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10:30 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Branstad supports Workforce Development director

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is standing behind the director of Iowa Workforce Development who has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers for allegedly improperly pressuring judges who hear unemployment cases to rule against workers and in favor of employers.

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Government
7:53 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Nebraska Medicaid bill dead, but debate not over

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's latest attempt to expand Medicaid may have died this year, but the issue is certain survive through the November elections and beyond.

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Sports
7:51 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Baylor shuts down McDermott and Creighton, 85-55

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and Baylor shut down Creighton's Doug McDermott with suffocating defense, ending the career of the one of the most prolific scorers in college history with an 85-55 win Sunday night in the NCAA tournament West Regional.

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Crime
6:50 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Neb. high court denies man's DNA testing request

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man serving life in prison for shooting another man to death at an Omaha restaurant drive-thru has again been denied his request for DNA testing of evidence gathered in the case.

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Government
6:48 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Bill to boost Neb. animal cruelty law advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to strengthen Nebraska's animal cruelty law has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

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Sports
5:22 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

McDermott rolls on over Louisiana-Lafayette 76-66

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doug McDermott scored 30 points and third-seeded Creighton got three huge 3-pointers in the second half from Ethan Wragge to beat No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette 76-66 Friday in the West Regional.

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Business
11:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate up to 3.6 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a point in February, hitting 3.6 percent.

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Omaha
9:17 am
Fri March 21, 2014

UNO to rebuild dorm damaged by fire

A UNO dorm heavily damaged last month by fire will be rebuilt.

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Business
8:14 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Survey suggests slight growth for Midwest economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An economist says a survey of bankers in Nebraska, Iowa and eight other Midwestern states suggests the regional economy is experiencing slow to no growth.

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Government
8:12 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Nebraska senators debate redistricting overhaul

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering an overhaul of the state's process for drawing legislative and congressional districts.

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