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Development of WarHorse casino formally begins; complex could be tallest building outside Lincoln's downtown

The planned WarHorse casino complex would have 165,000 square feet of space, which includes a casino gaming floor, event space, a restaurant and 196 hotel rooms. Read more

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Customers sue Beatrice fence company

Beatrice police said 17 people have contacted them after they say a fencing company took their money but failed to complete projects. Read more

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UNL professor says economic effects of new president still to be seen

Among the unknowns Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research, sees are what President Joe Biden and Congress are able to hammer out on tax and spending policies, and how soon the pandemic can be brought under control. Read more

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Southeast Nebraska farmers deliver cattle for family of cattleman killed in crash

Roughly 40 Nebraskans hauled and unloaded 30 trailers full of cows to help the Niss family from Pawnee City. Niss’ 202 black angus bred cows and 10 bulls will be auctioned Thursday. Read more

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Phase 2 of Bryan East Campus project now complete

The latest work includes a new surgery prep and recovery area; a new second-floor waiting area for surgery, cardiovascular services and radiology; and private consult rooms for families to have confidential conversations with physicians. Read more

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Asian stocks sink after China coronavirus resurgence

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. Read more

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Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's capital and major cities plunged into darkness in recent weeks as rolling outages left millions without electricity for hours. Traffic lights died. Offices went dark. Online classes stopped. Read more

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5 startup firms awarded LaunchLNK grants

The five companies get $25,000 as well as connections to mentors and potential corporate partners. Read more

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Michigan launches online sports betting, casino games Friday

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Online sports betting and casino games will start in Michigan at noon Friday, an expansion of options for gamblers who now wager through offshore sites. Read more

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Asian stocks sink after China coronavirus resurgence

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. Read more

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Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Google on Friday threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content. Read more

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The Latest: Shanghai locks down 2 major hospitals over cases

BEIJING — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China’s best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. Read more

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ExxonMobil becomes latest sponsor to sever Iditarod ties

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod, the world’s most famous sled dog race, has lost another major sponsor as it prepares for a scaled back version of this year’s race because of the pandemic, officials said Thursday. Read more

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Judge says Amazon won't have to restore Parler web service

Amazon won't be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app, which is favored by followers of former President Donald Trump. Read more

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5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

PUNE, India (AP) — At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

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