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North Korea Sentences U.S. Citizen to 15 Years of Hard Labor

North Korea has sentenced an American citizen — reportedly arrested while taking pictures of orphans –  to 15 years of “compulsory labor” for plotting to overthrow the government, the ...

Half of All Autistic Kids Will Run Away, Tragedy Often Follows

Within hours one day in April, two children went missing hundreds of miles apart from each other. On the surface they appear to have little in common. Angelo Messineo is a 16-year-old from Georgia.  He was found ...

Republicans in the Iowa House are proposing a ban on all taxpayer-funded abortions as well as new rules to forbid pregnant women on Medicaid from choosing to have a cesarean. Republicans estimate the state could ...

Fifty-one Republicans in the Iowa House have formally endorsed Governor Terry Branstad’s ”Healthy Iowa Plan” to provide insurance coverage to low-income Iowans who live just below the poverty line. ...

Nominations are now being accepted for the 11th annual Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest. Ron Birkenholz is with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, which sponsors the contest. “Any restaurant, cafe, ...

A 9-mile stretch of Interstate 35 south of Des Moines remains closed due to a damaged bridge, but it should reopen sometime Thursday. An overpass on I-35 northbound was struck just before 6 p.m. Monday by ...

Pond scum. That’s the expression Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, used to characterize how some critics viewed him after he voted against expanding background checks two week ago during the gun control ...

In his first news conference since the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama defended the FBI and said Americans will continue to go on about their lives. During the wide-ranging Q and A with reporters, he also ...

While Washington has opted to fix a few of the more publicly painful cuts pursuant to sequestration, other troublesome effects lie on the horizon. The bill to end some flight delays that flew through the legislature ...

What if the United States could shrink the federal deficit and get high at the same time? Two congressmen calling for the legalization of recreational marijuana say it’s not such a trippy idea. Rep. Earl ...