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Hillary Rodham Clinton, former US Secretary of State, speaks during her keynote remarks at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves  summit, Friday Nov. 21, 2014 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016. But would Hillary Clinton pass the test?
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Rhodes scholars for class of 2015 announcedRhodes Trust names 32 US students to receive full scholarships to pursue studies at Oxford
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, as they pose for a photograph prior to a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, pool)
US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extensionUS tells Iran it's time to consider extending nuclear talks beyond deadline
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FILE - This file frame from a black-and-white FBI videotape shows FBI agents standing over a handcuffed District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, sitting on bed on Jan. 18, 1990. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)
Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead at 78
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Protesters hold signs Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, along a stretch of road where violent protests occurred following the August shooting of unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Anxieties mount as Ferguson awaits jury decisionAs delays continue in grand jury decision, anxieties mount over Ferguson police shooting
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Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone, right, talks with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz during practice at the Detroit Lions' indoor NFL football training facility in Allen Park, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The Bills are using the facility in preparation for Monday's game against the Jets, which was moved to Detroit because of the snowstorm in Buffalo. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Bills have faced obstacles, but familiar with JetsBills have faced preparation obstacles, but they're familiar with division-rival Jets
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A front loader clears snow from Lake Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding loomsEvacuation plans, shelters readied as snowmelt threatens flooding in Buffalo region
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Evacuations in Cape Verde after volcano eruptsVolcano erupts in Cape Verde islands; no injuries reported but residents evacuated
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Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer12-year-old boy brandishing fake gun at playground dies after being shot by Cleveland officer
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  • Iowa man charged in random shootings

    Authorities say a man who drove around a Des Moines suburb and randomly opened fire is charged with attempted murder. Pleasant Hill Public Information Officer Adam Choat says 32-year-old Pete Jason Polson faces several charges stemming from Monday morning's shootings, including two counts of attempted murder. Star Tribune, Mon, Nov 17 2014 @ 06:42 PM
  • Metro Man Missing, Officials Haven't Found Family Either

    DES MOINES, Iowa-Des Moines police say an elderly man has disappeared and they haven't been able to locate his family to notify about him missing. Charles Lanam, 80, was last seen November 14th, at his apartment in Des Moines' Ligutti Towers, according to a police news release Saturday afternoon. WHO-TV Des Moines, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 07:13 PM
  • Pleasant Hill Police Arrest Three Students after Yik Yak Threats

    Pleasant Hill police, city officials and the Iowa Department of Public Safety announced three arrests in the Southeast Polk Schools threats case Friday. The teens were taken into custody and charged on Friday afternoon. KCRG, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 10:26 PM
  • Man faces more charges in random shooting ...

    COURT RECORDS SHOW 32-YEAR-OLD PETE JASON POLSON NOW FACES SEVERAL DRUG CHARGES, INCLUDING POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER. HE REMAINS AT THE POLK COUNTY JAIL, WHERE HIS CASH BOND WAS INCREASED TO $840,000. WMT-AM Cedar Rapids, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 01:43 PM
  • Father of Pleasant Hill Shooting Suspect Arrested

    The father of the man accused of going on a shooting spree in Pleasant Hill was arrested hours after his son, Monday. Accused shooter, Pete Polson, 32, went before a Polk County judge Tuesday morning. WHO-TV Des Moines, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 01:35 PM
  • Do you know Joseph Haymoff?

    The curious, who were mostly French on this early November day, carefully made their way down through the hedges and brambles and thorny bushes of the steep embankment until the spiky plants opened onto the sand. Everyone stopped to look over the vast beach at low tide. Cityview Online, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 06:57 AM
  • Doing time in Des Moines

    Editor's note: The following includes excerpts from the diary of Steve Clemens, a self-described peace and justice activist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was arrested for criminal trespass while condemning the use of drones while with the Des Moines Catholic Worker group this past summer. He chose to be booked into the Polk County Jail for 48 hours rather than pay a $100 fine, only later to learn of the jail's $195 room and board charges. Cityview Online, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 06:57 AM
  • Mary Rutan Hospital welcomes new orthopedic surgeon

    Dr. Brennen Smith, DO, is the newest orthopedic surgeon to join the expert team of physicians at Mary Rutan Hospital Orthopedics, located at 2221 Timber Trail, in Bellefontaine. Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. Peak Of Ohio, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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