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  • Scientists exposed to anthrax as U.S. lab procedures break down

    About 75 scientists may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria in government labs after the material was mishandled while being used in experiments, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

    June 23, 2014

  • Good news for workers: Survey shows bonuses are back

    For employees hoping to receive a fatter paycheck, the recession and its aftermath were bleak times. Companies pulled back on bonuses and lavish perks. Budgets for payroll increases were slim, meaning raises were often slight and hard to come by.

    June 23, 2014

  • Ignite Church gun gifts.jpg Church lures worshippers with AR-15 giveaway

    Talk about praising the Lord and passing the ammunition. A church decided against using pies or quilts to bring out the faithful. Instead, Ignite Church, already known for its steamy marketing campaigns, put "dudes" in  the pews with an AR-15 giveaway.

    June 22, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

  • Proposal would make same-sex partners eligible under Family and Medical Leave Act

    The Labor Department issued a proposed rule Friday stating that any employee is eligible for leave to care for a same-sex spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes their marital status.

    June 20, 2014

  • VIDEO: New York passes bill to outlaw tattooing, piercing pets

    New York lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that would outlaw the "unnecessary body modification" of animals such as tattoos and piercings for pets.

    June 20, 2014

  • Paleo dieters suffer as Panera fights protein price jump

    While more than half of American consumers are looking to eat more protein and millions are adhering to the Paleolithic, or Paleo, diet, the higher cost of the muscle-building amino acids threatens to curb their enthusiasm and send them in search of cheaper alternatives.

    June 20, 2014

  • hague-3.jpg Judge's wife admits she spiked his wine with antifreeze

    The wife of a prominent local judge in Ohio pleaded guilty to poisoning her husband's nightly glass of wine in an agreement with prosecutors that resulted in the dropping of an attempted murder charge against her.

    June 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Afghanistan vet who ran to grenade gets Medal of Honor

    A former Marine Corps corporal who was severely wounded when he risked his life to shield a squad mate from a grenade blast in Afghanistan was awarded the nation's highest military decoration Thursday.

    June 19, 2014

  • Charney's out at American Apparel. Have we reached 'porn chic fatigue'?

    The Wednesday evening decision by the American Apparel board of directors to immediately suspend Dov Charney and replace him as chief executive may be the clearest signal yet that the fashion industry has finally hit porn chic fatigue.

    June 19, 2014

  • Nelly-elephant.jpg Bet the farm: 5 'psychic' animals predict soccer victories

    Need some guidance on whom to place your bets for this year's World Cup? Since Paul the Octopus achieved a prediction success rate of 85 percent in 2010, hosts of animal oracles around the world have sought attention as soccer sages. Here's a look at a few of them.

    June 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • May 2014 was the hottest may in recorded history

    According to new data released this week, May 2014 is officially the warmest May in recorded history.
    Both NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency have tentatively ranked May at the top of historical measurements, though NASA's numbers are preliminary because crucial information is still missing from China.

    June 18, 2014

  • GM recalls soar past 20 million. Why don't consumers care?

    In case you thought there couldn't possibly be another General Motors recall so soon, you're just not thinking big enough. This week, GM said it was recalling 3.36 million more cars. The cause: an ignition switch defect that could result in keys carrying extra weight (read: a keychain) to slip out of position and shut the vehicle off abruptly during "some jarring event."

    June 18, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 4.29.43 PM.png Amazon enters smartphone wars with Fire Phone

    Amazon.com stepped into the smartphone ring Tuesday with the Fire Phone. Playing up Amazon's devotion to the individual customer and the media ecosystem it has built with its Prime subscription service, chief executive Jeff Bezos said that Amazon's growing universe of services set the phone apart.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1065.jpg The end of 'Redskins?' Social media reacts to trademark cancellation

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademarks of the Washington Redskins on the basis that it is "disparaging to Native Americans.” Reaction to the decision was, predictably, divided and intense. Here is a sampling from Twitter and YouTube.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 6:17EdenBoswell.jpg Police: 'Gypsy Wedding' couple stole rings, cash at wedding

    A couple who appeared on the TLC reality series “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” was jailed in North Carolina last weekend, accused of stealing cash and valuables from the bride and groom at a wedding they were attending.

    June 18, 2014 2 Photos

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the upcoming election in November. In the next few weeks and months we will ask our readers to pick a candidate in selected local, state and federal races. So, the question of the week is, "Who do plan to vote for to fill the seat in the United States House of Representatives in Iowa District 2: Democrat incumbent Dave Loebsack or Republican challenger Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks?"

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