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The President of the National Rifle Association made a stop at the Iowa State Capitol Thursday. While speaking with Republican lawmakers and NRA supporters, David Keene was critical of President Barack Obama and his ...

It has been a very unusual spring of extra moisture and, at times, snow. So is that extra moisture helping the state’s drought conditions? The latest U-S Drought Monitor report shows half of the state is still ...

Iowa ranks toward the top of a new national study that grades the 50 states based on the information available on its government websites. Kristin McMurray, editor of the Sunshine Review, says the criteria involve ...

A Webster City hog production facility shut down by the economy is back in operation and is now a model for a new agriculture market. The owners of the farm called “Iowa’s First” are now raising striped bass ...

Lawmakers Upset Judge Ended Tsarnaev Interrogation

A federal magistrate judge has set off a firestorm of criticism for ending the interrogation of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect before, lawmakers contend, law enforcement officials had concluded their ...

George W. Bush’s Legacy on Africa Wins Praise, Even From Foes

The George W. Bush Presidential Library dedication brought together five living presidents who have been at odds about much of the 43rd president’s foreign policy legacy, particularly the Iraq war. But they all ...

Fathers, Firefighters: Lives Lost in West, Texas

On April 17, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, leveled part of the small town located some 20 miles north of Waco. Most of the victims were first responders from fire departments in West and other ...

The U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the first three months of 2013, according to the Commerce Department, boosted by consumer spending and offset by decreases in government spending. The ...

Obama Backs Planned Parenthood in Political Fight

President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said are efforts by states to turn women’s health back to the 1950s, before the Supreme Court legalized abortion ...

Congress Passes Bill to End Sequester Flight Delays

In less than 24 hours, bipartisan legislation passed both the Senate and the House to relieve one of the most noticeable downsides to budget sequestration: FAA furloughs. The bill that was rushed through Congress ...