BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1 pm, NE
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LINCOLN _ A former Nebraska Republican Party intern who worked as a paid campaign staffer for Gov. Pete Ricketts is apologizing for anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs he made online and statements advocating for violence against gay-rights parades, black activists and journalists. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
PROTECTION ORDERS-NEBRASKA _ A Nebraska bill seeks to clarify the state’s law on protection orders and require at least an initial hearing for all applicants — a change advocates and state lawmakers hope would help those who need protection from domestic abuse, sexual assault and harassment. SENT: 380 words.
NEBRASKA UNEMPLOYMENT _ The Nebraska Labor Department says the state’s unemployment rate was unchanged in January: 2.8 percent.
ICE JAMS-DYNAMITE _ Officials say ice jams could be blasted with dynamite to prevent river flooding in eastern Nebraska.
NORFOLK FIRE _ Authorities say one person was hospitalized after a house fire in Norfolk.
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FBC--NEBRASKA-WASHINGTON _ Nebraska running back Maurice Washington surrendered to California authorities on Monday to face felony and misdemeanor charges related to possession and distribution of a video of his former girlfriend allegedly being sexually assaulted by two other people in 2016.
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