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Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq

French President Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.


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Cold Storage Reports Shows Lots of Meat in Storage

Spencer, IA: (Nov 24, 2015) – Monday’s Cold Storage Report sent shivers down the backs of livestock futures traders. Bottom…


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Jennifer Lawrence named entertainer of the year

The star is one of the biggest and bankable actresses in Hollywood and has featured in a number of blockbusters including the "X-Men" franchise and "The Hunger Games" films.


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Law Enforcement Reports

An Algona woman emerged unharmed from a Saturday accident where her vehicle landed in a stream...


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Wall Lake Woman Sentenced

Alexandria Pratt has been sentenced to five years in prison...

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Congressman King Visits KICD Studios

King believes that refugees from all terrorist sponsoring countries should not be allowed in the U.S...

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Spencer CIP Budget Meeting Held

A 50 cent increase in the city's debt levy rate is on the books for the next fiscal year's budget...


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Iowa Egg Production Improves But Remains Below Last Year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa egg farms are gradually recovering from the bird flu that destroyed 25 million of…


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Sam Hunt wants to open up country music

Sam Hunt's advice for people who hate country music: give it another try.


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PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon

Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?


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‘Rocky’ successor ‘Creed’ highlights Philadelphia’s revival

Adonis Johnson, the son of Balboa rival-turned-mentor Apollo Creed, leaves behind a life of privilege to walk in the footsteps of a father he never knew.


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Texas police arrest man in ‘Cookie Monster’ robberies

Houston-area police have arrested a man dubbed the "Cookie Monster" robber who is suspected in holdups at more than 30 fast-food restaurants, often demanding that a cookie be handed over along with the cash.


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NFL ‘Deflategate’ appeal to be heard March 3, after Super Bowl

The federal appeals court in New York will hear the NFL's appeal of the lifting of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" controversy.


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FanDuel NFL entries have fallen sharply after New York shutdown

Entries at daily fantasy sports site FanDuel's NFL contests have fallen sharply since New York's attorney general declared the games to be illegal gambling in the state and the company stopped taking money from New Yorkers.


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FIFA ethics committee seeks life ban against Michel Platini

Michel Platini's lawyer says the FIFA ethics committee has requested a life ban for the UEFA president.


in Lifestyle

Retailers give shoppers new reasons to use mobile phones in stores

Retailers are using apps for smartphones to help drive shoppers to their stores, and make shopping easier.


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Wildcats take over as No. 1

The Wildcats moved up a spot after North Carolina was stunningly upset by Northern Iowa on Saturday.


in Black Friday, Lifestyle

De-stress Thanksgiving by simplifying the sides

Here's two veggie sides that can be prepped ahead of time and popped right in the oven alongside the turkey.


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Patriots beat Bills to extend unbeaten start to 10-0

The undefeated New England Patriots survived a physical war and topped the Buffalo Bills 20-13 on Monday night.


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Cancer-stricken Joey Feek plans Valentine’s Day album

The terminally ill country star is not letting cancer stop her music career.

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WATCH: What ‘Black Friday’ would look like as a scary movie


Black Friday would be a scary shopping experience if it got the Hollywood treatment.

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‘Mortdecai,’ ‘American Ultra’ among the year’s biggest box office flops


The list of this year's most disappointing box office performers is out.

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WATCH: 7 fun facts to make you think this Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.

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Change your Amazon password now


With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, this might be the worst time of year for Amazon to have security concerns.