Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

NEBRASKA EXECUTION

LINCOLN — Nebraska is planning to carry out its first execution in two decades and its first-ever lethal injection with an untried combination of drugs including a powerful painkiller responsible for much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could conceal whether something has gone wrong. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 880 words, photos.

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NEVADA EXECUTION

LAS VEGAS — Fifteen states are siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate's execution. In documents filed Monday with the Nevada Supreme Court, attorneys general from the other states argue that drug company Alvogen's effort to block the use of its drug in a stalled execution in Nevada are a part of a "guerrilla war against the death penalty." By Ken Ritter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 325 words, AP Photos, by 4 p.m.

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SCHOOL SECURITY-LINCOLN — Lincoln's public schools will now be required to conduct two drills to respond to active shooters after a district review of emergency procedures this summer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

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OMAHA BODY-HOMICIDE — Authorities have accused a Bellevue man of killing an Omaha resident.

FLYER COMING HOME — A military agency says the correct remains of a Gage County man who died when his aircraft was shot down during World War II are being returned home for burial.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA — Storm systems have pounded parts of Nebraska with high winds and damaging hail.

INSURANCE OFFICE CLOSING — A Nationwide Insurance spokesman says the company intends to provide career management resources and other aid to employees who will be losing their jobs in Lincoln.

METH SEIZURE — State troopers seized nearly 47 pounds (21 kilograms) of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

SPORTS:

FBC--NEBRASKA-DEVELOPING A DEFENSE

LINCOLN — Erik Chinander turned around a bad defense his first year at Central Florida, and he's confident he can do the same as Nebraska's new defensive coordinator. By Eric Olson. SENT: 840 words, photos.

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