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William DeVos, 93, of Spencer

Graveside services for 93-year-old William DeVos of Spencer will be Friday, August 1st at 11am at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.…

Pope Francis waves as he leads a mass at the palace of Caserta, former residences of the Royal House of Bourbon, in Caserta, southern Italy on July 26, 2014.

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Pope Francis renews attack on mafia

Pope Francis called for nature to be protected from criminal abuse during a visit in the southern Italian town of Caserta, near Naples.

Paul McGinley of Ireland laughs during a news conference after being named the European Ryder Cup captain at the St. REgis in Saadiyat Islands in Abu Dhabi on January 15, 2013.

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Paul McGinley pulls out of PGA Championship with injury

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of the PGA Championship with a shoulder injury.

A group of three men wearing only underwear are seen in the kitchen of Doc's Beach House restaurant in Bonita Springs, Florida in this July 20, 2014 handout taken from security camera video released by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

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Bare burger burglars caught on security camera in Florida

Three bare burglars burgle beef. Only in Florida is that not a tongue twister but the latest true crime.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

Tim Clark tees off the 12th hole during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal GC - Blue Course on July 26, 2014.

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South African Tim Clark wins Canadian Open

South African Tim Clark sank a six-foot par putt to beat American Jim Furyk by one stroke at the Canadian Open.

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules."

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million at the domestic box office, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.

Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

The head of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart will outline the funding agreement at a news conference today.

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Baby elephant meets a cat

Maybe this elephant is more of a dog lover?

A costumed Spider-Man character attends the Be Amazing Volunteer Day held in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, April 25, 2014.

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Spider-Man charged with punching police officer

A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer.

A man is treated by a paramedic after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California July 27, 2014.

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One dead after lightning strikes beach crowd

One man died and at least eight people were injured in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

Palestinian Abir Shamaleh, left, sits next to the grave of her son Saher, a civilian according to the family, who was killed in an Israeli strike during the war, as members of the family visit a cemetery in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims usually start the day by visiting cemeteries, to pay their respects to the dead, and then exchange family visits.

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Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, with calls for a durable ceasefire.

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‘Game of Thrones’: Season 4 bloopers

Check out the awkwardness behind the scenes with your favorite Westeros characters.

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Rhonda Struve Dobbins, 58, of Littleton, N.C., formerly of Rossie

Memorial services for 58-year-old Rhonda Struve Dobbins of Littleton, N.C., formerly of Rossie, will be Friday, Aug. 1st, at 11am…

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Today in entertainment history: July 28

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Dorothy Franseen, 89, of Spencer

Services for 89-year-old Dorothy Franseen of Spencer will be Saturday, August 2nd at 10:30am at the First Baptist Church in…

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Helen Larson, 95, of Albert City

Services for 95-year old Helen Larson of Albert City will be held Thursday, July 31st at 10:30 AM at Our…

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Dolliver Motorcycle Accident

An Emmetsburg man is injured in a motorcycle accident...

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Cherokee Tyson Plant Closing

Tyson Foods plans to close its plant in Cherokee....

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High Speed Chase Arrest

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A high speed chase through Sibley results in multiple charges...

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Milford Man Arrested

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A Milford man was arrested Monday on a number of charges after the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office investigated a domestic abuse assault...

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Okoboji Bible Conference

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The 80th annual Okoboji Bible Conference kicks off this Saturday...

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FAVA Territory Expands

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Family Alliance for Veterans of America has expanded into the entire Northwest Iowa region...

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Storm Boat Capsizing

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No injuries were reported in a boat capsizing in Storm Lake ...