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    Rep. Young Backs Union Workers Who Could Lose More Than 1/2 of Pension

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – Thousands of Central Iowan union workers say their pension fund program is to blame for putting their financial futures in peril, and Sunday, Representative David Young (R-Van Meter) agreed. These active and retired union workers began speaking out against their pension fund program, the Central States Pension Fund, in February, when […]

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    New Polls Show Clinton and Trump Neck-and-neck

    A pair of new polls out this weekend show the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and his likely Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton are both viewed unfavorably by more than half of U.S. voters. In a Washington Post-ABC News survey released Sunday, the candidates both registered net negatives in the double-digits, with 57% of the electorate […]

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    Report: Prince Might Have Been Dead for Hours Before Found

    CHANHASSEN, Minnesota — One day before his body was found, Prince was given intravenous fluids at a Minneapolis area hospital, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which attributed that information to an unnamed source with knowledge of the investigation. The publication also says a source revealed that a paramedic responding to the 911 call from […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - MAY 16:  Passengers at O'Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint on May 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Waiting times at the checkpoints today have been reported to be as long 2 hours. The long lines have been blamed for flight delays and a large number of passengers missing flights completely.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Quick Six: Insiders Tackle Primary Results, Long TSA Lines

    Jerry Crawford is a longtime Democratic activist, adviser and attorney. Doug Gross is a longtime Republican activist, adviser and attorney. Needless to say, they both know the law, politics and strategy. Olympic Concerns Is the Zika virus enough to stop you from going to Rio to see the summer Olympics? Crime and Punishment A University of […]

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    Images of Wreckage Released in EgyptAir Probe

    Egypt’s military displayed wreckage and personal belongings found in the search for EgyptAir Flight 804 as searchers scoured the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday for the aircraft’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders. The chunks of debris included an uninflated life vest, a seat, a purse, shoes, carpet, a scarf, parts of chairs and cushions, and […]

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    2016 State Track and Field Sees Record First-Day Attendance; See Scores, Records

    The 2016 State Track and Field Championships saw an attendance record on its first day with a total of 13,703 people. Below are the results for Thursday’s events: GIRLS CLASS 1A TEAM SCORING (After five events) 1. Central, Elkader  19 2. Algona Bishop Garrigan 14 3. West Hancock 12 4. East Mills , AGWSR, B-G-M Brooklyn, […]

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    Vaping Explosion Knocks Out Man’s Teeth, Rips Hole in Tongue

    Albany, N.Y. – Kenneth Barbero of Albany, NY was enjoying a nice millennial vaping session when the hand-held device he was using blew up in his face; knocking out teeth, ripping a hole in his tongue and leaving his hands covered in burns. “[It was] like an M80 bomb went off in my mouth,” Barbero […]

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    Report: Military Punishes Sex Assault Victims

    WASHINGTON  — For seven months before she was assaulted at an Air Force base in the south, Shelby Willis, then 18, filed “at least 10 complaints” about the harassment she was being subjected to by a senior airman. “Within two weeks of filing a report, they [staff sergeants] said I was causing problems,” Willis told […]

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    New Rule Expands Overtime Pay to Millions of Workers

    Starting later this year, millions more workers will become eligible for overtime pay. Under a new rule announced by the White House Tuesday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. That’s roughly double the $23,660 threshold […]

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    Change the Channel on Pandora?

    NEW YORK — An activist investor wants online radio company Pandora to put itself on the shopping block. But are there any buyers? Pandora shares rose more than 6% Tuesday after Keith Meister, the head of Corvex Management, disclosed a nearly 10% stake in the company. Meister, an acolyte of Carl Icahn who successfully pushed […]

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    5 Takeaways from Kentucky and Oregon

    Bernie Sanders won more delegates than Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night — but not enough to slow Clinton’s march to the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton won Kentucky by a razor-thin margin, while Sanders notched a bigger 53% to 47% victory in Oregon. The 61 delegates Kentucky had on the line and Oregon’s 74 will be […]

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    Disappearance of Students’ Mural ‘struck a chord with a lot of people’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Students and teachers at Central Campus are coming to grips after a mural they worked on for over a year was painted over by the city. The spokesperson for Des Moines Public Schools says the reaction from the community since the mural was painted over has been overwhelming. “The students in […]