Tag: Iowa

In Derecho’s Wake, More Than 250,000 in Midwest Struggle Without Power

A group of storms that tore through the Midwest this week has left homes destroyed, crops demolished and over a quarter of a million people still without power days later. Nearly 100,000 people in Northern Illinois were still without electricity on Thursday morning, according to ComEd, the utility company that services the area. In Iowa, […]

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‘Christianity Will Have Power’

Donald Trump made a promise to white evangelical Christians, whose support can seem mystifying to the outside observer. By Elizabeth Dias Elizabeth Dias covers religion for The New York Times. Photographs and Video by Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — They walked to the sanctuary in the frozen silence before dawn, footsteps […]

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40,000 Former Inmates in Iowa Have Their Voting Rights Restored After Governor Signs Executive Order

Photo: MANDEL NGAN (Getty Images) On Wednesday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed an executive order that immediately restored voting rights to former inmates who have completed their sentences. Advertisement According to NBC News, this move means Iowa is no longer the only state to permanently disenfranchise former inmates. Approximately 40,000 former inmates who have completed […]

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Lawmakers ‘Alarmed’ by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

RIO DE JANEIRO — Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Friday they were “extremely alarmed” by assertions that the American ambassador in Brazil had signaled to Brazilian officials they could help get President Trump re-elected by changing their trade policies. In a letter sent Friday afternoon, Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel demanded that […]

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University of Iowa Football Program Found to Have Racial Bias and Bullying Problem

Iowa Head Coach Kirk FerentzPhoto: Steven Branscombe (Getty Images) After multiple former players spoke out last month about instances of racism and bullying, an inquiry found that a culture of racial bias and bullying has persisted within the Iowa football program. Advertisement ABC News reports that the University of Iowa hired Husch Blackwell law firm […]

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Here Are the U.S. States With Travel Restrictions

Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. But packing a face mask and hand sanitizer aren’t the only things these travelers need to consider, as a third of states have restrictions in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine […]

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