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GOP Senator Frowns On New Obama Debt Powers

Posted: 07/13/2011 - A Republican senator who helped foster the tea party movement is throwing cold water on a proposal by the Senate's GOP leader to give President Barack Obama new power to ask Congress to increase the government's borrowing limit.

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Fire At MLK Site Extinguished

Posted: 07/13/2011 - Firefighters have put out a fire in a building at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, Ga.

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No Charges In Roller Coaster Death

Posted: 07/13/2011 - A theme park will not face criminal charges in the death of a legless Iraq war veteran who fell from a roller coaster last week. The decision was made following an investigation in the death of Sgt. James Hackemer.

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Indecent Exposure or Racial Discrimination?

Posted: 07/13/2011 - Is it indecent exposure or racial discrimination? The attorney for an African-American man claims the latter. Airline officials say the man refused to pull his pants up after being told he was exposing a body part.

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Judge Denies Bond In Terror Charge

Posted: 07/13/2011 - A federal judge in Florida has denied bail for a Muslim cleric from Miami charged with aiding Pakistani terrorists. U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jordan denied 76-year-old Hafiz Khan's latest request to be released from the Federal Detention Center. The judge said the prosecution's case is "particularly strong."

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Army Suspends Use Of New Parachutes

Posted: 07/13/2011 - The Army is suspending the use of its new square parachutes because of problems found after a Fort Bragg soldier died during a training jump.

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Head-on Collision In Sarpy County

Updated: 07/13/2011 - Emergency crews responded to a crash at 96th & Portal Wednesday morning in Sarpy County. Crews arriving at the scene reported one person was trapped in a car.

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Red Sky Generating Buzz

Updated: 07/13/2011 - The Red Sky Music Festival kicks off Monday on the grounds of the Qwest Center and TD Ameritrade Stadium, running for six days.

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Finding Food Markets

Posted: 07/13/2011 - A new grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help foster new markets in Nebraska for locally grown food and the distribution systems to support them.

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Johanns Invites Napolitano to See Flooding

Updated: 07/13/2011 - U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns has asked the head of the U.S. Homeland Security department to visit Nebraska to see flood-affected areas firsthand.

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Family Mistakenly Stopped By Police

Updated: 07/13/2011 - A family filed a complaint alleging Omaha Police officers mistakenly pulled them over in a felony traffic stop. Police can't comment on an internal affairs complaint but a spokesperson said a shots fired call often leads to officers ordering occupants out of a vehicle at gun point.

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House Passes Flood Insurance Reform Act

Posted: 07/12/2011 - The House passes a Flood Insurance Reform Act that could protect certain people once a "flood in progress" is declared. Those who purchased flood insurance policies after May 1st will still be covered if they have not sustained flood-related damage within the 30-day waiting period.

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College Cutbacks

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Some college students getting ready for school this fall may find an unpleasant surprise.

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R Kelly's Crib In Foreclosure

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly faces a $2.9 million foreclosure on his suburban Chicago mansion. JP Morgan Chase Bank filed the foreclosure lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court. The complaint states Kelly hasn't made monthly mortgage payments since June of 2010.

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Jury Seated For Clemens Perjury Trial

Posted: 07/12/2011 - A jury of 10 women and two men will decide whether ex-baseball star Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs.

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Sign of Slow Hiring

Posted: 07/12/2011 - The number of job postings didn't increase in May, a sign that hiring is unlikely to pick up this summer.

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Corn Harvest Forecast

Posted: 07/12/2011 - Corn supplies are projected to be higher than expected this fall. A bigger crop would ease concerns of a grain shortage and could slow food inflation later this year.

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Update: I-29 WILL NOT Close for Flood Project

Updated: 07/12/2011 - Despite an earlier news release, the Iowa Department of Transportation says the southbound lanes near Blencoe, Iowa will not close Wednesday. However, there will be lane restrictions as crews begin the process of raising the lanes about a foot.

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Crouch Returns to Football

Updated: 07/12/2011 - The last time Eric Crouch played football in Omaha, he was quarterback for Millard North High School. He will be returning to the field this fall as an Omaha Nighthawk.

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One Police Dog, Two Crimes

Updated: 07/12/2011 - The Lincoln police canine “Jake” earned more than an extra treat Tuesday morning. He helped crack two crimes within minutes.

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