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Judge Strikes Down Iowa's 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Law

A Polk County judge struck down Iowa’s “fetal heartbeat” abortion law Tuesday and ruled it is unconstitutional. Judge Michael Huppert agreed with Planned Parenthood and the ACLU of Iowa that a trial was not necessary to reach that conclusion and ruled in favor of their motion for summary judgment . The two groups, along with the Emma Goldman Clinic in Iowa City, challenged the law that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a...

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Northwest Iowa Man Who Burned LGBTQ Library Books Pleads Not Guilty

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Advocates Want Medical Marijuana Treatment For Severe Autism Patients Regardless Of Age

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Michael Zamora / Des Moines Register

A Polk County judge struck down Iowa’s “fetal heartbeat” abortion law Tuesday and ruled it is unconstitutional.

Judge Michael Huppert agreed with Planned Parenthood and the ACLU of Iowa that a trial was not necessary to reach that conclusion and ruled in favor of their motion for summary judgment.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with FBI Special Agent Thomas O'Connell, president of the FBI Agents Association, about the report released Tuesday detailing how the shutdown has been affecting agents.

For three days last week, thousands of Guatemalans blocked roads and major highways to protest the Central American country's slide toward a constitutional crisis. The protest organizers included groups that have long demanded justice: indigenous communities and campesinos, as rural and farm workers are called.

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Iowa public health officials are considering allowing medical marijuana access for some children with severe autism. But advocates are pushing to expand that access to all patients regardless of age.

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The northwest Iowa man who burned four LGBTQ library books in Orange City last year has pleaded not guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief.

A fungal disease called white-nose syndrome has killed millions of North American cave-dwelling bats over the past decade. Now, scientists are field testing some promising treatments.

Iranian women have tried to build on the #MeToo movement in the West, but it's tough. They're trying to counter the country's official line — that Islamic traditions prevent harassment.

Fuel prices more than doubled last week in Zimbabwe, prompting people to protest. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with journalist Tendai Marima about the violent government crackdown that followed.

It's a meeting of two truly American pastimes: football and lawsuits.

First, the football.

Late in regulation in Sunday's NFC championship game, the New Orleans Saints were tied 20-20 with the Los Angeles Rams in pursuit of the Super Bowl.

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As the ball sailed toward Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis, Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman knocked into Lewis, appearing to make helmet-to-helmet contact. Officials called no pass interference or helmet-to-helmet penalties.

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Under the Golden Dome: The Plan

Like with the last Iowa General Assembly, Republicans control the House, Senate, and the governor’s office. But this session begins without a revenue shortfall. It also begins in the first few weeks of a new Iowa tax code passed by the legislature last year.

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Featured Release This Week From Foxwarren

Foxwarren formed over ten years ago, with the group of siblings and childhood friends sharing the experience of growing up in different small towns across the Canadian prairies. Andy Shauf (guitars/keys/vocals), Dallas Bryson (guitar/vocals) and brothers Darryl Kissick (bass) and Avery Kissick (drums and percussion) collectively became Foxwarren in Regina, Saskatchewan. The band's name comes from the Kissick brothers' family home in Foxwarren, Manitoba. As laid-back Canadians, Foxwarren took...

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