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Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell tells an audience in Anchorage, Alaska, the amount of this year's Permanent Fund Dividend that will go to most residents just for living in the state, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The $1,884 payout set for Oct. 2 is more than double the amount of last year's $900 checks. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)
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Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Iraq’s new prime minister says foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country’s fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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Marina Silva, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party, speaks during an interview with AP in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Silva was thrust into the Socialist Party's presidential nomination when its candidate of choice, Eduardo Campos, died in a plane crash last month. Since then, her anti-establishment profile has propelled her to a neck-and-neck race with actual Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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Ben McKenzie arrives at "Gotham" series premiere event at the New York Library on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostiniti/Invision/AP)
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A firefighter hoses down a tree being consumed by flames from the King fire near Fresh Pond, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The blaze that started Sunday has consumed more than 18,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman talks to the media about Greg Hardy's situation with the NFL football team during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The team announced Hardy is taking a voluntary leave of absence with pay and will be placed on the NFL commissioner's exempt list. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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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
  • 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
  • World Food Prize President Speaks on Warm Welcome in Iran

    That's the philosophy of Kenneth Quinn, a former U.S. ambassador and the current president of the World Food Prize, headquartered in Des Moines. Quinn spoke in a news conference Wednesday on his unprecedented trip to Iran, where he was invited as a keynote speaker to a government-organized conference on addressing the region's hunger issues. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 05:48 PM
  • US military role in Iraq raises combat questions

    In this Sept. 16, 2014, photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Houston Chronicle, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 05:50 PM
  • Joe Biden apologizes for using word 'Shylocks' during speech about money lending

    Vice President Biden apologized on Wednesday for describing predatory bankers who loan money to U.S. troops as 'Shylocks' in a speech the day before, calling it a 'poor choice of words.' The term, which derives from the name of a vicious money-lending character in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice', is considered anti-Semitic, and Biden had been criticized on Tuesday by the National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman, for his comment. Daily Mail, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 05:36 PM
  • Joe Biden on Using American Ground Troops Against ISIS: 'We'll...

    The vice president appeared to leave the door open for greater military action in the U.S. mission during an offhand comment in an Iowa diner Wednesday. The Obama administration has struck to a strict script when it comes to the military effort against the Islamic State in the Middle East. National Journal, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:22 PM
  • In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes

    17, 2014, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit police officer who unintentionally killed a 7-year-old girl during a hunt for a murder suspect in 2010. WZVN-TV Fort Myers, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 02:51 PM
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