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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)
Theater shooter's parents plead for his lifeParents of Colorado theater shooting suspect rekindle emotional debate with plea for his life
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Man without use of arms facing gun charge releasedMan who can't use his arms but faced gun possession charge freed from jail without bail
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FILE - In this Aug. 2014 file photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prepares to be interviewed by Army investigators. U.S. officials have finished an investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl) disappeared from his base in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Taliban.  (AP Photo/Eugene R. Fidell, File) MANDATORY CREDIT
Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefingsInvestigation into Bergdahl disappearance wraps up; top leaders get briefings on report
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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say Phelps registered a .14 per cent on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit to drive is .08 per cent in Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUIOlympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleads guilty to 2nd DUI; says he realizes problem
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Obama signs massive defense spending billObama signs defense spending bill that expands fight against Islamic State, raises troop pay
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This 1944 photo provided by the Los Angeles Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen Inc. shows Lowell C. Steward, ca.1944, in Naples, Italy while serving with the 100th Fighter Squadron, known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in California. He was 95. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Chaper Tuskegee Airmen Inc.)
Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95Lowell Steward, Tuskegee Airman who flew European missions in World War II, dies in California
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This Dec. 18, 2014 photo from Pradeep Dhillon shows large flames and a cloud of smoke over the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. The Richmond Fire Department dispatched crews but turned them around when the refinery told them it is a flaring operation to allow equipment to de-pressurize, a normal part of refinery operations. The flare could be seen from miles away and social media users flooded Twitter with photographs of it and comments wondering if there is a fire. A 2012 fire at the refinery prompted more than 15,000 people to seek treatment for respiratory and other discomforts after the blaze. (AP Photo/Pradeep Dhillon)
Chevron: Big flames at refinery no cause for alarmChevron: Flames, white clouds of steam from California refinery part of routine process
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, cars enter and depart from Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot in Culver City, Calif. A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information. Lionel Felix’s lawsuit filed Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in federal court in Los Angeles states he ran the company’s infrastructure for Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment from 2001 to 2004.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Sony faces 4th ex-employee lawsuit over hack4th set of ex-employees sue Sony over data breach, including former technology director
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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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