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  • Sunset in New Boston, Illinois at Blanchard Landing. Photo shared by Teresa Farral Ritter

    Share your photos: Even more sunset and sunrise pics

    See & share beautiful sunrise and sunset photos right here! To see even more sunrise and sunset photos, click here.

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    Zuckerberg ‘miscarriage’ story prompts outpouring of emotions

    Zuckerberg's announcement that Chan is now pregnant with a baby girl prompted thousands of congratulatory Facebook messages on Friday, and some of them were extraordinarily personal, with women's stories of other miscarriages and the silence that often accompanies heartbreaking loss.

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    Bedroom fire causes smoke, structural damage to Muscatine house

    A fire that started in the bedroom of a Muscatine, Iowa house caused structural and smoke damage. First responders received a report of smoke coming from the upstairs window and eves before 5: 30 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, according to a statement from Assistant Fire Chief Mike Hartman with the Muscatine Fire Department. When firefighters arrived to the house in the 500 block of Woodland Way, they found black smoke inside that was coming out of a window. Hartman said […]

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    Burlington man dies after tipping lawn mower

    Police say a Burlington, Iowa man died after he tipped over his lawn tractor while mowing.

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    60 reported cases of mumps at University of Illinois since April

    Sixty cases of mumps have been diagnosed in Champaign County, Illinois, since April, according to a local health official, who told CNN on Friday all the cases are linked to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

  • Seth Penalver was freed after spending 18 years in prison, including 13 years on death row. In 2012, a jury found him not guilty in the 1994 shooting deaths of three people. Since then, he's tried to put his life back together, but the stigma of his incarceration has followed him

    Rebuilding a life after death row exoneration

    Seth Penalver dropped to the floor and wept in his chair when a Florida jury declared him not guilty in the shooting deaths of three people during a 1994 home invasion.

  • Roddy Piper, arguably professional wrestling's all-time top bad guy, has died at the age of 61, his agent Jay Schachter told CNN Friday, July 31, 2015 Piper, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs, was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame in 2005.

    Roddy Piper, pro wrestling ‘bad guy,’ dies at 61

    (CNN) — He once cracked another wrestler over the head with a coconut. He kicked singer Cyndi Lauper in the head. He mesmerized fans as he fired frenzied insults and threats at opponents. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — the kilt-wearing heel who headlined the first WrestleMania and helped the WWE push other professional circuits out of the spotlight — has died in his sleep, his agent said Friday. Piper was 61. The superstar of the 1980s was arguably the top bad […]

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    Firefighter dies as thousands battle California wildfires

    A firefighter battling a wildfire in California died in the line of duty this week, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement.

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    Anti-abortion group vows ‘8 to 10′ more Planned Parenthood videos coming

    The group that has released Planned Parenthood videos allegedly showing the illegal sale of fetal tissue plans to release about a dozen total videos with the ultimate goal of seeing the group defunded.

  • Iowa Congressman defends Planned Parenthood as Republican senators push for its defunding

    With all the controversy that has surrounded Planned Parenthood recently, several Republican senators are working to defund them.  At the same time, an Iowa congressman is defending the things they do to help women and families. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst was part of a group of several other Republican senators who introduced a bill to stop giving federal money to Planned Parenthood.  The bill comes weeks after an anti-abortion group released a video that seemed to show Planned Parenthood officials […]

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    White House: Planned Parenthood attackers ‘extremists on the right’

    The White House on Thursday dismissed the latest video accusing Planned Parenthood of selling fetal organs and tissue, calling the group behind the sting "extremists on the right."

  • Spirit Hollow, 5 miles south of Burlington, less than an hour's worth of rain, 6-22-14, photo shared by Kathi Mitchell Linn

    President Obama signs Iowa disaster declaration after June storms

    A major disaster declaration for portions of Iowa has been signed by President Barack Obama. The declaration provides federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas impacted by severe storms, tornadoes, winds, and flooding from June 20 – 25, 2015, according to a statement from the White House press secretary. These areas include Des Moines and Lee Counties. Other counties included in the declaration are Allamakee, Appanoose, Butler, Clayton, Dallas, Davis, Guthrie, Howard, Jefferson, Lucas, Marion, […]

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