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This combo of file photos shows Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., speaks during an event in Denver in a March 1, 2014 file photo, left, and then Colorado Democratic Senatorial candidate Mark Udall in a Oct. 16, 2008 file photo. Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Udall and Gardner, found something to agree on this week _ giving President Barack Obama the authority he’s asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking on brutal Islamic State militants.  (AP Photo/Files)
Senate candidates unite over arming Syrian rebelsMeasure to arm Syrian rebels unites some Senate candidates as others tread carefully
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Secretary of State John Kerry points to a newspaper photo of the recent Arab summit in Saudi Arabia as an example of the kind of coalition he expects in combating Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Kerry appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to shore up President Barack Obama's strategy to combat the terrorists. Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aidSenate next after House backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants
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Mesa residents take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. Odille's remnants are expected to hit Arizona in the coming days. Phoenix residents are already on high alert after getting slammed with another Pacific storm last week that turned the city's main freeways and communities into lakes. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Rain from tropical storm begins falling on ArizonaRain from tropical storm begins falling on parts of southern Arizona, but Tucson is spared
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2012, file photo, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks during U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry in Indianola, Iowa. Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else. Among the Democrats’ busiest potential Clinton alternative, O’Malley has been the busiest.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Iowa Democrats say there's room for a non-ClintonIowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton in caucuses, even against long odds
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FILE - In this April 7, 2014, file photo, U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues Robert King answers reporters' questions at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday, Sept. 17. King told The Associated Press that freeing the detainees could provide a diplomatic opening in ties, also snared by Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offerAPNewsBreak: North Korea unresponsive to US offer to send envoy about detained Americans
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President Barack Obama gestures during remarks for a picnic held for members of Congress and their families on the South Lawn of the White House, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White HouseObama hosting Poroshenko at White House in show of support for fledgling Ukraine government
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Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) rushes for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrestCardinals quickly deactivate running back Jonathan Dwyer after arrest
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Bonita Jackson, mother of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, talks about her son in Houston. Jackson said that she and his father used switches and belts to occasionally spank all of their children. Vikings executives emerged Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 from a late-night deliberation to voice regret of their initial decision to let Peterson play earlier in the week after sitting him for a game once he was charged with injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)
Vikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leaveAs NFL domestic violence trouble persists, Vikings reconsider and put Peterson on paid leave
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ADDS WEST DIVISION - Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar celebrates with fans after they clinched the American League West division following their baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Angels beat Mariners 5-0, win AL West titleC.J. Wilson pitches Angels to 1st AL West title since 2009 with 5-0 win over Mariners
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  • 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
  • The 2014 World Food and Music Festival should be the best yet

    The 10th Annual World Food and Music Festival will take place this weekend, September 19 through 21. The 2014 festival will feature more than 50 food vendors offering food from all over the world. The festival will also feature live music and dancing, kid's activities, international wine and beer, cooking demonstrations, cultural displays, and more. Examiner.com, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 02:43 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
  • 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
  • Biden Says Middle Class 'In Real Trouble'

    DES MOINES, Iowa-Vice President Joe Biden delivered a populist-themed speech in front of Iowa's State Capitol building, stoking speculation he may be considering another presidential run. Biden's staff called his trip an "official" visit, as part of his duties. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:29 PM
  • Gaffe-prone Joe Biden strikes again

    Washington: Vice President Joe Biden's Wednesday kicked off with an acknowledgment that he had used a "poor choice of words." By day's end, he had put foot in his mouth again. Sydney Morning Herald, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:15 PM
  • Biden Rolls into Iowa With Nuns on a Bus

    DES MOINES, Iowa-Just three days after Hillary Clinton visited the presidential testing grounds of Iowa, Vice President Biden was right behind her with a populist speech that sounded at times like it was 2016. Although this trip was an official White House visit, in Iowa the topic of presidential politics can't be avoided. ABC News, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 05:55 PM
  • Rappellers Scale Down 350-Foot Financial Center to Benefit Special Olympics

    It looks like the worst nightmare for one with acrophobia, but nearly 100 brave volunteers rappelled almost 350 feet down the Financial Center in downtown Des Moines Wednesday to raise money for the Special Olympics of Iowa. "I look at some of these athletes every year, and I watch some of the accomplishments they make, and some of the things they overcome. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 05:49 PM
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