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Tornado Warning for Mora Co. until 6:15

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Tornado Warning for Mora Co. until 6:15

- The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a. . * Tornado Warning for… The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a * At 533 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. was located 10 miles west of Wagon Mound, moving south at 20 mph. HAZARD…Tornado and hail up to two inches in diameter. SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation

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Aspiring singer found murdered in home, police say

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Aspiring singer found murdered in home, police say

- BELLEVILLE, Mich. Family and friends are mourning the loss of a beloved daughter who was found dead in her home on Friday night. Covington’s father, Chuck Covington, broke down during an interview with WJBK describing his daughter, who had a “smile that lightens up the room” and “lift(ed) people up.” “People wanted to be around her because she lifted us up, and that’s gone now,” he said tearfully

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Woman lashes out about Confederate flag on man's 'Dukes of Hazzard' car

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Woman lashes out about Confederate flag on man's 'Dukes of Hazzard' car

- TORONTO Activist Ybia Anderson confronted the unnamed owner of a replica General Lee muscle car at a heritage festival last Saturday and the resulting video has gone viral. Anderson, who is black, began videoing the car, a 1969 Dodge Charger similar to the one featured on the television show "The Dukes of Hazzard" as it was “front and center, the first thing people see when they walk in” at the Highland Creek Heritage Festival in Toronto

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White St. Louis officer shoots off-duty black cop in arm during shootout

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White St. Louis officer shoots off-duty black cop in arm during shootout

- ST. LOUIS A St. Louis police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm after being fired upon by a fellow officer while responding to a crime scene while off duty. A lawyer for the injured officer says it was the victim’s race that caused him to be the target of the bullet. Last week, the unnamed officer saw and heard the end of a car chase in his neighborhood, according to KTVI

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National Park Service geotourism project launch set for Tuesday

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National Park Service geotourism project launch set for Tuesday

- SIOUX CITY | The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will host a “Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail ‘Geotourism’ Project” launch from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Betty Strong Encounter Center. Admission will be free; refreshments will be served. Siouxland residents, cultural leaders, educators and representatives of government, business and industry are encouraged to participate in the public event

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Iowan makes Star Wars Millennium Falcon with matchsticks

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Iowan makes Star Wars Millennium Falcon with matchsticks

- GLADBROOK, Iowa — "Some people refer to me as an artist, but I consider myself a woodworker." Patrick Acton may have one of the most tedious artistic hobbies on record. Since 1977, he has created intricate wooden models made entirely from matchsticks. His creative endeavors caught the attention of Ripley's Believe It or Not! in 1993. Since that time, he has created 25 models for the Ripley's franchise, which has 100 attractions on five continents

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Police: Gunshot victim shows up at Rock Hill hospital - | WBTV Charlotte

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Police: Gunshot victim shows up at Rock Hill hospital - | WBTV Charlotte

- One person showed up to a Rock Hill hospital with a gunshot wound Sunday evening. According to the Rock Hill Police Department, one person arrived to the Piedmont Medical Center on South Herlong Avenue with a gunshot injury. The shooting occurred somewhere in the city, officers said. It is unclear what time the shooting occurred. Police said there is no threat to the hospital

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Solid waste collection delayed July 4

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Solid waste collection delayed July 4

- SIOUX CITY | The Fourth of July holiday will delay solid waste collection the week of July 3. Starting July 4, collection will be delayed one day, according to the city of Sioux City. Sioux City's Citizens Convenience Center will also close on the holiday.

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Being a fix-it man comes with owning Nebraska hardware store

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Being a fix-it man comes with owning Nebraska hardware store

- RANDOLPH, Neb. — It seems as though some things never change. For the past 47 years, Sam and Nancy Reineke have served the residents of Randolph in the heart of the downtown with Sam's Hardware, the Norfolk Daily News reported. "We have been in the same spot since I purchased the business in 1970," Reineke said. Reineke bought the Gambles store from his wife's uncle, Glen Stingley, after he had worked in the business for five years

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

- Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday

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Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul

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Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul

- WASHINGTON — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week

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Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit

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Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit

- She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her. . . Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her A Tennessee couple is voicing concerns after they say staff at their apartment complex approached them while they were lounging at the pool

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Iowa woman achieves incredible feat in Race Across America

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Iowa woman achieves incredible feat in Race Across America

- Urbandale native Sarah Cooper became a national inspiration when she became a favorite, male or female, to win bicycle world’s most grueling races, the Race Across America, also known as RAAM. The 45-year-old stay-at-home mother of four is certainly inspiring America as she finished a 3,070-mile journey from sea to shining sea in just 11 days, 18 hours and 56 minutes

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McConnell may not get wish on health care vote

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McConnell may not get wish on health care vote

- The public posturing over whether the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act will receive a vote is now in full swing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly interested in making sure senators decide on the bill before July 4th. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson went on “Meet The Press” today to say, he’s not in favor of the plan. Here’s NBC News’ story on the interview

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing

- Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday

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Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit

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Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit

- She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her. . . Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her A Tennessee couple is voicing concerns after they say staff at their apartment complex approached them while they were lounging at the pool

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All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

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All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

- By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press LONDON (AP) - The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. All of the buildings for which external cladding samples were so far submitted failed combustibility tests, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said

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Updated: UNM athletics has not faced comprehensive audit in years
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Tornado Warning for Mora Co. until 6:15
Tornado Warning for Mora Co. until 6:15 The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a. . * Tornado Warning for… The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a * At 533 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. was located 10 miles west of Wagon Mound, moving south at 20 mph. HAZARD…Tornado and hail up to two inches in diameter. SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation   Read More ...
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Aspiring singer found murdered in home, police say
Aspiring singer found murdered in home, police say BELLEVILLE, Mich. Family and friends are mourning the loss of a beloved daughter who was found dead in her home on Friday night. Covington’s father, Chuck Covington, broke down during an interview with WJBK describing his daughter, who had a “smile that lightens up the room” and “lift(ed) people up.” “People wanted to be around her because she lifted us up, and that’s gone now,” he said tearfully   Read More ...
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Woman lashes out about Confederate flag on man's 'Dukes of Hazzard' car
Woman lashes out about Confederate flag on man's 'Dukes of Hazzard' car TORONTO Activist Ybia Anderson confronted the unnamed owner of a replica General Lee muscle car at a heritage festival last Saturday and the resulting video has gone viral. Anderson, who is black, began videoing the car, a 1969 Dodge Charger similar to the one featured on the television show "The Dukes of Hazzard" as it was “front and center, the first thing people see when they walk in” at the Highland Creek Heritage Festival in Toronto   Read More ...
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White St. Louis officer shoots off-duty black cop in arm during shootout
White St. Louis officer shoots off-duty black cop in arm during shootout ST. LOUIS A St. Louis police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm after being fired upon by a fellow officer while responding to a crime scene while off duty. A lawyer for the injured officer says it was the victim’s race that caused him to be the target of the bullet. Last week, the unnamed officer saw and heard the end of a car chase in his neighborhood, according to KTVI   Read More ...
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3 dead, 30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A multi-story tourist boat packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near Medellin on Sunday, and police in Colombia said three people were dead and 30 missing. A major rescue effort involving Colombia's air force and firefighters from nearby cities was looking for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where the accident took place   Read More ...
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NY town plagued by violence graduates high school seniors
NY town plagued by violence graduates high school seniors BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — About 1,200 high school students in Brentwood, New York, celebrated their futures at a graduation ceremony capping a violence-plagued year that started with the killing of two fellow students. Reeda Iqbal, the Harvard-bound valedictorian of the district's Sonderling campus, said Sunday the community afforded them the chance to gain exposure to diverse cultures. Ross Center valedictorian Michael Simoes described his class as "resilient," saying Brentwood has readied them for the future   Read More ...
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Bloomberg to launch $17M contest for US cities
NEW YORK (AP) — Eager to help local leaders bypass Washington, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg's foundation is putting up more than $17 million for a new contest that encourages the nation's mayors to address critical issues themselves. The new effort, to be announced publicly on Monday, comes as local leaders are increasingly concerned about the impact of the Trump administration's policies   Read More ...
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William Byron wins in Iowa for first Xfinity victory - | WBTV Charlotte
William Byron wins in Iowa for first Xfinity victory - | WBTV Charlotte NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Rookie William Byron grabbed the lead with just over 20 laps and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night for his first series victory. A seven-time winner last year in the Truck Series, Byron broke through just a week after an agonizingly close defeat to Monster Energy Cup star Denny Hamlin at Michigan   Read More ...
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The Latest: 30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
The Latest: 30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the sinking of a tourist boat in Medellin, Colombia (all times local): The head of Colombia's police says that three people have died and 30 are missing after a tourist boat with about 150 people on board capsized near Medellin. Gen. Jorge Nieto told Blu Radio on Sunday that authorities are still in the process of identifying the victims   Read More ...
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Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go' - | WBTV Charlotte
Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go' - | WBTV Charlotte By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet (about 8 meters) off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically, saying he couldn't hold on   Read More ...
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Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs
Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs ROME (AP) — Exit polls early Monday indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of voting saw most populist candidates eliminated in all big cities up for grabs. An election alliance of former Premier Silvio Berlusconi's conservatives, the anti-migrant Northern League party and a right-wing party with its power base in Rome, appeared to have triumphed in the most-watched race, Genoa, a working class port city in the Liguria region which had long been a stronghold for the political left   Read More ...
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Nebraska and Iowa
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Nebraska and Iowa NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to Nebraska and Iowa and toured Union Pacific's railyard in central Nebraska. Zuckerberg also attended part of the Heartland Pride Festival in Omaha on Saturday and stopped in several Iowa towns as part of a tour of the area. After touring the railyard, Zuckerberg posted pictures on Facebook and commented about how important railroads are to the economy because of everything they haul   Read More ...
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Tractor-trailer carrying watermelons crashes, shuts down I-85 ra - | WBTV Charlotte
Tractor-trailer carrying watermelons crashes, shuts down I-85 ra - | WBTV Charlotte A tractor-trailer carrying watermelons crashed on the side of a Interstate 85 ramp in north Charlotte Sunday evening. The ramp is expected to be shut down for several hours. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the single-vehicle wreck occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. on the I-85 northbound ramp onto I-77 northbound. Troopers said it could take crews several hours before they can move the tractor-trailer because the vehicle was carrying watermelons   Read More ...
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National Park Service geotourism project launch set for Tuesday
National Park Service geotourism project launch set for Tuesday SIOUX CITY | The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will host a “Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail ‘Geotourism’ Project” launch from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Betty Strong Encounter Center. Admission will be free; refreshments will be served. Siouxland residents, cultural leaders, educators and representatives of government, business and industry are encouraged to participate in the public event   Read More ...
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Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season - | WBTV Charlotte
Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season - | WBTV Charlotte SONONA, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway. The former NASCAR champion came to Sonoma winless in 20 races since Kansas last fall and has been overshadowed in this season of NASCAR's young new superstars. But at a track where experience and ability can separate the field, it was Harvick and a bunch of veterans who led the way   Read More ...
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Iowan makes Star Wars Millennium Falcon with matchsticks
Iowan makes Star Wars Millennium Falcon with matchsticks GLADBROOK, Iowa — "Some people refer to me as an artist, but I consider myself a woodworker." Patrick Acton may have one of the most tedious artistic hobbies on record. Since 1977, he has created intricate wooden models made entirely from matchsticks. His creative endeavors caught the attention of Ripley's Believe It or Not! in 1993. Since that time, he has created 25 models for the Ripley's franchise, which has 100 attractions on five continents   Read More ...
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Police: Gunshot victim shows up at Rock Hill hospital - | WBTV Charlotte
Police: Gunshot victim shows up at Rock Hill hospital - | WBTV Charlotte One person showed up to a Rock Hill hospital with a gunshot wound Sunday evening. According to the Rock Hill Police Department, one person arrived to the Piedmont Medical Center on South Herlong Avenue with a gunshot injury. The shooting occurred somewhere in the city, officers said. It is unclear what time the shooting occurred. Police said there is no threat to the hospital   Read More ...
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Solid waste collection delayed July 4
Solid waste collection delayed July 4 SIOUX CITY | The Fourth of July holiday will delay solid waste collection the week of July 3. Starting July 4, collection will be delayed one day, according to the city of Sioux City. Sioux City's Citizens Convenience Center will also close on the holiday.   Read More ...
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Being a fix-it man comes with owning Nebraska hardware store
Being a fix-it man comes with owning Nebraska hardware store RANDOLPH, Neb. — It seems as though some things never change. For the past 47 years, Sam and Nancy Reineke have served the residents of Randolph in the heart of the downtown with Sam's Hardware, the Norfolk Daily News reported. "We have been in the same spot since I purchased the business in 1970," Reineke said. Reineke bought the Gambles store from his wife's uncle, Glen Stingley, after he had worked in the business for five years   Read More ...
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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing
Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday   Read More ...
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Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul
Trump: Not ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul WASHINGTON — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week   Read More ...
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Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit
Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her. . . Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her A Tennessee couple is voicing concerns after they say staff at their apartment complex approached them while they were lounging at the pool   Read More ...
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U. of Iowa Dance Marathon hosts Family Day at Adventureland
U. of Iowa Dance Marathon hosts Family Day at Adventureland WEBVTT THE EVENT.TODD: FOR A DECADE, THEUNIVERSITY OF IOWA DANCEMARATHON HAS BEEN HOLDING AFAMILY DAY AT ADVENTURE LAPARK IN ALTOONA, A DAY FORFAMILIES AFFECTED BY A CHILDWITH CANCER, A BREAK FROMROUTINE.KCCI'S MARCUS MCINTOSH IS JUSTBACK FROM ADVENTURELAND WHERE HEMET A FAMILY COMPELLED TO STAYINVOLVED.MARCUS: FOR MORE THAN TWODECADES, THE UNIVERSITY IOWADANCE MARATHON HAS RAISED MONEYFOR YOUTH CANCER PATIENTS THEIRFAMILIES.TODAY IS FAMILY DAY AT ADVENTURELAND   Read More ...
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Iowa woman achieves incredible feat in Race Across America
Iowa woman achieves incredible feat in Race Across America Urbandale native Sarah Cooper became a national inspiration when she became a favorite, male or female, to win bicycle world’s most grueling races, the Race Across America, also known as RAAM. The 45-year-old stay-at-home mother of four is certainly inspiring America as she finished a 3,070-mile journey from sea to shining sea in just 11 days, 18 hours and 56 minutes   Read More ...
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McConnell may not get wish on health care vote
McConnell may not get wish on health care vote The public posturing over whether the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act will receive a vote is now in full swing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly interested in making sure senators decide on the bill before July 4th. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson went on “Meet The Press” today to say, he’s not in favor of the plan. Here’s NBC News’ story on the interview   Read More ...
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The missing ingredient in BCRA: Humility
No, the Senate healthcare bill released yesterday does not repeal Obamacare. It doesn’t even significantly reform American healthcare. It cuts taxes. It bails out insurance companies. It props up Obamacare through the next election. It lays out plans to slow Medicaid spending beginning in 2025, but that probably won’t happen. And it leaves in place the ham-fisted federal regulations that have driven up family health insurance premiums by 140 percent since Obamacare was implemented   Read More ...
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AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016
The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race, but before it — in the drawing of lines for hundreds of U   Read More ...
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Democrats block witnesses from testifying in House intel probe
House Democrats are continuing to block testimony from about a dozen witnesses who sought to appear before the intelligence oversight panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Congressional officials said one of the key witnesses, former informal adviser to the Trump campaign Carter Page, was scheduled to testify at a closed hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence   Read More ...
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New York, San Francisco top most expensive cities list in the U.S.
New York, San Francisco top most expensive cities list in the U.S. New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles top the list of cities with the highest cost of living in the U.S.   Read More ...
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Johnston's Hennes named All-Iowa Coach of the Year
Johnston's Hennes named All-Iowa Coach of the Year Over the past decade, perhaps no Iowa prep sport has consistently produced elite performers or college All-Americans as well as girls’ cross country. And no program has put together a season or state tournament in that sport like Johnston did under head coach Patrick Hennes last season. The Dragons want to win — and dominated Class 4A in record-breaking fashion — but running joy has been placed over running results from a young age with unprecedented success   Read More ...
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Elle Ruffridge's record-setting impact felt across sports landscape
Elle Ruffridge's record-setting impact felt across sports landscape Buy Photo. Elle Ruffridge proved nearly unstoppable on the basketball court. But the record-setting Pocahontas Area graduate made an impact in other sports and among the school hallways, too. Ruffridge, who set state all-time bests in five-player scoring, 3-pointers and assists, was a standout on the volleyball court, the cross country course and the track, as well. She juggled dual fall sports and finished her high school career with track — efforts overshadowed by her outstanding basketball accomplishments   Read More ...
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Two catch teen falling from amusement park ride
Two catch teen falling from amusement park ride New York — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically, saying he couldn’t hold on   Read More ...
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Tigers minor-league report: Stewart flashes pop at Erie
Tigers minor-league report: Stewart flashes pop at Erie Triple-A Toledo. Who’s hot … Matthew Boyd, LH starter: Boyd is 3-0 since returning to Toledo following a couple of months in the Tigers rotation. In four starts, he has a 3.33 ERA, having been tapped for 19 hits in 24.1 innings, with 26 strikeouts and eight walks. Logan Kensing, RH reliever: Kensing has quite a 10-game string: no runs in 12   Read More ...
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Kevin Harvick returns to victory lane with win at Sonoma Raceway
Kevin Harvick returns to victory lane with win at Sonoma Raceway Sunday, June 25, 2017 04:37PM Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway. The former NASCAR champion came to Sonoma winless in 20 races since Kansas last fall and has been overshadowed in this season of NASCAR's young new superstars. But at a track where experience and ability can separate the field, it was Harvick and a bunch of veterans who led the way   Read More ...
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UM’s Eddie McDoom expects ‘more explosive plays’ with Pep Hamilton
UM’s Eddie McDoom expects ‘more explosive plays’ with Pep Hamilton Ann Arbor – Michigan sophomore receiver Eddie McDoom likes what he sees from the Wolverines’ first-year pass-game coordinator, Pep Hamilton, and believes his offense will showcase the young but explosive receivers. McDoom, who patiently signed T-shirts and took photos with a number of kids stretched across the field after Michigan's youth camp Saturday, said Hamilton’s offense will stretch defenses this fall   Read More ...
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Florida, LSU set up all-SEC showdown in CWS finals
Florida, LSU set up all-SEC showdown in CWS finals Omaha, Neb. — The matchup for the College World Series finals certainly bolsters the case for those who say the best baseball in the land is played in the Southeastern Conference. To get to the best-of-three finals starting Monday night, LSU (52-18) beat an Oregon State team which had the highest winning percentage of any program in four decades, twice in two days   Read More ...
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Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing
Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Tourist boat sinks in Colombia; 3 dead, 30 missing Another 24 people were being treated for injuries at a local hospital. BOGOTA, Colombia — A multi-story tourist ferry packed with about 150 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin on Sunday   Read More ...
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Government sites hacked with pro-Islamic State message
Government sites hacked with pro-Islamic State message Columbus, Ohio — Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. A message posted on the website of Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said, “You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries.” The message, left by “Team System Dz,” also ended, “I love the Islamic state   Read More ...
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Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit
Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her. . . Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her Woman says apartment complex staff told her to leave pool due to swimsuit She says staff told her she needed to put on shorts or be in a pool area where others couldn't see her A Tennessee couple is voicing concerns after they say staff at their apartment complex approached them while they were lounging at the pool   Read More ...
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