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Visitors enjoy ‘Family Fun Day’ at fair

July 10, 2016 As the weekend arrived, many families had extra time to visit the Central Iowa Fair on “Family Fun Day” Saturday before exhibits are cleaned up today. more »»

Dallas officer has ties to Marshalltown

July 10, 2016 “We’re hurting a lot. more »»

Obama asks Americans not to fear a return to a dark past

July 10, 2016 WARSAW, Poland — President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected any notion that the past week’s stunning violence signals a return to racial brutality of a dark past, saying that as painful as the... more »»

Dallas gunman learned ‘shooting on the move’ tactics at Texas self-defense school

July 10, 2016 DALLAS — The gunman who killed five police officers at a protest march had practiced military-style drills in his yard and trained at a private self-defense school that teaches special tactics,... more »»

Stopped by police 52 times: Was it racial profiling?

July 10, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — When Philando Castile saw the flashing lights in his rearview mirror the night he got shot, it wasn’t unusual. more »»

NATO increases support for countries battling Islamic extremism

July 10, 2016 WARSAW, Poland — NATO allies agreed Saturday to provide increased military support to countries in the Middle East and North Africa that are targets of Islamic extremism, including using NATO... more »»

Kenya: Calls for justice heard as human rights lawyer buried

July 10, 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya — Slain Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and a taxi driver were buried Saturday in their hometowns amid calls for top officials to resign over police-linked extra-judicial... more »»

Working toward healing

July 9, 2016 From anger to sadness to hope, all were expressed Friday at a prayer vigil held at the Anderson Funeral Home in response to the murder of five Dallas police officers by a sniper Thursday night. more »»

Contests, exhibits entertain fairgoers

July 9, 2016 Fairgoers were spoiled for choice of entertainment Friday at the Central Iowa Fair, with beef and poultry shows, horse games, pony rides, wood carving, balloon animals, a flea market and more. more »»

15 Minutes

July 9, 2016 MARK SHAFFER Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Charles City FAMILY LIFE Family: Married to Terry Shaffer 23 years. more »»

Iowa union official: Payment problems under Medicaid program

July 9, 2016 DES MOINES — Some health providers are not being properly paid under Iowa’s privately managed Medicaid program, the president of Iowa’s largest state employees’ union said on Friday, and state... more »»

Killer robot used by Dallas police opens ethical debate

July 9, 2016 When Dallas police used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper, they also kicked off an ethical debate about technology’s use as a crime-fighting weapon. more »»

First death related to Zika virus seen in continental US

July 9, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — A person infected with Zika has died in Utah, and while the exact cause is unclear, authorities said Friday it marks the first death related to the virus in the continental U.S. more »»

NATO leaders address threats from Russia

July 9, 2016 WARSAW, Poland — NATO leaders geared up Friday for a long-term standoff with Russia, ordering multinational troops to Poland and the three Baltic states as Moscow moves forward with its own plans to... more »»



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