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Climate protesters risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

Hundreds of protesters marched through NYC's financial district calingl attention to capitalism's contribution to climate change.

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GM recalls 221K cars over brake fires

Cadillacs and Chevrolets are among the models recalled.

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Gas prices keep falling

This could be the cheapest autumn driving season in a while.

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Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war vet

The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. military veteran.

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Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, wages weigh

President Barack Obama has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart.

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Suspect in Pa. police ambush put on FBI wanted list

A week-long manhunt continues for alleged cop killer Eric Frein, who was added to the FBI's "most wanted" list.

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Congress votes to arm Syrian rebels, fund goverment

The U.S. Congress approved plans to train and arm moderate rebels to battle Islamic State.

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White House: 7.3M Americans have paid Obamacare premiums

More than 7 million people are up to date on their monthly premiums for private health plans under the health care law.

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Americans’ net worth, debt rising

The net worth of Americans hit a record high, while household debt also rose at its fastest pace since 2007.

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California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

Fire crews in the rugged Sierra Nevada region battled against a blaze that has displaced hundreds of residents.

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ISIS planned beheading of random person in Australia

Hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation after Australian officials uncovered a plot to behead a member of the public in Australia.

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House votes to arm Syrian rebels; Senate next

The U.S. House approved Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels - now it's the Senate's turn.

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White House proposes new energy efficiency rules

The latest efforts include standards for commercial air conditioning units that could slash energy use.

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Obama vows not to fight another ground war in Iraq

Support for ISIS increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages, senior officials say.

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N.Y. man charged with trying to help Islamic State

A 30-year-old man has been charged with trying to provide material support to the militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers.

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Islamic State campaign test Obama’s commitment to allies

While Americans support the campaign of airstrikes against militants, they have a low appetite for a long campaign against the group.

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Children’s respiratory illness spreads to more states

A serious illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states and it's predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks.

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Storm Lake Fatal Accident

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2 people are dead and 4 injured in a head on collision...

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Iowa Supreme Court Coming to Storm Lake.

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Oral arguments will be heard on the Buena Vista University campus on Wednesday, October 15th...

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All-Star Communities Recognized

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Spencer, Storm Lake and Orange City have been recognized as All-Star Communities by the Iowa League of Cities...

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Great IA Treasure Hunt Claims At CCF

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Over $172,000 was claimed at the Clay County Fair this year through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt...

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HLP Expansion Underway

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A multi-million dollar expansion is underway at the Middle-High school in Lake Park...