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Nebraska: State of the United States of America
Nebraska is a state that lies both in the Great Plains and in the Midwestern United States. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, both across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west. It is the only triply landlocked U.S. state.


'We're more than double' prior surge -Omaha nurse [Video]

'We're more than double' prior surge -Omaha nurse

[NFA] Ten months into America’s worst health crisis in a century, and as COVID-19 cases surge worse than ever, the country’s front line workers are fighting misinformation, resistance to..

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U.S. COVID-19 cases surge past 11 million [Video]

U.S. COVID-19 cases surge past 11 million

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States crossed the 11-million mark on Sunday in yet another grim milestone, according to a Reuters tally. Gloria Tso reports.

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U.S. surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases [Video]

U.S. surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases

In its third wave of the pandemic, the United States has become the first country to surpass 10 million cases. Bryan Wood reports.

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On horse or on foot, voters so far peaceful at polls [Video]

On horse or on foot, voters so far peaceful at polls

[NFA] Some voted amid a power outage under the glow of lanterns. Others marched to the polls as part of a band. And a rare few even rode in on horseback to cast their ballots. By whatever means..

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Ben Sasse's Re-Election To Senate All But Assured [Video]

Ben Sasse's Re-Election To Senate All But Assured

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse faces off against Democrat Chris Janicek. Sasse was first elected to the US Senate in 2014. He handily won his seat by over 30 percentage points. Nebraskans overwhelmingly voted..

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Biden goes for Georgia as Trump hits the rust belt [Video]

Biden goes for Georgia as Trump hits the rust belt

[NFA] Trailing in national opinion polls, President Donald Trump again attacked U.S. election mechanics on Tuesday, saying it would be “inappropriate” to take extra time to count the tens of..

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GOP running short on time to defend Senate majority [Video]

GOP running short on time to defend Senate majority

Republicans are running short on time, money and options to stop Democrats from winning a majority of seats in the U.S. Senate, in an election that is now only two weeks away. This report produced by..

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U.S. states see record rises in COVID-19 cases [Video]

U.S. states see record rises in COVID-19 cases

Nine U.S. states have reported record increases in COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, as colder weather arrives. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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Nebraska nurse posts emotional PSA as COVID-19 cases pass 100,000 in her state

A nurse fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Nebraska sent an urgent message as positive cases passed 100,000 in her state.
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Nebraska man arrested for allegedly shooting 4 people, killing 2, at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant, police say

Roberto Carlos Silva Jr., 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson, authorities said on Sunday.
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Nebraska Sonic Drive-In Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 2 Injured

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Pharmacist and Drug Dealer Sentenced to Prison in Plot to Firebomb Rival Pharmacy

The Nebraska pharmacist was sentenced to nine years and the Maryland drug dealer was sentenced for 14 years for the plot.
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'Hey Pete, where's your mask?': Nebraska server fired for posting video of maskless Gov. Pete Ricketts inside a sports bar

Karina Montanez says she posted the video to social media to show Gov. Pete Ricketts inappropriately "acting like a celebrity" during a pandemic.
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A Nation Votes for Joe Biden, and a Red State Shrugs

Nebraska delivered one electoral vote for Mr. Biden, but the rest of the rural state is deeply red, and mostly accepting of the election results.
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Daily U.S. virus infections hit all-time high: "Extremely dire"

Texas reported 126 new deaths, and the number of coronavirus patients in Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma hospitals set records.
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What if It Does All Come Down to Omaha?

The lone Electoral College vote awarded by Nebraska’s Second Congressional District has gone to Joe Biden. It could be the vote that gets him to 270.
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Presidential election could come down to a congressional district in Nebraska

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Maine and Nebraska's split electoral votes could impact election

Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that split their electoral college votes.
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Nebraska and Maine's district voting method could be crucial in this election. Here's why.

Using the "congressional district method," Maine and Nebraska have a few contests that could be crucial for either presidential campaign in 2020.
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He Already Saw the Election as Good vs. Evil. Then His Tractor Burned.

In Nebraska, President Trump’s supporters hope he wins a second term, and that they get four more years of feeling like the country’s leader understands and defends them.
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Virus forces Wisconsin to cancel Nebraska game

Wisconsin has canceled its scheduled game at Nebraska on Saturday and paused all team activities for at least seven days after a dozen people within the program including coach Paul Chryst had tested..
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Wisconsin cancels Nebraska game after coach tests positive

Top-ranked team paused all team activities for at least seven days after six players and six staff members tested positive for COVID-19​.
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Wisconsin's game against Nebraska canceled with Badgers unable to play due to COVID-19 protocol

This week's college football game between Nebraska and Wisconsin has been called off due to COVID-19 positives, including Badgers coach Paul Chryst.
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Thousands of Trump rally attendees in Nebraska stranded in freezing cold after event

Hours after Trump left Omaha, thousands of supporters were stuck waiting for buses to take them home.
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Trump hits the campaign trail in Nebraska

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Ohio State up to No. 3 in Amway Coaches Poll behind Clemson, Alabama

Ohio State took the field for the first time in the 2020 season and a defeat of Nebraska moved the Buckeyes to No. 3 in the Amway Coaches Poll.
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Republican Sen. Ben Sasse blasts Donald Trump: He 'kisses dictators' butts' and has 'flirted with white supremacists'

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Slamming Trump, G.O.P. Senator Warns of a ‘Republican Blood Bath’

Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska issued a scathing takedown of President Trump during a telephone town hall with constituents, saying he cozied up to dictators and white supremacists.
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Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, called the Houston Astros "miserable cheaters" during Supreme Court nominee Hon. Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation
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Nebraska bar owner Jake Gardner, charged in fatal shooting of unarmed Black protester, dies by suicide, attorney says

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Couple celebrates 60th anniversary with photoshoot in original wedding attire

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After a five-decade career, Bruce Dern has a reputation for being one of the classic character actors (and scene-stealers) of his generation. Now at age 77, he is finally in the spotlight -- and..
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Holiday movie preview: "Hunger Games," "Nebraska" & "The Wolf of Wall Street"

As the holidays begin, so too, does the competition for the big movies of the season. Tony Scott, film critic for The New York Times, talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the best films..
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Powerful storm leaves devastation across Midwest

A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept through the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, and causing property damage and power..
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Chris Janicek, who was shunned this week by the Nebraska Democratic Party after sending a sexual text about a campaign staff member, used the slur at a gathering about 20 years ago, people who were..
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Chris Janicek, the party’s nominee, faced calls from state Democrats to end his campaign after making sexually explicit comments about a campaign staffer in a group text that included her.
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As businesses struggle with how to reopen in a pandemic, one Nebraska shopping mall offers a controversial plan.
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Two women cleared to leave virus quarantine

Two more people exposed to a new virus on a cruise ship have been released from quarantine in Nebraska. Monday's release is bittersweet for Jeri Seratti-Goldman and Joanne Kirkland, whose husbands..
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Only three U.S. states can test for coronavirus: public lab group

California, Nebraska and Illinois are the only U.S. states that can currently test for coronavirus, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) told Reuters on Friday.
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