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In Brief: News racks on the Strip, a new album from The Killers and more

The Killers plan to release their first greatest hits collection November 11 on Island Records.
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Rack attack Smoke screens don’t come much more obvious than this. The Clark County Commission claims its effort to get rid of news racks along the Las Vegas Strip is all about public safety and keeping pedestrian traffic flowing smoothly. Right. Surely it’s not about the fact that many of the 300 or so racks along the Strip have “adult” content and are seen by many as a nuisance. Nope, those stationary racks really hold up traffic. –Ken Miller

Money dump In the ongoing effort to waste as much of Nevada’s money as possible, the state Board of Examiners last week approved a $5 million contract extension to continue a legal fight against the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump ... despite the fact it’s been dead in the water for years after the Obama administration scrapped it. This brings the total spent on this empty exercise to $36 million to date. –KM

Killin’ it Nearly 10 years to the day that The Killers released their debut single, “Mr. Brightside,” the band announced this week that it will release its first “best of” compilation, Direct Hits, November 11 on Island Records. The 15-track record will include singles culled from The Killers’ four studio albums, along with two new songs: “Just Another Girl,” produced by longtime collaborator Stuart Price, and “Shot at the Night,” which features M83’s Anthony Gonzalez and is available for a listen right here at –Andrea Domanick

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