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50 American town names you'll struggle to pronounce

You can probably get Des Moines or Boise, but for these lesser-known towns across the country – good luck.  
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Democrats speak at Iowa labor convention

A number of Democratic presidential candidates converged Wednesday night on the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Convention in Altoona, Iowa, near Des Moines. (Aug. 22)  
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Man asked about cruelty to a pig at the Iowa State Fair. He was ejected for life

Des Moines man who questioned cruelty to a pig says he was ejected for life from the Iowa State Fair.  
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Checking the temperature of voters at the Iowa State Fair

Several Democratic presidential candidates made their way to Des Moines for the Iowa State Fair over the weekend. Ed O'Keefe caught up with a few of the voters there for the "CBS This Morning" series..
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Rep. King suggests rapes, incest helped populate the world

rep. king suggests rapes, incest helped populate the world
DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Rep. Steve King on Wednesday defended his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether there would be “any population of the world left” if not for births due to..
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18 Candidates. 72 Hours. A Hectic Weekend at the Iowa State Fair.

Democratic presidential candidates descended on Des Moines to meet prized Iowa caucus voters, spend time with their families and, of course, eat some food on a stick.
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Gun control takes center stage at Iowa State Fair

2020 presidential candidates are making their pitches to voters at the Iowa State Fair this weekend. Many of them are making gun control policy a focal point this weekend, in the wake of the recent..
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Full interview: Michael Bloomberg on "Face the Nation"

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joins "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss gun violence prevention efforts and the 2020 race at a presidential gun safety forum in Des..
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Warren releases plan to tackle gun violence

Warren released the plan shortly before joining the majority of other Democratic candidates at the Iowa Gun Sense forum in Des Moines
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Democratic candidates speak on gun violence at the Iowa State Fair

At least a dozen Democrats running for president could be found at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Saturday. After the photo ops with corn dogs and curious citizens, the candidates turned to a..
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Democratic candidates slam Trump, NRA for inaction on guns

democratic candidates slam trump, nra for inaction on guns
DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidates placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence Saturday in the hands of President Trump and the National Rifle Association, in the face of..
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2020 Democrats battle for traction in Iowa

Most of the 2020 Democratic hopefuls are in Iowa in hopes of gaining traction in the first caucus state. CBS News political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins CBSN from Des Moines to discuss how the..
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Biden is the Democrat to beat; rivals see signs of weakness

biden is the democrat to beat; rivals see signs of weakness
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three months after announcing his White House bid, Joe Biden remains atop early primary polling. He's been buoyed by a long history with voters and a belief among many of them..
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2020 Democrats float gun control proposals in Iowa

Gun control will be on the agenda today in the first state that will help decide the 2020 election. With the Iowa State Fair in full swing a few miles away, the leading Democratic presidential..
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Joe Biden Says ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Bright as ‘White Kids’

Mr. Biden was speaking at a town hall hosted by the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines when he made the remark, which he quickly sought to recover from.
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Iowa State Fair combines fried food and political speeches

The Iowa State Fair is the place where corndogs, funnel cakes and presidential candidates converge. Many of the 2020 contenders are in Des Moines this weekend. CBSN political reporter Caitlin..
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Incredible rescue: Police fight to pull 2 people from powerful river after raft capsizes

Des Moines police officers worked quickly to rescue two people from a river after their raft capsized.  
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Des Moines Democratic voter: "I'm 100% in" for Joe Biden

At a watch party in Iowa's most populous county, voters re-affirmed their support for former Vice President Joe Biden and said they were impressed by Sen. Cory Booker. CBS News campaign reporter Adam..
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Dalilah Muhammad breaks world record in 400 hurdles at US Track and Field Championships

Muhammad broke a 16-year-old world record in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in 52.20 seconds Sunday at the U.S. championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Twice-deported man apparently back in U.S. illegally charged in murders

Guatemalan was booted out of the U.S. in 2010 and 2011, but he's accused of killing a mother and her 2 kids in Des Moines, Iowa this week
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Man accused in Des Moines triple homicide returned to US twice after deportation, ICE says

"Escobar-Orellana, aka, Marvin O. Esquivel-Lopez, was previously (deported) from the United States in 2010 and again in 2011," an ICE spokesman said.
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Iowa watch parties' reaction to Democratic debate's second night

Ten more Democrats took the stage for round 2 of the first debate. CBS News campaign reporter Adam Brewster reports on the reaction from a watch party in Winterset, Iowa, while CBS News campaign..
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Planning a trip to Iowa this summer? Here are 101 things to do while you're there

Find Des Moines' and Iowa's best tourist attractions, fun things to do, vacation ideas, free activities and places to see around Iowa this summer.
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Biden attack ads featuring his comments on race to be launched by right-wing group

biden attack ads featuring his comments on race to be launched by right-wing group
Club for Growth, a conservative political group, will launch new attack ads against Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden targeting his past statements about race next week. The ads, which come..
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Trump, Biden are bound for Iowa in potential 2020 preview

trump, biden are bound for iowa in potential 2020 preview
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - After months of jabbing each other from afar, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will overlap Tuesday in Iowa, a state that's critical to both their political..
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How to pitch yourself to Iowa voters in five minutes

how to pitch yourself to iowa voters in five minutes
It takes a lot to stand out in a crowded Democratic field. So how did they do in Des Moines?
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‘You Don’t Have to Be in Des Moines.’ Democrats Expand Primary Map, Spurred by Social Media.

With voters increasingly getting information online and from TV, candidates are traveling to a wide range of states, viewing them as sound stages for delivering their message.
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