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Cedar Rapids City Council bans fireworks Video included

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Fireworks are no more within the city limits of Cedar Rapids after the city council voted 6-1 to ban them Tuesday night.

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UPDATE: Victim identified in deadly Cedar Falls crash Video included

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Emergency crews are responding to a crash in Cedar Falls.

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Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

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Texas has 178 confederate monuments. Only Virginia has more, with 223.

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NBC with the most-watched TV program says Nielsen

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NBS had the most watched prime time TV program last week.

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Dubuque woman dies after pinned between mower and air conditioner

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 According to our coverage partners at the Telegraph Herald, police responded to the area near Wingate and Sylvan Drives around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. 

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US Navy dismissing 7th Fleet commander following USS John S. McCain collision

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This follows the incident Monday in which the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel, resulting in ten sailors missing. 

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Motorcyclist killed in crash in Dubuque

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A motorcyclist is killed after losing control around a curve in Dubuque.  

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Hot Lotto scammer sentenced to 25 years Video included

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A multi-state million dollar lotto scam that started in Iowa nearly a decade ago came to a close Tuesday. 

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Woman hurt after crashing into Cedar Rapids home

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A driver is hurt after crashing into a home in Cedar Rapids.  

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Teen missing for 11 days found OK in Tennessee national park

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Media outlets report 18-year-old Austin Bohanan walked out of a remote area in Blount County, about 40 miles south of Knoxville.

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Arrest made months after Waterloo shooting

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26-year-old Deshaun Bullock, of Waterloo is facing charges of reckless use of a firearm causing serious injury. 

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Hawks' Jewell earns preseason All-American recognition

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Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell was named to the Preseason First Team All-America Team, the Associated Press announced today.

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Hawks(Team USA) improves to 2-0 at World University Games

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 USA Team's offense scored 13 runs off 14 hits to cruise to a 13-3, seven-inning, run-rule victory over Russia on Tuesday night at New Taipei City Xinzhuang Stadium. ...

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Hawks suspend Rugamba for season opener

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Iowa football defensive back Manny Rugamba will not see action in Iowa’s opening football game of the season due to a one game suspension.

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AP Source: Cavaliers trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas

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Kyrie Irving’s next cross-over will come against the Cavaliers. 

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Wahawks look to next man in

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Varsity experience is a luxury the Waterloo West football team will have precious little of to start the 2017 season. Head coach Lonnie Moore has found himself in a position where he has to replace his top five scorers from a season ago.

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Cedar Falls football banks on experience

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The Cedar Falls Tigers are looking to a wealth of experience to guide them through the 2017 campaign. Head coach Brad Remmert returns a squad that sports 15 returning starters and 23 letter winners.

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2 facilities in northwest Iowa report dozens of hogs stolen

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The Sioux County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating the thefts of dozens of hogs from two separate facilities.  

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Public mural art project in Dubuque Video included

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A downtown area in eastern Iowa is getting some new works of art. 

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Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape

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Donald Trump is headed to Arizona for a rally two years after stopping in Phoenix during his campaign. More>>

Police investigating racist graffiti found in U of I residence halls Video included

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Last Sunday, the University of Iowa Housing and Dining staff reported racist graffiti in Catlett Hall and Hillcrest Hall. 

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Ex-Iowa police officer charged in evidence-planting case

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A former Des Moines police officer who quit last year after being accused of planting drug evidence has been has been criminally charged in the case. 

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Doctors remind parents to vaccinate kids before classes begin

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It's back to school time for most kids in Iowa, and doctors are reminding parents that their kids might need a new vaccine before walking through the halls.  

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Quarter century since Iowa college students abduction

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A quarter century since Iowa college student Tammy Zywicki was abducted in Illinois and found slain in Missouri, authorities again are asking for the public's help in trying to finally solve the case.

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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know for Today: At least 10 U.S. sailors missing after the USS John S. McCain collides with a tanker east of Singapore; Tributes flood social media in wake of comedian Jerry Lewis's death. More>>

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

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A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. 

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Hempstead and Dubuque Senior freshmen get laptops

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It's part of the "anytime, anywhere" curriculum to incorporate more technology. 

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Waterloo City Councilman backs developer: "You got my support" Video included

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Leslie Hospitality owner Edwin Leslie says he doesn't have anything to hide, and to prove it he invited the public to view all of the documents, emails, agreements, and financial statements related to the deal at a public meeting this morning.

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Powerball jackpot climbs to $700 million

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The Powerball jackpot has increased to $700 million, making it the second largest in U.S. history. 

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New Hartford boil advisory lifted

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New Hartford boil advisory lifted

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Dubuque restaurant closes suddenly after more than 20 years

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A Dubuque restaurant closed its doors suddenly this week, signaling the end after more than 20 years. 

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Movie prop money being passed as real thing

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Police haven't said if they know where the money came from or who passed it.

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Iowa State Fair's 1.13 million visitors sets attendance mark

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This year's Iowa State Fair set an attendance record, with more than 1.13 million people visiting the 11-day event in Des Moines. 

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Cedar Falls City Council discussing future of fireworks Video included

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I literally dropped and hit the ground. That's how one Vietnam veteran described his 4th of July, to the Cedar falls City Council last night.    

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Woman with prosthetic leg says she was turned away from handicap dressing room

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A woman shopping in Dallas, who has a prosthetic leg, says she was turned away from using a handicap dressing room.
 

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Financing deadline looming for proposed Cedar Rapids high rise

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The Cedar Rapids City Council wants to know more about how a proposed 28-story high rise is being financed.

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Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; Reversing stance

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Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. troops must "fight to win." 

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Cedar Falls library donating eclipse glasses Video included

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The Cedar Falls public library says they estimate they had around 800 people show up for their watch party yesterday. 

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Passenger: Train moving 'super-fast' before crash injures 42

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A regional rail train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator, a regional rail spokeswoman said. 

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Browns players kneel in prayer during national anthem

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 Kneeling and bowing their heads, the Cleveland Browns bonded over something bigger than football. More than a dozen players formed a circle on the team's sideline Monday night and prayed in silent protest during the national anthem.

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New meningitis vaccine required before the first day of school

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Students may be barred from the first day of school if they do not have proof of a newly required meningitis vaccination. 

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$417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

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"She really didn't want sympathy. She just wanted to get a message out to help these other women."

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Sen. Ernst comments on Trump's Afghanistan strategy

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued this statement following President Trump’s update on Afghanistan:  

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Jerry Lewis died of heart disease

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Jerry Lewis died of heart disease, but the wording of his death certificate differs from what was reported earlier.   

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Local team battling concussions with new helmets Video included

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Taking a big hit for the team, under the lights on a Friday night is a badge of honor for a football player, but it could also mean serious health issues. More and more research is showing a link between concussions and mental illnesses.

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Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

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Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Kentucky were struck by a car, and one has died.

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Police stress moped safety and regulations for new school year Video included

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Motors are buzzing as the fall semester kicks off and with a new school year comes safety concerns as more University of Iowa students are getting around by mopeds. 

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Schools celebrate the end of construction before start of school year

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The Iowa City School District is preparing for the new school year by celebrating completed construction projects at three of its schools. On Monday, ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held at the new Hoover Elementary, Lucas Elementary, and Weber Elementary.  After 14 months of construction, Lucas Elementary is ready to open its doors for the 2017-18 school year with a new look and fresh updates. Of the upgrades, a new secured entrance that makes it so people have to be buzzed in,...

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Kinnick Stadium Statue undergoes repairs

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The Nile Kinnick statue located in the Krause Family Plaza outside the south end zone at Kinnick Stadium, has been removed temporarily so that needed repairs to both the statue and the base

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Eyes in the sky: Drone helps in rescue mission Video included

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An Eastern Iowa rescue crew used a drone to save six people lost out on the water

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Eclipse in Dubuque, 'better views in eastern Iowa' Video included

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There was lots of excitement in Dubuque over the solar eclipse. 

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Cloudy weather doesn't stop Solar Eclipse excitement Video included

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People didn't have the best view in Cedar Falls this afternoon, but it didn't stop them from wearing the eclipse glasses and constantly look up.

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U.S. Marshals use Solar Eclipse to catch sex offender

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The U.S. Marshals say the Solar Eclipse helped them nab a man who failed to register as a sex offender.

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Hundreds gather at Cedar Rapids library to view solar eclipse Video included

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Hundreds attended a solar eclipse watch party today at the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library. 

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Trial start set for man charged in Iowa cab driver's slaying

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An October trial has been scheduled for an Iowa parolee accused of fatally shooting an Iowa City taxi driver.

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2017 Iowa State Fair breaks attendance record

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More people than ever before went to the Iowa State Fair this year. 

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Police hunt for TV thief wearing 'I'm Broke Baby' T-shirt

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Police in suburban Kansas City are on the hunt for a man accused of stealing a TV while wearing a T-shirt with the phrase "I'm Broke Baby" on it.

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Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021

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After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions.

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Fire damages local school

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A local school caught fire just days before school starts. 

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Can't be there? How to watch solar eclipse on TV, online

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Can't be there to see total solar eclipse? How to watch on TV, online. More>>

The Latest: Police shoot and kill Barcelona van attacker

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Regional police in Spain have confirmed that fugitive Barcelona van suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub has been shot dead in a small town outside the city. 

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New Iowa license plate design revealed

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The Iowa Department of Transportation announced today the public's pick for the new Iowa license plate. 

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Cedar Falls, Waterloo to talk fireworks tonight

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Two cities take up the future of fireworks tonight.

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Country star Martina McBride coming to Dubuque

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Country star Martina McBride will be coming to Dubuque in December. 

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UPDATE: Victim identified in Waterloo shooting

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Waterloo Police release the name of the victim in a weekend shooting.

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Iowa gas prices down nearly 2 cents a gallon

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Gas prices in Iowa have dipped slightly in the past week to $2.28 a gallon.

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Firefighters forced to pay toll Video included

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The group that runs the bridge says all emergency responders, including police, pay a toll.

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Putin appoints new Russian ambassador to US

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President Vladimir Putin has appointed a former deputy defense minister as Russia's new ambassador to the United States..

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Fire breaks out at food stand at New York county fair

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People at a county fair in New York got a little more than they bargained for.

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Marine who died at Southern California base buried in Iowa

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The body of a Marine who died after a tree fell on him at a Southern California base has been buried in Iowa.

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Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

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The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be in 2024. The next coast-to-coast one will not be until 2045.

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How to make a pinhole projection box to view eclipse Video included

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We are now less than a week away before the total solar eclipse and certified solar glasses are selling out fast. 

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Heavy rain leads to flash flood warning in western Iowa

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Authorities say mud and debris remain on Highway 71 after flooding from Bluegrass Creek near Audubon.

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People stake out prime viewing spots for total Solar Eclipse

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Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. 

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The Latest: Trump to address nation Monday on Afghanistan

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Trump to reveal plan for war in Afghanistan in national address Monday night. More>>

Man involved in jackpot rigging scandal faces 25-year sentence

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 A former lottery computer programmer has pleaded guilty, and face 25-year sentence.

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Rare triplet calves born in Dubuque County Video included

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Dwight Conrad had a hard time believing what he saw when he woke up about eight days ago. 

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Trump will address path forward on Afghanistan

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis satisfied with how the administration formulated its new Afghanistan war strategy, but won't discuss what's in it. More>>

TONIGHT: President will address path forward on Afghanistan

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The administration has been at odds for months over how to craft a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

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Man gets jail time for hitting Iowa church with car

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A man who hit a church with a car while trying to elude police in north-central Iowa's Mason City has been sentenced to roughly a year and a half in jail. 

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Eclipse fever in eastern Iowa Video included

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99 years in the making and now just hours away, people in Eastern Iowa are bracing for the solar eclipse.  

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UPDATE: 10 US Navy sailors missing after destroyer collides with merchant ship

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A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer has collided with a merchant ship in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca.   

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Man arrested on charges he killed Iowa puppy during dispute

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A man who had been sought since last month for allegedly killing a puppy by snapping its neck during a dispute about Wi-Fi in Des Moines, Iowa, has been arrested on animal-abuse charges. 

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TRACKING: Rain and storms late tonight and Monday morning, then late Monday

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Rain and thunderstorms move into the region after 3 AM Monday, and then again Monday afternoon and evening.

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Waterloo Fire: Building needs to come down Video included

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While Chief Moore says the fire could have been started by a person staying inside the building he doesn't not know for sure how it started.

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Ragweed pollen affecting Omaha, Council Bluffs

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In eastern Nebraska doctor says ragweed pollen is showing up in significant numbers in Omaha and western Iowa. 

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Ribbon-cutting set for new Ames water-treatment plant

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 A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held this week for the newly completed Ames, Iowa, water-treatment plant.

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Legendary entertainer, Jerry Lewis dies Video included

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According to New York Daily News, legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis died Sunday morning. 

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Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

In this Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 photo, Julia Brien, left, prepares for the Crow Fair parade in Crow Agency, Mont. For the Crow Tribe, the eclipse coincides with the Parade Dance at the annual Crow Fair, marking the tribe's new year. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz) In this Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 photo, Julia Brien, left, prepares for the Crow Fair parade in Crow Agency, Mont. For the Crow Tribe, the eclipse coincides with the Parade Dance at the annual Crow Fair, marking the tribe's new year. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz)
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn.

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Mother of three pregnant with sextuplets Video included

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An Alabama mother of three wanted one more child, but she and her husband got much more than they bargained for.

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Couple renews vows at the Mall of America Video included

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A couple says "I Do" for the second time at the Mall of America. More>>

Couple finds lost engagement ring nine years later Video included

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    A New Jersey woman lost her engagement ring in Italy, only to find it nine years later.

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Rebuilding after tornado: McGregor tattoo artist stays resilient Video included

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The community of McGregor continues to stay resilient nearly one month after an EF-1 tornado tore through the small historic city. INKspiration tattoo studio, which was one of the hardest hit, is moving into their new studio for an exciting new chapter.

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US extends Solheim Cup lead over Europe to 5 points

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The United States took a 10 1/2- 5 1/2 lead over Europe on Saturday in the Solheim Cup, matching its biggest advantage entering the final day.

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Legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

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Family confirms legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory died today at 84 years old. 

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2 dead in small plane crash near Oregon eclipse viewing site

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Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse.  

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Family remembers pilot who died in plane crash Video included

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90-year-old Jerry Naylor from Scotch Grove was the only passenger inside of a plane that crashed on July 1. Family members say his dog survived, but Jerry did not.

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Feeling lucky? There's a $535M Powerball drawing tonight

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Here's a bit of good news: There's a half-billion dollar lottery prize up for grabs. 

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Woman stuck in swimming pool turns to Facebook for help

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A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out. Sixty-one-year-old Leslie Kahn was swimming in her pool Aug. 11 when the ladder broke, leaving her stranded. 

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Weather service says 2 tornadoes hit northwestern Iowa

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The National Weather Service is confirming two tornadoes struck Friday night in northwestern Iowa. 

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Iowa State Patrol: 2 killed in head-on crash near Logan

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The Iowa State Patrol says two people have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in southwestern Iowa.   

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Boil advisory lifted for Westgate after main break

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The city of Westgate has lifted the boil advisory after a water main break this week.  

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Quadriplegic man becomes father of triplets Video included

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A Minnesota quadriplegic man is known for taking on life's challenges and now has a new one.

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Florida authorities say 2 officers shot & killed

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The Kissimmee Police Department says via its official Twitter site Friday night that the officers were shot in the area of Palmway and Cypress.

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Trump says US can’t afford quick Afghanistan withdrawal

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President Donald Trump declared Monday night the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan to avoid the “predictable and unacceptable” results of a rapid withdrawal from the country where the U.S. has been at war for 16 years.

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