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Iowa schools to stop using $14M testing software after audit.

- Education Week - US

America's prisons are failing. Here's how to make them work.

SHIRLEY SCHMITT is no one's idea of a dangerous criminal. She lived quietly on a farm in Iowa, raising horses and a daughter, until her husband died in 2006. Depressed and suffering from chronic pain, she started using methamphetamine. Unable to afford her habit, she and a group of friends started to make the drug, for ...

- Economist.com - UK

Walmart Sued After Car Crashes Through Store's Front Door Killing 3 Shoppers.

On December 1, 2016, Lindsey Rietveld was shopping at the Walmart store where she worked in Pella, Iowa, when a Ford F-150 pickup truck came crashing through the front door of the store. The truck struck and killed Ms. Rietveld and two others. As a result of the fatal......

- FindLaw - US

Can fat 'feel' fat? Size-sensing protein controls glucose uptake and storage in fat cells.

Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose. Mice missing this protein, known as SWELL1, gain less weight than normal mice on a high-fat diet, but also develop ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa's 1st female governor.

DES MOINES, Iowa " Kim Reynolds was sworn in as Iowa's governor on Wednesday, becoming the state's first woman to hold the job after taking over for longtime Gov. Terry Branstad the same day he was sworn in as the U.S. ambassador...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Man pleads not guilty in deadly Iowa jail escape.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa " A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed a sheriff's deputy and wounded another while escaping from an Iowa jail.Online court records say 24-year-old Wesley Correa-Carmenaty filed the written...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Texas Republicans move forward with anti-abortion bills, including a ban on insurance coverage.

Slowly but surely, states with Republican majority leadership are working toward ending women's access to abortion—and they are looking to do it by any means necessary. Last week in Iowa, Republicans managed to pass a law which will result in preventing low-income women from using their state-provided insurance at any ...

- Daily Kos - US

Tanzanian Kids Hurt in Horrific Bus Crash Recovering in US.

Three Tanzanian children who sustained multiple fractures in a school bus accident that killed 32 of their classmates are on the road to recovery after successful surgeries at a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital. The three were flown to Iowa from Tanzania on a DC-8 plane supplied by Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical Christian ...

- Voice of America - US

The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week.

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad : 6:31 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Who is Terry Branstad, new China ambassador?.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who holds the longest governorship in U.S. history, resigned Wednesday and became President Donald Trump's U.S. ambassador to China. He has a longstanding and personal friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping that dates back to 1985. More than 30 years ago, Xi, then...

- The Raw Story - US

An Iowa soldier's legacy – a son born 3 years after his combat death.

Brenna Maher’s husband, Brent, was killed in the war in Afghanistan. Brent had left behind a sperm sample before he went, just in case.         

- USA TODAY - US

Court denies appeal for egg executives in salmonella case

DES MOINES, Iowa " A father and son whose Iowa-based egg production company caused a massive 2010 salmonella outbreak cannot further appeal their sentences for misdemeanor food safety violations, according to the U.S. Supreme...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Longtime Iowa Gov. becomes China ambassador

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was the nation's longest-serving chief executive, being in the post for more than 22 years. He resigned from office Wednesday and was sworn in as the US Ambassador to China.         

- USA TODAY - US

Man pleads not guilty in deadly Iowa jail escape

A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed a sheriff's deputy and wounded another while escaping from an Iowa jail.

- FOX News - US

Man pleads not guilty in deadly Iowa jail escape

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed a sheriff's deputy and wounded another while escaping from an Iowa jail.

- Billings Gazette - US

New U.S. Ambassador to China Should Meet with Civil Society

Press ReleasesNew U.S. Ambassador to China Should Meet with Civil SocietyMay 23, 2017The United States Senate has confirmed former Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad to the position of U.S. Ambassador to China. 

- Freedom House - US

China welcomes US ambassador pick

CHINA has welcomed the US Senate’s confirmation of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as US ambassador to Beijing, praising his “positive role” in Sino-US relations. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying expressed the hope that Branstad will help the relationship “develop in a sound and steady ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Iowa to have mobile driver's licenses in 2018

Ever since the first US smartphone to contain a Near Field Communication chip for contactless mobile payments was released more than seven years ago, there has been no shortage of hype, commentary, news stories, and hopeful discourse about the concept of ditching the physical wallet for good. Of course, such high-concept ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

US Senate confirms 'old friend of Xi Jinping' Terry Branstad as ambassador to China

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to confirm Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, one of the US politicians most closely acquainted with China, as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Beijing. One of Branstad’s first challenges will be pushing China to take a harder line against North Korea, which said on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Senate confirms Iowa Governor Branstad as ambassador to China

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to confirm Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, one of the U.S. politicians most closely acquainted with China, as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Beijing. One of Branstad's first challenges will be pushing China to take a harder line agains...

- The Raw Story - US

Terry Branstad, friend of Beijing, confirmed as US envoy to China

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as the next ambassador to Beijing, providing President Donald Trump with an envoy whose decades-long connection to China could smooth relations between the global powers. The confirmation, by a bipartisan vote of 82 to 13, comes with the White House beset by ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Branstad Confirmed as Ambassador to China

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next ambassador to China. The confirmation came by a bipartisan vote of 82 to 13 Monday, with all 13 of the votes against the Republican president's nominee coming from Democrats. Washington has been trying to persuade China to agree to new sanctions on ...

- Voice of America - US

Senate confirms Iowa Governor Branstad as ambassador to China

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to confirm Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, one of the U.S. politicians most closely acquainted with China, as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Beijing.

- Reuters - US

Branstad confirmed as ambassador to China

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is headed for Beijing after the Senate voted on Monday night to confirm his nomination to become U.S. ambassador to China.The 82-13 vote makes Branstad just the fifth confirmed ambassador in the Trump administration and hands the Iowa Republican the complicated job of serving as liaison between ...

- POLITICO - US

U.S. Senate on Track to Confirm Iowa Governor as China Envoy

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is on track to win Senate confirmation as President Donald Trump's ambassador to China.The Senate is slated to vote late Monday on Iowa Governor Terry Branstad's nomination, clearing the way for him to hold the key diplomatic post. Among Branstad's most immediate and sen...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Iowa Governor Branstad confirmed as US Ambassador to China

US SENATE on Monday voted 82-13 to approve Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be the new US Ambassador to China. In a statement after the confirmation, Branstad said he looks forward to working with leaders of both countries for the mutual benefit and the rest of the world. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think that a boy ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Senate confirms Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as ambassador to China

WASHINGTON - The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to confirm Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, one of the US politicians most closely acquainted with China, as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Beijing. One of Branstad's first challenges will be pushing China to take a harder line against North Korea, which said ...

- Business Insider - US

Senate on track to confirm Iowa governor as China envoy

- Townhall.com - US

Senate on track to confirm Iowa governor as China envoy

WASHINGTON — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is on track to be confirmed as President Donald Trump's ambassador to China.

- Billings Gazette - US

Battlecarrier: The U.S. Navy's Dream of Merging a Battleship and an Aircraft Carrier

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia How amazing, or crazy, would that be? But that was just the start of their ideas to save the battleships.  The firepower of the battleships—and their destructive range—would have increased substantially. Trading one turret for 20 Harrier jets was a pretty good deal. Add the Tomahawks and ...

- The National Interest - US

This week at progressive state blogs: In Alaska, oil first, kids second; Orange County poverty grows

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Here is the May 13 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does ...

- Daily Kos - US

GOP Sen. Cotton raises national profile in visit to Iowa

Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile in a visit to Iowa at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House.

- WRAL.com - US

Iowa to pay $6.5M to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits

IOWA CITY, Iowa " The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum.The school...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

GOP Sen. Cotton raises national profile in visit to Iowa

- Townhall.com - US

GOP's Cotton in Iowa: 'I'm ready for that new beginning.'

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton declared Americans "ready for that new beginning" in Iowa Friday, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House.

- Billings Gazette - US

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: May 19, 2017

SEVENTEEN STATES AND DC JOIN ‘FRIEND OF THE COURT’ BRIEF SUPPORTING GAVIN GRIMM: The states -- New York, Washington, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia -- and the District of Columbia have ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Planned Parenthood to close 10 health centers across Midwest, Southwest

Planned Parenthood affiliates announced the closures of 10 health centers across the Midwest and Southwest this week, citing a variety of reasons including political attacks by antiabortion lawmakers. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said it planned to close four clinics across Iowa because...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Iowa Republicans successfully defund Planned Parenthood in preview of what may come under Trumpcare

The War on Women continues and, right now, it's not looking good. Iowa Republicans just succeeded in limiting women in the state's access to reproductive choice in a dangerous measure that just became law last week. As a result, four Planned Parenthood clinics in the state will now close which serve over 15,000 patients. ...

- Daily Kos - US

The Latest: Cotton lays out broad vision in Iowa speech

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — The Latest on Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton meeting with Republican activists in Iowa :

- Billings Gazette - US

Rising GOP figure Tom Cotton in Iowa as Trump faces turmoil

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton met Friday with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's…

- Billings Gazette - US

The Latest: Cotton lays out broad vision in Iowa speech

- Townhall.com - US

Rising GOP figure Tom Cotton in Iowa as Trump faces turmoil

- Townhall.com - US

Iowa police ambush suspect gets 2 life sentences after guilty plea

Scott Michael Greene switched his plea in the November 2016 shooting deaths of Sgt. Anthony Beminio and Officer Justin Martin.         

- USA TODAY - US

Karatu fatal accident survivor undergoes successful second surgery in US

Doctors in Mercy, Sioux City, Lowa have successfully completed a complicated spine surgery on Doreen Elibariki, one of the survivors of a fatal bus accident in Karatu District who are currently undergoing treatment in the United States.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Man swaps plea, admits killing 2 Des Moines-area officers

An Iowa man has changed his plea and admitted to killing two Des Moines-area police officers last fall.

- FOX News - US

Planned Parenthood to close four Iowa clinics after cuts

- Planned Parenthood said on Thursday it would shutter four of its 12 clinics in Iowa as a result of a measure backed by Republican Governor Terry Branstad that blocks public money for family planning services to abortion providers.

- Reuters - US

Iowa Just Showed Us What Defunding Planned Parenthood Under Trumpcare Would Look Like

In a harbinger of what's to come if the Obamacare repeal bill becomes law, Planned Parenthood has announced that it will close four health clinics in Iowa next month that serve nearly 15,000 patients. The move is a direct result of a defunding measure signed into law by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad last week that will go into ...

- Mother Jones - US

Iowa defunded Planned Parenthood and now four clinics are closing

Four Planned Parenthood health care clinics in Iowa will be forced to close thanks to a new state law that bans health care providers who perform abortions from receiving Medicaid money, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced Thursday. These changes are devastating,' reads a statement from Planned Parenthood. More

- VICE News - US

Iowa senator slams energy chief for grid study undermining wind energy

WASHINGTON - Iowa's Republican senator on Wednesday raised concerns that U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has commissioned a "hastily developed" study of the reliability of the electric grid that appears "geared to undermine" the wind energy industry.

- Reuters - US

Midwestern Manners a Memory at One Iowa Republican’s Town Halls

'Be an adult!' 'Hey, shut up!' 'Booooo!' A congressman’s ears may still be burning after he met with constituents back home.

- New York Times - US

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