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UPDATE: UK police confirm 19 dead, 50 wounded in possible suicide bombing in England

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At least 19 people were killed and about 50 others were injured in a suspected suicide bombing Monday night after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said.

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Surveillance video shows man crashing into store, stealing ATM Video included

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Waterloo Police are looking to see if three different crash-and-grabs at convenient stores are connected.  

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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump opens first visit to Israel as president; Key lawmakers vow full airing of reasons behind Comey firing; North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile. More>>

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied Video included

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Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the U.S. election. More>>

Q&A: What to expect as Bill Cosby's jury selection continues Video included

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Hundreds of people could be interviewed in Pittsburgh this week as lawyers search for 12 jurors and six alternates for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial. More>>

Man charged after dogs dropped from top floor of parking tower

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A man was charged Monday after one dog was killed and another injured when they were dropped from the top floor of a parking tower in the southwest suburbs over the weekend, according to police. 

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Waterloo votes to limit use of fireworks

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The City of Waterloo voted Monday to limit the use of fireworks in the city. 

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"Turning trash into treasure"

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In Cedar Rapids, the city's old landfill, Mt. Trashmore,will transform from a mound of trash into a recreational space for the public.

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Hawks' Adams earns National Honor

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Following his record-setting performance last week, University of Iowa junior Jake Adams was recognized as one of Collegiate Baseball's National Players of the Week.

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Hawks' Jake Adams earns 2nd straight Big Ten honor

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Iowa junior Jake Adams has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week for a second straight week and for the third time this season

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Hawkeye Center on Rimington Watch List

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Iowa junior center James Daniels has been named to the 2017 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List.  The announcement was made Monday by the Rimington Trophy Committee.

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Cyclone Center on Rimington Watch List

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Iowa State sophomore center Julian Good-Jones has been named to the 2017 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List.

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Des Moines fund pays tips for help solving homicide cases

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Des Moines police have announced a nearly $50,000 fund to pay for tips that help solve open homicide cases.

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Finley Hospital earns “A” for safety

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UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital has received an “A” rating for safety.

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Justice department narrows possible sanctions for sanctuary cities

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that local governments refusing to cooperate in deporting convicted criminals risk losing their Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security grants.

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Statue stolen from grave of Iowa man Video included

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An eagle statue was stolen from an area grave. 

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"My dad is an addict," 11-year-old girl wants help not prison for dad Video included

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A young eastern Iowa girl is pleading for a show of mercy for her father, after she was badly hurt in a crash he's convicted of causing. 

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Retweet from Aaron Rodgers gets students out of final Video included

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A high school class no longer has to take their sports literature final, all thanks to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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Gov. Branstad releases statement following confirmation

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Governor Terry Branstad has released a statement following his Senate confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to China.  “I want to thank President Trump and Vice President Pence for nominating me to be the United States Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.  I also want to thank Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Cardin, and the United States Senate for the confidence they have placed in me.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think that a boy from a small far... More>>

Senate confirms Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as Ambassador to China

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During his confirmation hearing earlier this month, Branstad assured lawmakers that he would not shy away from confronting Beijing on a range of issues, including human rights and trade. 

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Lt. Gov. Reynolds statement on Branstad confirmed as Ambassador to China

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Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released a statement after Gov. Terry Branstad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become Ambassador to China this evening. 

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17 people dead after bus plunges 300 feet off Mexican roadside

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At least 17 people were killed and 31 were injured when a bus plunged some 300 feet off a roadside in a mountainous region of southern Mexico near the Guatemalan border, authorities said on Sunday.

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Miller Riverview Park remains closed, including for Memorial Day weekend Video included

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People wanting to go camping at Miller Riverview Park in Dubuque, haven't been able to for much of the season. 

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Manchester man accused of trying to burn down courthouse gazebo

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An Iowa man is accused of trying to burn down the gazebo at the Delaware County Courthouse. 

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O.J. Simpson to Receive Parole Hearing in July, Could Be Released

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After nearly a decade behind bars, O.J. Simpson could be released from prison this year. 

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Stray bullet travels through window killing boy eating snack

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Police in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during an outdoor fight traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table.  

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TONIGHT: Waterloo considers fireworks rules, Taxpayer Bill of Rights

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Before anyone lights a fuse, Waterloo wants to lay the ground rules for fireworks.

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Two facing charges after "stand-off" in Dubuque

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Police say two people are in custody after a brief "stand-off" in Dubuque.  

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Top Iowa court says company owner called worker racist names

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Justices upheld the Dubuque Human Rights Commission's order that Simon Seeding pay Jermaine Stapleton $49,500 for lost wages and emotional distress.

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Burials drop, Waterloo cemetery struggles to pay bills

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Less business for a cemetery could be very good news for everyone and everything... but the cemetery.

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Top Iowa court says company owner called worker racist names

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The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld an $85,000 discrimination judgment against a company whose owner repeatedly called a black worker "chocolate" and other racial epithets.

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Indy 500 winners robbed at gunpoint outside Indianapolis Taco Bell

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Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon and fellow former race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane.

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New guidelines out for babies and fruit juice

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New recommendations are out this morning regarding when babies should be drinking fruit juices. 
 

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Car smashes through Waterloo store, front doors boarded up

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Nothing was stolen, but there is a lot of damage.

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NEW THIS MORNING: Man accused of shooting at Waterloo officer Video included

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Shots fired overnight in Waterloo.  

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Iowa gas prices up slightly in past week

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Gas prices in Iowa have gone up 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.27 per gallon.
 

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'Costume jewelry' diamond really worth hundreds of thousands

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Some people have all the luck.

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2 men sentenced for bilking Iowa woman in IRS scam

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Men from Texas and Alabama have been sentenced for posing as Internal Revenue Service agents and bilking a northern Iowa woman.   

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President Trump says 'rare opportunity' exists for peace

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President Donald Trump says peace in the Middle East can be achieved only by working together. He says, "there is no other way."

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Race, gender, fame all issues as Cosby jury selection starts

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Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sex assault case this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles (482 kilometers) from home.

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Pair of Dubuque County sightings highlight bobcat comeback in Iowa Video included

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A pair of sightings on trail cameras in southern Dubuque County highlight what's been a great comeback story for bobcats in Iowa.

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Cuts to food stamps, farm subsidies part of president's budget proposal

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"We think it's wrongheaded," said Rep. Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, when asked about looming cuts to farm programs.

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Billy Bush says he's ready to get back into television

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 Former "Today" co-host Billy Bush says he's a better man now and ready to get back into television. 

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Sea Lion snatches girl from pier

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A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast. 

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Kids help clean up after severe weather

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Three Turkey Valley students clean up a community this weekend following severe weather this past week. 

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Final Ringling Bros. show, humble beginnings in McGregor

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After 146 years, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus performs their last show. 

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Barron County puts initial tornado damage estimate at $10M

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The Barron County Sheriff's Department has released initial damage estimates from a tornado that tore through the Chetek area of northwestern Wisconsin last week. 

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Ex-Alabama coach Stallings recovering from mild stroke

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Former Alabama football coach Gene Stallings says he's recovering from a stroke. 

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The Latest: Documents identify fatally stabbed student

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Charging documents say the student fatally stabbed at the University of Maryland was Richard Collins III. 

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TV's Judge Judy gives commencement speech in West Virginia

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Syndicated television's Judge Judy has told graduating high school seniors in West Virginia to fill their lives and work with passion.

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Former Lieutenant Governor of Iowa dies at 84

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 A former Iowa lieutenant governor passed away on Saturday night. 

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Storm clean-up efforts gaining momentum Video included

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Clean-up efforts are gaining momentum after Wednesday's devastating storm ripped through eastern Iowa.

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Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

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Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony.

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Man posing as Uber driver charged with sexual assaults

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A Rhode Island man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while posing as an Uber driver has been indicted on multiple charges.

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Iowa college planning $50 million in campus improvements

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A Davenport college is unveiling plans for more than $50 million improvements to student housing, buildings, athletic fields and other aspects of campus. 

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Tree blocks traffic Video included

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A tree is blocking traffic near West Fourth Street and Sheridan Road in Waterloo. 

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Buchanan County authorities looking for driver

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The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help to find a driver and their pick-up truck. 

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Biden: It's time for America to regain unity and purpose

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is offering assurances that the country's current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that "churned up some of the ugliest realities" of American life will be temporary.

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Man found dead in Iowa church parking lot after shooting

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Des Moines police are investigating after a man was found dead in a church parking lot early Sunday.

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'Drive them out': Trump calls on Muslims to share burden in terror fight

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President Donald Trump on Sunday looked to make clear that the United States is not at war with Islam in a major speech here on Sunday, instead defining the battle against terrorist groups as a "battle between good and evil." 

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Branstad veto puzzles groups seeking money for repairs

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Some advocates for programs that help low-income people are expressing puzzlement over Gov. Terry Branstad's decision to veto spending from an infrastructure fund.

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High school senior has 13 years of perfect attendance Video included

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You could call him the anti-Ferris Bueller.

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Memorial park opens at site of nightclub fire where 100 died

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A memorial park is opening at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire in Rhode Island that killed 100 people. 

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North Korea fires medium-range missile

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US and South Korean officials say North Korea fired a medium-range missile today.

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1 dead, car and train collide

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Authorities say a car and train collided Saturday, and one person dead.

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