Iowa

11:56am

Fri May 18, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Phones His Campaign Message Into Swing States

Following the release of what his campaign called his first ad of the general election, Romney participated in a "tele-town hall" with supporters in the swing states where the ad is running: Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Iowa.

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1:04am

Tue May 15, 2012
Europe

From Iowa To Russia, Tractors Build Economic Bridge

Originally published on Tue May 15, 2012 7:51 pm

Employees fit a tire to a John Deere W540 combine inside the company's Domodedovo manufacturing center near Moscow, Russia. The tractors are built in Waterloo, Iowa, and then taken apart and shipped to the Russian plant for reassembly.
Bloomberg via Getty Images

The green is unmistakable at a plant in Russia as workers put together a John Deere tractor. The roughly 90 employees, however, don't actually make the tractors.

The engine, the drive train and the tractor itself are all built in Waterloo, Iowa. The completed tractor is tested, and then it is disassembled and prepared for shipment.

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4:18am

Sat May 12, 2012
Presidential Race

Iowa On Same-Sex Marriage: It's Complicated

Originally published on Sat May 12, 2012 7:17 pm

Iowans attend a marriage rally sponsored by The Family Leader on Tuesday at the Statehouse in Des Moines. The head of the organization says President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage could cost him the election.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Immediately after President Obama announced his support this week for same-sex marriage, attention turned to politics. The outcome of this year's election will be determined by a handful of states — one of them is Iowa, where the politics of same-sex marriage are complicated.

Same-sex marriage is legal here, but three of the state Supreme Court justices upholding that 2009 decision were removed from office by voters a year later.

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7:36am

Thu May 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Hero Pilot In 1989 United Crash Dies

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 9:13 am

National Transportation Safety Board investigators check over the burnt remains of a jet engine from the DC-10.
Ed Porter AP

[Editor's Note: NPR's Howard Berkes covered the 1989 crash landing of United Flight 232 in Sioux City, Iowa.]

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5:50am

Tue May 8, 2012
Around the Nation

Doorman Gets Handed His Stolen Driver's License

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 5:51 am

A 19-year-old University of Iowa student paid $20 for a stolen driver's license and debit card. He took the ID to a bar. But the bouncer instantly recognized the ID was stolen. Because it belonged to him.

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