U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (R) greets supporters as he campaigns in Eldridge, Iowa, United States, August 16, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTX1OFBF

Presidential candidates arrive at Iowa State Fair


Every four years, the Iowa State Fair serves as one of the first vetting grounds for candidates hoping to win their party’s nomination for president. Continue reading

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Famed civil rights leader Julian Bond remembered


Civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman Julian Bond died Saturday at the age of 75. Continue reading

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States scramble to fix dangerous roads and bridges


Many of the country’s roads and bridges are dangerously in need of repair, but it’s not clear how that will happen. Continue reading

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Discovery of Catholic artifact raises questions at Jamestown settlement


A discovery at the first permanent English settlement in the Americas has raised new questions about the religious influences that played a role in the founding of America. Continue reading

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70 years after nuclear tests, New Mexico town fights for compensation


The first test of a nuclear bomb took place 70 years ago this month in the desert of southern New Mexico, where some say the effects are still being felt. Continue reading

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