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‘Location, location, location’

November 29, 2015 In the weeks leading up to the May 5 vote on the proposed new police department building, there was much debate at coffee tables, card clubs, and elsewhere about the site selected to house the... more »»

City’s ‘Dangerous and Dilapidated’ program kickoff

November 29, 2015 Throughout Marshalltown are approximately 14 “dangerous and dilapidated” properties city officials consider nuisance. more »»

Academic Decathlon to test MLA students’ skills

November 29, 2015 Nine Marshalltown Learning Academy students are less than two months away from competing in a regional Academic Decathlon. more »»

Farm News Ag Show will be Dec. 2-3

November 29, 2015 FORT DODGE — Farm News is hosting its 14th annual ag show from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

‘Fill the Rig’

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Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

November 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. more »»

Official: Gunman made ‘no more baby parts’ comment

November 29, 2015 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. more »»

Burger King manager: Police erased video of Chicago shooting

November 29, 2015 CHICAGO — A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white officer says he has testified before a federal gran... more »»

GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost

November 29, 2015 Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cos. more »»

Don’t get Grinched by cybercrime during the holidays

November 29, 2015 NEW YORK — Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their smartphones. more »»

More deaths blamed on wintry storm moving through central US

November 29, 2015 DALLAS — A slow-moving wintry storm system that has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths began moving eastward out of Texas on Saturday but kept coating some states to the north in ice, making... more »»

Prominent human rights activist killed in attack in Turkey

November 29, 2015 ANKARA, Turkey — A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police... more »»

Putin orders sanctions against Turkey after downing of jet

November 29, 2015 ANKARA, Turkey — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. more »»

Migrants clash with Macedonian police on Greek border

November 29, 2015 IDOMENI, Greece — Migrants on the Greek-Macedonian border attacked police with stones Saturday, enraged by the sight of Macedonian authorities erecting a fence along the border and an accident that... more »»

Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith

November 29, 2015 NAMUGONGO, Uganda — Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda’s 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans tur... more »»

Kenya police: 2 Kenyans arrested for spying for Iran

November 29, 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya — Two Kenyans in police custody have admitted assisting Iranian state intelligence to plot attacks on western targets in Kenya, Kenya’s police chief said Saturda. more »»

What to know about ‘BernieCare,’ Sanders’ health overhaul

November 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — The most ambitious “repeal and replace” health care plan from a presidential candidate comes from Sen. Bernie Sanders, not from a Republican. more »»

Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

November 29, 2015 MIAMI — Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can’t afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting more than two years for a chance to... more »»

Research: Major fault near reactors links to 2nd crack

November 29, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and earthquake faults have been uneasy neighbors for decade. more »»

Local free community college plans may be template for US

November 29, 2015 CHICAGO — An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. more »»

Hoping for a victory

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