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Collin Richards speaks with one of his attorneys at his sentencing hearing on August 23, 2019.
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Collin Richards Will Spend Life In Prison For Murder Of Iowa State Golfer

The man who admitted to stabbing and killing Iowa State University golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Collin Richards pleaded guilty to the murder in June and was sentenced in court Friday.

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Iowa's population is growing slowly but unevenly.

In our #IowaInFocus series, we look at some of the factors that affect whether a community grows or shrinks, including natural disasters, refugee and immigrant settlement, and access to health care.

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Collin Richards speaks with one of his attorneys at his sentencing hearing on August 23, 2019.
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The man who admitted to stabbing and killing Iowa State University golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Collin Richards pleaded guilty to the murder in June and was sentenced in court Friday.

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Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial arts tradition that is healing Iowa veterans. When incorporated into rehabilitation programs, tai chi can bring veterans relief from anxiety, PTSD and physical ailments. 

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety failed to conduct nationwide background checks before issuing more than 5,800 licenses to private investigators, security guards and bail enforcement officers, according to an investigation released by the state auditor’s office Thursday.

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Twelve elementary schools across Iowa with high poverty levels are preparing to transform into schools that use computer science in their studies.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has responded to growing international condemnation over the fires sweeping through vast swaths of the Amazon rainforest by announcing that the army may be sent in to tackle them.

His comments mark a distinct shift away from his initial reaction to the crisis in which he downplayed the gravity of the situation but also caused widespread astonishment by suggesting that nongovernmental organizations may have set fires in the forest to discredit him.

This week, the Trump administration announced a new regulation that would allow it to detain migrant families who have crossed the U.S. border illegally for an indefinite period of time.

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In the 1960s, there was a terrific comedy in which a teenage Maoist scrawls a bit of graffiti that would become famous: "CHINA IS NEAR." Half a century on, China is here. It's here on our screens, where Hong Kong protests domination by the Communist mainland.

The Oscar-nominated actor and screenwriter, who died Aug. 16, spoke to Terry Gross in 1998 about Ulee's Gold, Easy Rider and his acting philosophy of "doing less — and making more of it."

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Codfish Hollow Fans Donate More Than $21,000 To Aid Marv's Recovery After Tractor Accident

Marvin Franzen is one of those Iowa farmers you can’t help but smile at when you meet him. He’s been working on the farm that’s home to Codfish Hollow in rural Maquoketa since he was a teenager. On show nights, he can be seen clad in bib overalls and a feed store hat rain, shine, or punishing heat driving a green John Deere tractor.

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Dude York's Power Of Three

Dude York are in the time-honored lineage of the three piece rock band- guitar, bass, drums. Like Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Nirvana, Husker Du, Sleater-Kinney and many, many more. It's a simple configuration of players that shows no sign of being played out. The Seattle trio Dude York have been at it since 2012. Their latest album is "Falling."

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