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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Japan was studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militant group. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS tradeJordan says it seeks proof of life of pilot before any prisoner swap with Islamic State group
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FILE - In this July 10, 2014, file photo, a sale pending sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Quincy, Mass. The National Association of Realtors releases its December report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
US pending home sales tumble in DecemberSigned contracts to buy homes slide 3.7 percent in December, despite lower mortgage rates
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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 pct.Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 pct.; still near historically low level
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Tommy Hilfiger memoir to be published this fallThe latest Hilfiger production: Fashion giant working on memoir scheduled for fall publication
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In this Nov. 20, 2014 photo, Yale University sophomore Yupei Guo studies on the school's campus in New Haven, Conn. Top U.S. universities like Yale, that worked to overcome reputations for serving only children of the American elite in recent generations, are now pushing to do the same internationally by reaching out in new ways to attract students of more varied backgrounds. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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Dippy the dinosaur stands on display in the Natural History Museum in London, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. One of the Natural History Museum's best-loved inhabitants, Dippy the dinosaur, is retiring - and his fans aren't happy.  The London museum announced Thursday that the 85-foot (26-meter) plaster replica skeleton of a diplodocus, a dinosaur that lived in North America 150 million years ago and has been on display for more than a century, is to be replaced in the main hall by the skeleton of a blue whale.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017One of our dinosaurs is missing: UK fans lament museum plans to remove Dippy the diplodocus
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Gas blast at Mexico City children's hospital, dozens injuredGas truck explodes at Mexico City children's hospital, 3 dead, dozens of people injured
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Senate heads toward approval of Keystone XL pipeline billRepublican-led Senate poised to approve Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying White House
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2014 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, attends a pretrial hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.  A jury is expected to be seated for opening arguments in his murder trial as early as Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Judge Susan Garsh had cleared 53 potential jurors after individually questioning them to weed out people who are biased, have a hardship or have a valid reason to be excused. Lawyers from both sides will have the chance to eliminate 18 people each from the final pool on Monday for any reason. Eighteen jurors will be seated. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)
Jury issues delay opening statements in Hernandez trialJury issues delay opening statements in murder trial of ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez
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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
  • 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
  • Sarah Palin and her onetime fans: It's so over

    Sarah Palin's odd, rambling speech last weekend before an audience of committed conservative activists in Des Moines, Iowa, has many influential voices on the right saying that the time has come to acknowledge that the romance has gone cold and the marriage is dead. This is despite the fact that the 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee told reporters upon her arrival at the event that she is 'seriously interested' in running for president in 2016. HeraldNet, Thu, Jan 29 2015 @ 04:27 AM
  • Des Moines police chief candidates tour city

    "It's unique to get an opportunity to work in a capital city, largest in the state in a city that people are proud of, the hub of a vibrant metro area," said Michael Davis, police chief at Northeastern University in Boston. "So you can look at the list of accomplishments and awards in Des Moines, and that's exciting for me, so the opportunity came up and I threw my name in the hat." KCCI-TV Des Moines, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 11:57 PM
  • Des Moines Police Chief Candidates Tour City

    Wednesday the four candidates made stops today at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Office of Des Moines Neighborhoods and the Evelyn K. Davis Community Center. It was an opportunity for the finalists to hear from residents about concerns they have and what they're looking for in the next police chief. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 11:19 PM
  • Lawmakers Asked to Create Fine Arts Position in Education Department

    Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee heard from the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education. The organization is asking the Iowa legislature to include fine arts as a core subject in schools, and to add a fine arts position at the Department of Education. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 11:19 PM
  • Some AIB students concerned about merger with UI

    The merger of the American Institute of Business in Des Moines and the University of Iowa... is not sitting well with some A-I-B students. Some worry about the value of their diploma after the school ceases to exists. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 07:38 PM
  • Another IA County Reporting Ash Borer

    Another Iowa county about to go on the confirmed Emerald Ash Borer or E-A-B infestation list. State Forester Paul Tauke telling lawmakers Wednesday he expects the official press release to go out later this week. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Jan 28 2015 @ 04:47 PM
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