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In this Friday, May 16, 2014 photo, a Maersk Line vessel is guided by a tugboat as it heads into the Port of Miami off of Miami Beach, Fla.  The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. current account trade deficit for the April-June quarter on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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FILE - This is a Wednesday, May 12, 1999  file photo of two unidentified Scottish Nationalists stand at the entrance gate of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, wearing  traditional dress and holding a Saltire flag and a broadsword. The 129-member Scottish Parliament convened with the Labour Party leading the government, and Scottish nationalists the opposition. On Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 Scottish voters will decide whether to keep Great Britain intact or end their union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Louisa Buller, File)
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the farm bill at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted earlier this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping reform that Republicans had pushed, according to an Associated Press review. As a result, it's unclear if the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had touted.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bustle and quiet, can you have both?

    Des Moines has generated some media noise this year. The latest was made by "Women's Health" magazine and Yelp. Cityview Online, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:14 AM
  • Scott Sanders is likely to be named city manager. Erik Wheater pleads guilty. The Harkin Stir Fry?

    Unless something goes awry within the next few days, Scott Sanders soon will be the city manager of Des Moines. The council is going through the motions of another broad search to replace the retired Rick Clark - the first one failed this summer when Sean Stegall of Elgin, Illinois, asked for more money than the city was willing to pay - but on the seven-member council there already are at least four, and maybe six, votes for Sanders, who has never been an official candidate. Cityview Online, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:14 AM
  • Experience the finer things in life at Proof

    No matter how hard we try to prove otherwise, Iowa still seems to have the reputation of the typical Midwestern farm state, known for miles of corn- and soybean-lined gravel roads. It's not surprising, then, that the stigma carries over into most movie, book and any other media portrayals we should be lucky enough to get. Cityview Online, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:14 AM
  • Biden visit to shut down roads in Des Moines

    Several roads around the Iowa Capitol will be closed Wednesday due to a visit from Vice President Joe Biden, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Biden will join with a Catholic social justice group called Nuns on the Bus on the Capitol's West Terrace. KWWL-TV Waterloo, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:15 AM
  • How the state deals with OWI offenders

    The man who crashed a red Camaro on a Des Moines freeway Saturday is not the first person to receive more than one OWI charge and allowed to get back behind the wheel. A well known car dealer, charged in two separate incidents remains in jail tonight Steve Luebke charged with abandoning this burning car on the freeway Saturday. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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