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DENISON — Over the next few days, decorations will start to appear around Denison to welcome riders on the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across on July 22.

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HELSINKI — Standing next to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump’s benefit and seemed to accept Putin’s insistence that Russia’s hands were clean.

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DES MOINES — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.

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DES MOINES — Josh Crist made the two-hour drive to the Iowa Capitol in April to celebrate Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds’ signing of a new health care option designed to lower costs by skirting requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

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MADRID (AP) — Flooding has forced organizers to re-route part of Iowa’s annual cross-state bicycle ride.

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“He represents the backbone of genuine men of Iowa; we are people who raise corn that makes hogs. I’m surprised the senator doesn’t go to Washington with overalls and cowhide boots,” Burton Sweet, a Republican congressman from Iowa, said about his colleague, Republican Senator Smith Brookhar…

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SPRAGUEVILLE (AP) — In August 1842, just 10 years after today’s eastern Iowa opened to European settlement, a family with seven children in a covered wagon pulled by oxen was nearing the Wapsipinicon River when the mother became violently ill and died.

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DES MOINES — An Iowa agency wants to use inmates to eventually build at least 100 homes a year for low-income individuals around the state, an unusual idea within the expansive prison labor industry that has so far been stalled by a lack of support from lawmakers.

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DES MOINES — Democrats and Republicans once largely agreed that the upcoming midterm elections would hinge on the economy, health care and President Donald Trump’s popularity. Not anymore.

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“The sea was so rough that we all agreed to go down with the ship rather than try to freelance it with a lifeboat,” Bernice Brown jokingly wrote about her voyage from New York City to France on the liner, Rochambeau, in 1918.

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SIOUX CITY (AP) — There never was a doubt in Wayne Schipper's mind that a group of Plymouth County veterans would finish the restoration of a World War I cannon at Sioux City's Memorial Park Cemetery.

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DES MOINES — As someone who has spent countless hours rowing along the Des Moines River, Tonya Logan appreciates the city’s vision to create a whitewater course that would draw kayakers to the Iowa capital.

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DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds signed more than 170 bills during and after the legislative session and most of those laws took effect Sunday, the start of Iowa’s new budget year.

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DES MOINES (AP) — A newspaper investigation found that a company chosen to manage Iowa’s newly privatized Medicaid system has a history of alleged mismanagement and at least $23 million in fines in more than a dozen states.

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DES MOINES — A newspaper investigation finds that a company chosen to manage Iowa's newly privatized Medicaid system has a history of alleged mismanagement and at least $23 million in fines in more than a dozen states.

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Iowa is one of 25 states that have enacted smoke-free laws addressing secondhand smoke exposure in workplaces, restaurants and bars.

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DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that "autonomy and dominion over one's body go to the very heart of what it means to be free."

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The estimated 230,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into floodwaters near Doon in northwest Iowa's Lyon County should have no negative impact on Council Bluffs' water supply, much of which is drawn from the Missouri River.

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The Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha reported Friday that it was keeping an eye on a crude oil spill that occurred after a train derailment near this town about 155 miles north of the Council Bluffs-Omaha metro area.

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Bowing to pressure from allies and opponents alike, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

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IOWA CITY — A judge has cut off unemployment benefits for former Iowa Finance Authority Director Dave Jamison, ruling he is disqualified because he was fired for credible allegations of sexual harassment.