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Portman says co-star Kutcher paid 3 times as much

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Natalie Portman says Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as her for co-starring in 2011's "No Strings Attached." Portman tells Marie Claire she knew about the pay difference at the time the film was being made, but wasn't as miffed as she should have been. She tells the magazine, "we ...

Bird flu-plagued S. Korea agrees to buy US eggs

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DES MOINES — South Korea is in the throes of a bird flu outbreak has asked the United States to ship it shell eggs, marking the first time the Asian country has sought to buy large quantities of fresh U.S. eggs. The demand is good for a U.S. egg industry that's awash in the product, having ...

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Jennifer Pinckney, widow of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the Emanuel Church shooting victims, leaves the U.S. District Court with family friend Kylon Middleton on Tuesday, in Charleston, S.C.

Relatives of slain churchgoers confront gunman for last time

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — One by one, family members of nine slain black parishioners confronted Dylann Roof for the last time Wednesday, shouting at him, offering forgiveness and even offering to visit him in prison as he awaits execution for the slaughter. The 22-year-old avowed white ...

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This image made from militant video posted online by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State group on Monday, purports to show the moment of a Turkish missile strike, in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, in Aleppo province, Syria.

Turkey bogged down in Syria as it realigns with Russia

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BEIRUT — Nearly two months into the assault, Turkey has become bogged down in an unexpectedly bloody fight to retake the Islamic State group's last stronghold in northern Syria. It has been forced to pour in troops, take the lead in the battle from its Syrian allies and reach out to Russia ...

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In this Jan. 2, file photo, protesters rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline behind the 128th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

Patchwork of Dakota Access Pipeline protests across US encouraged

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BISMARCK, N.D. — The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota, with main opposing groups asking for activism to be spread around the U.S., a call heeded when a banner was unfurled during an NFL ...

High court may put more bite into law for disabled students

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed willing to put more bite into a law that requires public schools to help learning-disabled students. Most of the justices indicated during arguments that school districts must offer more than the bare minimum of services to children with ...

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Shown from this Oct. 15 photo is the entrance to Central Iowa Healthcare’s Emergency Department, part of CIH’s extensive downtown campus. Last night, CIH held its annual corporate membership meeting. Re-election of trustees and an update on Chapter 11 Bankruptcy process were on the agenda among other items.

CIH: We owe a lot of people a lot of money

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Central Iowa Healthcare corporate members resoundingly approved two key measures to maintain quality healthcare services without interruption to Central Iowans at its annual meeting Tuesday night. By a vote 88-0, corporate members approved the sale of CIH assets to Unity Point ...

Daily Record, Jan. 11, 2017

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Man arrested on drug charges A Marshalltown man has been arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses following a nearly two-month investigation. On Tuesday morning, agents with the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force served a narcotics search warrant at 11 N. 10th Avenue in Marshalltown. At the ...

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This May 6, 2012, file photo, shows a Wells Fargo sign at a branch in New York. Wells Fargo announced Tuesday, it is completely restructuring how it pays tellers and other bank branch employees after a scandal over its aggressive sales practices.

Wells Fargo overhauls pay plan for bank branch employees

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NEW YORK — Wells Fargo announced a complete restructuring Tuesday of how it pays tellers and other bank branch employees, with incentives now tied to how often customers use their accounts, as the company tries to right itself after a scandal over its aggressive sales practices. The ...

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Jenna Elfman tries again for TV success

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PASADENA, Calif. — Jenna Elfman is taking aim again at finding comedic success on television. The actress best known for her hit ABC show "Dharma & Greg" that ran from 1997 to 2002 is back on the same network with "Imaginary Mary." Elfman plays a woman dating a man with children. Her ...

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Supervisors approve service proposal, secondary roads contracts

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The second meeting of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors in 2017 on Tuesday morning saw several resolutions, two secondary road contracts and a planned service proposal passed. The two secondary roads contracts accepted at Tuesday’s meeting were similar in nature, each concerning the ...

Contest will pick opening acts for Bon Jovi tour

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Who says you can't open for Bon Jovi? The New Jersey-based platinum-selling rockers are holding a contest to choose bands or singers to open for their upcoming tour. Artists will upload videos of themselves performing original music, and concert promoters Live Nation ...

Emerald Ash Borer may threaten county trees

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“There’s a good chance it may be here and we just haven’t found it yet.” That was the message from Iowa Department of Natural Resources District 3 Forester Joe Herring provided to area landowners Tuesday on how to avoid a “green menace” insect that can kill off ash trees: the ...

VW: Draft deal in scandal contains $4.3B in fines

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FRANKFURT, Germany — German automaker Volkswagen AG said Tuesday that it was in "advanced talks" with United States authorities over a proposed settlement in its diesel emissions scandal under which the company would pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil fines. The draft settlement would ...

LA beats SF for Lucas museum site

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LOS ANGELES — The force, it seems, was with Los Angeles. And San Francisco was left on the dark side. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and his team were on the side of the City of Angels over the City by the Bay on Tuesday, choosing LA as the home of a museum that will showcase his life's ...

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Israel Cervantes, 12, left, and Joey Pittman, 20, right, have been matched for about two years in the Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring program. Once a week, they meet at Miller Middle School where Israel is a seventh grader, and play games.

Be the change you wish to see

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Statistics show when children have positive role models in their lives, they are more likely to contribute positively to society. The Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is on a mission to match every youth in need of this special attention. In recognition of National Mentoring ...

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Bell ringers supreme

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T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY Local Salvation Army Major Ben Stillwell, left, holds a box containing a bell which he later presented to Mayor Jim Lowrance at the city council meeting earlier this week. Stillwell made the award to thank Lowrance for his efforts in the Salvation Army’s annual ...

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Branstad pushes plan to defund Planned Parenthood in final address

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DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad urged Iowa legislators on Tuesday to defund Planned Parenthood and prohibit public workers from bargaining for their health insurance, positions expected to create tension with Democrats unable to stop such efforts. Branstad made the remarks during his ...

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President Barack Obama speaks at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, giving his presidential farewell address.

‘Yes we did’ – Obama bids farewell in nostalgic last speech

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CHICAGO — President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation on Tuesday in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump. Forceful at times and tearful at others, Obama's valedictory ...