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Nevada, Feds Face Off Over Land Sale Profits

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Nevada, Feds Face Off Over Land Sale Profits

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Nevada, Feds Face Off Over Land Sale Profits

Nevada, Feds Face Off Over Land Sale Profits

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An unusual federal law that enables the state of Nevada to keep money received from the sale of federal lands within its borders — a significant source of revenue in a state where most of the acreage is under federal control — is under fire from the U.S. federal government. The Bush administration now wants a portion of the profits, but Nevada officials are putting up a fight, saying it's too late to change the rules.