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Missouri River Levels Drop, But Southwest Iowa Remains Concerned About New Flooding

Water levels along the Missouri River in southwest Iowa are dropping and floodwaters are receding a bit. Officials remain concerned about possible new flooding in the near future as snow continues to melt farther north.

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Andrew Joyce won’t be growing any tomatoes this summer. His three-acre produce farm in Malden, Missouri, will lie fallow. The cause: damage from the weed killer dicamba.

New Yorker journalist Ed Caesar discusses Arron Banks, the British businessman who funded the most extreme end of the pro-Brexit "Leave" campaign — possibly with help from Russia.

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A British petition to cancel Brexit and remain in the European Union is drawing too much support for the U.K. government's website to handle, with the petition site crashing repeatedly on Thursday. More than 1 million people have signed the petition to revoke the triggering of Article 50 — blowing past the 100,000 signatures needed to compel a debate in Parliament. The article is the EU treaty's exit clause.

Thousands of people remain stranded in floodwaters in the wake of Cyclone Idai, which struck the coast of Mozambique and swept through Zimbabwe last week.

Mozambique's Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia told reporters that 15,000 people are still stranded. But as rescue workers struggle to gain access to regions largely choked off by the flooding, the death toll is expected to rise sharply.

Take a look at a class roster at the University of Vermont. You'll see the usual stuff there — last name, student ID and class year. But you'll also see something else. Next to some names, there are pronouns: "he" or "she," but also the gender non-specific "they" or "ze."

They may seem like a few more words on paper, but for some students, like Jeane Robles, having pronouns on the roster means a lot.

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An amusement boat has sunk in the Tigris River, killing dozens of people in Iraq who were celebrating Nowruz, a joyous holiday marking the new year at the start of spring.

Video footage showed scores of people being carried away in the water's fast current as onlookers shout from a nearby theme park.

Precision medicine promises to tailor the diagnosis and treatment of disease to your unique genetic makeup. A doctor may use the presence of certain genetic markers to diagnose a disease, or choose one drug for treatment over another.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is under investigation by the Pentagon's Office of Inspector General because of allegations he improperly advocated on behalf of his former employer, Boeing Co.

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The Civil War is the deadliest war in American history, with hundreds of thousands of casualties suffered by both the Union and Confederate sides.

In Some of Our Yesterdays, a memoir posthumously unearthed by the family of Charles Seton Lindsay, the Civil War experience is vividly told by Lindsay, who fought for the Union as a teenager after enlisting against his family's wishes. He recalls the horrors of battle he witnessed in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Featured Release This Week From Mercury Rev + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Bobbie Gentry had one huge hit song, and it was a good one. The atmospheric and mysterious "Ode To Billie Joe" is fondly remembered to this day. Gentry's follow-up to that song (and accompanying full-length LP) was her 1968 album The Delta Sweete , which expanded on "Ode" themes of Southern life and culture. Fifty years later, The Delta Sweete had largely been forgotten. Crate diving indie bands like upstate New York's Mercury Rev don't forget, however, and the group have recorded a brand new...

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Under the Golden Dome

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Under the Golden Dome: Appointing

The governor appoints hundreds of people to serve in state departments. The roles range from board member, director, or member of a judicial nominating commission. All of these individuals require confirmation by the Senate by a two thirds majority for them to continue in their appointed role.
Some of these appointees visit a Senate committee. Former Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen, did that this week with the Ways and Means Committee. Two weeks ago he was appointed as the director...

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Iowa Arts Showcase

Through short interviews, your host, Jacqueline Halbloom highlights the efforts and activities of non-profit arts and culture organizations throughout Iowa.