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#TalDiaComoHoy en el marco de la #SegundaGuerraMundial, se cumplen 77 años del #DesembarcodeNormandía, conocido popularmente como el #DíaD. Image
La operación fue efectuada por los Aliados que culminó con la liberación de los territorios de Europea occidental ocupados por la #Alemanianazi. Un asalto aerotransportado llevado a cabo por 1.200 aeronaves precedió al desembarco anfibio, que involucró a 5.000 barcos. Image
El 6 de junio, 165.000 soldados cruzaron el #CanaldelaMancha de #Inglaterra a #Francia y hacia finales de agosto las tropas aliadas en suelo francés eran más de 3.000.000. Image
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Tonight at 6, join @3NewsNowOmaha’s @jonnykip21 as he hosts our #Omaha mayoral debate. Watch it live on KMTV or follow along on our Facebook page.

You can also stream it live on 3newsnow.com.
I’ll be working today near Fremont, covering the gubernatorial campaign announcement of @CWHerbster.

He joins NU Regent @jim_pillen in the race, as well as likely candidate @SenBLindstrom.

We will have a story at 5 and 10 p.m. for @3NewsNowOmaha.
A look inside the venue.
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#Omaha’s @jeanformayor is picking up the expected endorsement today of the @omahaPOA, the union that represents the city’s 800-plus police officers.

The news is the timing. The endorsement comes before the April 6 city primary, which is being contested by a number of candidates.
The union’s leader, Sgt. Anthony Conner, confirms that the union stayed neutral in 2017’s race between Stothert and Democrat Heath Mello.

They endorsed former Mayor Jim Suttle in 2013. Police unions nationally have started floating toward Republicans on the top of the ticket.
Typically, the two biggest union endorsements in city elections are the unions that represent Omaha police officers and firefighters. Stothert has clashed with both unions at times, often about retirement costs. But she’s grown the OPD, adding officers and a fifth police precinct
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Time for a very short story !!

Once a 14 year old kid, who used to deliver newspapers, told his family friend that if he doesn't become a millionaire by the age of 30, he'll jump of the tallest building of his city !

Sadly, he didn't become a millionaire by 30 ! 😔

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#story
I'm sure nobody even remembered his outrageous claim after 16 years but that child.....that child is now the age of your grandpa and is worth $85 Billion !!! 😮

He is the legend himself - Warren Buffett !

A short thread on Warren Buffett !

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#WarrenBuffett
Warren Edward Buffett, also known as the "Oracle of Omaha" is the 4th richest man in the world as I'm writing this.

Born in 1930, in Omaha, USA, he went from being a newspaper delivery boy to the owner of Berkshire Hathaway, a $526 B conglomerate !

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#Omaha
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Just when you thought you’d had enough of elections, #Omaha city elections would like a word.

Spending part of the afternoon with @jeanformayor, who is formally announcing her run for mayor.

I’ll try to tweet some of what she says.
Campaign staff say she will start speaking around 2:30 p.m.
She’s expected to stress themes that include growing the police department, passage of the bond package to improve streets, the new trash and recycling contract, improving the city’s amenities and environment for attracting and retaining young professionals and talent.
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The first #Election2020 polls close in a few minutes, so here's my official electoral map prediction.

Let's see how I do... Image
Arizona looks good!

North Carolina is a nail-bitter.

I know Bluer-votes in rust belt will be delayed... but their early returns are no less stressful.

Florida looks to be a 5+ point swing in Trump's favor 😰

Pleased my state is holding Blue.

#ElectionNight
How is everyoney holding up?

Where and how (if at all) are you following #ElectionNight coverage?
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Thousands of people left out in the cold and stranded in #Omaha, #Nebraska after a #Trump rally. I’m told the shuttles aren’t operating & there aren’t enough busses. Police didn’t seem to know what to do. Some walked. I saw at least one woman getting medical attention.
The above video & this one were taken around 10:15pm. The #Trump rally ended around 8:45pm. Some just gave up and walked from the airfield, back to wherever they parked. It was about 32° out at the time. Many had already spent hours outside as they waited for POTUS to arrive.
And of note, most of these people had to get there well ahead of time for security reasons. There was a line for the shuttle to the rally, standing on the concrete for hours, no buildings to block the wind. Then a few more hours to get back to their cars.
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An early look at the airport rally for @realDonaldTrump in #Omaha.
We're having some technical difficulties with cell signal and wi-fi. Working on it.
Here’s a closer look.
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Spending the lunch hour today on the trail in central-west #Omaha with @LaraLeaTrump and @TrumpVictoryNE in #Ne02.

I’ll tweet a bit of what I hear.
#Nebraska GOP chairman Dan Welch: It's great to be here with @donjbacon and @laraleatrump. Need to educate Nebraska voters that this race is about the future of our country. If we do that, Nebraska will deliver five electoral votes to the president and put Bacon back in Congress.
Welch: He's going to beat @karaforcongress for the second time.

Bacon: 12 days till the election. A very decisive election for our country. Think about what we've done over the last four years. This district is pivotal. Two scenarios where this is the tie-breaking vote.
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Spending part of today with @DouglasEmhoff of the @JoeBiden campaign in North #Omaha.

He’ll be joining a voter voting early at the Ames library drop box, then heading to a drive-in rally near 24th and Lake.
Here’s a little from his speech. I’ll tweet some highlights soon. But I have to travel to another spot first.
Here’s a look at the drive-in rally near 24th and Lake. @karaforcongress and @DouglasEmhoff are here. So is first time presidential voter Nadia Spurlock, a @UNLincoln sophomore.
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Crowd starting to line up in NW Omaha (might actually be just outside city limits) for @DonaldJTrumpJr, @GovRicketts, @DonJBacon event. ImageImage
Quick look inside the @charliekirk11 event for @TPUSA. Doors open soon. ImageImageImage
Organizers say they have room for up to 500 people. Event is supposed to start around 5:30 p.m.
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@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems At this juncture, it’s clear to explain
an old saw from Mike Parson’s campaign:
random rural yard signs to
applaud Mike’s designs to
continue his post-Greitens reign.
In this specimen Parson would take in
uninformed voters in County Macon. 1/2 🔥 #mogov 🗳️
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@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems The reality, though: far more grim
as school districts may soon sink, not swim
in each piteous scene
of a mass quarantine as
new cases exceed counties’ brim.
Yet the venue’s the same:
still in Macon. Why no
mask mandate? Parson’s mistaken.
2/2 🔥 #mogov 🗳️
@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems Yes; thank goodness the
National Guard, unlike Mike,
at this moment works hard
citizens to protect.
Parson’s lies we reject,
evidenced by his COVID scorecard.
Folks still ask: why no #MaskUp
mandate? Parson’s post outweighs
the #ShowMe State.

🔥 #mogov 🗳️
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Did you know...

That Portland #Police Association (#PPA) President Darryl Turner is also the President of #ORCOPS, the Oregon Coalition of Police & Sheriffs, which he helped launch in 2015?

#PortlandOregon #PortlandOR #PDX #PDXpolice #PoliceUnions #PoliceBrutality #PoliceReform Image
ORCOPS website says "ORCOPS uses the Portland Police Association office as a home base with an on-staff social media manager, in-house communications, and shared resources so our overhead is minimal."
Tom Perkins is the Secretary-Treasurer, who is also from the #PPA.

#pdx #gov ImageImage
#ORCORPS touts itself as saying that their "members are the only law enforcement advocacy group in Oregon with a proven history of influence and representation in the State legislature."

This means they like to be involved in law & policy making.
#gov #Oregon #police #law #usa Image
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Hello all, I will be live tweeting today’s @OmahaPubSchool presser about moving to remote learning from a 3/2 hybrid schedule that was proposed.

I’ll try to keep up with all that happens. If I miss something key, let me know. Hope you’ll follow along.
Speaking today will be @OPS_LoganSupt and @MarqueASnow from the @OmahaPubSchool board. They've already announced the big-picture changes via text and email to parents.

Here are the high points from @OWHnews:

omaha.com/news/local/edu…
The presser is supposed to start at 3 p.m. @OmahaPubSchool officials are not yet sure who will join them to speak. Already see #Omaha City Councilman Ben Gray and Douglas County Board member Chris Rodgers.
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Some news on #NE02 was shared today with @thehill.

@karaforcongress leads @DonJBacon, within the margin for error, in internal polling.

thehill.com/homenews/campa…
The poll also shows @JoeBiden faring better against @realDonaldTrump in #NE02 than Eastman vs. Bacon.

This echoes previous #NE02 polling by the @dccc. GOP sources have said they expect a tight presidential race, but that Trump consistently performs better than the polls show.
Here’s our recent story about how the presidential race is starting to shape up in the #Omaha area and #NE02.

omaha.com/news/local/tru…
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A big pro-police rally in #Omaha on Saturday, reported here from @OWHnews:

omaha.com/news/back-the-…
Images shared on social media showed a handful of people attending the rally were from a group that the @splcenter has labeled a hate group, the Proud Boys. Below is one of the shared photos.

And here’s the SPLC’s description:

splcenter.org/fighting-hate/… Image
There was also an organized counter-protest near the foot of the stairs. Image
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Feels like we’ve done this before. Back on the protest beat this morning, this time with the Back the Blue rally at #Omaha’s Memorial Park. I’ll be live tweeting as I did from the Black Lives Matter protests. Thanks for following.
Hard to tell who painted what, but some folks left messages in chalk on the sidewalks at Memorial Park. A few are vulgar and won’t be shared here.
Here are some more of the images.
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Back on the protest beat today, this time outside of @CJSenate2020’s bakery, @CupcakeOmaha in Dundee. Image
A handful of people are starting to gather outside the shop, including Mechelle Sky Walker of Lincoln, 36.

She said the @NebraskaDems don’t need their own Trump, that Janicek should leave the race after behaving as he has with staff and others. Image
Sky Walker said: “I want him to drop out. He can’t use the excuse that he’s gay to talk like that. He’s using white privilege.” Image
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People starting to gather for a 5 p.m. protest near North 24th Street and Camden Avenue in North #Omaha. Pictured is the mural painted to honor #JamesScurlock. ImageImageImage
Capt. Mark Matuza of @OmahaPolice offers some words of support for the Scurlock family and says they’ll be here only if needed. He said he expects a peaceful protest and he spoke with the family to offer support.
Correction: This is a prayer vigil, not a protest.
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We @OWHnews will be out and covering today’s demonstrations in #Omaha, starting with one planned for Memorial Park. Stay safe, fam.

Follow me, @Jess_Wade_OWH, @MikeSautterOWH, @aliaconleyOWH, @eduff88 and @gaarder, along with the team @OWHpictures for more. Image
Here is today’s schedule at Memorial Park, for those interested. I’m speaking with organizers on site. Image
One organizer of the Memorial protest today is @Westside66 rising junior Elise Smith, 16, pictured, middle. She says she wanted to organize a protest that addressed her parents’ safety concerns and offered a chance to peacefully talk about issues of inequality, loss and change. Image
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Stay safe tonight, #Omaha.

@OWHnews and @OWHpictures will be out. Let us know if we need to see something or be somewhere.
Lot of Old Market businesses covering windows today. Police are setting a perimeter a little wider than the block around the location in front of where James Scurlock was shot.
Only a handful of people down here so far.
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The 22-year-old man slain outside of an Old Market bar in #Omaha has been identified. Police have not announced any arrests involving the shooter. And downtown is digging out from a night of protests and police response.

From @OWHnews:

omaha.com/news/crime/sla…
Hearing some people questioning why we haven't yet identified the shooter. We are awaiting official confirmation. Without it, we would be accusing someone of shooting instead of the people investigating the death. We will update the story when we have it verified.
Tense times don't change our need to make sure we get it right. Same reason it took a while for us to confirm the name of the person who was shot, James Scurlock, 22.
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