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Iowa Chief Justice Sets A Vision For The Future As Courts Ask For More Funding

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady struck a more positive tone this year with his forward-looking speech to lawmakers Wednesday. He said the court system is building a culture of “continuous improvement.” “Let us imagine what your courts can be and where they can take us in our pursuit to achieve justice for all Iowans,” Cady said in his ninth Condition of the Judiciary address. “When we have a chance to make a difference, we should take it. Let us make that difference together.” Last...

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Eight people were arrested in Melbourne, Australia, accused in the trafficking of millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs into the country over a period of months, two of them airline cabin crew members accused of smuggling the drugs via "body packing," officials announced Wednesday.

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Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady struck a more positive tone this year with his forward-looking speech to lawmakers Wednesday. He said the court system is building a culture of “continuous improvement.”

“Let us imagine what your courts can be and where they can take us in our pursuit to achieve justice for all Iowans,” Cady said in his ninth Condition of the Judiciary address. “When we have a chance to make a difference, we should take it. Let us make that difference together.”

"Hitting a woman for a man is as normal as eating a tortilla from a food stand on the way to work," said Karen Paz, 34, from San Pedro Sula in Honduras, revealing a scar from a burn on her left shoulder. "He wanted to burn my face, but my daughter started screaming when she saw him taking the pan with boiling butter. She pushed him, and so he aimed for the arm instead."

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Republican Steve King has a long history of remarks that offend. That history caught up with him Monday when he was removed from his committee assignments in Congress after he defended the use of terms like "white supremacy" in an interview with the New York Times

Sniffles, sore throats and fevers seem to be all around lately.

If things get bad enough for you or a loved one to seek care, what are your expectations about treatment? Do you want a prescription for an antibiotic if symptoms suggest an infection?

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Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo

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Episode 10: What Now? Alyssa Milano Reflects on #MeToo One Year Later

On October 15 2017, actress Alyssa Milano typed a tweet asking women to reply #MeToo if they'd been sexually harrassed or assualted. The next morning, she woke up to 55,000 responses. During this episode of Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo , Alyssa talks about what she thinks has been accomplished by #MeToo in the last year.

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House Overwhelmingly Condemns GOP Rep. Steve King For White Supremacy Remarks

Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET Pressure mounted on Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King on Tuesday as a top House Republican leader called on him to resign over his recent comments to The New York Times on white supremacy. "We do not support it or agree with it, and as I said I think he should find another line of work," House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., told reporters Tuesday morning. Later Tuesday, the House voted 424-1 on a resolution of disapproval offered by Majority Whip James Clyburn, D...

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Featured Release This Week From My Brightest Diamond + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

My Brightest Diamond is the project of Arkansas-born Shara Nova (Shara Worden until her 2016 divorce). The songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist began performing and recording in the late 1990's while attending college in Denton, Texas. A few years later she started using the name My Brightest Diamond, and began releasing albums and EPs with that band name. The latest is A Million And One , with Nova taking her band in a more electronic direction, with her techno-pop tunes intended...

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