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The Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District,  Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.  U.S. financial markets surged in early trading Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 as investors cheered a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of further stimulus for Europe from the head of the region's central bank. The rally extended gains from a day before, pushing the major market indexes further into record territory.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stocks jump after surprise rate cut from ChinaUS stocks surge after a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of stimulus in Europe
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Coronation Street actor William Roache speaks to the media outside Preston Crown Court after being found not guilty in his trial for sexual offences against five girls, Preston, England. A growing scandal of decades-old sexual assault allegations against television icon Bill Cosby has shocked many in the United States. Across the Atlantic, Britain has been struggling for more than two years to come to terms with a barrage of similar accusations against leading men in its entertainment world who allegedly used their fame and power to exploit young victims. William Roache, star of the long-running British soap opera “Coronation Street,” was charged with raping and sexually assaulting five women in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The 81-year-old, who said he had never met the women who accused him, was cleared of the charges in February. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)
Britain still grappling with celebrity sex abuseAs Bill Cosby scandal unfolds, Britain is still grappling with its celebrity sex abuse cases
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This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Ricky Jackson. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office has filed a motion dismissing aggravated murder cases against three men falsely accused of killing a businessman outside a corner store in Cleveland in 1975. Fifty-seven-year-old Jackson, 60-year-old Wiley Bridgeman and his brother, 57-year-old Ronnie Bridgeman, were sentenced to death during separate trials in 1975 for the slaying of Herman Franks. Their convictions were based solely on the testimony of a 13-year-old boy who in 2013 recanted and said he was coerced and threatened by Cleveland police detectives. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections)
2nd man walks free after judge dismisses 1975 case2nd man charged in 1975 Ohio slaying walks free after witness recants, judge dismisses case
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FILE - This Dec. 14, 2012 aerial file photo shows officials standing outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A Connecticut agency that investigated the background of the socially isolated, violence-obsessed man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is issuing a report Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, on his mental health and educational history. In the case of the Newtown shooting, it said its report will focus on the gunman, Adam Lanza, and how his “personal, educational, mental health and medical trajectory can inform public health systems." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' himAgency: Schools helped Adam Lanza's mom 'appease' him, mental health issues not well treated
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Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration movesArizona sheriff's lawsuit contends Obama's immigration changes are unconstitutional
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The Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District,  Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.  U.S. financial markets surged in early trading Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 as investors cheered a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of further stimulus for Europe from the head of the region's central bank. The rally extended gains from a day before, pushing the major market indexes further into record territory.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stocks jump after surprise rate cut from ChinaUS stocks surge after a surprise interest rate cut in China and a hint of stimulus in Europe
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Publisher withdraws textbook up for Texas approvalTop publisher pulls high school government book up for approval in Texas amid sharp criticism
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Service towers lift the Russia's Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the space capsule Soyuz TMA-15M that will carry a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) at the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.  Start of the new Soyuz mission is scheduled on Monday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crewSpace station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew with launch of Italy's 1st female astronaut
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Ford's new F-150 to get 26 mpg, tops among pickupsFord's aluminum-bodied F-150 takes fuel-economy crown from Ram, to get 26 mpg on the highway
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  • Iowa man charged in random shootings

    Authorities say a man who drove around a Des Moines suburb and randomly opened fire is charged with attempted murder. Pleasant Hill Public Information Officer Adam Choat says 32-year-old Pete Jason Polson faces several charges stemming from Monday morning's shootings, including two counts of attempted murder. Star Tribune, Mon, Nov 17 2014 @ 06:42 PM
  • City Defends Downtown Hy-Vee Plans, Says Parking Won't Be an Issue

    Some downtown businesses are urging city officials to "pump the brakes" and reconsider where the proposed downtown Hy-Vee will be located, citing concerns over a lack of parking options near Court Avenue as is. However, Assistant City Manager Matt Anderson says the city has looked closely at the issue, and believes there will be no negative repercussions as a result of the project. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 11:29 AM
  • East Village to Host Holiday Promenade Tonight

    Santa will be at the Brenton Skating Plaza from 5 to 6:30 p.m. You will be able to find him roaming around East Village afterwards. If you don't want to deal with the winter weather, Ballet Des Moines will be performing scenes from the Nutcracker at LifeServe Blood Center throughout the evening. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 08:32 AM
  • Tasty tenderloins put Brick Street on the map

    Steve Pinkley didn't know about the near-cult following Iowans have with pork tenderloins when he accepted his position as manager at Brick Street Market's Butler Cafe. The Des Moines Register, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 03:00 AM
  • Why is paris burning for so long?

    All right Trinity, I'm a black male, out of the closet 10 years and part of the gay underground ball culture, House of Miyake-Mugler to be exact. I've been to balls across the nation, yet never meet a white member of any house [Trinity, please tell me you saw "Paris is Burning"]. Q-Notes, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 01:52 AM
  • Well-known minister faces complaint over same-sex marriage

    KCCI has learned a formal complaint has been filed against a well-known Methodist minister in Des Moines for performing a same-sex marriage. A KCCI exclusive tonight...we've learned a formal complaint has been filed against a well-known Methodist minister in Des Moines for performing a same sex marriage. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 07:34 PM
  • Poverty Simulation Opens Eyes in West Des Moines

    The Community Action Poverty Simulation is a unique tool that allows for participant's to role play the lives of low income families; from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain self-sufficiency on Social Security. West Des Moines Leadership Academy Chair, Amy Seidelman, says the effectiveness of the program on the participants leaves a lasting impression. WHO-TV Des Moines, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 05:09 PM
  • Possible Presidential Candidate Makes It Official, Sort Of

    DES MOINES, Iowa-Jim Webb, a former Secretary of the Navy and Democratic U.S. Senator from Virginia, became the first person to form an exploratory committee to run for president in 2016. The committee isn't a guarantee that Webb will run, but it is a serious step in that direction, as it now requires him to follow certain rules and guidelines regarding fundraising. WHO-TV Des Moines, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 05:07 PM
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