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LAS VEGAS (AP) — An enormous explosive punch has turned a Las Vegas hotel into a pile of rubble. The 12-story Clarion casino-hotel was brought down just before 3 this morning. It became the 13th hotel to gain implosion infamy in a town that blow up the old to make way for the new. The site's owner and developer says he hopes 13 will turn out to be his lucky number as he works up a plan to build a 60-story casino-free hotel.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will undergo additional surgery tomorrow as doctors try to restore vision in his right eye. A spokeswoman said last night that the follow-up surgery is a necessary step to help Reid recover full vision in his right eye.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tesla Motors is looking for a few good interns — as many as 350 in northern Nevada this summer. A company spokesman told the Gazette-Journal it's one way the electric-car maker keeps its pipeline full of skilled workers. The Summer Job and Internship Expo kicks off Feb. 17 on the Reno campus from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tesla is building a $5 billion gigafactory east of Reno it says will become the biggest lithium battery factory in the world.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials have awarded $83 million to a road construction company for first phase of what could eventually be an interstate linking Las Vegas and Phoenix. The contract is for a 2.5-mile-long portion of freeway and interchange in Boulder City.

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