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I know of one kid in Lincoln who will be receiving a lump of coal from the Easter Bunny, just as soon as he's extricated from that bowling alley claw machine.

Thursday was the last day of a Nebraska Legislature session. Before leaving town, legislators passed a bill to hold a lottery to hunt the Easter...
We need a new rule in Lincoln. If your kid is discovered inside the claw machine at a bowling alley, you are forever barred from being nominated for...
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Breaking Brad: Pothole repair crew gets stuck in a pothole
In East Lansing, Mich., a pothole repair crew got stuck inside a pothole. How did this not happen in Omaha?
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Breaking Brad: What do the moon, Colorado senators have in common?
How about that "blood red" moon Monday? It was as red as the eyes of a Colorado legislator.
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Breaking Brad: Hey, Republicans, are you ready to be audited?
A quick list of audit red flags: 3) You fail to sign your return. 2) You fail to report income. 1) You are a registered Republican.
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Shatel: Big East pull helps Creighton get hoops series with Sooners
Looks like Oklahoma is coming back to the state of Nebraska — to play Creighton. CU Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen told me that OU and CU have signed a contract to play a home-and-home in men's basketball.
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Breaking Brad: Next year, Bo Pelini brings a mountain lion to the spring game
Before the spring game, Bo Pelini carried a cat onto the field. With Bo's personality, it'd have been more appropriate for him to carry a mountain lion.
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Lunch with Tom: Replay
Hungry for some sports chat? Replay “Lunch with Tom” with sports columnist Tom Shatel in which he discusses the latest sports headlines.
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Breaking Brad: Bo Pelini's cat lets spring game intro go to its head
Coach Bo Pelini took the field before the spring game holding a cat aloft. Typical cat. He was undoubtedly thinking, “Sixty thousand people, all cheering for me!”
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Grace: Years later, Omaha U's 1955 Tangerine Bowl triumph still sweet
About 130 who gathered Saturday at UNO were drawn to a chance to relive the glory days of the 1955 game in Orlando, Fla.
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Kelly: 3 former Nebraskans all take seats at the table of international diplomacy
Three former residents of the Cornhusker State are working together at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and one took part in a recent high-level meeting about Ukraine.
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Shatel: Plenty of good vibes, from coach to quarterbacks
NU's final spring practice Saturday brought some positive vibes that should carry through spring and into late summer.
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Shatel: Let's call it the Red, White and you game
We all know the spring game is not a game. We all know it means just a little bit less than the Rutgers game. That's fine. It's time to take the “game” out of this event and just call it what it is: Fan Day.
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Hansen: Hidden in basement, a kid's dream come true — a super-secret room
In the basement of their home, Chris Arnold and Paula Lavigne stumbled upon a secret room that contained some initials burned into wood.
Kelly: Dreams have come true for ex-Omahan, a self-described 'space geek' and NASA engineer
Growing up in Omaha, Kobie Boykins admired his favorite “Star Trek” TV character, Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge, chief engineer of the starship Enterprise. “That's who I wanted to be,” said Boykins, 39.
Grace: Sexual assault victims find care for more than just visible wounds
SANE/SART is shorthand for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team. The program is offered at both Methodist and Methodist Women's Hospitals.
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Shatel: Kentucky's kids are undone; will any of them return?
As the new national champions danced around the court late Monday night, five University of Kentucky freshmen walked off the court, perhaps never to be seen again in college uniforms. This may not have been a Final Four or title game to remember, but back in Nebraska, we'll never forget this season.
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Kelly: A thank-you note and a share of Berkshire Hathaway stock
What moved Charlie Munger, worth a mere billions, to push the envelope of gratitude and send a share of Berkshire to a guy he didn't know?
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Shatel: NCAA reform inevitable, but path is rocky
On the eve of the NCAA championship game, a group of NCAA officials took to the stage. They looked good. They sounded sincere. They said all the right things. This time, I think they mean business. Why? Because I think they're scared. Or, extremely concerned.
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Kelly: For Vietnam veterans, reunion 'part of the journey and the healing'
Over the weekend in Omaha, Marine veteran Tom Phillips came full circle, embracing memories of the Vietnam War and the men with whom he shares them.
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Shatel: McDermott's among the greatest we've ever seen
Doug McDermott's four spectacular seasons established him as the best basketball player in Creighton's history and among the top athletes to have competed on the local sports scene.
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Kelly: Jean Stothert, Jon Bruning among public figures having cameos in Press Club Show
The show's title, “Sock It To Me,” was a catchphrase from the 1968-73 TV show, “Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.” The Press Club cast mimicked the show in costumes, song and dance, spoofing the news.
UNO hoops adds forward Daniel Meyer; Krych transfers
State Department moves to delay Keystone XL pipeline decision
Omahan charged in fatal shooting in Benson neighborhood
Friday's attendance dips at Millard West after bathroom threat
Ex-PTO treasurer in Iowa pleads guilty to felony theft
Spring practices going well for Eagles
Omaha woman, 30, battling breast cancer for third time
Hoops coach Donnie Johnson out at Benson
Game of the Week: Metro Conference baseball tournament
Maha Music Festival announces lineup; might be its best yet
Dining review: If you're craving sushi, head to Benson's Taita
New Benson BBQ restaurant opens next week
Nebraska AIDS Project seeking designers for Condom Fashion Show
March unemployment rates up slightly in Nebraska, Iowa
Man pleads not guilty in death of former roommate whose remains were found buried in basement
Iowa officials announce plan for Microsoft data center
What's going on this weekend?
Crack ring's leaders join others in prison as a result of Operation Purple Haze
A saliva-inducing look at M's Pub's new happy hour
High court denies death row appeal of cult leader convicted of murder
Nebraskan is killed in car-SUV collision
Breaking Brad: Stuck in a claw machine? You get no Easter candy
Lincoln pharmaceutical company wins funding, grant
Hastings police probe 4-year-old’s shooting death
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