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This Sept. 8, 2010 publicity photo released by Comedy Central shows host Stephen Colbert appears on "The Colbert Report," in New York.  "The Colbert Report" will end on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after nine seasons. (AP Photo/Comedy Central, Scott Gries)
Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report' and the host he playedStephen Colbert retires his 'Report,' and the host he played, with wisecracks and a singalong
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Golden State Warriors' Shaun Livingston, left, and Andre Iguodala, right, try to steal the ball from Oklahoma City Thunder guard Anthony Morrow during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injuryWarriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Kevin Durant sprains right ankle
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Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest cityUnseasonable weather lingers in Alaska's largest city with solstice, Christmas just days away
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In this Dec. 21, 2013 photo provided by Make Music, a parade of guitar players walk on the sidewalk during the 2013 Make Music Winter celebration of the winter solstice in New York City. On Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, musicians will form small parades for the fourth consecutive year to mark the start of winter 2014. Make Music Winter expects over a dozen parades throughout the city. (AP Photo/Make Music, Jocelyn Gonzalez)
NYC event marks winter solstice with music paradesNYC event marks winter solstice with musical parades where all are welcome to join in
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Janie Lee, left, a residential specialist with John L. Scott Real Estate, shows a home for sale to her client, Hongbin Wei, of Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Medina, Wash., near Seattle. Real estate agents such as Lee are taking note of growing connections linking China and Washington state, which ranks second to California in real estate sales to Chinese buyers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
China's wealth finds home in Washington stateConnections grow between China and Washington state, giving boost to high-end real estate
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Forensic police arrive at a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.  Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. (AP Photo/Graeme Bint)
8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia8 children found dead and mother wounded in a home in northern Australia
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In this March 5, 2014 photo released by TLC, Boston Marathon bombing victim Rebekah Gregory DiMartino tries on dresses during the taping of the series "Say Yes to the Dress."  DiMartino and her husband Gregory were injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The couple were chosen for the “Dream Wedding Contest” given by Theknot.com, a wedding planning website. Gregory’s fit-and-flare Sophia Moncelli dress, the couple’s rings and location were chosen by the site’s users. They tied the knot last April in front of 125 people at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Her search for the perfect wedding dress is featured in Friday night’s season finale of TLC’s popular reality show, “Say Yes to the Dress.”  (AP Photo/TLC)
Marathon bombing survivor in 'Yes to Dress' finaleBride who survived Boston Marathon bombings is featured in 'Say Yes to the Dress'
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Juventus' Carlos Tevez, second from right,  celebrates after scoring during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Juventus, at the Sant' Elia stadium in Cagliari, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniela Santoni)
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This photo released in a statement by the Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 shows the Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, killing more than 140 people, most of them children. In an email on Wednesday, the Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khurasani claimed the attack was justified because the Pakistani army has allegedly long been killing innocent children and families of their fighters. (AP Photo/Pakistani Taliban handout)
Pakistan: 67 militants killed after school massacrePakistani military strikes targets in northwest following school massacre, 67 militants dead
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  • PEO chapter starts on the Coast

    On Nov. 8 a new Philanthropic Educational Organization chapter was formed on the Sunshine Coast. Pictured back row, left to right: Joyce Auld, Sahra Hailey, Rebecca Alcock, Pennylane Alcock, Loretta Macklam, Jane Bader, Jamie Alcock, Patricia Baker, Adrienne Relkie, Cheri Kingsland, Martha Tatman, Chris Clayton; front row, seated left to right: Laura Mann, Ann Watson, Yvonne Byzyna, Sandra LeHeup and Donnie McAra. Coast Reporter, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 03:46 PM
  • Liberal Groups Kick Off Their oeRun Warren Run Campaign in Des Moines

    Progressive group MoveOn, joined by Democracy for America launched their effort to draft Elizabeth Warren at a coffee shop in Des Moines. DFA officially joined the effort at the event pledging $250,000, which is on top of the $1 million MoveOn has already promised to put into the first phase of the campaign. KRVN-AM Lexington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:50 PM
  • Iowa's Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance to Acquire John Deere Crop Insurance

    Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. of Iowa announced it is acquiring Moline, Ill.-based John Deere Insurance Co. Insurance Journal West, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:49 PM
  • Iowans Weigh In On Cuba Relationship

    "They like the Americans and they had a strong desire to normalize trade even at that point, they were begging us to do trade with them. They needed a lot of the products we had," says Bob Bowman with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:56 PM
  • Iowans Encouraging Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

    Some Iowans are pulling for a woman to become the next president of the United States and their chosen candidate isn't Hillary Clinton. Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is getting plenty of support. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:56 PM
  • Des Moines Officials Make Initial Budget Presentation for FY 2016

    City leaders in Des Moines are out with the initial run down of what the city's budget will look like for the coming fiscal year. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 05:41 PM
  • Gov Cautious About Expanding Medical Marijuana Use

    Less than 24 hours after a statehouse news conference calling for expanding the use of medical marijuana in Iowa, the Governor sounding a note of caution. Terry Branstad says he will listen to Iowans in favor of expanded medical marijuana use, but, he says he will also listen to drug enforcement and medical professionals lining up on the other side. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 04:41 PM
  • Effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into 2016 race lands in Iowa

    In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in Washington. Deseret News, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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