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Squatters see new haven in Las Vegas

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A shopping cart outside a vacant home in Las Vegas. Down-and-out gamblers and opportunists have their pick of thousands of empty, foreclosed homes in the city, and the problem seems to be worsening.

Las Vegas

ON a drive through this desert city, the blight from the housing collapse of eight years ago can be seen on almost every block: Overgrown yards and boarded-up windows identify the foreclosed and abandoned homes that still pockmark southern Nevada.

But not all of the