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Educated migrants have an advantage as Germany aims for integration

May 1, 2016 BERLIN — Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. more »»

Iran’s moderates get most parliament seats after runoff

May 1, 2016 TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian moderates and reformists who support last year’s landmark nuclear deal have won the largest number of seats in parliament following runoff elections, marking a shift away from... more »»

Dogs get airport bathrooms of their own

May 1, 2016 NEW YORK — Little Simba couldn’t wait to check it out. The toy poodle was among the first to try a special bathroom just for animals at New York’s John F. more »»

MHS students find community at LGBTQ conference

April 30, 2016 Safe, comfortable and illuminating is how several Marshalltown High School students would describe the 11th Annual Iowa Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth. more »»

Melbourne vehicle break-in raises concerns

April 30, 2016 MELBOURNE — Authorities are looking for a suspect or suspects who may have been involved in vehicle break-in earlier this week at a residential garage in Melbourne. more »»

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April 30, 2016 KELLI THURSTON Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Marshalltown FAMILY LIFE Family: Parents: Kevin and Janel Lageschulte of Marshalltown. A brother is Kraig Lageschulte of Marshalltow. more »»

Iowa lawmakers adjourn following budget deal

April 30, 2016 DES MOINES — The Iowa Legislature on Friday adjourned its 2016 session with agreement over a roughly $. more »»

16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

April 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.. more »»

Court tosses robbery conviction on unlawful search

April 30, 2016 DES MOINES — A divided Iowa Supreme Court overturned the robbery conviction of an Iowa City man on Friday, establishing in a 4-3 decision that police can’t search someone’s personal belongings... more »»

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive Calif. primary

April 30, 2016 BURLINGAME, Calif. — Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state’s Republican convention. more »»

Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution

April 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new stud. more »»

Senior Pentagon official criticizes Benghazi probe

April 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a “crescendo” of costly, duplicative... more »»

High schoolers put job skills into practice at MCC contest

April 29, 2016 When drivers pass a handmade, wooden sawhorse — for instance barricading a road — they are unlikely to think about the work that went into constructing i. more »»

Associate superintendent Pecinovsky resigns

April 29, 2016 Susan Pecinovsky has announced her resignation as associate superintendent of the Marshalltown School District. more »»

Bill would ease sentences for drug offenses

April 29, 2016 A bill to reform criminal sentencing in Iowa passed with bipartisan support in the state House and Senate Wednesday. If approved by Gov. more »»



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