny with high mps drpgnto the 90s............. extended rast...ok for highs in another wmup. mps don't look qu r the upcoming weekend -- but
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starting saturday through the llowing tuesd.((christianne kle > a l angeles-based company the late retailerto exnto las t cation inside the meadows mall in the central valley. 8 news now reporter karen castro found out how the store promises to cater to an underserved yet growing population in the valley. ((karen castro)) >> construction is underway for what will be the first ever curacao retail store in nevada. ((patricia alvarado shopper: esta muy bien el, me queda muy cerca de mi casa.)) ((karen castro)) patricia alvarado says in spanish: it's good. it's very close to my house. the company has had their eye on the meadows mall for years, but it was waiting for the right time and the right demographics. vice-president of marekting, curacao the hispanic community is one of our target markets.)) ((karen castro)) the neighborhoods around the meadows mall are predominantly latino. centrally located in the valley and with easy access to highways, the store hopes to also attract the more than half a million hispanics who live in clark county. ((christopher white general manager, meadows mall: when you bring a store that is targeting everyone but really focuses on the needs and the wants of the hispanic community, that's going to do volumes for any center that's lucky to grab a tenant like that.)) ((karen castro)) curacao is looking to hire 150
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the retailer offers a number of customer-specific services including: proprietary credit and travel arrangements. the store will also offer money wiring services to customers like alvarado who send money to their families in their home countries. ((patricia alvarado shopper: esta muy bien.)) ((karen castro)) karen castro, 8 news now. ((christianne klein)) >> curacao is opening a hiring center this saturday at the meadows mall. the store has not set an opening date... but it's expected to be some time in october./// ((dave courvoisier)) it's been five years but the people behind "absinthe" are re scenery. today... it was announced the hit show will move out of the "spiegel tent" outside caesars palace... and into the cosmopolitan later this year. the show will take over the former ballroom space inside the modern supper club "rose rabbit lie." the last day "absinthe" will perform at caesars palace is october 21-st./// ((dave courvoisier)) we're a little more than a month away from this year's "life is beautiful" festival... and single day tickets are about to go on sale. on thursday morning at ten.. you'll be able to choose the date you want to go.
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"mumford and sons" plays friday september 23-rd... j- cole performs the next night... and major lazer is the headliner for sunday./// ((christianne klein)) did michael phelps spark a new craze? coming up on the valley's news leader... we go behind the scenes to figure out what "cupping" is... after the swimmer competed- spotted in bruises. and don't forget to drop off school supplies... for our "gr8 school supply drive." we've teamed up with smith's and silver state schools credit union to collect donations. the drive runs through d locations on las vegas now dot com./// news music voice over: "you're watching the valley's news leader with dave courvoisier, watching the valley's news leader with dave courvoisier, denise valdez, ted i'm one of them. yo tambien. i'm one of over 300,000 nevadans who rely on social security.
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this is 8 news now at six." ((christianne klein)) an alernative treatment is making headlines after olympic champion and swimmer michael phelps was seen with marks on his body while competing in rio. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the i-team's vanessa murphy looked into "cupping," and why there are some who are not on board. ((vanessa murphy)) cupping is an ancient practice.... some people swear by it.... but does it work and is it safe? depends on who you ask...
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((vanessa murphy)) cupping is a regular practice here at legacy oriental medical center. ((huiwen zhang/oriental medical doctor: they feel wow, i feel loosened up now. it's not as tight as before now.)) ((vanessa murphy)) huiwen zhang says she's an oriental medical doctor and treats patients to improve circulation and for chronic conditions like arthritis with cupping. ((zhang: some people like it and some people don't like it because they don't like the mark...(laughs))) ((vanessa murphy)) a mark like this one seen on olympic cha who says he turned to cupping for muscle soreness and pain... ((phelps sound)) ((vanessa murphy)) so if he took home the gold, cupping must work, right? ((dr. dale carrison/umc: if i'd had a chance to talk to him, i'd go ya know, mr. phelps, let me tell you wexactly what's going on so you udnerstand why this is not gonna do anything.)) ((vanessa murphy)) doctor dale carrison heads the emergency medicine department at university medical center. ((vanessa murphy/reporter: could cupping be harmful? carrison: cupping could be harmful beccause it
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bad place.)) ((vanessa murphy)) he says cupping simply draws blood to the skin and compares a mark like this to a big blood blister. ((carrison: everybody known what a hickey is. okay, you get a hickey from somebody sucked on your neck. okay, and it used to be big with teenagers. well if that was true all the teenagers that had hickeys would be more healthy than the ones that didn't.)) ((vanessa murphy)) zhiang says oriental medicine like this is different from traditional medicine because it's more of a nature heali science with no studies to back it up. as for phelps, carrison refers to the placebo effect. if you believe it works...it just might help. ((carrison: if you can do soemthing that will make you 1000th of a second faster, that may be the difference between you being a world champion or losing.)) ((vanessa murphy)) there is a state board for oriental medical doctors... and there's years of education and exams required to become an oriental medical
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but to a traditional physician like carrison....they are not doctors because they haven't graduated from traditional medical school.// ((weather toss)) ((katie boer)) good evening! tracking conditions across the valley...
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across the valley. ...................... we're looking at plenty of sunshine--still a little buit of haze across the valley with our air quality advisory issued by clark county daq remaining in place through today. some lingering smoke is still possible. ..................... most of us are looking at cooler temperatures today in the upper 90s and low 100s. even our warmest neighborhoods only climbing to the low 100s today. look for low triple digits down to the mid 90s by 9pm and down to 91 by about 11pm. ...................... tropical moisture will bring a risk of flash flooding to mohave county through wednesday, while dry weather persists farther west. shifting winds will move the moisture away to the east beginning on thursday, with dry and hotter weather expected over the weekend. the small chance we had for isolated thundestorms around las vegas wednesday looks smaller -- with our best chance for storms remaining around mohave county. ....................
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turning occasionally breezy. tomorrow mostly sunny with high temps dropping into the 90s. .................... extended forecast... look for highs in the 90s wednesday and thursday before another warmup. temps don't look quite as hot for the upcoming weekend -- but at least climbing to
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following tuesday. ((weather toss)) ather toss)) ((christianne klein)) jon joins us now as 2 rebels battle to be the man. ((dave courvoisier)) everyone wants to know who is going to be the quarterback. ((jon tritsch)) the most important position on the field is up for grabs we talk to the 2 contenders and how their play could be the difference for unlv and we catch up with 2 members from the greatest team ever assembled...dream team memories coming up next in sports
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((jon tritsch)) the rebels are on the rise.. they are hungry..they are excited.. they are talented..but who's going to play quarterback?.. the most important position is most puzzling.. randall cunningham isn't walking through that door.. but the rebels do have contenders...juco transfer johnny stanton had the competition lead in the spring.. but veteran returner kurt his..the performance of the position will make or break the season for unlv..a risk both are willing to take (johnny stanton: "it's been a qb battle for sure. kurt is doing really well. i'm doing the best i can. i don't remember the last time i didn't have a qb battle. it's a spot i'm used to. i've won some and i've lost some. it's a lot more fun to win them. i'm going to keep on working hard." kurt palandech: "i wouldn't describe it as pressure. i'd describe it as an opportunity. we have a lot of playmakers on our offense. it's my job to get them the ball. they are going to be explosive and make plays once i get it in
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a few weeks ago usa basketball opened their olympic training camp in las vegas and shattered the spirit of team argentina in an exhibition..but the 2016 squad knows there is only one true dream team..and we caught up with a couple of gold medal greats as they reflect on the 1992 summer games (david robinson/center: "the biggest memory is standing on the podium and getting the medals put around our necks. you never count anything until it's actually done. once we were getting those go of sealed that moment for a lot of people and for me it did.") jon tritsch: on a special team..the greatest ever assembled.. the original dream team is in the basketball hall of fame.. (chris mullin/forward: "you know at the time we all felt good about what we were doing. obviously it was the first time the nba players participated so it was a once in a lifetime
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filled with celebrities and icons.. but even they are humbled by the world's stage.. (david robinson/center: "i remember the mary lou retton's, the mark spitz, for me to be apart of that history was one of the highlights of my life.") jon tritsch: barcelona was bloodied by the beatdowns handed out by team usa...the dream team won their eight games by an average of 44 points.. did the stars ever sweat? only in practice (chris mullin/guard: "it was fun. it was really the ultimate k- teams.. put on a show for one country..and america rocked (david robinson/center: "i was in the navy, i know what it means to represent the united states and that was a great honor. you see the guys now on this team, they understand what that means. they take a great pride in wearing usa across their chest.") ((jon tritsch)) time to take a look at the leaderboard.. china not going away.. the united states has it's hands full..russia..and australia also
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((christianne klein)) for the past week now we've been showcasing everything rio has to offer... outside the olympic village. ((dave courvoisier)) >> in tonight's "destination rio" report... jacque jovic checks out an art installation that draws tourists from around the world.
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death in 2013. (neyla bontempo/tour guide) "he was able to get the tiles from different countries and he started this challenge to have several countries represented there. today is now around 140 countries represented in there." (diane mccarthy/tucson, az) "the fact that one artist did all this work to beautify this area and the way he did it and the way he did it and the passion he put behind it is just amazing. i totally respect all of this work." (neyla bontempo/tour guide) "he really made a ca area and we miss him." ((christianne klein)) thanks for watching 8 news now at 6. ((dave courvoisier))
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this is the "jeopardy!" tournament of champions. now let's meet today's semi-finalists -- a graduate student in mathematics from columbia, maryland...

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