Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton holds up a shoe during the UNLV Foundation annual dinner Monday Hombre Nike Hyperdunk X Negras Blancas España , Oct. 13, 2014, in Las Vegas. The shoe was given to her by Las Vegas Sun CEO, Publisher and Editor Brian Greenspun. A woman threw a shoe at Clinton during an appearance in Las Vegas in April. (AP PhotoJohn Locher)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Las Vegas crowd Monday night that more needs to be done to assure young people can achieve their dreams and free students from onerous college debt "that can feel like an anchor tied to their feet dragging them down."
"I think our young people deserve a fair shot," she told about 900 people gathered in a Bellagio resort ballroom for the annual UNLV Foundation dinner benefiting the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Later, talking about the American public's possible reluctance to get involved in conflicts around the world, Clinton referred to the threats posed by the Ebola virus and the Islamic State group.
"They want to bring the fight to Europe and the fight to the United States," she said of the terrorist group.
And Ebola is not going to stay confined, she said.
At every step, officials should ask if actions are in America's best interest, she said.
"We can't say we're not going to be involved because these things are other people's problems," she said.
The remarks were part of questions from longtime friend and Las Vegas Sun Publisher Brian Greenspun after Clinton's prepared speech that touched on her thoughts on Russian President Vladimir Putin ("I see a very cold-blooded, calculated former KGB agent who is determined to not only enrich himself and his closest colleagues but also to try to revive Russia's influence around its border"), the most important person she's ever met (Nelson Mandela for his "level of self-awareness and political skill") and her most difficult decision as secretary of state ("Whether or not to go after Bin Laden based on the evidence we had.").
But before any questions, Greenspun presented her a gift: a pair of Nike athletic shoes, a reference to one of her last appearances in Las Vegas in April when a woman in the crowd threw a shoe at Clinton.
"How do we make amends?" he asked. By giving her two shoes instead of just the one.
Greenspun pointed out the pair came from the "running" shoes section, a coy reference to speculation surrounding a possible presidential run by Clinton.
She didn't give anything away about her future plans after Greenspun pressed a second time asking about any unfinished business she might have and how she would finish it, a reference to a chapter in her book, "Hard Choices."
"I'm really going to have to ponder that seriously," she said.
Before Monday's event, Clinton made a stop in Denver to campaign for Colorado Sen. Mark Udall and later appeared at a Nevada Democratic Party fundraiser in Las Vegas with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Las Vegas Sun reported that VIP tickets to the fundraiser at the Aria resort cost $10,000 each.
The UNLV Foundation dinner honored billionaire Republican fundraiser and Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson.
Clinton, who commended Adelson for his donations to the university, said she had run into the casino-hotel mogul backstage.
"Sheldon said to me, 'Gee, I wish they would have paired me with you to ask the questions. We could have had a real debate,'" Clinton said. "Well, that would certainly bring a crowd," she said, adding that it might have required a boxing ring.
Adelson's Las Vegas Sands has committed giving $7 million to fund construction of Hospitality Hall for the university's Harrah Hotel College and a proposed Center for Professional and Leadership Studies.
The event also posthumously honored philanthropist Kitty Rodman whose estate pledged $12.9 million for the university's special education programs.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang presides over a symposium soliciting opinions on the annual government work report from representatives from education, science, culture, health, sport sectors and grassroot, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 31, 2018. Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and Wang Yang, vice premier and also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, also attended the symposium. (XinhuaZhang Duo)
BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday chaired a seminar to consult representatives from the education, science and technology, culture, health, and sports sectors, and members of the public, on the draft government work report.
Vice Premiers Zhang Gaoli and Wang Yang also attended.
Nine representatives introduced achievements in their work and gave suggestions on how to improve the report.
Li exchanged views and expressed Chinese Lunar New Year greetings to attendees, calling for more advice and suggestions to improve the government work.
Dou Xiankang, president of Wuhan University, expressed the hope that the government would support talent playing their due role and the building of high-standard universities in the country's central and western regions.
In response, Li said governments at all levels should promote the balanced development of education, create a fair environment and support the development of both public and private education.
Fan Jinshi, honorary president of Dunhuang Academy, said that more efforts should be made to protect and utilize cultural heritage.
Lang Ping, the Chinese women's volleyball national head coach, suggested the government provide more public fitness facilities.
The premier said the government would continue to promote the development of the health and sports industries to improve people's quality of life.
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