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Obama to announce push for paid leave, sick time for workers

Obama will call on Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act.

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Ohio man arrested for alleged plot on U.S. Capitol

A man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants was arrested in connection with a plot to attack Washington with guns and bombs.

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Lawmakers to begin net neutrality debate this week

Lawmakers plan to start drafting legislation aimed at keeping the Internet open without tighter "net neutrality" rules.

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Boston bombing trial won’t be delayed

A judge rejected a plea by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay his trial due to the recent attacks in Paris.

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IRS cuts taxpayer services, filing returns gets harder

It may take longer to get a refund this year and good luck getting someone at the IRS to answer the phone.

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Obama pledges to work on use of force order for Islamic State

The White House will work with lawmakers on an authorization of the use of force against Islamic State militants.

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Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

The President is promoting greater broadband access during a trip to Iowa.

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Al Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for Paris attack

Al Qaeda in Yemen says it carried out the attack on the French satirical newspaper for insulting the Prophet Mohammad.

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Americans have an appetite for labeling genetically-modified food

A new poll shows 66 percent of Americans favor requiring food manufacturers to put labels on GMO products.

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Boehner: House will fund Homeland Security, block Obama on immigration

Funding for the agency that spearheads domestic counterterrorism efforts and secures U.S. borders expires on Feb. 27.

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Coming soon to a workplace near you: Wellness or else

Companies are increasingly penalizing workers who decline to join "wellness" programs.

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France’s ‘Charlie Hebdo’ to publish Mohammad cartoon

The front page features a caricature of the Prophet Mohammad holding a sign saying "Je suis Charlie" in its first edition since the terrorist attack.

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To fight hackers, Obama wants companies to share threats

Obama will announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks.

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Ohio State beats Oregon 42-20 for NCAA championship

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio State won the first national title in college football's playoff era.

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U.S. military Twitter account hacked

Social media accounts for the U.S. military command were hacked by apparent Islamic State sympathizers.

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Supreme Court rejects new challenge to Obamacare

The court declined to take up another broad challenge to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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Gas prices fall 27 cents per gallon

The average price of regular gasoline is at its lowest in five years.

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Auto industry’s past, future collide in Detroit

The global auto industry is undergoing three simultaneous technological transformations.

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France mobilizes 10K troops after Paris shootings

A day after the biggest French public demonstration ever registered, officials say the country remains at risk of further attacks.

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Obama turns focus to Internet security, privacy

The president plans to propose new plans to protect consumers and businesses from cyber threats.

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  Saturday, January 31st: The West Bend Mallard vs. East Sac basketball game tonight has been postponed. Okoboji High School…

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Spencer Snow Emergency In Effect

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All vehicles must be off of city streets tonight from midnight to 7:00 a.m...

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The 10-week course will run each Monday from 3-5 p.m. starting March 2nd...

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Winter Trout Stocking

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The Iowa DNR trout truck is expected to show up at Scharnberg Park sometime between 12 and 1 Saturday afternoon...

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Storm Lake House Fire

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The cause of the fire was ruled electrical in nature...