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Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states: Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east and southeast, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest, and Minnesota to the north.


U.S. COVID-19 cases surge past 11 million [Video]

U.S. COVID-19 cases surge past 11 million

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States crossed the 11-million mark on Sunday in yet another grim milestone, according to a Reuters tally. Gloria Tso reports.

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U.S. surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases [Video]

U.S. surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases

In its third wave of the pandemic, the United States has become the first country to surpass 10 million cases. Bryan Wood reports.

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U.S. sets new record for coronavirus cases [Video]

U.S. sets new record for coronavirus cases

The United States set a one-day record for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday with at least 102,591 new infections. Hospitals in several states reported a rising tide of patients. Emma Jehle reports.

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Republicans on track to keep U.S. Senate majority [Video]

Republicans on track to keep U.S. Senate majority

[NFA] Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, after Senator Susan Collins defied political odds to win re-election in Maine and other Republican incumbents led..

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On horse or on foot, voters so far peaceful at polls [Video]

On horse or on foot, voters so far peaceful at polls

[NFA] Some voted amid a power outage under the glow of lanterns. Others marched to the polls as part of a band. And a rare few even rode in on horseback to cast their ballots. By whatever means..

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CDC sees virus cases rising, vaccine by year end [Video]

CDC sees virus cases rising, vaccine by year end

The United States is likely to have enough safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available to inoculate the most vulnerable Americans by the end of 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar..

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Race for the White House: Trump seeks to shore up support in Republican Iowa [Video]

Race for the White House: Trump seeks to shore up support in Republican Iowa

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Trump says son Barron 'free' from Covid-19 [Video]

Trump says son Barron 'free' from Covid-19

US President Donald Trump says son Barron is "free" from coronavirus afterFirst Lady Melania revealed he tested positive to the disease earlier thismonth. After she and Mr Trump also tested positive..

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With more early voting, Trump races against time [Video]

With more early voting, Trump races against time

Three more U.S. states opened polls for early voting on Wednesday, and President Donald Trump headed to a rally in Iowa, to make up for time lost on the campaign trail due to his bout with the..

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Melania Trump says son Barron also had COVID-19 [Video]

Melania Trump says son Barron also had COVID-19

[NFA] President Donald Trump's 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19 but exhibited no symptoms, the first lady said, while opening up about her own condition. Gavino Garay reports.

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How Iowa’s Governor Went From Dismissing Mask Mandates to Ordering One Herself

“I don’t want to do this,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said, joining a wave of Republican governors issuing new mask orders as her state faces a spiraling hospital crisis.
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As Grassley Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Virus Threatens to Stall Work in Congress

Two of the oldest members of Congress, Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Representative Don Young of Alaska, now have the virus, underscoring the risks on Capitol Hill.
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Iowa orders imposes new restrictions to fight surge of coronavirus cases

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Iowa House Dem candidate to request recount — she trails by 48 votes

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Is Iowa teen's killer linked to missing news anchor?

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Democrats’ ‘Blue Wave’ Crashed in Statehouses Across the Country

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