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Reynolds' Office Says Tupac Emails Not A Factor In Asking For Agency Director's Resignation

Gov. Kim Reynolds’s office said former Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven’s emails to staff about the late rapper Tupac Shakur were not a factor in Reynolds asking for Foxhoven’s resignation last month. The Associated Press reported Foxhoven sent his employees an email about celebrating Tupac’s birthday the Friday before the governor asked him to resign, which fueled national speculation that it was related to his departure. Reynolds on Wednesday again declined to provide...

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Backtracks July 20

Jul 20, 2019

This is a new program comprised of previously aired segments from 2010 and 2011

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

BILL HALEY & THE SADDLEMEN-ROCK THE JOINT

WARREN SMITH-ROCK N ROLL RUBY

MARVIN RAINWATER-HOT AND COLD

GENE VINCENT-CRAZY LEGS

DON WILLIS-BOPPIN' HIGH SCHOOL BABY

THE MELLO-TONES-ROSIE LEE

THE SPANIELS-EVERYONE'S LAUGHING

THE PASSIONS-I ONLY WANT YOU

THE DUKAYS-NIGHT OWL

JAMES BOOKER-GONZO (EXCERPT)

THE SEARCHERS-NEEDLES AND PINS

JACKIE DE SHANNON-NEEDLES AND PINS

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Local, state and federal officials have formed a working group to address Iowa’s PFAS contamination and any impacts to drinking water. Iowa is one of a number of states to grapple with the chemicals used at military bases and manufacturing sites.

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Democrats running for president have been spending a lot more time this cycle talking to voters in western Iowa, which is predominately Republican and rural. Many of them are visiting that part of the state with J.D. Scholten, a former congressional candidate from their party who almost beat an embattled Republican congressman last year.

“We built something this last cycle and I hope you guys take it further,” Scholten said to a crowd gathered at The Mucky Duck Pub in Ames, Iowa ahead of the first Democratic presidential debate.

John Krzton-Presson / Iowa Master Gardener Program

This year the Iowa Master Gardener Program celebrates 40 years of community engagement through gardening initiatives and educational outreach. Since 1979, over 14,300 Iowans have received master gardening training. 

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These burglars came prepared. They cut a hole through the concrete roof and shimmied down into the warehouse. They disabled the alarms. They escaped with $2 million worth of goods.

The stolen booty: 34,000 pairs of high-end fajas, a Spanx-like undergarment popular in Miami's Hispanic community.

The robbery took place last year and was only made public recently. David Ovalle, a Miami Herald journalist, has been reporting the story from South Florida.

The United Kingdom is trying to defuse an escalating standoff with Iran just days before Britain's ruling Conservative Party announces the successor to Theresa May, who is resigning.

Updated at 6:38 p.m. ET

The Trump administration is giving Title X recipients more time to comply with new regulations that prohibit organizations that receive federal grants from referring patients for abortion.

Under the new rules, any organization that provides or refers patients for abortions is ineligible for Title X funding.

A cybersecurity expert accused of hacking the data of more than 5 million Bulgarian taxpayers was released by police Wednesday after his charges were downgraded.

Kristian Boykov, a 20-year-old Bulgarian cybersecurity worker, was arrested in Bulgaria's capital Sofia last week in connection to the breach. Police raided his home and seized computers and mobile devices with encrypted information. The hacker was found by police through the computer and software used in the attack, according to the Sofia prosecutor's office.

Irishman Shane Lowry won the British Open on Sunday by six strokes in his first major title.

Lowry, who brought out loud cheers from the sellout crowd on every shot, began the day with a four-stroke lead. He shot one-over 72 and finished with a 15-under 269 total.

He marked the moment he became a major champion with a wide smile and an embrace of his caddie.

The 32-year-old took the title at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland, just a few hours from where he grew up.

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Our Favorite Acts From 80/35

Another 80/35 has come and gone, and all that's left are the memories we made with other Serious Music People along the way. Just kidding, kind of. Now that we've all showered, packed away our gear and returned to the air conditioning, we asked Studio One Hosts Mark Simmet, Tony Dehner and Sydney Hauer to write about their favorite acts from 80/35 this weekend.

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The Black Keys Rock On

The phrase "highly anticipated" is often used to describe a new release by a band that hasn't been heard from in a while. In the case of The Black Keys, it seems totally justified. Their ninth studio album "Let's Rock" comes five years after their last one. That's the longest they've ever gone between records, and it seems even longer considering the great success the band had with "Turn Blue" and the two albums before that one.

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