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Election 2020: As Democrats embrace 'Medicare for All,' some candidates stand out by rejecting it

'Medicare for All' has become one of the sharpest dividing lines in history’s largest and most diverse field of Democratic presidential contenders.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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NBA's Kyle Korver talks white privilege and responsibility in Players' Tribune article

Utah Jazz forward Kyle Korver used his platform as a white NBA veteran to talk about his role in the racism that shapes basketball and the world.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Every 'One Shining Moment' video since the 1987 NCAA tournament

The 'One Shining Moment' highlight package has run after the NCAA tournament championship game since 1987.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Eric Swalwell, congressman from California, joins crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field

Eric Swalwell has already spent lots of time in Iowa, where he was born and which hosts the first nominating event for president            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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In Iowa, Bernie Sanders says states should allow felons to vote from behind bars

Only Sanders' home state of Vermont and Maine allow felons to vote from behind bars. "I think that is absolutely the direction we should go," he said.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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'He probably offended you': Man didn't hold back, and in writing his obituary, neither did his family

Tim Schrandt, of Spillville, Iowa, was well-known for telling it like it is, whether you liked it or not. His obituary captured that spirit.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Des Moines diocese issues list of 9 priests accused of abuse

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Diocese of Des Moines has released the names of nine priests it says are credibly accused of sexually abusing children. The Des Moines Register reports that a diocesan committee, which included local clergy, a police chief and a judge, investigated the allegations of abuse that spanned from 1940 to […]
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Donald Trump said wind turbines cause cancer. Chuck Grassley called that 'idiotic.'

"I'm told that the White House respects my views on a lot of issues," Grassley said. "(Trump's) comments on wind energy ...were, first of all, idiotic. And it didn’t show much respect."            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Grassley: Trump’s Claim That Wind Turbines Cause Cancer Is ‘Idiotic’

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Wednesday called President Donald Trump’s bizarre claim that wind turbines cause cancer “idiotic.” In a speech Tuesday night, Trump claimed wind turbines decrease nearby property values and added: “ They say the noise causes cancer.” “I’m told that the White House respects my views on a lot of issues,” Grassley told reporters, as quoted by the Des Moines Register. “[Trump’s] comments on wind energy — not only as a president but when he was a candidate — wer...
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After Joe Biden kissing allegation, 2020 candidates weigh whether he should enter race

"I believe Lucy Flores," Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said. "And Joe Biden needs to give an answer."            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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'Unborn person' would be defined in state law under a bill passed by Iowa Senate

The bill, which would strengthen penalties for ending a woman's pregnancy without her consent, passed the Iowa Senate Tuesday afternoon.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Water donation efforts highlight a softer side of MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch's battle

Both Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors are donating drinking water to flood-stricken areas of the Midwest amid ongoing public fighting.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Man allegedly threw water on Rep. Steve King at lunch, charged with 2 misdemeanors

Blake Gibbins, 26, was arrested Friday at the Mineral City Mill and Grill in Fort Dodge, according to a news release from the city's police department.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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MillerCoors escalates 'Corn Syrup War' with lawsuit against rival Anheuser-Busch

MillerCoors, owner of the Miller Light and Coors Light brands, is suing fellow beer conglomerate Anheuser-Busch, over its Super Bowl commercials.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Sen. Joni Ernst: President Trump needs to stop tweets, comments about Sen. John McCain

The Iowa Republican told a group on Thursday that late Sen. John McCain was her friend, but that she couldn't control the president.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Bradley coach Brian Wardle contrite after controversy over targeting reporter

Bradley basketball coach Brian Wardle and his athletic department admit mistake after suspending access to beat reporter covering team.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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How one small-town Iowa factory is the engine behind March Madness

Every hoop you see during March Madness, every rim slammed on during an NBA game — it all comes from one factory in a town of 4,150 in rural Iowa.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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WATCH: Des Moines police officers catch kids dropped out of third-story window during fire

The rescue was caught on camera.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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'His dream was to become a park ranger': Iowa student found dead at national park in Utah

A 33-year-old University of Iowa student was found dead Friday after a days-long search of Canyonlands National Park in Utah.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Naked man climbs roof, steals SUV, leads police on foot chase through neighborhood

A naked man who stole a vehicle before taking police on a foot chase through a Iowa neighborhood Friday morning has been arrested, police said.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Beto O'Rourke was part of hacking group as a teen where he wrote story about running over children

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke acknowledged he was a part of a hacking group while he was campaigning in Iowa Friday, but did not say whether he regrets his involvement.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Beto O'Rourke to make first trip to Iowa ahead of possible 2020 run

According to an announcement video posted to Twitter, O'Rourke will rally volunteers at a canvass launch on behalf of Iowa Democrat Eric Giddens.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Joe Biden tops 2020 Iowa Democratic presidential poll ahead of Sanders

Des Moines Register poll puts former vice-president on 27% of likely Democratic caucus-goers, Sanders on 25%The former US vice-president Joe Biden has topped a poll of Iowa voters on Saturday that also showed Senator Bernie Sanders gaining momentum against him in the number two spot.Biden, who has not announced whether he is running in the 2020 election, is the first choice for president of likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers with 27% in the Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Sanders, 7...
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Iowa Poll: Not even in the race, Joe Biden leads Democrats; Sanders close behind

Bernie Sanders is a close second in Iowa's preferences in poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers conducted March 3-6.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Afghan who risked his life for Iowa soldiers becomes US citizen

Iowa National Guard troops helped Nabi Mohammadi work through bureaucratic snarls to gain visa for people who helped Americans in Afghanistan or Iraq.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Iowa couple accused of stealing $163k, running unlicensed day care tied to child's death

Trina Jae Mazza and Michael Damon Mazza were charged with stealing $163,000 from a dependent parent are also involved in a child death investigation.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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At the Oscars, star Jason Momoa makes the scrunchie cool again

Jason Momoa turned heads at the Oscars for sporting a pink scrunchie.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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North Carolina to hold new congressional election after tampering claims – live

Governor hails state board’s decision after Republican Mark Harris says he believes new vote should be calledSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 11.17pm GMT Nearly $200 million in military construction funds, approved by Congress for projects like submarine manufacturing, aircraft improvement, and repair of aging military facilities across Pennsylvania could be diverted for Trump’s border wall Senator Bob Casey’s office told the Associated Press today. It’s still uncl...
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Steve King: 'I have nothing to apologize for,' plans to seek re-election despite controversies

The Iowa congressman blames his troubles on the national media, which he says have misquoted him and "weaponized" the language.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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MillerCoors, Anheuser-Busch fight over farmers in aftermath of Bud Light's Super Bowl ad

In the aftermath of Bud Light's Super Bowl commercial, a battle has begun over the beer drinkers and agricultural communities of Iowa.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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