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Both parties face risks as health care law court case nears

A Supreme Court case over the legality of federal subsidies that help millions of Americans afford health coverage poses risks to both political parties.

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Pressure centers on House GOP on Homeland Security bill

Senate GOP leaders have agreed to Democratic demands and announced legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department without contentious immigration provisions.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Feb. 25

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Killer of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle sentenced to life in prison

A Texas jury found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murdering the former U.S. Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper."

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Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline, leaving it in limbo

President Barack Obama swiftly vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo.

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Wheel of musical impressions with Christina Aguilera

Jimmy Fallon challenges "The Voice" judge to a musical impression showdown.

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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 25

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Playoff Basketball Scoreboard

Tuesday February 24th

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Farm Deadlines Quickly Approaching

Nicole Tifft of Farm Credit Services of America talks about choices farmers and landowners need to make soon.

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At 50, Bellucci is oldest ‘Bond’ girl yet

Crowds are gathering to catch a glimpse of 007 and actress Monica Bellucci.

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Mazda car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.

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Lexus, Mazda get highest marks in ‘Consumer Reports’ study

Japanese brands took four of the top five places in the annual "report card."

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Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014

An extensive new survey says the share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years.

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Fostoria Machine Shed Fire

The machine shed and all contents inside have been deemed a total loss...

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Bank robber busted after coffee break

A would-be bank robber nearly got away ... if he hadn't stopped for a Dunkin Donuts coffee break.

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Eggs & Issues: Fireworks Ban

Spencer's State Senator and House Representative have opposing viewpoints on lifting the state of Iowa's fireworks ban...

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Meth Delivery Sentence

An Arkansas man has received a 10-year prison term for selling meth...

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Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Somers among new cast of ‘DWTS’

"Hunger Games" star Willow Shields and football player Michael Sam are also among this season's celebrity dancers.

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR IOWA FARM ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER AWARDS

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey today…

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‘Sesame Street’ parodies ‘House of Cards’

"House of Bricks" is a kid-friendly version of the hit Netflix show.

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Poll: Majority of Americans favor mandatory vaccines

Seventy-eight percent of respondents in the online survey said all children should be vaccinated unless there is a direct health risk to them from vaccination.

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Spirit Lake Webcast Record

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Students at Spirit Lake High School have successfully set a world record...

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Storm Lake Assault

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Two from Storm Lake are arrested after an assault causing injuries...

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Algona Car Thief Arrested

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An Emmetsburg man is arrested in South Dakota, after stealing a car in Algona.

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Sheldon Optometrist Assault Plea

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A Sheldon optometrist accused of assault has entered a plea...

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Unpaid Utility Bills

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The latest report by Iowa’s largest utility companies shows more than 39 million dollars in past due bills...