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State in the Midwestern region of the United States of America

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Iowa: State in the Midwestern region of the United States of America
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.

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Meatpacking workers absent after reopen order [Video]

Meatpacking workers absent after reopen order

Smithfield Foods is missing about a third of its employees at a South Dakota pork plant because they are quarantined or afraid to return to work after a severe coronavirus outbreak, according to the..

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COVID-19 Has Led To The Slaughter Of Millions Of Animals. But These Chickens Dodged The Bullet [Video]

COVID-19 Has Led To The Slaughter Of Millions Of Animals. But These Chickens Dodged The Bullet

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on millions of people. It's led to the death of millions of animals, too. As supply chains have broken down due to nationwide closures of..

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Tyson Foods To Close U.S. Pork Plant As 555 Employees test Positive For Coronavirus [Video]

Tyson Foods To Close U.S. Pork Plant As 555 Employees test Positive For Coronavirus

Tyson Foods will temporarily close an Iowa pork plant due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes a month after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered slaughterhouses to stay open. The closing..

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Protesters demand shutdown of virus-hit meat plant [Video]

Protesters demand shutdown of virus-hit meat plant

Protesters gathered to demand the shutdown of the Farmer John meatpacking plant in Vernon, California on Thursday, where a coronavirus outbreak has infected over 150 people and counting. Ryan Brooks..

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Americans hit the beach as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000 [Video]

Americans hit the beach as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000

Americans sunbathed on beaches and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus..

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Racist acts aren't an aberration: Here is what's wrong with small-town Iowa values

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Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley 'especially disappointed' with Big Ten's conference-only decision for fall sports

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Iowa governor says her driver who struck Black Lives Matter protester 'acted appropriately'

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was riding in an SUV last week when the state trooper driving her hit a protester as they were leaving a parking lot.
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'Field of Dreams' game still set for August in Iowa, without the Yankees

MLB still plans "Field of Dreams" game in August at Iowa movie site. But the Yankees won't be playing, as matchup switches to Cardinals vs. White Sox.
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Vehicle carrying Iowa governor struck Black Lives Matter protester who blocked the road

Activists with Des Moines Black Lives Matter showed up public events Tuesday to urge her to sign an executive order restoring felons' voting rights.
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In scathing statement, former Hawkeyes standout Akrum Wadley says playing for Iowa was 'living nightmare'

Former star running back Akrum Wadley alleges verbal abuse and unexplained punishments, saying he wanted to leave Iowa during his four-year career.
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Iowa announces halt of football ticket sales due to coronavirus uncertainty

Amid uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, Iowa announced Monday that it will pause ticket sales at the end of June.
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Joni Ernst and Donald Trump Could Both Be in Trouble in Iowa

Iowa seemed out of reach for Democrats not too long ago. Now, the presidential race appears to be tightening, and Senator Ernst, a Republican, is facing a strong challenge from a political newcomer.
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Iowa governor pledges to restore voting rights to some felons

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has committed to restoring voting rights to those with past felony convictions, according to a Radio Iowa report, potentially expanding the electorate in a state that could..
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U.S. EPA yet to decide on retroactive refinery waiver requests: senator

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not yet taken action on petitions by refiners seeking retroactive biofuel blending waivers, Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa said on Tuesday.
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Two Iowa high schools played a baseball game Monday. It was the nation's first varsity game since the coronavirus pandemic

An announced crowd of 361 came for the first high school sporting event of any kind since the coronavirus pandemic shut down all sports in March.
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Former Iowa Wesleyan basketball player jailed in China entering critical stage

Former Iowa Wesleyan basketball player Jeff Harper is still awaiting his fate in a China jail, for an incident that happened in January.
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Student Editor Honored for Investigating Racial Disparities in Suspensions

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, the co-executive editor of The Little Hawk school newspaper in Iowa, won a Robert F. Kennedy human rights award for her work.
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Despite new coronavirus outbreaks at its Iowa plants, Tyson Foods resumes attendance policy

Tyson modified the policy, saying it was doing so "to encourage team members to take the proper steps in the event of illness or lack of child care."
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With Steve King Gone, Does the Democrat Have a Shot in His Iowa District?

J.D. Scholten was preparing for a rematch with Mr. King, the controversial Iowa congressman. Then Mr. King lost the Republican primary.
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Steve King Sinks in Iowa

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Pandemic, Protests and Police: An Election Like No Other

A day of disrupted voting across the country produced a notable result in Iowa, where Steve King, who was ostracized after he questioned why white supremacy was offensive, was denied a 10th term.
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Rep. Steve King loses Iowa Republican primary race to Randy Feenstra

King was stripped of his committees last year following remarks he made to the New York Times about white nationalism.
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What States Have Election Primaries Today? A Full Elections Guide

The main focus is how smoothly (or not) voting by mail unfolds, but several noteworthy congressional primaries will take place, including Mr. King’s latest challenge in Iowa.
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Steve King Faces Primary as 8 States and D.C. Vote: What to Watch

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Factbox: Seven U.S. states hold primaries for seats in Congress

Seven U.S. states hold congressional primaries on Tuesday, some of which were delayed by the coronavirus. Voting for members of Congress will take place in Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico,..
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Tense protest at Iowa police station ends in peace as officers, protesters kneel together

A tense protest ended with a show of peaceful solidarity in Des Moines, Iowa, when police officers and protesters knelt in honor of George Floyd.
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Tyson Foods will shut U.S. pork plant as more workers catch COVID-19

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Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump has failed to justify ouster of watchdogs, fueling political speculation

The unusual rebuke from Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley comes amid scrutiny of Trump's decision to fire the State Department's inspector general.
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For Steve King, the Number of People Who Want Him Gone Could Be a Blessing

The Iowa congressman, known for his racist remarks about immigrants, is an outcast among mainstream Republicans. But his four primary challengers could split the vote.
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Lucky U.S. chickens fly the coop as pandemic hits egg demand

About 1,000 lucky chickens flew on two chartered cargo planes to a California sanctuary from an Iowa farm that has been euthanizing its flock as the coronavirus outbreak slashes restaurant demand for..
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Iowa governor in 'modified' quarantine

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she will follow a 'modified quarantine' plan after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence at a time when one of his aides tested positive for coronavirus. (May 11)  
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Iowa governor, after possible coronavirus exposure at White House, to partially self-quarantine

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said on Monday she would limit her interactions with other people as part of a modified self-quarantine plan in case she had been exposed to the deadly coronavirus during a..
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Mike Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus as vice president heads to Iowa, reports say

Reports that an aide to Mike Pence testified positive for coronavirus comes one day after White House says valet to Donald Trump also tested positive.
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Member of U.S. Vice President's staff tests positive for coronavirus: official

A member of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's staff has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, briefly delaying his Friday flight to Iowa and prompting some fellow passengers on Air Force Two to..
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Former trucker from Iowa arrested, charged with 1990s murders of women in Wyoming, Tennessee

A former truck driver from Iowa was arrested Wednesday after DNA linked him to the 1990s killings of women in Wyoming and Tennessee, authorities say.
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'It's a nightmare': First denied testing, twice denied ER admittance, Iowa man dies of COVID-19

After Kyle Brown's last shift at TPI Composites, it took two trips to health providers to be tested for COVID-19, three trips to ERs to be admitted.
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Trump's order to open meat plants brings anxiety to one Iowa town where 90% of COVID-19 cases are tied to Tyson

Black Hawk County has more coronavirus cases than any county in Iowa. 90% of the 1,326 cases are tied to the Tyson pork plant that closed last week.
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Two hospitalized in Western Iowa gas station explosion

Two people were injured in a gas station explosion in west-central Iowa Monday morning.  
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Iowa frat allegedly threw a party with as many as 50 people, violating coronavirus order

Despite social-distancing recommendations, the University of Iowa fraternity allegedly hosted a party with 30-50 people in attendance.
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Tyson says it will close pork processing plant in Iowa indefinitely due to COVID-19

Tyson said it will offer COVID-19 testing to all of its 2,800 employees at the plant while it's closed.
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Officials urge Tyson Foods to shut down plant after employees test positive for COVID-19

The Tyson Foods meatpacking plant in Waterloo, Iowa, is facing calls to shut down from officials concerned over employees positive for coronavirus.
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Tyson Foods processing plant in rural Iowa hit hard by coronavirus with 186 positive cases

COVID-19 cases are soaring in the southeastern Iowa city with increased testing. The Tyson Foods plant, with 186 cases, is city's largest employer.  
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Before the Iowa caucuses in February, Mr. Biden’s campaign seemed in danger of collapsing. Now he is the presumptive Democratic nominee. Here’s how he turned things around.
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From a 5th-Place Finish to Here: A Timeline of Joe Biden’s Comeback

Before the Iowa caucuses in February, Mr. Biden’s campaign seemed in danger of collapsing. Now he is the presumptive Democratic nominee. Here’s how he turned things around.
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Three meat plants shut in Iowa and Pennsylvania as coronavirus outbreak spreads

Major U.S. meat companies said on Monday they shut three facilities that produce pork and beef in Iowa and Pennsylvania in the latest disruption to the country's food supply chain from the coronavirus..
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Four workers at ADM Clinton, Iowa, corn facility test positive for coronavirus

Four workers at an Archer Daniels Midland Co corn processing facility in Clinton, Iowa, have tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Monday.
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