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Meanwhile... In Iowa, three young Tanzanian visitors seem to have touched the hearts of residents.

And in Morocco, 110 synagogues have been restored, while in Bolivia, Thailand, and Tunisia, women outnumber men as research scientists.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Telecom regulator for removing cap on spectrum holding.

New Delhi, Nov 21 The Trai on Tuesday recommended lifting the ceiling on spectrum held by mobile operators within a particular band and a 50 per cent limit on combined radiowave holding in efficient bands like 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz. The Telecome Regulatory Authority of India also suggested that the overall ceiling ...

- Yahoo! News - US

We deserve to know what Congress is paying out settlements for.

On Monday, BuzzFeed reported that longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a sexual harassment complaint with a former staff member. The public deserves to know more about these kinds of settlements. And the settlements aren't just unknown to the public: They're unknown to members of Congressional leadership, too. In ...

- Business Insider - US

Bill de Blasio Will Go to Iowa Again: ‘This Is Who I Am’.

The mayor of New York City says he is not running for president, but promoting his perspective on what the Democratic Party should be.

- New York Times - US

Parolee charged with killing second Iowa man after release.

Investigators say an Iowa parolee charged with killing a cab driver in June is also responsible for the April shooting death of a bail bondsman.

- FOX News - US

Bill de Blasio 2020? New York City mayor heads to Iowa, inviting a flurry of speculation.

Here is another name to add to your list of potential 2020 candidates: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. De Blasio will travel to Iowa in December in a move many interpret as testing the waters on a national next step, Politico reports. Although de Blasio denies he is running for president, he has also signaled in ...

- The Week - US

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers.

Des Moines Register. November 17, 2017 Grassley shouldn't be Trump's errand boy in takeover of courts Sen. Chuck Grassley has been known for his bipartisan approach and work ethic over … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Iowa attorney spends year serving in Afghanistan.

When asked to spend a year representing the U.S. Justice Department in Afghanistan, Forde Fairchild said "yes." He'd already served in a similar capacity in Iraq six years earlier, so he felt that there wasn't much of a choice to be made

- Stars and Stripes - US

The Stolen star Jack Davenport laments his lack of outdoor experiences.

The latest international movie to be filmed in our backyard might have traversed the Canterbury region, but one British star found himself almost completely confined to indoors. ​Former This Life and Pirates of the Caribbean star Jack Davenport admits he had hoped working on The Stolen would be an opportunity to see ...

- Stuff - NZ

To Tax Or Not To Tax University Endowments.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Grinnell College President Raynard Kington about the proposed excise tax on endowment income. The small Iowa school has a very large endowment.

- NPR - US

Today in History.

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2017. There are 42 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1997, Iowa … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections.

- Billings Gazette - US

The Significance of Sam Clovis

Let me expand on the significance of our Sam Clovis story. Once Carter Page became a key figure in the Russia story, everyone wanted to know: who chose him? He wasn't some controversial figure in the Republican foreign policy world. No one had ever heard of him. Did Manafort bring him in? Mike Flynn? It turned out it was ...

- TPM News - US

Grassley Alters Senate Policy for 2 Judicial Nominees

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is upending longstanding precedent on two judicial nominees. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Thursday he's going ahead with confirmation hearings for two appellate court nominees, David Stras of Minnesota and Kyle Duncan of Louisiana, even though they have not ...

- Voice of America - US

Grassley rips up 'blue slip' for a pair of Trump court picks

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is burning the blue slip for some judicial nominees.The Iowa Republican announced Thursday that he is going ahead with a confirmation hearing for a nominee to the powerful appellate courts despite the objections of a Democrat who had been blocking the nomination for ...


Iowa elementary school uses therapy pig to improve learning

An elementary school in eastern Iowa is using a therapy pig to help special education students manage emotions and focus on learning.

- FOX News - US

Iowa City schools to stop using padded seclusion rooms

- Education Week - US