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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Holder said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias studyAP Interview: Justice Department selects researchers to study racial bias in policing
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Student book bags are removed from the scene of an accident on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning.  (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr)  MANDATORY CREDIT
School bus driver killed during safety drillBus driver for Ohio school saves girl but is killed during safety drill
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This Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, photo shows part of the HealthCare,gov website in Washington. Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk. The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday, Sept. 16, that the Obama administration must resolve more than 20 specific security issues related to who can get into the online system, who can make changes in it and what to do in case the complex network fails.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost securityProbe: HealthCare.gov website security weaknesses putting personal information at risk
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, the flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange provide a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Stocks end higher as investors await news from FedUS stocks end higher as investors await news from Fed meeting; health care stocks gain most
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Top general: US ground troops possible in IraqUS may use ground forces in Iraq if air campaign against militants fails, top general says
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FILE - This April 25, 2014 file photo shows singer Rihanna watching Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors in New York. CBS said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts _ after the singer issued a profane tweet about it. A portion of Jay-Z's "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna was cut out of last Thursday's game because the network was covering the controversy over Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. CBS had planned to use the song Thursday and for the rest of the season, but Rihanna tweeted her objections. CBS issued a statement saying that it was "moving in a different direction" with different theme music. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecastRihanna song permanently pulled from CBS' NFL telecast
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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfireCalifornia lumber town takes stock and gives thanks after wind-driven wildfire wipes out homes
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A sign is posted in a lobby of the now closed Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino early Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. in Atlantic City, N.J. The hotel and casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closesTrump Plaza closes its doors, becomes 4th Atlantic City casino to close this year
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1st episode of 'Roosevelts' seen by 9 millionNielsen says 1st episode of PBS' 'Roosevelts' series seen by 9 million people
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  • Preview of 2014 Remodel Tour

    Creighton Cox is with me, he's with the Home- builders Association and Ben Trannel is owner of Red House Remodeling and also chair of the tour this year. Thank you both for coming in. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 12:42 PM
  • Heavy rain causes little damage

    The four to six inches of rain that fell in Warren County Tuesday night made a mess but caused little damage. The Des Moines Register, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 03:00 AM
  • Go back in time to an oasis named Okoboji

    "I remember doing this when I was a kid," Linda Clarksean said with a laugh as she walked up the steep ramp to the 84-year-old Tipsy House holding the hands of her 5- and 6-year-old grandsons. Battling the tug of gravity through the fun house of impossibly angled rooms, they arrived at the peaked roof for the view of Okoboji, a resort on the Iowa Great Lakes. Star-Telegram.com, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 03:18 PM
  • Fall Allergies Causing Misery

    Rain provides temporary relief for fall allergy sufferers, but Des Moines allergist, Dr. Jim Wille says it won't be long before symptoms including red, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and nasal congestion return. He says ragweed is the culprit- and if you're bothered by it, keep your windows closed- until cold weather kills it off. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 11:33 AM
  • Two-Thirds Of Iowa Schools Now "In Need Of Assistance"

    About two-thirds of Iowa schools now fail to meet new "No Child Left Behind" standards. New report released Tuesday morning shows just over 66-percent of schools missing their "Adequate Yearly Progress" or A-Y-P targets. WHO-AM Des Moines, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 04:50 PM
  • 63 New U.S. Citizens Sworn in at Naturalization Ceremony in Des Moines

    As the "melting pot" metaphor for citizens in the U.S. suggests, 63 new U.S citizens from all over the world took the Oath of Allegiance at the Simon Estes Ampitheater downtown Tuesday. The ceremony solidified their official U.S. citizenship, warranting applause and many family pictures. WHO-TV Des Moines, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 03:19 PM
  • Rita's continues aggressive expansion, opens 50th location this year

    The Trevose, Pa.-based retailer opened its newest store at the Hawthorne Plaza at 9250 University Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of its 85-unit expansion planned for this year. Approximately five more locations are planned within the next year in Iowa, depending on sites and the number of franchisees found to run them. Business Journal, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:30 PM
  • Woman Accused of Driving Drunk to Pick Up Son from School

    A Des Moines woman has been charged with operating while intoxicated and child endangerment after police said she picked up her son from school while intoxicated. Police responded to the 5-year-old boy's school Monday afternoon after the boy's parents failed to pick him up from school. WHO-TV Des Moines, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:33 PM
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