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A woman fills her ballot at a polling center during voting in the parliamentary elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.  Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Ukraine votes to overhaul parliamentUkraine votes to overhaul parliament tainted by legacy of deposed president
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Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on next stepHong Kong protesters scrap vote on next step in monthlong street occupation
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Found remains of WWII vet to be buried in OaklandRecovered remains of World War II airman to be buried with full military honors in Oakland
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Map locates Marysville Pilchuck High School where a gunman launched an attack and has been killed; 1c x 2 3/4 inches; 46.5 mm x 69 mm;
Tribe reels from Washington state school shootingNative American community 'reeling' from school shooting in Washington state
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In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, a supporter of the moderate Islamist Ennahda Party waves party flags during a campaign rally in Tunis. Tunisians vote Sunday to elect a permanent parliament and complete a democratic transition that began when they overthrew their long-ruling dictator in 2011. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine)
Tunisians vote in historic electionsTunisians vote for new parliament as Arab Spring democratic transition nears fruition
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In this Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 photo released by National Medical Center of South Korea, doctors and nurses from National Medical Center wearing anti-contamination suits against Ebola, participate in a drill at the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected - and the measures taken once it is - will determine whether the virus takes hold in a region where billions live in poverty and public health systems are often very weak. (AP Photo/National Medical Center)
Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarmIs Asia prepared for Ebola? Crowded cities, poor health care systems worry experts
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In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014,  in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Carson Newman University head football coach, Ken Sparks walks the sideline during their game against North Greenville. Carson Newman won 35-34 and the win was the 324th for Sparks, all with the Eagles. With the victory, Sparks passed former Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and is now alone in fifth place on the all-time career wins list in college football. For Sparks, it made it special that the victory came on homecoming. (AP Photo/Carson Newman University, Wade Payne/)
Carson-Newman's Sparks wins 324th, passes BryantCarson-Newman coach Ken Sparks earns 324th win, passes Bear Bryant on NCAA career list
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and Daniel Holzman, co owner of The Meatball Shop, center, walk from the restaurant after de Blasio ate a meal at the establishment in New York, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, where Dr. Craig Spencer, an Ebola patient, ate just before he became ill. Spencer remained in stable condition while isolated in a hospital, talking by cellphone to his family and assisting disease detectives who are accounting for his every movement since arriving in New York from Guinea via Europe on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concernNurse quarantined on Ebola watch criticizes treatment, raising concerns over plan's logistics
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie poses for a selfie with Bryan Traeger of West Des Moines during Gov. Terry Branstad's birthday bash on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 in Clive, Iowa. Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch.  (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave)
NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?Christie back in Iowa on high-profile political trip, says country is hungry for leadership
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  • East High players focusing on what's ahead

    The football game that was forfeited after threats to the school will not be considered a "win" for Ames or a "loss" for East on their records. The "no contest" ruling by the Iowa's High School Association means the canceled game will not be considered a loss for East High School or a win for Ames High School. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 10:58 PM
  • Remsen, IA man shot while pheasant hunting

    Authorities say 18 year-old Ross A. Arens was shot in the abdomen by his own weapon, while crossing a creek and handing his gun to another member of his hunting party. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Plymouth Countyy Sheriff's department are still investigating the incident, but they believe it was an accident. KTIV-TV Sioux City, Sun, Oct 26 2014 @ 02:43 AM
  • NJ Gov Christie Stumps For Ia Gop Candidates

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was the keynote speaker at an Iowa Republican event Saturday night in the Des Moines suburb of Clive. Christie, who's often mentioned as a possible 2016 Republican Presidential candidate, commented on Iowa's close US Senate race between Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley. WHO-AM Des Moines, Sat, Oct 25 2014 @ 10:23 PM
  • Des Moines Volunteers Plant Trees to Revitalize Historic Neighborhood

    Volunteers are adding new life to one of the oldest areas of town in an effort to strengthen the River Bend historic neighborhood. About 40 volunteers planted 55 trees along University Avenue in Des Moines Saturday morning. WHO-TV Des Moines, Sat, Oct 25 2014 @ 01:16 PM
  • Ebola already a First World crisis

    Rodney Whi]te / The Des Moines Register / The Associated Press IFAD President Kanayo Nwanze and Liberian Minister of Agriculture Florence Chenoweth warn of epidemics consequences. Those who worry about the deadly Ebola virus becoming a First World problem received a blunt reality check from speakers at the recent World Food Prize/Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this month. The Winnipeg Free Press, Sat, Oct 25 2014 @ 03:08 AM
  • Carlisle teacher charged with drug possession

    A long-time Carlisle Middle School teacher and high school coach has been charged with crack cocaine possession after police found drugs on him during a traffic stop. Polk County Jail records show Jim Alden Flaws of Carlisle has been charged with possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. KWWL-TV Waterloo, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 05:38 PM
  • Carlisle Softball Coach Arrested on Drugs Charges

    Des Moines police arrested Jim Flaws, 55, for possessing crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia and was booked into the Polk County Jail. The Carlisle softball coach of 29 years was one of eight finalists for national softball coach of the year over the summer. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 11:56 AM
  • Father, Driver Charged in Connection with Baby's Death

    Des Moines police say two men have been charged in connection with the death of an infant who died after he was run over by an SUV back in August. Police say four-month-old Breland Garrett was in a child car seat in the driveway at 2523 E. Walnut on August 30th when an SUV rolled over him. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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