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TRACKING: Rain and storms overnight

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Active weather is expected through the week with several chances of storms. 

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Local kids receive adaptive bikes from VGM Video included

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Rolling into the summer with a new-found freedom, some local kids got to experience the feel of the open road for the first time on Monday. 

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KWWL employee remembered during Friday's Relay for Life Video included

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44-year-old Sherry Schumacher died in April from metastatic breast cancer.  Her family established a Relay for Life team in her memory.

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Lone Tree welcomes new Wellness Center to town

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The town of Lone Tree is made up of only 1,400 people but $3.4 million went into the town's new Wellness Center. 

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Mosquito surveillance underway in Johnson County Video included

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A mosquito surveillance program is underway in Johnson County to track the potential spread of diseases like Zika and West Nile Virus.

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RECALL ALERT: Del Monte vegetable trays may be tied to parasite outbreak

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Del Monte is voluntarily recalling 6-ounce and 12-ounce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip that were sold by Kwik Trip/Kwik Star in Iowa and four other Midwestern states.

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Tips to stay safe during fireworks season

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Firework displays are exciting to watch during the summer months, but it is important to enjoy them safely. 

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UPDATE: Man, dog injured in Linn County crash involving motorcycle

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a man and his dog were hurt when the motorcycle they were riding was hit while they were stopped for a red light in Marion on Monday.

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The Latest: Cruz promises bill to deal with border crisis

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says officials will not apologize for enforcing immigration laws that result in the separation of children from their parents. More>>

Camp temporarily closes due to virus outbreak Video included

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Counselors at Camp Courageous of Iowa are scrubbing all surfaces after several campers and staff got sick from some kind of virus. 

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Outside workers brave the heat in Cedar Rapids Video included

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The week is off to a hot start especially for those who work outside.  

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Waterloo Municipal Band's concert series continues Thursday

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KWWL's Abby Turpin will be featured in their July 19 concert.

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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. 

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Man identified in deadly crash along Highway 20

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51-year-old Scott VanGorder was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash along Highway 20 on Saturday. 

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William Shatner coming to Cedar Rapids

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William Shatner is coming to the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids on Friday, September 28th. 

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Supreme Court issues ruling in Wisconsin political gerrymandering case

The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

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Sewer line collapse sends wastewater into Iowa river

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A sewer line collapse in Mason City is causing untreated wastewater to flow into the Winnebago River in northern Iowa.

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Camp Courageous closed this week due to staff showing flu-like symptoms

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The administrative office confirms the closure is out of precautionary measures.

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Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

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The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

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June is National Adopt-a-Cat Month

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Several local humane societies may be offering special deals this month.
 

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Experts say preparing kids for amusement park separation is important

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A new survey shows some parents did not talk to their kids about what to do if they got separated from them at an amusement park.

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Vigil held for immigrant families Video included

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 A Vigil in downtown Waterloo Sunday night to show support for the thousands of children without their family on Father's Day at the US Mexico border. 

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Residents leave building after smelling natural gas

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The smell of natural gas led to the evacuation of six people from their residence on Dubuque's New York St. today.  

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Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

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Authorities say a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted. 

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Woman okay after motorcycle accident

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Linn County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a motorcycle accident in the 4500 block of Boy Scouts Rd around 2 p.m. today.

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UPDATE: Arrest made in Swisher bomb investigation, North Liberty hit-and-run Video included

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the scene of a bomb squad investigation is safe in Swisher, following several detonations.

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Driver dead in eastern Iowa crash

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One person is dead following a crash.  

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‘Incredibles 2’ crushes animation box office record

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The Disney and Pixar film premiered to an estimated $180 million at the domestic box office this weekend. 

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Survey shows dads want 'me time' for Father's Day

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 According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers are expected to spend up to $15.3 billion on gifts for dad this year.

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2 Waterloo men arrested in rural burglary investigation

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 On Friday, a home in the 5600 block of Independence Avenue reported a garage and enclosed trailers were broken into. 

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Iowa court reduces government liability for road safety

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Cities, counties and the state of Iowa are less liable for injuries caused by road maintenance issues after a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling that upheld a longstanding but controversial legal doctrine.    

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'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

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A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students.

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One dead, 20 hurt in shooting at arts festival

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One suspect is dead and 20 other people are hurt, including four critically, after a shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds issues disaster proclamation in two Iowa counties

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Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation in two Iowa counties suffering recent severe weather and flooding. 

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Name released after man drowns trying to save niece

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Authorities say a Minnesota man has drowned trying to save his 7-year-old niece at Lake Red Rock at the Des Moines River in central Iowa.

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Iowa Republicans pick Mike Naig as Ag Secretary nominee

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Iowa Republicans have picked a state agriculture secretary nominee, but it didn't come easy. 

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Crews respond to boat sinking in water

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A witness report says a boat is sinking in Nashua in the Cedar River.  

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Iowa man charged in killing convicted in separate case

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27-year-old Ethan Davis was acquitted of first-degree burglary Friday, but found guilty of misdemeanor counts of assault causing bodily injury and child endangerment.   

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2 deputies fatally shot by inmate outside Kansas courthouse

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A second sheriff’s deputy died early Saturday from injuries suffered when an inmate who was being transported in Kansas City overpowered two officers and shot them. 

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Disaster proclamation issued for 2 Iowa counties

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The proclamation covers Hamilton County in central Iowa and O'Brien County in northwestern Iowa.   

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17 Dead After Incident at Venezuela Nightclub: Government

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Venezuela's government says 17 people were killed Saturday after an incident at the nightclub "Los Cotorros."

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Asbury home destroyed in overnight fire

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Asbury Community Fire Department crews responded to 14011 Sagewood Drive for a report of a fire around 1:20 a.m. 

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Iowa's unemployment rate dips to third lowest in U.S.

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Iowa's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 2.7 percent in May.

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Health insurer Medica to remain statewide in 2019

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Health insurance company Medica says it will offer insurance plans statewide in Iowa again next year through the Affordable Care Act exchange.

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Man pleads guilty in drug case that killed a woman

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A Michigan man accused of ordering drugs online and having them shipped to a friend in Dubuque - who then died of an overdose - has pleaded guilty.

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Missing 3-year-old found safe in Missouri cornfield with Yorkie by her side Video included

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A Yorkie stayed with a Missouri toddler all night after she wandered from her home and into a nearby cornfield.

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Democratic Governor candidate Fred Hubbell announces running mate

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Democratic Governor candidate Fred Hubbell announces State Senator Rita Hart as his running mate in the upcoming election.

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Basement fire causes minor damage

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Firefighters found a small fire in the basement. 

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Friday marks 10th anniversary of 2008 floods for Iowa City and Coralville Video included

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All of this week, Iowa communities have looked back ten years after the 2008 floods hit city by city. On June 15, ten years ago, the flood struck Johnson County, putting Coralville and Iowa City underwater. 

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HAPPENING NOW: John Deere inviting everyone to celebrate 100 years Video included

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The celebration of the century is now underway for an eastern Iowa community known for its tractors. 

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Dubuque to open cooling centers during weekend heat wave Video included

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To offer some relief during this weekend's hot and humid weather, the City of Dubuque has established public cooling centers. 

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Iowa City Pride Festival kicks off events this weekend

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This week is pride week, which means Iowa City Pride is kicking off its 48th annual Iowa City Pride Festival with events all weekend. 

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Cedar Valley community helps boy start lawn mowing business, overcome hurdles

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This is a story that focuses on what Iowa nice is all about.

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AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers

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A company run by former officials at the scandal-scarred consulting firm Cambridge Analytica is working for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election effort. 

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NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

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NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring. 

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Clarksville students help Rockford clean up after major storm damage Video included

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Clarksville students stepped up to help the town of Rockford with cleanup, after their baseball and softball diamonds were damaged from last weekend's storms.

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Iowa Wave shirt back in gold, organizers hope to raise $1 million for children's hospital

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Instead of "Back in Black", The Iowa Wave is back in gold to celebrate its first anniversary with a big goal in mind.

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Parkland students coming to Iowa for March For Our Lives tour

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A nationwide bus tour to register young people to vote kicks off today in Chicago.  

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Salmonella outbreak in 31 states linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

A salmonella outbreak that affected 73 people in 31 states has been linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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Trump administration announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports

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President Donald Trump has vowed to clamp down on what he calls China's unfair trade practices.

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Son, boss believe suspect is innocent in 1992 homicide

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The son and boss of an Iowa woman charged in a 1992 homicide say they're stunned by her arrest and confident that she's not the killer.

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Man gets 20 years in prison after trying to steal domain name

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A Cedar Rapids man has been imprisoned for forcibly trying to steal an internet domain name from another man.

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Minor flooding happening in Cedar Rapids 10 years after 2008 floods Video included

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Much of the city of Cedar Rapids was underwater ten years ago today as the city once again deals with flooding but this time very minor. 

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Sen. Grassley opposes current farm bill Video included

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Senator Chuck Grassley voted against the latest version of the farm bill because it lacked an amendment he proposed.

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10 years ago: North Cedar underwater Video included

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Before the overflowing Cedar River soaked Cedar Rapids, it forced hundreds of people out of their homes and cut off communities up river, in Black Hawk County.  In just hours, people in North Cedar were forced out of their homes, as floodwaters washed over decades of memories.

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Detour begins for roundabout project in Dubuque

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The project means detours and road closures start Thursday. 

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The Latest: House immigration bill includes 'Dreamer' visas

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says a Trump administration policy that separates children from their parents at the southern border is "barbaric" and has to stop. More>>

Police to add cameras to Greene Square Park amid homicide investigation Video included

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The Cedar Rapids Police Department plans to add surveillance cameras to a park at the center of a homicide investigation.  

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Investigation into child's death closed, cause of death determined

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The investigation into the death of a 6-year-old has been closed.  

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George Wyth plans to reopen before hot, humid weekend

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According to the park's website, they plan to be reopened again tomorrow, just in time for hot and humid weather over the weekend. 

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Cedar Rapids to host Quidditch Midwest Regional Tournament

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Broomsticks will be flocking to November as muggles compete in games of Quidditch. 

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Police: Man beats up 72-year-old man Video included

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A Waterloo man is facing charges, accused of putting a 72-year-old man in the hospital. 

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Justice watchdog faults Comey on Clinton email probe, says not politically motivated

The Justice Department's internal watchdog found that former FBI Director James Comey's actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation deviated from the department's norms.

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10 years later: What led up to historic 2008 floods Video included

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The pieces for the 2008 floods actually began coming together in 2007 with heavy rain falling that summer.

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  • High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

    High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:32 AM EDT2018-06-19 08:32:26 GMT
    The Supreme Court's decision to avoid a definitive ruling about partisan gerrymandering shifts the focus to other states, most notably North Carolina.More >>
    The Supreme Court's decision to avoid a definitive ruling about partisan gerrymandering shifts the focus to other states, most notably North Carolina.More >>
  • 'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:32 AM EDT2018-06-19 08:32:22 GMT
    (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their...More >>
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.More >>
  • US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

    US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:31 AM EDT2018-06-19 08:31:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert). In this April 23, 2018, photo, Meagan Patrick kisses her daughter, Addelyn Patrick, 5, in the playroom at Realm of Caring in Colorado Springs, Colo. Addelyn was born with a brain malformation and suffers from multiple forms o...(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert). In this April 23, 2018, photo, Meagan Patrick kisses her daughter, Addelyn Patrick, 5, in the playroom at Realm of Caring in Colorado Springs, Colo. Addelyn was born with a brain malformation and suffers from multiple forms o...
    Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant.More >>
    Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant.More >>
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