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Des Moines, Iowa: Capital of Iowa
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small part of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the early French name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks". The city's population was 216,853 as of the 2018 population estimate. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 89th in terms of population in the United States with 655,409 residents according to the 2018 estimate by the United States Census Bureau, and is the largest metropolitan area fully located within the state. A portion of the larger Omaha, Nebraska, metropolitan area extends into three counties of southwest Iowa.

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Sanders strikes optimistic tone amid Iowa results delay [Video]

Sanders strikes optimistic tone amid Iowa results delay

Amid delays in reporting the vote tally in the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders took to the stage to address his supporters.

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Warren says 'too close to call,' supporter yells 'you won' [Video]

Warren says 'too close to call,' supporter yells 'you won'

Amid a delay of the Iowa caucus results, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren laughed when a supporter yelled out 'you won.' Warren went on to say, 'tonight as a party, we are one step..

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Biden: 'we cannot allow Donald Trump to be re-elected' [Video]

Biden: 'we cannot allow Donald Trump to be re-elected'

Amid delays in reporting the vote tally in the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took to the stage to address his supporters.

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Iowa caucusgoers choose viable candidates in Des Moines [Video]

Iowa caucusgoers choose viable candidates in Des Moines

Iowa Democratic primary voters choose their candidates at a caucus held at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Over breakfast, Iowans talk politics before caucuses [Video]

Over breakfast, Iowans talk politics before caucuses

Iowans ate breakfast and talked politics at a local diner on Monday in Des Moines as the state prepares to host the first presidential nominating contest to help choose which Democratic candidate may..

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2020 Dems dash across Iowa in final weekend [Video]

2020 Dems dash across Iowa in final weekend

Democratic presidential candidates dashed across Iowa on Saturday for rallies and speeches with just two days to go before the rural state kicks off the nominating process. Colette Luke reports.

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Whimsical caucus souvenirs in demand as big night approaches [Video]

Whimsical caucus souvenirs in demand as big night approaches

As excitement mounts in Iowa over the approaching first-in-the-nation Democratic nominating contest, a quirky t-shirt and novelty goods store in Des Moines is joining in on the fun. Colette Luke..

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