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Billionaire's purchase of paper seen as a power play

Journalists worry they will face pressure to cover Adelson's lawsuits differently

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Mr Adelson has risen to prominence in Las Vegas as the combative, litigious owner of the Sands Casino.

Las Vegas

TWO days after Sheldon Adelson's lawyers lost in their attempts to have a judge removed from a contentious lawsuit that threatens his gambling empire, a call went out to the publisher of this city's most prominent newspaper.

Almost immediately, journalists were summoned