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Iowa Governor 'Open To Looking At' Changing Nomination Process For Judges

Iowa’s Republican governor said Tuesday she is open to considering changing how Iowa selects judges. Gov. Kim Reynolds was reacting to calls for change from some conservatives after t he Iowa Supreme Court ruled there’s a fundamental right to abortion in the state . Iowa’s system for choosing Supreme Court justices and appeals judges starts with a commission made up of eight people appointed by the governor and eight people elected by lawyers. Working with one Supreme Court justice, the...

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Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo

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Episode 5: Defining the "Man Box" and Breaking it Down

#MeToo continues to be a powerful conversation starter about power dynamics and gender roles, and phrases like "toxic masculinity" are becoming mainstream. During this episode of Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo , we hear from Bryant Smith, author of Manhood: The Missing Manual and talk about "the man box" and how to get outside of it.

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Iowa’s senior U.S. senator says he’s not troubled by turnover at a top job in the White House. A leading pick to be President Donald Trump’s next chief of staff has turned down the position. That’s after Trump announced John Kelly is leaving the post. 

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Iowa’s Republican governor said Tuesday she is open to considering changing how Iowa selects judges.

Gov. Kim Reynolds was reacting to calls for change from some conservatives after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled there’s a fundamental right to abortion in the state.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai made his public debut before Congress on Tuesday, spending much of his testimony countering Republicans' allegations of anti-conservative bias in the company's search results.

He also faced scrutiny of how much data Google collects on users and on the company's work on a censored search tool for China.

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The Google+ social network inadvertently gave app developers access to information on some 52.5 million users — even data that users designated as private — because of a "bug" in its software, Google says. The company had already announced it was pulling the plug on the social network because of an earlier incident, and now says the shutdown will happen four months sooner.

Lawmakers unveiled the much-anticipated farm bill compromise Monday night, ending the months-long impasse over whether a critical piece of legislation that provides subsidies to farmers and helps needy Americans buy groceries could pass before the lame-duck session concludes at the end of the year.

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For December, 3 Romantic Holiday Escapes

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'Tis the season when an escape from holiday madness may be necessary --and these three romance novels will whisk you away to fictional worlds where all the high stakes drama is resolved with true love and happily ever after.

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The 2018 Iowa Public Radio Holiday Book Guide

It's that time of year again! Make your list and check it twice, because here are some holiday book recommendations from some of Iowa's greatest bibliophiles. Jan Weismiller and Tim Budd from Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City and Hunter Gillum from Beaverdale Books in Des Moines share their top fiction and non-fiction picks of 2018.

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Featured Release This Week From JD McPherson + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

JD McPherson is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist who specializes in a retro blend of classic rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and rockabilly. McPherson and his band don't just play in imitation of those genres; they thoroughly inhabit them. Since his debut album received wide release in 2012, McPherson has attracted legions of fans who quickly picked up on his authenticity. His fourth record, Socks , is sure to continue that trend. It's a fun listen from beginning to end, with the...

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