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FILE -  In this Sept. 14, 1998 file photo, Eugene de Kock, the head of a covert police unit that tortured and killed dozens of people, attends an amnesty hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Pretoria, South Africa. Eugene de Kock, a death squad leader for the apartheid state, has been granted parole after two decades in jail, the South African government announced Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leaderSouth Africa: Leader of apartheid state death squad, Eugene de Kock, is granted parole
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Security forces are seen outside the Media Park in Hilversum, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. A gunman entered the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS outside Amsterdam on Thursday and demanded airtime on television, before being detained, company officials said. Jan de Jong, director of the NOS, told national radio "Someone got into the building" and added that the man had been taken into custody.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Police: Teen who demanded airtime on Dutch TV acted aloneDutch teen brandishing fake pistol who demanded airtime on TV tells police he acted alone
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Death toll in bomb blast in southern Pakistan rises to 35Pakistani police official raises death toll in bomb blast at Shiite mosque to 35
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White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers questions about the upcoming budget proposal from President Barack Obama, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-allObama proposes investment in 'precision medicine' to better tailor care to people's genetics
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Thursday Nov. 27, 2014, civilians who fled their homes following an attack by Islamist militants, in North East Nigeria walk away after receiving relief materials from the government  at the camp for internally displaced people in Yola, Nigeria. Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, killing, burning and looting with no troops deployed to protect civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday, Jan. 28,  2015.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba,File)
Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border townChad attacks Boko Haram in Nigeria; AU chief calls for intervention force
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Weak Barbie sales cost Mattel over the holiday seasonMattel 4Q results disappoint on soft Barbie, American Girl sales
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairmanZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe takes over as African Union chairman
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This image from video shows Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight, right, walking into the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department early Friday morning Jan. 30, 2015 in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured. (AP Photo/OnSceneVideo via AP Television)
Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight turns self in in hit-and-run probeRap mogul 'Suge' Knight turns self in in LA hit-and-run probe; undergoes questioning
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In this Dec. 1, 2014 photo, Teresa Clark fills an order at the Amazon fulfillment center in Lebanon, Tenn. Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectations by a mile, the company announced, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Smart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earningsInvestors cheer Amazon's 4th-quarter, hope smart spending is here to stay
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  • Iowa-based soldiers deploying for 9 months

    This tank was used for training by the Iowa Army National Guard from 1947-1957 and went into display at Camp Dodge in 1958 at the East overlook. 2012 it was taken down to be refurbished for display in its new location by the Museum. KCRG, Sun, Jan 25 2015 @ 01:34 AM
  • Praise God and bash the gays

    This past week, I read that #x201c;social conservatives#x201d; will attempt to reinvigorate their anti-gay campaign for the 2016 presidential race. Briefly, I succumbed to the old response of bracing myself. Daily Chronicle, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 10:21 PM
  • Jeb Bush Calls IA Senator Grassley

    It's not unusual for Iowa Senator Charles Grassley to be contacted by potential White House candidates, hoping for an endorsement, and advice on appealing to Iowa Caucus goers. Senator Grassley says and Bush had about a 15-minute phone conversation, in which he agreed to meet with the former Florida Governor. WHO-AM Des Moines, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:47 PM
  • IA Companies Could Get 'Leg Up' On Competition

    A priority measure for Senate Democrats called the "Iowa First" bill advancing out of Senate subcommittee Thursday morning. Senator Liz Mathis says the bill would give preference to Iowa companies bidding for state business. WHO-AM Des Moines, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:47 PM
  • How Long Will He Last?

    Des Moines is so lucky to have so many great attractions and the iconic people that are in charge of them. One such person was in the studio with Van and Bonnie just after the 8:30 news this morning....Jeff Chelsvig, President and CEO of the Des Moines Performing Arts . WHO-AM Des Moines, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 12:44 PM
  • LCS and CareSouth Strengthen Partnership

    DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 29, 2015 -- LCS announced that CareSouth exercised its option to increase its ownership interest to 70 percent of the Health at Home joint venture partnership, one year ahead of the deadline which was set for the end of the year, 2015. "CareSouth and Health at Home are now full-fledged members of the LCS communities," says Ed Kenny, chairman and CEO of LCS. GlobeNewswire, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 12:29 PM
  • Transformer Fire Impacts Morning Commute in West Des Moines

    The fire started at about 7:45 a.m. in the 2500 block which borders West Des Moines and Clive. MidAmerican Energy told Channel 13 there were over 630 customers without power at its peak. WHO-TV Des Moines, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 11:57 AM
  • Des Moines Police Department to select new chief in a few weeks

    The city of Des Moines should have a new police chief in a few weeks. KCCI's Todd Magel reports on the final 4 candidates... and their introduction to the city today. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 09:23 AM
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