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TOP STORIES:

NEBRASKA UNEMPLOYMENT

LINCOLN — Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate in July matched the year-ago figure and June's rate of 2.9 percent, the state Labor Department said Friday. SENT: 345 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

CLERGY ABUSE — The Nebraska Attorney General's Office and the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln are urging residents to report any allegations of abuse by clergy or others in authority. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

BOY BEATEN — A Norfolk man has been sentenced to jail and given probation for beating his 13-year-old son.

FATAL COLLISION-OMAHA — Authorities say a man died after his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle in Omaha.

HORMEL PLANT SALE — Hormel Foods is selling its eastern Nebraska pork processing plant to a company owned by 220 farmers and other ag producers.

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