WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says a new adviser to President Barack Obama will not be part of deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. John Podesta was a chief of staff for President Bill Clinton and founded a liberal think tank opposed to the pipeline. The White House says Podesta suggested that he not work on Keystone because his views on it are well-known.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning will have surgery for colon cancer on Thursday. Bruning says the cancer was found during a colonoscopy last month and he believes it was caught early. But more tests are needed to see whether it has spread.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - About 2,000 Nebraskans have signed up for insurance coverage since the federal marketplace went online in October. The government says nearly 23,000 applied during the two months ending November 30th. Nebraska is one of 36 states relying on the federal website because Governor Dave Heineman rejected a state-run marketplace.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The University of Nebraska Foundation has used private money to buy the university president a $750,000 home in Lincoln. It has been providing J.B. Milliken an annual housing allowance of $24,000 and it's not clear what will happen to that now.
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