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8:01 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Ricketts holds cash advantage in Nebraska race

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts still has a cash advantage in the final days of the Nebraska gubernatorial primary, but he was outraised by state Sen. Beau McCoy and Attorney General Jon Bruning in the last reporting period before the May 13 election.

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Omaha
8:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Inmate facing child porn charges dies in jail

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man in the Douglas County jail facing child pornography charges has died.

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Government
10:57 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Court rejects challenge to Nebraska city's immigration law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to a Nebraska city ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally.

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Business
8:56 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Buffett says he has no worries about his successor

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says he's confident that the man who eventually succeeds him as Berkshire Hathaway's chief executive will have the right skills for the job.

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Government
8:05 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Oversight panel ready for testimony under oath

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the legislative session adjourned, members of the Senate Government Oversight Committee are poised to renew an investigation into state employment issues aided by the authority to subpoena witnesses.

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Government
8:03 am
Mon May 5, 2014

New death penalty debate resonates in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The bungled execution of an inmate in Oklahoma is casting new attention on the death penalty in Nebraska, where capital punishment remains on the books but no one has been executed in nearly two decades.

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Business
6:27 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway unit buying AltaLink for $2.92B

UNDATED (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s energy unit is buying the rest of Canadian power transmission provider AltaLink for 3.2 million Canadian dollars (about $2.92 billion).

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Business
6:26 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Bipartisan bill approves pipeline construction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline have introduced legislation authorizing its immediate construction and say they expect the measure will come to a vote in the coming days.

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Government
10:57 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Iowa Senate approves subpoena resolution, adjourns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has adjourned for the year, officially putting an end to the 2014 legislative session, 10 days past the anticipated April 22 end date.

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Business
8:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Buffett may face questions about performance

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's failure to beat the stock market in four of the past five years has raised the issue of whether Berkshire Hathaway's 83-year-old CEO has lost his touch.

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