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Auditors Improperly Count Some Ballots In House District 55, Nullify Others

Elections officials improperly counted ballots in Iowa’s closest statehouse race. Despite the error, state officials say there’s no way to undo it.

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Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo

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Episode 1: Tarana Burke Talks About The Movement She Started

Last October, the hashtag #MeToo became a rallying cry. Almost overnight, social media exploded with people sharing their stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment. During this episode of Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo , we hear from Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement.

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A king, a senator and the "Sultan of Swat" will be honored at the White House Friday.

President Trump is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to seven people including Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.

"This is a fascinating way to find out what is important to a president," said Fletcher McClellan, a political scientist at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.

John Nordeen and Kay Lee served in the same Army platoon during the Vietnam War.

Nordeen and Lee had very different personalities, but in the life-or-death setting of war, the two bonded. Nordeen, a soldier from Seattle, was one of the first people that Lee, a combat medic from San Francisco, talked to.

But after the war, they lost touch.

In 2015, after a years-long search by Nordeen, the veterans finally reconnected.

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Miscarriage is "lonely, painful, and demoralizing," Michelle Obama writes in her new memoir. Yet, by some estimates, it ends as many as 1 in 5 pregnancies before the 20-week mark.

The former first lady's disclosure that she and former President Barack Obama suffered from fertility issues, including losing a pregnancy, has sparked conversations about miscarriage, a common but also commonly misunderstood loss.

North Korea says it will deport a U.S. citizen who entered the country illegally from neighboring China last month — a move seen as a conciliatory gesture aimed at maintaining ties with Washington.

North Korea's official KCNA news agency identified the American as Bruce Byron Lowrance and said that he had told his captors that he was controlled by the CIA.

The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s were found guilty Friday by an international tribunal on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

The conviction of Nuon Chea, 92, the chief lieutenant of the regime's infamous leader, Pol Pot, and Khieu Samphan, 87, the former head of state, is the first official acknowledgement that at least some of the estimated 2 million people who died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979 were victims of an orchestrated genocide.

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Iowa Wesleyan University will stay open for another school year. Administrators say donations from alumni, community donors and a collaboration with the USDA's Rural Development Office will be enough to keep the university afloat, at least through the 2019-2020 school year. But school leaders are warning that institutional change is necessary for longterm fiscal sustainability.

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Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources is working on finalizing a plan to improve a northwest Iowa lake plagued by poor water quality.

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Featured Release This Week From Elvis Costello + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Elvis Costello arrived on the scene in 1977, just as the new wave of music was breaking. He had punk attitude, Buddy Holly glasses, and the audacity to appropriate the first name of the King. Although his songwriting prowess was recognized from the very start, the depth and breadth of Elvis Costello's skill came to be revealed as he went on to explore many diverse musical genres. The man even wrote songs with Burt Bacharach. Bacharach is back for three co-writes on Look Now , the first Elvis...

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