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With the Iowa caucus past, the focus is on now on next Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton has narrowly won the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, outpacing a surprisingly strong challenge from Bernie Sanders to claim the first victory in the 2016 race for president.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders says his razor-thin contest against Hillary Clinton in Iowa is giving his campaign a "kick-start."

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Only a week remains before the Iowa caucuses — the first contest in a tumultuous presidential campaign that has challenged long-held political assumptions.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Party leaders are pledging to remain neutral in the 2016 presidential caucuses.

The executive director of the Nebraska Democratic Party says turnout for Saturday’s second presidential caucus was lower than expected, but still encouraging.

Jim Rogers attributes the lower turnout in part to the primary being non-contested. He says the red and white game and the storms that broke out across the Metro also affected turnout. 

Despite the challenges, he says North Omaha had the largest turnout with over 100 individuals caucusing there.  Rogers says a variety of issues were discussed during the caucus.

Nebraska Democrats are preparing to meet this weekend for the state’s second presidential caucus.

The Nebraska Democratic Party held its first caucus in 2008, and selected President Obama as their candidate. Caucuses are an opportunity for registered Democrats to get together, discuss issues, and choose delegates. UNO political science professor Paul Landow says caucuses aren’t about voter turnout, but about party-building.

Nebraska Democrats are preparing for their second presidential caucus.

The caucus happens statewide this Saturday. In 2008, the Nebraska Democratic Party held its first caucus, and supported President Obama.

Democratic Party chairman Vic Covalt says the caucus gave Nebraska a role in the nominating process. "We went to the caucus because we wanted to help decide who the President would be, and the Nebraska caucus in February 2008 was the first of 11 straight small-state wins that gave Obama the edge that ultimately led to his victory in the Democratic nomination."