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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A long-planned initiative linking slot machines at casinos in New Jersey and Nevada designed to create bigger jackpots is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links 100 machines in Atlantic City with 600 in Nevada. Other states are being encouraged to take part. The progressive jackpots grow in size as more gamblers play them.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A judge has slashed bail from $2 million to $150,000 for a 73-year-old man who shot and killed one unarmed trespasser and seriously wounded another at a home he owns in Sparks. Wayne Burgarello's lawyer had argued the previous amount was unconstitutionally excessive. Burgarello is scheduled to for arraignment next month.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A police sergeant from Southern California faces a misdemeanor prostitution charge after his arrest in a prostitution sting at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino. Las Vegas police say Vahak Mardikian (vah-HOK' mar-DEEK'-ee-in) was arrested early last Friday at the Flamingo after agreeing to pay an undercover officer $250 for sex.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Makers of the ACT test say Nevada's Class of 2014 scored higher than the national average in English, reading and math, although only about one-third of graduates took the exam. The report classified 26 percent of Nevada test-takers as "college ready" in all four subjects. That's the same as the national average.

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