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Las Vegas shaken by high-profile violence

LAS VEGAS — Variously known as an adult playground and Disneyland for grown-ups, Las Vegas brands itself as a spot where tourists can enjoy a sense of edginess with no real danger.

But a series of high-profile episodes of random violence amid throngs of tourists threatens Sin City’s reputation as a padded room of a town where people can cut loose with no fear of consequences.

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