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Tribes press judge to halt US-Canada pipeline as work starts

American Indian tribes and environmental groups are pressuring a federal judge to shut down work on the disputed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Nebraska less than two weeks after it started, because of fears over workers spreading the coronavirus and worries about a future spill.

Holdout governors: Some states don’t need stay-at-home order

Even as most Americans are under orders from their governor to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, leaders in a handful of states have steadfastly refused to take that action, arguing it’s unneeded and could be harmful.

Flooding seems certain for some along the Missouri River

Several states along the Missouri River face an elevated flood risk this spring because the soil remains wet and a significant amount of snow is on the ground in the Dakotas, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

Nebraska aide relishing practices following cancer treatment

Jovan Dewitt’s happy place is on the practice field. He’s never appreciated being there as much as he does now. Dewitt is back at his job as Nebraska’s outside linebackers coach following intense treatments for throat cancer that caused him to lost 102 pounds and zapped most of his energy. He had 38 rounds of radiation and three rounds of chemotherapy and was hospitalized most of April. He weighed about 310 pounds before his diagnosis and was just over 200 after the treatment regimen.

Scott Frost: Big Ten West favorite label fueling Huskers’ confidence

Scott Frost starts his second year at Nebraska with an experienced quarterback and high expectations. The Cornhuskers went 4-2 after an 0-6 start last season and are a trendy pick to win the Big Ten West. The reason Nebraska is favored in a wide-open division is Adrian Martinez. He was the most productive freshman quarterback in the nation. The defense is expected to continue the improvement that started last season. Nebraska allowed an average of 14 fewer points over the last six games.

Fred Hoiberg’s Huskers getting acquainted before heading overseas

New Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg is preparing his team for a nine-day trip to Italy starting Aug. 3. The Cornhuskers will play four games against club and professional teams. Hoiberg is following the plan he used to turn around Iowa State earlier this decade. He’s brought in five transfers from four-year schools and two from junior colleges in addition to four scholarship freshmen.

College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls

Nebraska’s Noor Ahmed is the only golfer at the college level or higher known to wear a hijab while competing. Ahmed says she hopes Muslim girls are watching her and encouraged to chase their dreams in environments where they might encounter fear, uncertainty and hostility. Ahmed has been the Cornhuskers’ No. 2 player most of the spring. She helped them win their first tournament title in five years.