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Technology
12:53 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

UNMC, UNL team testing mini-robots in space-like conditions

UNMC surgical fellow Dr. Anton Simorov tests one of the mini-robots during a zero-G aircraft flight last week.
Credit UNMC

UNMC and UNL researchers are testing whether mini-robots could perform surgery in space.

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Politics & Elections
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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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

VA working to re-establish medical foster home program

44 states have a medical foster home program where elderly veterans receive care in a private home.

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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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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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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Second Congressional District: Terry faces challenge in primary election

Incumbent Second District Congressman Lee Terry faces a challenger in the May 13th primary election.

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Weather
2:30 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Emulating nature key to landscaping during drought conditions

As of Tuesday, 70 percent of Nebraska remained in moderate to extreme drought conditions.

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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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Government
3:20 pm
Thu May 1, 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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Health/Medical
1:29 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Nearly 43,000 Nebraskans enroll in marketplace

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new federal report says nearly 43,000 Nebraskans signed up for health insurance in the six months since the federal marketplace was launched.

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