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This is a 2014 file photo showing Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the teams had not announced the deal, said the Braves will receive a group of prospects.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, file photo, Robert Holmes, far right, father of theater shooting suspect James Holmes, walks to a pretrial readiness hearing, in Centennial, Colo. Robert and Arlene Holmes are asking that their son not receive the death penalty. Jury selection is scheduled to begin in January 2015, for the 2012 attack in Aurora that killed 12 people and injured 70. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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In this image released by the Cohen Media Group, Edgar Ramirez portrays Simon Bolivar in a scene from the film, "The Liberator," one of nine films in contention for an Oscar nomination for best foreign film. (AP Photo/Cohen Media Group)
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 24, 2013 file photo, officials work at the scene of a tractor trailer crash involving another vehicle which killed two on Interstate 81 northbound in Avoca, Pa. In 2013, the number of traffic deaths in the United States dropped just over 3 percent last year, about 90 deaths per day, compared with 92 in 2012, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics. But the number of people killed on the highways rose in two categories - crashes involving big trucks and bicycles. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. is taking online digs at Rubio, a potential GOP presidential rival over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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  • Iowa Soybean Association Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

    The Iowa Soybean Association's 50th Anniversary Symposium wrapped up in Des Moines on December 18, and the focus of the closing panel centered on what the first 50 years of the 21st century might bring. The United Nations expects global population to skyrocket to 9.6 billion people in the next three or so decades. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 07:15 AM
  • PEO chapter starts on the Coast

    On Nov. 8 a new Philanthropic Educational Organization chapter was formed on the Sunshine Coast. Pictured back row, left to right: Joyce Auld, Sahra Hailey, Rebecca Alcock, Pennylane Alcock, Loretta Macklam, Jane Bader, Jamie Alcock, Patricia Baker, Adrienne Relkie, Cheri Kingsland, Martha Tatman, Chris Clayton; front row, seated left to right: Laura Mann, Ann Watson, Yvonne Byzyna, Sandra LeHeup and Donnie McAra. Coast Reporter, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 03:46 PM
  • Liberal Groups Kick Off Their oeRun Warren Run Campaign in Des Moines

    Progressive group MoveOn, joined by Democracy for America launched their effort to draft Elizabeth Warren at a coffee shop in Des Moines. DFA officially joined the effort at the event pledging $250,000, which is on top of the $1 million MoveOn has already promised to put into the first phase of the campaign. KRVN-AM Lexington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:50 PM
  • Iowa's Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance to Acquire John Deere Crop Insurance

    Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. of Iowa announced it is acquiring Moline, Ill.-based John Deere Insurance Co. Insurance Journal West, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:49 PM
  • Iowans Weigh In On Cuba Relationship

    "They like the Americans and they had a strong desire to normalize trade even at that point, they were begging us to do trade with them. They needed a lot of the products we had," says Bob Bowman with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:56 PM
  • Des Moines Officials Make Initial Budget Presentation for FY 2016

    City leaders in Des Moines are out with the initial run down of what the city's budget will look like for the coming fiscal year. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 05:41 PM
  • Gov Cautious About Expanding Medical Marijuana Use

    Less than 24 hours after a statehouse news conference calling for expanding the use of medical marijuana in Iowa, the Governor sounding a note of caution. Terry Branstad says he will listen to Iowans in favor of expanded medical marijuana use, but, he says he will also listen to drug enforcement and medical professionals lining up on the other side. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 04:41 PM
  • Effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into 2016 race lands in Iowa

    In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in Washington. Deseret News, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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