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Grassley wants ‘spirit’ of whistleblower laws followed

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sen. Chuck Grassley gave a vigorous defense of whistleblower protections he has championed, including legislation that would h ... »

Nepalese in Iowa coordinate earthquake relief efforts

Early Saturday in Iowa City, Uttam Gurung learned his hometown — the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu — had been devastated by a massive 7 ... »

Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who died in police custody

BALTIMORE — The city erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and injured at least 15 police off ... »

Loretta Lynch becomes attorney general over opposition of Iowa senators, other Republicans

WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch won Senate approval Thursday as U.S. attorney general, becoming the first black woman to occupy the post at a tim ... »

Obama administration proposes removing hurdle to ‘wellness’ penalties

By Sharon Begley, Reuters

NEW YORK — In what would be a significant and hard-fought victory for U.S. businesses, the Obama administrat ... »

Report: Oklahoma reserve deputy records falsified

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office supervisors were ordered to falsify training records for a white reserve deputy who fat ... »

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez found guilty of murder, gets life sentence

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquai ... »

Former Atlanta educators sentenced to up to seven years in prison

ATLANTA — Six former Atlanta public school educators were ordered on Tuesday to serve between one and seven years in prison in one of the na ... »

Republican Rubio leaps into 2016 White House race

MIAMI — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is “uniquely qu ... »

Jury convicts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of 30 charges in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON — A federal jury Wednesday found 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty in the twin bombings of the Boston Marathon two years ago, conv ... »

White House: South Carolina shooting underscores need for police body cameras

Editor's Note: The attached video shows the shooting of Walter Scott. It contains graphic violent content and profanity, viewe ... »

Sex and dementia: When is a loving act abuse?

They started flirting in choir, the vivacious retiree and the grandfatherly politician, both single after the deaths of their longtime spouses.

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U.S. Republicans push demand for a vote on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Sunday pressed their demand that the U.S. Congress be allowed to vote on a nuclear agreement with Iran, bu ... »

Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers seek fixes for religious freedom acts

Lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas plan remedies on Thursday to religion acts that were sent back to them this week following criticism from rights ... »

Robert H. Schuller, ‘Hour of Power’ televangelist, dies at 88

Robert H. Schuller, the bespectacled, white- haired preacher of inspirational Christian messages whose “Hour of Power” broadcasts fro ... »