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Clinton, Sanders Have Tight Race In Iowa; O'Malley OutHillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in a tight battle in Iowa's leadoff presidential caucuses Monday as the two rivals offered Americans a stark choice between political pragmatism and revolution. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, unable to turn it into a three-way race, ended his quest for the nomination.
Election 2016 Gets Underway With Iowa's Kick Off CaucusesAfter a long year of campaigning, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates face voters for the first time, battling in Iowa Monday for a boost toward the White House — or in many cases, simply a reason to stay in the race.
Twin Cities Students To Attend Iowa CaucusesThe 9th-through-12th graders will be observing and volunteering at the caucuses. They'll knock on doors in Des Moines neighborhoods, work at campaign headquarters and get a chance to interact with the candidates.
GOP Establishment Wondering If Trump Has Fans Or Voters In IowaIt's the No. 1 question headed into the primary season: Does Donald Trump merely have fans, or does the national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have voters who will mobilize come caucus day?
'Takedown' Talk Fades As Support For Trump, Cruz Remains High In IowaThree weeks before Iowa kicks off the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are generating overwhelming enthusiasm among Republican voters in the state, along with concern, though not panic, among the party professionals who believe both are unelectable in November against the Democratic nominee.
Driver, Passenger Escape Unharmed From Municipal Bus Fire In IowaAuthorities say the driver and the only passenger on board escaped unharmed after a municipal bus caught fire in Des Moines. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority says the driver noticed smoke coming from the engine around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Small Town Iowa Students Get Clinton To Visit Their School Using a savvy social media campaign, in-person pleas and pithy T-shirts, three Iowa high school students have successfully lobbied Hillary Clinton to visit their small town.
Iowa Community College Offers Transgender Student HousingIowa Western Community College is offering a pilot housing program that aims to help transgender students feel more comfortable. The Des Moines Register reports students were given the option this year of joining the program, which assigns them to a roommate based on their gender identity or expression rather than their legal sex.
Ron Paul To Testify At Iowa Trial Of 2012 Campaign AidesThree top officials with Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign claim political motivations are behind charges alleging they violated federal financial disclosure laws by secretly paying an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement.
Walker To Focus On Iowa Following Quiet DebateScott Walker is focusing his dimming presidential campaign on the first-to-vote Iowa caucuses, a downshift in strategy for a candidate once seen as an early front-runner.
1st Restocked Iowa Turkey Farmer Talks Lessons From Bird FluThousands of young turkeys are running around barns on a farm that was the first in Iowa to restock after a bird flu outbreak devastated Midwest flocks.
Immigrants, Poor Fish For Their Dinner, Unaware Of MercuryIt's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.

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