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Five GOP senators now oppose health bill

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WASHINGTON — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump ...

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In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton leaves the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, after his sentencing in a jackpot-fixing scandal. The Iowa Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Tipton, implicated in a nationwide fixing scandal, Friday.

Iowa Supreme Court overturns conviction in lottery rigging case

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IOWA CITY — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in a nationwide fixing scandal, saying his trial over a rigged $16.5 million jackpot was tainted by unjustified delays in the investigation. The ruling is a victory for former Multi-State ...

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A deserted cell in the public section of Aden Central Prison is shown in this May 9, photo in Aden, Yemen. A separate, closed wing is run by Yemeni allies of the United Arab Emirates, part of a network of secret prisons in southern Yemen into which hundreds have disappeared after being detained in the hunt for al-Qaida militants over the past year.

Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

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WASHINGTON — Pressure mounted on the U.S. Defense Department Friday after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. John McCain, Republican ...

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Syngenta vowed to appeal the verdict favoring four Kansas farmers representing roughly ...

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Several members of the Marshall County E-911 Joint Service Board discuss possible changes to the organization’s 28E Agreement at a special session Thursday at the Marshalltown Police Department. From left are RACOM President Mike Miller, E-911 Chairperson Jim Lowrance, Communications Supervisor Teresa Lang, Marshalltown City Administrator Jessica Kinser, and E-911 Vice-Chairperson and Marshall County Supervisor Bill Patten. Nearly a full house of attendees were on hand to participate in, and listen to the discussion.

Changes coming to county’s E-911 system?

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No football was played Thursday night in the basement conference room of the Marshalltown Police Department’s headquarters, but Don Shula would have been pleased members of Marshall County’s E-911 Service Board started work during the first of what is expected to be many working sessions on ...

Daily Record, June 23, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Thursday • Jacob Lawrence Hansen made an initial appearance on a failure to appear for a pre-trial conference on a theft-fifth degree charge. Jeff Hazen will continue as counsel. The pre-trial conference is rescheduled at 9 a.m. on July 12 in Magistrate ...

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Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill which represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday.

Senate GOP unveils ‘Obamacare’ overhaul, but not all aboard

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WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have ...

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In this April 24, file photo, filmmaker Ron Howard arrives at the premiere of "Genius", in Los Angeles.

Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

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NEW YORK — Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. Howard ...

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Resident objects to selection of Hierstein to severance committee

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On Thursday, the Marshalltown City Council met in special session at noon, and by 5-0 vote, approved a resolution appointing former Marshalltown City Administrator Dick Hierstein as local representative to serve on a special committee dealing with a severance request by three College View Lane ...

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A new platform for Whole Foods?

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NEW YORK — Seeing Whole Foods products first in Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood? Those are among the possible scenarios that unnerved the food industry last week, when Amazon announced a $13.7 billion megadeal to ...

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Snoop Dogg to get star on Walk of Fame

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LOS ANGELES — Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, "Weird Al" Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed the 2018 honorees Thursday. Other recipients include Lin-Manuel Miranda, ...

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Funding, FY 2018 and the future

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Despite a mid-legislative session budget cut to the state’s community colleges, resulting in a $210,000 cut to the Iowa Valley Community College District, IVCCD’s Marshalltown Community College will see relatively little change in the coming year. “For seven years in a row now, our ...

US suspends Brazilian meat product imports

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RIO DE JANEIRO — In a major blow to Brazil, the United States on Thursday announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products from Latin America's largest nation because of safety concerns. The decision by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue came three months after a ...

New John Green novel coming in October

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NEW YORK — John Green fans, mark your calendar. The author of the million-selling "The Fault in Our Stars" has a new novel coming Oct. 10, Dutton Books announced Thursday. The book is called "Turtles All the Way Down" and tells of a 16-year girl in search of a missing billionaire as she ...

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Alzheimer’s patients benefit from “memory baskets” filled with items related to their interests. They also benefit from work stations that allow for their hands to stay busy. These techniques can have a calming effect on a patient, and give him or her a sense of accomplishment. Here, Bickford Senior Living resident Dorothy Hinmon folds washcloths alongside CNA Amy Wood — an activity that aids in Hinmon’s care.

Living in the moment

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“It’s like the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ — every day repeating,” explains Pamela Wells, manager at Glenwood Place in describing the Alzheimer’s population who reside at the facility’s “Gardens” memory care unit. “Every day for them is such a long day. They don’t have ...

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Teamwork and compassion

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T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS The Marshalltown High School softball team stopped by the House of Compassion Thursday morning to drop off bags full of items for the organization’s supply closet.

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In this June 2, 2014 file photo, cattle graze in a pasture near a wind turbine in Adair. Trump was talking up his support for coal during his speech in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday when he said: “I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes and your factories.” He added “as the birds fall to the ground,” a reference to birds killed by turbines.

Trump’s putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

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IOWA CITY — President Trump's putdown of wind energy at his Iowa rally was denounced Thursday across the state, which takes pride in its position as a national leader in wind generation. Trump was talking up his support for coal during his speech in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday night when he ...

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President Donald Trump speaks during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, in Washington.

No tapes after all: Trump says he didn’t record Comey talks

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more ...

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Trimming up

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T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS Marshall County Tree Service employees were hard at work Wednesday morning trimming hedges and tree limbs along Main Street.

Daily Record, June 22, 2017

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Wednesday • Jose Valdovinos made an initial appearance on a possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver charge, an unlawful possession of a prescription drug-oxycodone charge and a failure to affix a drug tax stamp charge. The public ...