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General News
8:46 am
Tue February 25, 2014

TransCanada says Neb. pipeline route still valid

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline says its proposed route through Nebraska is still legally valid until a higher court decides whether the state's pipeline-siting law is constitutional.

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Nebraska
8:28 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Nebraska oil production up to 2.8M barrels in 2013

(Information in the following story is from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Oil production grew again last year in southwest Nebraska thanks to new techniques, but state officials don't expect the boom to last long.

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Government
8:25 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Neb. senator targets 'hold' charges on debit cards

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hotels, gas stations and restaurants would have to notify customers if they place temporary hold charges on their debit cards, under a bill set for review in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Around the Nation
12:15 am
Sun February 23, 2014

One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall

Originally published on Sun February 23, 2014 2:21 am

A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.

Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.

Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.

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Middle East
12:01 am
Sun February 23, 2014

Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange

Originally published on Sun February 23, 2014 12:45 am

The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.

"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.

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General News
4:33 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Bighorn sheep relocated to Neb.'s Pine Ridge area

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than 25 bighorn sheep have been relocated from Nebraska's Wildcat Hills to the Pine Ridge area.

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Government
4:30 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Omaha lawyer to run for Nebraska Attorney General

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha attorney and former Douglas County prosecutor Brian Buescher has joining the race for Nebraska attorney general.

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Government
12:52 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Bill to limit new Neb. occupation taxes advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Cities that don't already impose occupation taxes on alcohol, tobacco and motor-vehicle fuels would be banned from doing so in the future, under a bill that won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

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Business
8:10 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Survey suggests Midwest economy losing steam

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based economist says a survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is losing steam.

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Government
8:08 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Nebraska ruling mires Keystone XL in legal limbo

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Keystone XL oil pipeline's route through Nebraska will face months of additional delays now that a federal judge has invalidated the pipeline's path.

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