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Iowa Wesleyan To Remain Open, Secures Funding For 2019-2020 School Year

Iowa Wesleyan University will stay open for another school year. Administrators say donations from alumni, community donors and a collaboration with the USDA's Rural Development Office will be enough to keep the university afloat, at least through the 2019-2020 school year. But school leaders are warning that institutional change is necessary for longterm fiscal sustainability.

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Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo

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Episode 1: Tarana Burke Talks About The Movement She Started

Last October, the hashtag #MeToo became a rallying cry. Almost overnight, social media exploded with people sharing their stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment. During this episode of Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo , we hear from Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement.

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75 years ago on November 14, 1943, Leonard Bernstein stepped in at the last minute to conduct the New York Philharmonic for Bruno Walter in Carnegie Hall. Bernstein was just 25-years-old when he successfully led the orchestra through its program.

The concert was broadcasted nationwide, and Bernstein became famous overnight, and thus began the 25-year-old’s journey of becoming one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.

On Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, The Des Moines Symphony and Maestro Giunta recreate the concert that kick-started Bernstein’s career.

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A federal judge in Washington ruled Friday in favor of CNN in a decision that represents the first legal blows between Trump and the news media.

Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, ordered the White House to restore correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials.

"Each day he [Acosta] is deprived ... suffers a harm that cannot be remedied in retrospect," Kelly said.

Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET

More than 600 people are missing in the wake of the Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire, authorities say. It's a number that has ballooned rapidly and is expected to continue to fluctuate. The Butte County Sheriff's Office had said late Wednesday that 130 people were missing; on Thursday evening, the list had grown to 631.

A big car company is going small. Ford is buying electric scooter company Spin.

Ford and Spin won't confirm the price tag, but reports put the purchase price at $100 million and an overall investment from Ford of $200 million.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced sweeping rules on how colleges handle cases of sexual assault and harassment that she says will fix a "failed" and "shameful" system that has been unfair to accused students.

On a busy football Saturday, fans on both sides of the Iowa-Nebraska line streamed into a tiny grocery store to pick up hamburger, soda and chips.

Store manager Nick Johnson, a third-generation store owner in far southwest Iowa, has long had a front-row seat to the local economy. Times have been tough since the recession, with lots of people losing their manufacturing jobs, though he says that it looks like some of those are coming back. 

And similar to the rest of the country, farm income is down thanks to low crop prices

Updated at 9:34 a.m. ET

The U.S. government may be preparing criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to suggestions in a document filed in an unrelated case.

Assange's name appeared at least twice in papers filed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia, both times appearing to say that Assange has already been made the subject of his own case.

Prosecutors in Virginia say the court document was an error.

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