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The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a group that represents landowners and tribal representatives opposed to the controversial pipeline, has launched a weeklong series of themed demonstrations.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor cries foul on affirmative action decision
The high court upholds a Michigan law that outlaws the use of race in college admissions
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Inmate van driver convicted of killing Lincoln woman in crash to be sentenced in June
Jeremy Dobbe had been assigned to pick up other work-release inmates last summer when he collided nearly head on with a minivan driven by Joyce Meeks.
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2nd District House race: After 8 terms, Lee Terry knows how D.C. works — and doesn't
The longtime congressman from Omaha points to his behind-the-scenes leadership and the value of his seniority.
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U.S. Senate race: State Auditor Mike Foley defends Shane Osborn against ad campaign
State audits are being used to bash U.S. Senate candidate Shane Osborn, but the man behind those audits, Mike Foley, has come to the Republican's defense.
Safety board report blames pilot error in 2013 crash that killed UNO student, passenger
A final report on the April 27, 2013, accident ruled out any mechanical problems and concluded that it was caused by the pilot's decision “to fly at a low altitude and his subsequent failure to see and avoid power lines.”
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Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ease restrictions on nurse practitioners
LB 916, which passed the Legislature 43-0, would have eliminated the requirement that nurse practitioners have a practice agreement with a doctor.
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Tom Brewer shakes up campaign staff, optimistic about race with Adrian Smith
"We’re getting into a battle rhythm now,’’ Brewer said Tuesday. "I hope it’s not too little, too late."
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Search the salaries of employees at public agencies in Nebraska.
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Ted Cruz backs Pete Ricketts' campaign for governor
"Pete Ricketts is a businessman and a constitutional conservative who will help Nebraska thrive," the Texas senator said in a release.
9-year-old accident victim from Ashland, Grant Johnson, had passion for hard work
Grant died Saturday when a Bobcat loader backed over him on property his parents own.
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Defense chief Chuck Hagel: Sexual assaults aren't being ignored
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited a rape crisis organization Monday to stress the Pentagon's commitment to ensuring that victims of sexual violence are taken seriously in the armed forces.
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8% of alcohol sellers checked in Omaha area last week sold booze to minors
Sixteen of the 204 businesses in Douglas and Sarpy Counties violated alcohol sales law, Project Extra Mile said Tuesday in a statement.
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Trial date set for man accused of threatening students
A June trial has been set for a 23-year-old man accused of threatening three students at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
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Nebraska man gets 50 years for trying to kidnap ex-wife
A northeast Nebraska man has been given 50 years in prison for trying to kidnap his former wife.
National Law Enforcement Memorial Week set for May
Events will honor those who serve and protect communities across the Omaha metropolitan area and Nebraska.
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Twenty-five Nebraska physicians received at least $1 million in Medicare payments in 2012.
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Hartington, Neb., is your 2014 Showcase Community Award winner
Gov. Dave Heineman presented the award Tuesday to civic leaders from the northeast Nebraska community of 1,550 people in recognition of 40 years of the Community Development Block Grant program.
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Tents go up on National Mall in D.C. to try to stop Keystone XL pipeline
A week's worth of “Reject and Protect” actions against the Keystone XL pipeline are underway. The events culminate Saturday with a march to the White House to deliver a tepee to President Barack Obama.
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Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
John Munn, the state director of banking and finance, is retiring, Gov. Dave Heineman announced today.
Arbor Day closings
Arbor Day is a state holiday in Nebraska, but a day off for only some workers.
Some city streets remain closed
EB L Street lane to close
Owners of exotic dance bar deny prostitution allegations
More Nebraskans are electing to vote early
Nebraska's U.S. Senate candidates stick to familiar topics at Omaha forum
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ease restrictions on nurse practitioners
19-year-old killed in one-vehicle crash at 72nd & Shirley
8% of alcohol sellers checked in Omaha area last week sold booze to minors
OPS bus, SUV collide; no students onboard at the time
Waitress who served alcohol to teen before fatal crash gets jail time, probation
Lori Jenkins, charged as accessory in 4 murders, waives speedy trial
Iowa State servers hacked, nearly 30,000 SSNs at risk
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
2nd District House race: After 8 terms, Lee Terry knows how D.C. works — and doesn't
Bellevue man is killed at Minnesota dance hall after South Sudanese basketball tourney
Spring corn planting still sputters in Nebraska, Iowa, other key states
Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
U.S. Senate race: State Auditor Mike Foley defends Shane Osborn against ad campaign
Public defender to represent Nikko Jenkins in sentencing
Mid-America Center on track for lower operating loss
Bluffs City Council approves dozens of new numbered street lights
National Law Enforcement Memorial Week set for May
Ted Cruz backs Pete Ricketts' campaign for governor
Omahan charged with 5th-offense DUI after street race causes rollover
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Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an assisted-living center, would much prefer to stay home instead.
Breaking Brad: Into the claw machine! Florida kid follows Lincoln kid's lead
In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a child climbed inside a claw machine. Hey, Florida kid: Nobody likes a copycat.
Breaking Brad: Even Chuck Hassebrook's throwing mud!
The Nebraska campaigns have turned so ugly, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook lobbed unfounded accusations at an imaginary opponent.
Breaking Brad: Kraft wiener recall is business opportunity for TD Ameritrade Park
Instead of returning the wieners, TD Ameritrade Park is calling them "cheese dogs" and charging double.
Breaking Brad: Photos with the Easter Bunny are so 2010
In a sign of the times, most kids ran out of patience waiting for a photo with the Easter Bunny at the mall, just snapped a selfie and went home.
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