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Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostageProminent jihadi ideologue urges Islamic State group to release British hostage Alan Henning
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In this Sept. 17, 2014 photo, President Barack Obama, center, with Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, right, Commander of the US Central Command (CentCom), before the start of a briefing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.  Obama’s military campaign against Islamic State extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago.  But military experts both inside and outside of the administration argue that even more may be needed for the mission to succeed, including embedding U.S. ground troops with Iraqi security forces who are on the front line of the fight against the violent militants.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded warObama faces questions of how far he's willing to go in US military fight against militants
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FILE - Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announces his cabinet ministers in Ankara, Turkey, in this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo. Davutoglu says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. Davutoglu said the group was released early on Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 and had arrived in Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
Turkey: 49 hostages have been freedTurkish prime minister says 49 hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hand with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he welcomes him at a hotel in Ahmadabad, India. Xi toasted the birthday of Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi’s home state and the two leaders are full of praise for one another, and one another’s countries. Left largely unspoken, though, are the deep worries in India over Chinese maneuvering in the Indian Ocean, where New Delhi’s years of dominance is being chipped away by billions of dollars in aid from Beijing and gargantuan Chinese construction projects. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
India, China quietly struggle in Indian OceanIndia, China quietly struggle for dominance in Indian Ocean
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In this undated photo provided by Made In Space, Michael Snyder and Aaron Kemmer monitor the performance of extruders inside the Made In Space experiment box during a microgravity portion of flight aboard a modified Boeing 727 from the Zero G Corporation. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft  by cranking out spare parts on the spot. (AP Photo/Made In Space)
Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space stationSpace station shipment contains 3-D printer; rain forces SpaceX to delay launch to Sunday
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A video display at a convenience store shows a wanted poster of Eric Frein, a 31-year-old from Canadensis, Pa., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. Frein is charged with killing Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass in a late-night ambush Sept. 12 outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woodsPolice hunker down in wooded neighborhood of suspect in deadly ambush on state troopers
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Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossersFederal government refuses to reveal status program meant to deter illegal immigration
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Dan Straily, also scoring A.J. Ellis and Dee Gordon, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5Clayton Kershaw gets 20th win as Los Angeles Dodgers rout Chicago Cubs 14-5
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A Secret Service police officer holds a weapon as he stands near an entrance to the White House complex during an evacuation minutes after President Barack Obama departed Washington for Camp David aboard Marine One on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. A Secret Service agent at the scene says someone jumped the fence surrounding the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Fence-jumper makes it into the White HouseFence-jumper makes it through doors of White House, prompting evacuation; Obamas not at home
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  • New Des Moines city manager talks about his goals

    The city of Des Moines now has a new leader at the helm tonight. City Council promoted assistant city manager Scott Sanders to be the new city manager. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 07:55 PM
  • Ray Young Bear interview on Sprouts radio program

    Sprouts, a weekly radio program, released an interview with Meskwaki writer Ray Young Bear. The interview entitled "Iowa: Off the Beaten Path" is available as an online track via Pacifica Network. Tama News-Herald, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 02:41 AM
  • Arsonist Set to be Released from Prison Early

    An Indianola man sentenced to 30 years in prison on arson and drug charges is making plans for his release and it's coming after just two years behind bars. Forty-eight-year-old David Brommel's crime spree started in 2011 with meth manufacturing charges. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 07:37 PM
  • K9 helps capture man who shot at police

    A man is in custody after firing at police. 20-year-old Michael Speech of Des Moines shot at an officer after a traffic stop. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 07:37 PM
  • Iowa cancer survivors planning hike in Peru

    They've climbed the Himalayas and run across the US. Now, the Des Moines based Above and Beyond Cancer group is embarking on a new challenge. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 07:36 PM
  • How to Fix America's Recidivism Crisis

    This year more than 650,000 inmates will be released from American prisons, a figure that breaks down to about 75 newly minted ex-cons every hour of every day. Within three years, the federal government estimates, roughly four in 10 of those former prisoners will be back behind bars, either because they committed a new crime or violated the conditions of their release. Slate Magazine, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:20 PM
  • 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
  • Man Responsible for Fiery Crash Received OWI the Next Day

    It started with a crash on I-235 just before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Witnesses say 57-year-old Steven Luepke was driving recklessly when he lost control of a 2010 Chevy Camaro and crashed into the median. WHO-TV Des Moines, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:43 PM
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