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Bret Michaels Headlines Benefit Concert For Tornado Victims In Pilger, Nebraska

Many believe that music has healing powers, and this is what rockstar Bret Michaels wanted to prove. On Sunday he headlined a benefit concert for those affected by the twin tornadoes that hit the town of Pilger in Nebraska in June. The town has been struggling to rebuild itself for two months, and many considered Michaels’ concert a welcome respite …

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Derecho Threat: Severe Storm Pummels Midwest

A derecho is often classified as a type of extreme weather phenomenon, which refers to an inland-type of hurricane accompanied by heavy thunderstorms. Derechos are capable of inflicting extensive damage to wide areas. According to the Storm Prediction Center, derechos are at least 240 miles wide and produce long-lived straight-line wind damage. On Tuesday, extreme weather, heavy flooding and severe …

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Baseball-Size Hail Batters Northeast Nebraska

Severe thunderstorms swept through Nebraska and produced baseball-size hail that surprised many residents. According to the National Weather Service, northern and eastern Nebraska, northeast Missouri, and western and southern Iowa are at risk for severe weather conditions. Additionally, there will be severe thunderstorm outbreaks that are expected to hit South Dakota, Kansas, and Illinois. The baseball-size hail was reported in …

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Omaha Explosion Claims the Lives of Two Workers

An explosion at an Omaha, Neb., factory left two dead and ten hospitalized on Monday morning. Thirty-eight staff members were working at the International Nutrition animal-feeding plant when a sudden explosion knocked out the lights in the building. Authorities are clueless to what may have caused the incident but reported that witnesses saw the back wall of the building collapse. …

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Complete Oscar 2014 Nomination List

The much anticipated nominations were finally announced at 5:38 a.m. at the Academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters. Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences prexy Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Chris Hemsworth made the announcement. Balloting runs from Feb. 14-25. The award show will be held at the Dolby Theatre March 2 on ABC. BEST PICTURE “12 Years a Slave” “American Hustle” …

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Bruce Dern Is Given Special Thanks From Leonardo DiCaprio [Video]

One of the losses that may have hurt most last night was when Bruce Dern lost to Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio tried to make the best of the situation and clearly felt bad for the veteran actor when acknowledging him first thing in his acceptance speech. He spent the first part of his speech telling all of the young actors to …

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Cursing Toddler Video Shocks the Web

If you have kids, you know all too well about how tough it can be to control your language sometimes. While most parents or caregivers are actively trying to watch their language so the little ones don’t pick up any bad words, a video has surfaced that shows a toddler being encouraged to curse. Not only does the diapered youngster …

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Cursing Toddler: Protective Custody After Viral Vid

A police union in Omaha, Nebraska had found itself at the center of racial controversy over a video they posted featuring an African American toddler. In the video, the diapered little boy was encouraged by his adult family members to swear, make gang signs, and there were even sexual references made. Some African Americans were upset at what they felt …

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Bo Pelini Thinks The “Future Is Bright” At Nebraska

If you’re not winning, you’re losing. And if you’re losing in embarrassing ways and upsetting fans, you may also be losing your job. Rumors abound that University of Nebraska head football coach is facing the heat of losing his job. And after some embarrassing losses, the upcoming game against Iowa on Friday could very well be the deciding factor on …

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Bo Pelini Apologizes for Rant Against Fans in 2011

For the first time in over 40 years, Nebraska Huskers football may not sell-out Memorial Stadium. Why, you ask? Yesterday, Deadspin.com released an audio recording (NSFW) of Bo Pelini speaking to reporters right before a press conference following a come-from-behind victory against Ohio State. Despite the fact that Nebraska scored 28 points in a row to erase a 20-6 halftime …

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The Will Ferrell Super Bowl Commercial You Didn’t See [VIDEO]

Whatever you think and feel about the Super Bowl and the highly commercialized cult of consumerism that permeates every vein and pore of the event, you can’t really deny this: Will Ferrell had an awesome spot in that Old Milwaukee Beer commercial. The only catch: you didn’t see it. Nobody did. Well, almost nobody – one small community of people …

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