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Reynolds Will Not Appeal Court Ruling Striking Down Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday she will not appeal a decision by a Polk County judge that struck down the fetal heartbeat abortion law and declared it unconstitutional. “This was an extremely difficult decision, however it is the right one for the pro-life movement and the state of Iowa,” said Reynolds, who signed the bill into law last May . It would have banned almost all abortions after a fetal heartbeat was detected, which could be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy,...

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The federal judge in Roger Stone's case has ordered him to appear in court this week following a critical post about her that was shared on his Instagram account.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson scheduled a hearing for Thursday at which Stone will be required to argue why Jackson should not alter the gag order she has imposed or reconsider the bail Stone was granted after his arrest.

One of the goals President Trump announced in his State of the Union address was to stop the spread of HIV in the U.S. within 10 years.

In addition to sending extra money to 48 mainly urban counties, Washington, D.C., and San Juan, Puerto Rico, Trump's plan targets seven states where rural transmission of HIV is especially high.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies

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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris today. Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Dana Thomas about the legacy of the longtime creative director at Chanel and Fendi.

Karl Lagerfeld, the German designer who was the artistic director of Chanel and Fendi and also created his own brand, has died in Paris. For years, Lagerfeld sought to obscure his age; he was reportedly 85.

Lagerfeld worked with some of fashion's biggest design houses, showing a knack for reinventing classic styles with innovative flourishes. In the process, he brought Fendi to new heights in the 1960s and revamped Chanel after being named that brand's director in the 1980s.

George Mendonsa, the Navy sailor whose passionate kiss in Times Square symbolized a nation's exuberance over the end of WWII, has died. He was 95.

The photographer never got the name of the sailor, but Mendonsa claimed it was him, and many experts who analyzed his facial structure came to the same conclusion.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is giving it another go, launching a second campaign for the White House four years after surprising Democrats with a strong bid for the party's 2016 nomination.

"We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward," the independent senator told Vermont Public Radio in an interview airing Tuesday morning.

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Chaz Bear (formerly Bundick) was born in Columbia, South Carolina. In the Bundick household, Chaz heard music from many different genres, and he was already playing and recording original compositions in his preteen years. He began forming bands in middle school. Chaz had already released over ten albums as Toro Y Moi on his own before signing with Carpark Records in 2009. His latest album for that label is Outer Peace , written and recorded in the Bay Area after Chaz's return from a one year...

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Under the Golden Dome: Legalize It?

Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, wants to expand marijuana access in Iowa. Bolkcom says marijuana should be regulated and taxed like alcohol. Other states have legalized marijuana use in some form but it is still illegal under federal law, and it is unlikely Iowa legislators will take action.
But legislators are considering bills that would legalize sports betting. In May 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that allows states to have this form of gambling. Eight states have...

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