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Personal data of 1.8 million Chicago voters accidentally exposed by vendor.

Data on 1.8 million Chicago voters, including addresses, phone numbers and partial Social Security numbers, were left exposed on a downloadable cloud-storage site operated by an Omaha election-services company until a cybersecurity researcher discovered it, the company said Thursday. The data appeared...

- Los Angeles Times - US

In the heartland, a David and Goliath battle over a pipeline.

In rural Nebraska, a determined couple are among the last holdouts to the Keystone XL Pipeline project, which they say could pose a threat to an important underground water source. They plan to do whatever it takes to protect their family farm.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States.

DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, 2017 We are so grateful to publicly announce to you the birth of Nuer Union For Development based in the United States of America and ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Union Pacific lays off 500 managers, 250 other rail workers.

OMAHA, Neb. " Union Pacific is laying off 500 managers and 250 other railroad workers to reduce costs.The cuts will eliminate about 8 percent of Union Pacific's managers. The railroad told the affected workers Wednesday that...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Overcrowding in Nebraska's Prisons Is Causing a Medical and Mental Health Care Crisis.

We're suing to end the inhumane conditions in Nebraska's prison system. Nebraska's prison conditions are inhumane and unconstitutional, and ultimately, they hurt public safety. We can't reduce recidivism rates among former prisoners if, instead of being given rehabilitation opportunities, they have been horribly traumatized ...

- ACLU - US

U.S. civil rights group sues Nebraska prisons for overcrowding.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Lincoln, Nebraska, on behalf of prisoners, asks a federal judge to order the state to fix problems including the overuse of solitary confinement and neglect of medical, disability and mental health needs. "For over twenty years, Nebraska state prisons have been overcrowded, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Civil rights group sues Nebraska state prisons system.

The Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is following through with its promise to sue the state prisons system because it hasn't taken significant steps to remedy what the group calls inhumane conditions.

- FOX News - US

Civil rights group sues Nebraska state prisons system.

- Townhall.com - US

Nebraska education board looks at climate-change teaching.

- Education Week - US

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards challenges DCCC's crummy stance on anti-abortion candidates.

Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund  has found herself at odds with Democratic strategists over whether the party should endorse candidates who do not support its platform plank on reproductive rights. She's not happy about it. As ...

- Daily Kos - US

Berkshire Hathaway sells off GE stake, boosts BNY Mellon.

OMAHA, Neb. " Warren Buffett's company has eliminated its stake in General Electric and boosted its investment in the Bank of New York Mellon Corp.Berkshire Hathaway revealed those moves and several other changes to its U.S....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Can Some Nebraska Farmers Kill the Keystone XL Pipeline?

"When I first started this, it was about my house ... I just wanted to protect my home," said Shannon Graves, who owns a hardware store in Polk, Neb. and lives less than 100 yards from the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

- Rigzone.com - US

Nebraska is the only state in the lower 48 using more coal for generating electricity than it did a decade ago

Luke Sharrett/Getty ImagesWhile it is true that Nebraskans love their corn, turns out they also love their coal. Nebraska is the only state in the lower 48 using more coal for generating electricity than it did a decade ago. That’s an important statistic considering President Trump’s energy priorities, which ...

- Business Insider - US

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Charlottesville sorts patriots and cowards

Heather Heyer, 32, of Green County, Virginia is as much a victim of fascist violence as anyone who died on Omaha Beach, and as much a martyr to Nazi malevolence as resistance fighters who struggled all over Europe. Only she died on an American street, in an American city, in 2017, when a 20-year-old man deliberately plunged ...

- Daily Kos - US

Why citation tracking startup Memosnag left Silicon Valley for Nebraska

On Christmas Eve of 2015, Kim Perkins was helping to unpack a moving truck that had just brought her family from California to Omaha. Perkins and her husband, Lorenzo Staunovo Polacco, moved to the Midwest in the heart of winter to pursue their tech careers in the Silicon Prairie. We decided to move to Omaha

- VentureBeat - US

Disney honors gator-attacked boy by memorializing lighthouse sculpture

August 12 : Wednesday marked one year since an alligator at the Grand Floridian, at Walt Disney World, snatched a boy playing along the shore of the lake and killed him.Lane Thomas Graves, 2, the Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator while playing near the shoreline of the Seven Seas Lagoon at a Walt Disney World ...

- Sify - IN

Nebraska Could Still Keep Keystone XL Pipeline From Being Built

When President Trump approved the Keystone XL Pipeline in March, many people thought that meant the controversial project would finally be built. But the pipeline still needs approval from Nebraska.

- NPR - US

450,000+ Comments Against Keystone XL Pipeline Delivered to Nebraska Commission

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- Common Dreams - US

Pipeline Fighters March to Give Keystone XL the Boot'

350.orgPipeline Fighters from Nebraska and across the region marched through the streets of Lincoln, Nebraska yesterday -- on the eve of a weeklong public hearing on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline before the Nebraska Public Service Commission, where Nebraska farmers and ranchers, The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Yankton ...

- Common Dreams - US

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