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TRACKING: Windy and sunny Sunday

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Warmer than normal temperatures expected for much of next week.

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Florida sheriff says he won't resign amid questions about school shooting response

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Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says he's not stepping down amid criticism of his department's response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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City worries about safety of Iowa plant's leftover stover

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Public safety officials are concerned about up to 500,000 bales of flammable stover that are stored across central Iowa and will be left over after a cellulosic ethanol plant is sold.

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Iowa elementary school students surprise 95-year-old WWII veteran who lost home to fire

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A World War II veteran who lost his home in a fire got a big surprise from students at a local elementary school. 

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Experts question legislative speed of Iowa Senate tax bill

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Iowa Senate Republicans used a procedural maneuver last week to fast-track votes on a sweeping tax overhaul bill, a move national experts say could limit transparency and public engagement at the state Capitol.   

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UI Stead Family Children's Hospital celebrates first "birthday"

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The  University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital turns 1-year-old today, and what a year it has been! 

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Driver crashes into Marion home

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They say there were no injuries other than the medical emergency the driver was experiencing.

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White House puts plans on hold for Mexican leader visit

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The White House says tentative plans for President Donald Trump to host his Mexican counterpart in Washington have been put on hold.

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South Korean governor calls for joint Asian Games with North Korea

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The governor of the South Korean region hosting this year's Winter Olympics has expressed a desire to jointly host the 2021 Winter Asian Games with North Korea.

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GOP House chairman criticizes Democratic memo

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Congress releases redacted Democratic memo pushing back on GOP claims of surveillance abuses in FBI's Russia probe.

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Colleges: Student protesters shouldn't worry about admission

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Dozens of college and universities are telling students who may face discipline at their high schools for participating in gun control demonstrations to relax.

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Former basketball coach under investigation for child pornography Video included

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According to an affidavit files on the video camera showed  "young, non-adult male individuals disrobing to the point of nudity."

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Smoke pours from Waterloo home

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Crews were called to 208 Randal Street in Waterloo around 5 p.m. Smoke could be seen pouring from the home, but a KWWL crew on scene did not see any flames.

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US sailor hit by helicopter blade dies

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A sailor has died after he was struck by a helicopter blade at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, north of San Diego.

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Body awaiting cremation found 3 years later at funeral home

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A South Carolina coroner says the decomposed body of a woman whose family thought she had been cremated almost three years ago has been discovered at a funeral home. 

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Abuse charge against Iowa nursing home operator dropped

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A county prosecutor has dropped charges against a southeastern Iowa nursing home operator. 

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Iowa county returns ban on guns in courthouse

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County supervisors in western Iowa have renewed a ban on guns in the courthouse after a dispute over allowing weapons in parts of the building where court services aren't held. 

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Prominent Iowa AAU coach out amid pornography investigation

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A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach has left his organization amid a criminal investigation into secret video recordings of nude teenagers.

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German shepherd hit by bullets, saves owner during home invasion, report says

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A German Shepard is being hailed as a “four-legged angel” after reportedly getting hit by three bullets while protecting his owner during a home invasion attempt this week in Washington. 

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Abuse charge against Iowa nursing home operator dropped

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A county prosecutor has dropped charges against a southeastern Iowa nursing home operator.   

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Iowa father of suffocated baby pleads guilty to charges

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An Ankeny man whose baby died after becoming wedged between a mattress and a wall has pleaded guilty to child endangerment and other counts.   

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Streaker in Pink Tutu Crashes Olympic Speedskating Event

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Luis Kjeld of the Netherlands may have won the gold medal in the men’s 1000m speedskating competition, but the real highlight of the event was a tutu-wearing streaker that graced the ice. 

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Canadian athlete arrested after taking a car at Olympics

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South Korean police say they've detained a Canadian ski cross competitor, his wife and a coach for allegedly taking a car during the Pyeongchang Olympics. 

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Des Moines city cemetery cleanup to begin March 1

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Flowers and decorations left on graves in several Des Moines city cemeteries must be picked up by the end of the month, or be thrown out by city workers. 

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GOP tax law leads to a tax hike, more revenue in some states

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A tax overhaul is giving most Americans a break on their federal income taxes. 

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2018 Winter Olympics: What happened while you were sleeping

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These are the highlights as events continue in PyeongChang. 

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  • NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

    NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-02-25 17:48:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. She is poised, photogenic and articulate _ th...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. She is poised, photogenic and articulate _ th...
    In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, the National Rifle Association has turned to Dana Loesch as its main messenger.More >>
    In the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, the National Rifle Association has turned to Dana Loesch as its main messenger.More >>
  • 2018 state ballots could seek revised redistricting criteria

    2018 state ballots could seek revised redistricting criteria

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-02-25 17:48:26 GMT
    A growing number of states are considering changes to the way they draw congressional and state legislative districts.More >>
    A growing number of states are considering changes to the way they draw congressional and state legislative districts.More >>
  • Investor Warren Buffett says good deals tough to find

    Investor Warren Buffett says good deals tough to find

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:46 PM EST2018-02-25 17:46:59 GMT
    Investor Warren Buffett says the acquisition frenzy on Wall Street is making it hard for him to find deals at the right price, but his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate recorded a $29 billion gain because of the tax...More >>
    Investor Warren Buffett says the acquisition frenzy on Wall Street is making it hard for him to find deals at the right price, but his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate recorded a $29 billion gain because of the tax reforms Congress passed.More >>
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