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News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Supreme Court has again dismissed an appeal by a former University of Nebraska Medical Center student who says the school discriminated against him. The student sued after he was dismissed in 2006 for poor performance. He claims he was chronically depressed but school officials say he never told them that.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Federal regulators have ruled that Union Pacific improperly fired a Nebraska worker after he reported an injury. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered the railroad to reinstate the man and pay $85,000 in damages.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's Public Service Commission has issued a warning to the ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber. It says the companies that use smartphone apps to link drivers with people who would pay for rides need the commission's OK to operate in the state. Both have advertised on Facebook and Craigslist for drivers in Omaha, Lincoln and Columbus.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man who authorities say sexually assaulted a teenage girl has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. Ross Ohrt pleaded no contest in the case. Investigators say the 41-year-old man offered the girl gifts for having sex with him or sending him explicit photos.

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