• Dirk Chatelain Omaha World-Herald
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On game days, he boarded a bus at the team hotel and received a police escort to the stadium, where he slipped into his red No. 55, walked down a red-carpeted tunnel and jousted 300-pounders in front of 90,000 fans, almost all of whom knew his name and his pedigree.

  • Matthew Hansen Omaha World-Herald
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WASHINGTON _ A University of Nebraska-Lincoln student journalism project focused on Whiteclay won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism grand prize Tuesday night, beating out projects by the New Yorker, National Geographic and HBO.

  • Julie Anderson Omaha World-Herald
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First, former Vice President Joe Biden got personal, talking about the way cancer affects lives — not just of patients like his son, Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46, but also of their families and friends.

  • Todd Cooper Omaha World-Herald
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A Douglas County jury on Tuesday found an Omaha father guilty of five felony counts in the drunken driving crash that has left his 8-year-old daughter in a persistent vegetative state.

  • Cole Epley Omaha World-Herald
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Tony Jesina normally worries about extreme weather events like widespread hailstorms, droughts or flooding that threaten the livelihoods of farmers who buy crop insurance policies from his agents.

  • Russell Hubbard Omaha World-Herald
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Ballantyne Strong, the Omaha-based maker of digital-media equipment, says the New York Stock Exchange informed the company it is not in compliance with listing standards because it has not filed first-quarter financial statements.

  • Paige Yowell Omaha World-Herald
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While doom and gloom might be the narrative for some shopping centers across the country, Omaha’s Westroads Mall is seeing its highest occupancy rate and sales per square foot in its 50-year history, its management says.

  • Micah Mertes Omaha World-Herald
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Buying the rights: The “Airplane!” filmmakers lifted so much from the 1957 film “Zero Hour!” that they actually bought the rights to it. The scribe of “Zero Hour!” was Arthur Hailey, who wrote the novel on which the 1970 film “Airport” is based.

  • Micah Mertes Omaha World-Herald
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The first time Robert Hays read the script for “Airplane!,” he was on an airplane.