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The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action under the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an election-year showdown. By Marcy Gordon and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

BLOCKED RAILROAD CROSSING — Residents of a lakeside community near North Bend say they're frustrated and worried by stopped freight trains that are blocking access to their homes for hours. UPCOMING: 275 words.


DEADLY CRASH-POST FOOTBALL VICTORY — A Nebraska woman has been arrested in a head-on crash that killed the mother, sister and uncle of two Kansas high school football players as the family returned home from watching the boys' team win a state football championship.

NEBRASKA STATE FAIR — The Nebraska State Fair is opening in Grand Island for an 11-day run that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors.

COAL EXPORT-WASHINGTON — Six states have lined up in support of Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to block a proposed coal-export terminal on the Columbia River.



LINCOLN —Graduate transfer Tre Neal already has emerged as a leader in the Nebraska secondary. Neal followed coach Scott Frost and his staff to Lincoln from Central Florida. By Eric Olson. SENT: 670 words, photo.


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