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Sasse: federal government has responsibility to contain Ebola

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A nurse who worked with Ebola patients in West Africa and was under mandatory quarantine at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey was released after threats of suing that her human rights had been violated. This brings up the question whether the government can force quarantine if there is a risk to the public. Nebraska […] Read More »

Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent

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Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headl... Read More »

One person dead, two injured in south-central Nebraska crash

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One person died, two others suffered injuries in a one vehicle crash in south-central Nebraska this past weekend. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 32-year-old Adam Harrahill of Orleans died in the crash that occurred late Friday night when he lost control of his pick-up while driving east on 721 Road. The truck rolled into a […] Read More »

Jays Qualify for State Cross Country

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On Saturday, October 25, the NCHS Team traveled to Cimarron to compete in the Class 3A Regional Cross Country Meet. On a unseasonably hot day, the Lady Jays were able to finish 2nd overall and qualified as a team for the State Meet. The Boys finished i... Read More »

Ameer Abdullah named Big Ten offensive player of the week. Of course he was

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Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska •           Produced a school-record 341 all-purpose yards, including 19 carries for 225 yards and three rushing touchdowns, in Nebraska’s victory over Rutgers •           Added 90 yards on two kickoff returns and 26 yards on two receptions •           Moved into second place on the Big Ten […] Read More »

Illinois’ upset win over Minnesota tightens up Big Ten West race (AUDIO)

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It was quiet week in the Big Ten with several schools on their bye week, but an interesting one nonetheless as it pertains to the division race in the West. The Huskers got a lot of help from Illinois with their upset 28-24 win at Minnesota. The Illini defense scored a late touchdown and had […] Read More »

There’s something about Game 6

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Through the years, Game 6 of the World Series has had an almost mystical ability to thrill us and chill us and etch itself into our hearts and minds. Now we've got another, coming up tonight at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Read More »

Rich history of European migration to Nebraska held in Lincoln (AUDIO)

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Tucked away in a residential area of Lincoln is a small building housing records that shed light on the history of a significant portion of Nebraskans. They came to Nebraska from Russia, but they weren’t Russians. They were Germans. Many left after the Japanese-Russian War in 1906 and could see more war coming. “They did […] Read More »

Love for Howser still resonates strongly in KC

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Former Royals manager Dick Howser left an impression on his players and fans in Kansas City with his personality and results, including the 1985 World Series title. Read More »

Royals’ defense vulnerable in loss

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As unusual as it is to see shortstop Alcides Escobar involved in so many defensive lapses, the Royals were quick to chalk it up as just another chapter in what has so far been an unpredictable, topsy-turvy World Series. Read More »

Drought-stricken livestock producers get a break from the IRS

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A policy change by the Internal Revenue Service gives Nebraska farmers and ranchers who were hit by drought more time for recovery. IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says the agency has changed the rules when it comes to livestock losses. Miller says farmers often sell off more livestock than usual during a drought and in order […] Read More »

Nebraska Insurance Dept. offers sessions on Affordable Care Act changes

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The Nebraska Department of Insurance wants everyone to be up to speed when Affordable Health Care open enrollment starts on November 15. Director Bruce Ramge says they are holding several information sessions to update residents about requirements and other change. Representatives will cover open enrollment, premium tax credits, individual mandates, employer sponsored insurance, small business […] Read More »

Royals’ shift backfires on Belt’s bunt single

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The Royals, who aren't exactly the free-wheeling Rays when it comes to displacing infielders, were beaten by their own shift when Brandon Belt laid down the first bunt single of his career with a runner on first base and no outs in the second inning, l... Read More »

Royals face elimination after Game 5 shutout loss

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Now the lead has shifted in the San Francisco Giants' favor, three victories to two. But the World Series site is also shifting, to the home field of the trailing Kansas City Royals. Left-hander Madison Bumgarner stifled the Royals on four hits in a sh... Read More »

Royals’ winning formula scrambled in two straight losses

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Cracks have started to form in the Royals' game plan with back-to-back losses in the World Series, including dropping Game 5, 5-0, on Sunday night. Read More »