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Update: Murder Charges Filed In Tibbetts Disappearance And Death

Update at 4:37 p.m. Officials say first degree murder charges have been filed against a Poweshiek County man in the disappearance and death of 20-year old Mollie Tibbetts. A body authorities believe to be Tibbetts was found early this morning in a rural part of the county, south of her hometown of Brooklyn. Rick Raun with the state Department of Criminal Investigation said Tuesday afternoon they’re still working to confirm her identity. Raun says charges were filed against 24-year-old...

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Investing money, time and effort into getting a PhD used to almost guarantee a position at a college or a university somewhere, but times have changed. The job market for academics has gotten a lot tighter, the competition stiffer and the future less certain. 

Rusty Gates is a history professor at Bradley University in Peoria, and while he feels incredibly lucky to be working in his field, he does sometimes wish he could find a job closer to home. He lives in Iowa City, where his wife, who is also a professor, works at the University of Iowa. 

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A significant community push from the community is supporting the opening of a detox center in Sioux City.

On this hour or River to River, Executive Director Siouxland Human Investment Partnership Matt Ohman and Director of Four Directions Community Center in Sioux City and native community advocate Frank LaMere join host Ben Kiefer to discuss efforts to establish comprehensive care for community members struggling with addiction and homelessness in the Sioux City area.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told her he views the landmark abortion rights ruling, Roe v. Wade, as "settled law."

That assurance, made during a Tuesday morning meeting in the Maine senator's office that lasted more than two hours, likely goes a long way toward securing a key vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Four years after going out on a limb to get Medicaid expansion enacted in Ohio, outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich is worried about the future of the program. So he's now defending it – through a study and through the stories of people who have benefited from the coverage expansion.

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Linden is a town of about 200 people, and Bagley is not much bigger with a population of just around 300 in west-central Iowa. The last two weeks, however, have been like Christmas in August for both small town libraries. 

One of Jamila Aamer's most vivid childhood memories is learning how to cook. So it may come as no surprise that decades later, she's teaching other young women to do the same.

Aamer is head chef at the Amal Women's Training Center, an airy outdoor café in Marrakech's trendy Gueliz neighborhood that serves up a variety of traditional Moroccan specialties.

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For all the #MeToo allegations that have come pouring out in the past year, sexual assaults and harassment are still underreported. The vast majority of survivors never report what happened to them. But now "there's an app for that." Actually several.

While much of the focus to date has been on college campuses, developers are now bringing their high tech tools to the work place, hoping to encourage more reporting, and to hasten the identification of repeat offenders.

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Lindsey Jordan turned nineteen in June, shortly after the release of her buzzworthy debut full-length album as Snail Mail. The album is Lush , the follow up to the Snail Mail EP Jordan had released on a small local label when she was sixteen. The Ellicot City (a suburb of Baltimore), Maryland native began her classical guitar training at age five, and became involved in the local music scene in Baltimore as a teenager. Her lyrics are personal and relatable. For example, the broken...

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