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Amelia Itnyre, 23, and Sebastian Cano, 21, students at University of California Davis, react after the vote to raise tuition fees was announced during the UC Regents meeting in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The Regents approved raising tuition by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
California tuition hike fight shifts to SacramentoUniversity of California tuition increases approved, setting up budget fight in state Capitol
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Members of the staff at the immigration and legal services office of Catholic Charities, from left, David Rosales, Rosario Mezo, Hassan Alzuhwira, and Luis Miguel Arango, listen during an impromptu meeting about the pending immigration action announcement by President Obama in Dallas, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  Attorneys and advocacy groups are organizing and preparing for efforts to serve immigrants in Texas who will look to  qualify under a White House plan to protect them from deportation. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Emotions rise as people hear immigration planEmotions rise as people hear President Barack Obama's announcement on immigration reform plan
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Toby Johnson drills out a portion of the world's tallest wooden nutcracker, which will stand at just over 40 feet, at River Forks Park, Roseburg, Ore. Monday Nov. 17, 2014. The giant nutcracker will be the highlight of the Umpqua Festival of Lights. (AP Photos/The News-Review, Katie Alaimo)
Oregon festival's giant nutcracker: 41 feetNo nut too tough: Oregon holiday festival commissions 41-foot, 16,000-pound nutcracker
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President Barack Obama appears on screen at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. Obama unveiled his expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration ordersObama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders to spare 5 million from deportation
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FILE - This June 14, 2011 file photo shows various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions, in Willingboro, N.J. Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutinyPrice spikes for once-cheap generic drugs draw scrutiny from Senate lawmakers
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AP source: Bermuda to host 2017 America's CupPerson with knowledge of situation: Bermuda picked to host 2017 America's Cup
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UK police spied on reporters for years, docs showLawsuit, documents reveal years of police surveillance on British journalists
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Obama: Immigration shouldn't be 'deal breaker'Obama tell Republicans that differences on immigration should not be a 'deal breaker'
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Man in prison 19 years freed after claim recantedMan imprisoned 19 years released after woman, now grown, recants molestation story
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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
  • 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
  • Radiothon raises nearly $20,000 for TFA

    Volunteers from First Class Credit Union, sponor of KIOA's "Vets of Valor" radiothon, take donation calls during the eight-hour radiothon for the Legion's Temporary Financial Assistance program held on Veterans Day in Des Moines, Iowa. The American Legion Department of Iowa recently showed how building relationships with community businesses can financially impact veterans and their families in a positive way at the local and national level. American Legion Magazine, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 03:18 PM
  • Iowa students linked to school threats

    Officials say two students are suspected of being involved in the threatening messages posted against their high school in a Des Moines suburb. Pleasant Hill police say they've identified persons of interest in the case, but they're still questioning several students. KCRG, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 07:04 PM
  • Volunteers Kick off Combat Against Hunger in Des Moines

    The Food Bank of Iowa and Star 102.5 kicked off their 24th annual Combat Hunger food drive Thursday morning at 5 a.m. The campaign has a quick turn-around: in just two days, volunteers hope to raise as much money and as many non-perishable food items as they can to aid Iowa families this Thanksgiving and winter season. The Combat Hunger drive has an encampment set up at 12th and Locust streets, and are also accepting drop-off donations at their warehouse at 2220 E. 17th Street. WHO-TV Des Moines, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 11:57 AM
  • Injured victims identified in Iowa shootings

    Authorities have identified two men who were injured and another who narrowly escaped harm in a shooting in Pleasant Hill. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Zachary Whitehill and Mark Mitchell both suffered injuries in the incident Monday. KWWL-TV Waterloo, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 09:42 AM
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