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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments early next month on the challenge to Nevada's gay marriage ban. Eight gay couples are challenging a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2002 that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. A federal judge in Reno upheld the law in 2012. The arguments will be heard April 9.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a trucking company are demanding a criminal investigation against Union Pacific Railroad, charging the railroad tampered with evidence after a fatal Amtrak train collision east of Reno in 2011. The Reno Gazette-Journal that a Union Pacific spokesman denies the allegations by John Davis Trucking.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 30-year-old Las Vegas woman accused of drowning her 3-year-old son in the bathtub reportedly told police it felt like a demon inside of her took over. Police say Christine Allen called 911 Saturday evening to report her son, Noah, had drowned, but refused a dispatcher's pleas to take him out of the tub and perform CPR.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats plan to keep the Senate in session all night to talk about global warming. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada plans to join 27 other Senators in the dusk-to-dawn talkathon. Democratic leaders have no plans to bring a climate bill to the Senate floor this year.

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