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Vice President: Rep. Young With Trump 'Every Step Of The Way'

Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Des Moines Friday to campaign for Republican Congressman David Young, who’s in a tight race with Democratic challenger Cindy Axne to represent southwest Iowa. The vice president said the fate of the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives might depend on Iowa’s 3rd District. “This race is going to be critical to whether we’re going to be able to continue to build on the momentum we have in this economy, in national security, and upholding...

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"The Daily" comes to IPR Monday, October 15

IPR is proud to deliver the new radio edition of the popular podcast The Daily to listeners Monday - Friday on IPR News and News/Studio One

Anticipation is growing along with the zeroes in the Mega Millions lottery winnings. The prize hit $1.6 billion after no one won the jackpot in a drawing on Friday night.

That's the highest lottery jackpot in history, surpassing the $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016.

Mega Millions lead director Gordon Medenica called it "uncharted territory."

Winners who want the money in a lump sum can opt for the cash option of about $905 million.

The next drawing will be on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 11 p.m. ET.

Lawmakers and world leaders reacted with skepticism following the Saudi government's confirmation Friday evening (ET) of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

According to the Saudi statement, "discussions that took place between him and the persons who met him during his attendance in the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul led to a quarrel and a brawl with the citizen/Jamal Khashoggi, resulted in his death." Eighteen Saudi nationals have been arrested as the investigation continues.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

As President Trump came to the big finish at a recent rally, his supporters crowded into the Kansas Expocentre shouted along with his 2016 catchphrase. Voices bounced off the walls saying "we will make America great again" as the Rolling Stones swelled through the sound system.

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An organ in Iowa City will play again publicly this weekend, ten years after floodwaters silenced it. After extensive restoration and reconstruction, the instrument is getting its post-2008 flood public debut.

President Trump can be stinging and sarcastic. It's part of his charm, for those who find it charming. He has the audacity of discourtesy, if you please, whether calling a woman "Horseface," as he did this week, or ridiculing African nations as ... something I quoted on the air only once.

But the president reveals a softer side when he talks about strongmen and dictators.

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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Imagine if President Trump, on the weekend after the upcoming midterm elections, suddenly forced out Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller.

For the record, that would be the removal of the attorney general, the deputy attorney general and the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

And imagine Trump also shut down the offices occupied by Mueller's team of prosecutors — lock, stock and barrel.

Just like that.

Impossible, you say? Unprecedented? In fact, it is neither.

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Life doesn't stop when the sun goes down.

This year, Iowa Week on Talk of Iowa will explore Iowa After Dark. We’ll work the night shift, go out on the town, find out where to get the best late night eats and talk bats, owls and more!

Iowa Arts Showcase

Through short interviews, your host, Jacqueline Halbloom highlights the efforts and activities of non-profit arts and culture organizations throughout Iowa.

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Featured Release This Week From Interpol + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

2018 seems to be shaping up as a good year for solid new records from twenty-year-old (or so) bands. This week's Featured Release is the first in four years from the New York-based group Interpol. Interpol formed in 1997, and released their critically acclaimed debut album in 2002. The new record Marauder was recorded in upstate New York with producer Dave Fridmann, known for his work with bands like Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT and Spoon. It's indie rock further defined as post-punk...

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