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FILE - In this July 18, 2011, file photo, the Dalai Lama speaks while participating in a multi-faith panel discussion with Jewish, Islamic and Christian leaders in Chicago.  President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will be at the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 5, 2015, in Washington, the first time the two men have been together in nearly a year. While the president and the Tibetan spiritual leader could have a chance encounter at the event Thursday, the White House downplayed any official engagement between the two. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Obama, Dalai Lama set to attend National Prayer BreakfastObama, Dalai Lama scheduled to attend Feb. 5 National Prayer Breakfast
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Danny Meyer, center, Founder & CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, waits for the Shake Shack IPO to begin trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Shares of Shake Shack Inc. have more than doubled minutes after they debuted on the stock market Friday.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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New York wage board suggests $7.50 wage for tipped workersNew York state wage board recommends $7.50 hourly wage for servers, other tipped workers
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This Jan. 8, 2015 photo provided by Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team, shows pilots from left, Troy Bradley of Albuquerque, N.M., and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia, before they lift off in a gas balloon in Saga, Japan.  The Two Eagles pilots have traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history in a bid to remove the qualifiers that have complicated a century of record keeping in long-distance ballooning. Now they're aiming for a safe landing on the beaches of Baja California.  (AP Photo/Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team)
Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific OceanBalloon crew surpasses world duration record by spending more than 138 hours aloft
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Actor Bradley Cooper speaks on a panel during the launch event for "Got Your 6," a multifaceted program that includes encouraging film and television to include characters who are veterans, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the National Geographic Society in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Obama, Cooper push for media help in better vet portrayalMichelle Obama, Bradley Cooper back challenge to TV, film producers to accurately portray vets
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Rapper Pitbull to root for, then perform for, PatriotsRapper Pitbull says he'll root for, and then perform for, the Patriots after the Super Bowl
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  • Iowa-based soldiers deploying for 9 months

    This tank was used for training by the Iowa Army National Guard from 1947-1957 and went into display at Camp Dodge in 1958 at the East overlook. 2012 it was taken down to be refurbished for display in its new location by the Museum. KCRG, Sun, Jan 25 2015 @ 01:34 AM
  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker previews likely White House theme

    Shifting his focus to Washington, Walker is expanding his political operation as he fights f... WASHINGTON - Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his likely White House message between private job interviews with those looking to help his expected presidential campaign. "As much as I like coming here, I love going home even more," Walker said during a speech delivered just a block from the White House complex. WZVN-TV Fort Myers, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 05:47 PM
  • School Enrollment Increases Slightly in Current School Year

    The Iowa Department of Education released a report Friday that said a total of 480, 722 students in kindergarten through 12th grade were enrolled in public schools in the state during the 2014-2015 school year. The report says the pattern is following 17 years of declining enrollment but the rate of growth is slowing and is expected to plateau in the coming years. WHO-AM Des Moines, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 03:40 PM
  • Nationwide moving 175 jobs from Iowa to Columbus

    Nationwide is moving about 175 jobs from Des Moines, Iowa, to Columbus as part of a plan to centralize its banking operations. The jobs will move to the area by the end of 2016, spokesman Eric Hardgrove said. The Columbus Dispatch, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 11:53 AM
  • Praise God and bash the gays

    This past week, I read that #x201c;social conservatives#x201d; will attempt to reinvigorate their anti-gay campaign for the 2016 presidential race. Briefly, I succumbed to the old response of bracing myself. Daily Chronicle, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 10:21 PM
  • Jeb Bush Calls IA Senator Grassley

    It's not unusual for Iowa Senator Charles Grassley to be contacted by potential White House candidates, hoping for an endorsement, and advice on appealing to Iowa Caucus goers. Senator Grassley says and Bush had about a 15-minute phone conversation, in which he agreed to meet with the former Florida Governor. WHO-AM Des Moines, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:47 PM
  • IA Companies Could Get 'Leg Up' On Competition

    A priority measure for Senate Democrats called the "Iowa First" bill advancing out of Senate subcommittee Thursday morning. Senator Liz Mathis says the bill would give preference to Iowa companies bidding for state business. WHO-AM Des Moines, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:47 PM
  • How Long Will He Last?

    Des Moines is so lucky to have so many great attractions and the iconic people that are in charge of them. One such person was in the studio with Van and Bonnie just after the 8:30 news this morning....Jeff Chelsvig, President and CEO of the Des Moines Performing Arts . WHO-AM Des Moines, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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