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Union native leads lawsuit against LA

April 6, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Mark Willits, 34, is passionate about standing up for the rights of people with disabilities. more »»

Student helps with classroom garden

April 6, 2015 Kindergarten is a time when children like five-year old Austin Odom absorb ideas and concepts, sparking what is hopefully a life-long thirst for knowledge. more »»

Local woman wants stolen cross returned

April 6, 2015 Jasmine Davis does not understand why someone would steal a cross honoring her late step-mother. more »»

Pancake breakfast for historic building slated for April 11

April 6, 2015 ELDORA — The Youth to Restore the CCC/POW Building will be hosting a pancake breakfast at the Hardin Co. Fairgrounds Youth Building, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. April 11. A free will donation is requested. more »»

Obama defends Iran deal as ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity

April 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama staunchly defended a framework nuclear agreement with Iran as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to prevent a bomb and bring longer-term stability to the Middle... more »»

Writer of article on rape apologizes

April 6, 2015 RICHMOND, Va. more »»

Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter’s Square

April 6, 2015 VATICAN CITY — In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshe... more »»

Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official’s son

April 6, 2015 GARISSA, Kenya — One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring the inroads... more »»

After Tikrit victory, Iraq’s new challenge: Win over Sunnis

April 6, 2015 BAGHDAD — Iraq won the battle to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, backed by a coalition of the unlikely in Iranian advisers, Shiite militias, and U.S. more »»

Wyant selected as new MHS principal

April 5, 2015 Contingent upon school board approval on Monday, Jacqueline “Jacque” Wyant will become the new principal at Marshalltown High School. more »»

Morales trial begins Tuesday

April 5, 2015 Jury selection will begin Tuesday in Fort Dodge for a local man charged in the Jan. 17 murder of another Marshalltown man. more »»

Final Four fun

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Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance selected for ArtsLab

April 5, 2015 The Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance was recently chosen to participate in ArtsLab, a leadership and strategy program designed to strengthen artists and art organizations in the Midwest. more »»

Kenya: Extremists vow more attacks

April 5, 2015 GARISSA, Kenya — Somalia’s Islamic extremist group al-Shabab warned Saturday of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa University College that killed 148 people. more »»

Iraq’s Tikrit, free of Islamic State, is a city in ruins

April 5, 2015 TIKRIT, Iraq — In Iraq’s Tikrit, liberation from the Islamic State group comes at a heavy price, both in loss of life and in the sheer devastation the militants leave in their wake. more »»

Indiana success emboldens gay rights advocates in states

April 5, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — Gay rights advocates are hoping to parlay the momentum from their legislative victories in Indiana and Arkansas this week into further expanding legal protections for gays and lesbian... more »»

High political stakes for Clinton on Iran nuclear agreement

April 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton can claim a piece of the victory if the U.S. and other world powers ultimately complete a final nuclear deal with Iran. more »»

Why job growth and cheap gas aren’t doing what they should

April 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Steady hiring is supposed to fire up economic growth. Cheap gasoline is supposed to power consumer spending. Falling unemployment is supposed to boost wages. more »»

Crash piles pressure on Lufthansa’s Spohr

April 5, 2015 FRANKFURT, Germany — The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in France has heaped intense pressure on Lufthansa’s CEO Carsten Spohr, who in less than a year at the helm has had to grapple with weak... more »»



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