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People carry a huge banner reading 'those bullets for everyone of us, heroes never die!' as they march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. They carried flowers, portraits and white signs that said “I am not afraid.”  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
In Russia, dwindling opposition mourns Putin foe NemtsovIn Russia, brief moment of defiance for dwindling opposition to mourn Putin foe Boris Nemtsov
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In a Jan. 15, 2015 photo, asylum-seekers staying at the Vive La Casa shelter in Buffalo, N.Y., check to see whether they have been scheduled for an interview with Canadian immigration officials the following day. The shelter, which has helped refugees seek asylum in Canada and the United States for 30 years, is being purchased by another Buffalo nonprofit, Jericho Road Community Health Center, which will continue its work. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
Sale will secure future for shelter for asylum-seekers'I wait': Daily scene at shelter for asylum-seekers preserved; sale secures future
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Martin Koska prepares to purchase the first Jaromir Jagr jersey in the Pantherland store prior to the NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. Jagr was traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Panthers earlier on the week. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
Seller's market for NHL teams as trade deadline nearsIt's a busy seller's market for NHL teams leading to the trade deadline
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In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Will Smith appears in a scene from the film, "Focus." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Frank Masi)
Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 millionWill Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with modest $19.1 million, dethroning 'Fifty Shades'
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, Dylan Chestnutt endures wind-whipped snow while walking during a winter storm in single digit temperatures in Portland, Maine. For many cities in the Northeast, it was the coldest February on record, and some places recorded the most days of zero or below temperatures. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to NortheastBrrr! February brought record cold to Northeast cities; record snow to Boston
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FILE - This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning . A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said Thursday its research director, Asim Qureshi, saw strong similarities, but because the hood worn by the militant, "there was no way he could be 100 percent certain."  (AP Photo)
AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmaskedAP Essay: 'Jihadi John' may not be as menacing now that he's unmasked; 'Just a murderer now'
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, for a procedural vote as Congress moves toward a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department hours before a shutdown was to begin.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
No clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security DepartmentHouse leaders seek talks with Senate Democrats to fund Homeland Security as new deadline nears
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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the chamber as the House failed to advance a short-term funding measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded past a midnight deadline, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday evening, Feb. 27, 2015. Conservatives in Speaker Boehner's own party fought against three-week funding measure because it would not overturn Obama’s actions on immigration.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job 'most days'Not much fun for House speaker during Homeland funding struggle, but likes job 'most days'
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Russia detains Ukrainian parliament member over Odessa fireMoscow police detain Ukrainian parliament member over Odessa fire that killed Russian citizens
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  • More bills filed as funnel deadline nears

    State Rep. Curt Hanson represents Iowa House District 82, which includes most of Jefferson County and Davis and Van Buren counties, in the state Legislature. This week we've seen more and more bills filed each day as we near the funnel deadline, and we are continuing to work through consideration of these bills in our committees. The Fairfield Ledger, Mon, Feb 23 2015 @ 01:59 PM
  • Body found in Iowa creek that of missing woman

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office says a body found in a creek near a wrecked car is that of a missing Oskaloosa woman. On Saturday, officials identified the body as that of 45-year-old Sallie West, who was reported missing on Monday. KWWL-TV Waterloo, Sat, Feb 28 2015 @ 06:11 PM
  • Family says body found in creek is missing woman

    We begin tonight near Grimes, where dive teams discovered a body in a creek near a submerged car. It all happened in Little Beaver Creek near Highway 141. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Sat, Feb 28 2015 @ 07:51 AM
  • Body of Missing Oskaloosa Woman Found Near Grimes

    Family members confirm to Channel 13 News the body of Sallie West, 45, of Oskaloosa, was located while searching an area of Beaver Creek, north of Grimes. West's car was found in the creek Friday morning. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 06:25 PM
  • Arrest Made in Connection with Fatal Hit-and-Run

    Jayron Woods-Crawford, 27, of Des Moines was taken into custody by Des Moines Police on Wednesday. He is being held at the Polk County Jail. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Feb 25 2015 @ 08:41 PM
  • Dive Team And K-9 Units Searching For Missing Oskaloosa Woman

    Sgt. Brandon Bracelin of the Polk County Sheriff's Office reports that the body of a white female has been found near the area where West's vehicle was found. They are waiting for the medical examiner to arrive on the scene to help identify the body." Osky News, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 04:50 PM
  • Woman's body found in a Des Moines alley Sunday

    Police are investigating after finding a woman's body in an alley in Des Moines. Sgt. Jason Halifax says the body was reported shortly before 8:45 a.m. Sunday in an alley near 14th Street and 14th Place. KWWL-TV Waterloo, Sun, Mar 1 2015 @ 02:22 PM
  • Help for Our Returning Veterans? March 1st Edition, Part 2

    The recent death of an Iowa veteran in Des Moines has raised questions about the resources available for our returning men and women. WHO-TV Des Moines, Sun, Mar 1 2015 @ 10:50 AM
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