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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for forces in Afghanistan

The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.

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Rounds Seeks Office Space

The foot work is under way as South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds continues the preparations to take his oath of office in early January.

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in Lifestyle

SPECIAL SECTION: See the latest Black Friday deals

Check out the latest leaked ads and make a game plan to tackle your holiday shopping.

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Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’

The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.

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Group Calls On Hy Vee To Stop Selling Tobacco

An anti-smoking group has gone public with a campaign calling on Iowa's largest grocery store chain to stop selling tobacco products and e-cigarettes in its stores that contain pharmacies or health care clinics.

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No Deal Between Insurer and Provider

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska turned down CHI Health's proposal that would end a contract dispute that places the health care provider out of network.

In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."

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‘Hunger Games’ tops box office, sets new record

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" tallied $123 million in ticket sales to score the year's biggest U.S. opening.

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in Music, Sports

Katy Perry to headline Super Bowl halftime show

The "Roar" hitmaker oins the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé and Prince to perform at the NFL's Super Bowl halftime show.

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President’s Order Draws Ire

The President's use of executive action to delay any move to deport as many as five million illegal immigrants has angered Nebraska Congressional Republicans.

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Ethanol Coalition Says Delaying RFS Decision Is Positive

Friday EPA announced they won’t finalize the 2014 RFS volume requirements until 2015. American Coalition for Ethanol Executive Vice President…

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Reform Coalition Asks Congress To Modify COOL

Friday, the COOL reform coalition sent a letter to Congress asking them to protect U.S. exports from retaliation by making…

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PHOTOS: American Music Awards red carpet arrivals

Music's biggest stars strut their stuff on the AMA red carpet.

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in Agriculture

Milk Official Says Executive Order Falls Short Of Needed Reform

Last week President Obama issued executive orders to push forward immigration reform largely because the House failed to act to…

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GAO Report Shows Climate Change Impacting Crop Insurance

A recently released GAO report says climate change could make the crop insurance program more vulnerable to potential losses. Nebraska…

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NCBA Comments On Grading Standard Proposal

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has submitted comments to USDA’s Ag Marketing Research Service regarding a proposed change in standards…

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Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances

Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the AMAs.

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Packers Edge Vikings

Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries, both season highs to help Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hang on for a 24-21 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

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Jacks Earn Playoff Spot

The South Dakota State University football team will make its third consecutive appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, traveling to Montana State in first-round action Saturday afternoon.

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SDSU Kicker Honored

South Dakota State kicker Justin Syrovatka was named Sunday as the Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.

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Coyotes End Rough Weekend

.Tyler Nelson scored 24 points and Mike Kirkland had 20 points in leading Fairfield to an 80-72, overtime victory against South Dakota Sunday on the third and final day of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

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Prison Delays May Cause Legal Action

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Iowa’s top prison official says legal action is likely against the designers blamed for months of delays in opening a new state prison.

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Officials Say Power Transmission Line Would be Good For Nebraska

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Officials say the high-voltage electrical transmission line that's proposed to cut through 220 miles of Nebraska's Sand Hills region is designed to have a positive impact on the entire state's power infrastructure.

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Ricketts To Offer Fresh Perspective On Corrections

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Governor-elect Pete Ricketts promises to bring a fresh perspective to the prison problem in Nebraska.

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Rail Board Busy

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With one major rail construction project on the board and several more possibilities, the South Dakota State Rail Board has become quite active.

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City May Change Plans For Land

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A recent study by a Chicago consulting firm found that the retail market in Yankton is pretty well served, with little room for any more large stores.