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Firearms Coalition: Keep Gunowner Names Private

A Republican-dominated panel at the statehouse this week approved another gun rights bill, part of a package of legislation backed by the Iowa Firearms Coalition. A bill to make weapons permits confidential will now be considered by the full House Judiciary Committee. Missouri Valley Republican Matt Windschitl, a leading gun rights advocate in the legislature, says it’s a matter of privacy for gunowners. “Anyone can walk into any sheriff's office right now and request any information on any...
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Sometimes it takes a Sunday morning to see how much damage was done Saturday night.

So it was this weekend, in New Hampshire and in the broader national conversation about the 2016 presidential race.

On Saturday night, many observers seized on the meatiest moment from the GOP debate staged here — perhaps the most salient moment of all the debates so far. It was the clash between Chris Christie and Marco Rubio that turned into a stunning exposé of Rubio's technique.

Beyoncé is one of a kind — the kind of star who can drop a surprise music video and see much of the Internet and social media instantly explode.

Iran and Boeing go way back. Boeing was the largest supplier of civilian aircraft to Iran before the country's 1979 Islamic revolution. And despite the fraught relations between the U.S. and Iran since then, Iran has kept flying those planes for decades.

As part of the recent Iranian nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions, Boeing is once again permitted to sell planes to the Islamic Republic. And Iran desperately wants to start replacing its fleet of aging, worn-out commercial aircraft.

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The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos are meeting, finally, for Super Bowl Sunday. And they're bringing a whole tangle of storylines with them: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's MVP season, surefire Hall of Famer Peyton Manning's possible ride into the sunset — and the decent chance both guys will be stifled by the dominant defenses opposite them.

It is, without a doubt, the biggest game of the year. So we've decided to cover it with the littlest poems we could think of: haiku.

This post is about to recommend that you read two fairly long stories about Polish politics.

It's worth it, I promise. They offer twin views on a story that's not just important geopolitically — it's fascinating on a human level.

Here's how The Guardian opens its examination of the mysterious crash that has reshaped the Polish psyche — not to mention Poland's government:

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Featured Release This Week From Shearwater

Shearwater is from Austin, Texas, and led by songwriter, lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Meiburg. Since the band's name derives from the long-winged seabird called the shearwater, it's often mentioned that Meiburg has a degree in ornithology. That fact, plus Meiburg's lyrics and his vocal style give Shearwater a somewhat cerebral reputation. The band began in 1999 as a side project for Meiburg and Will Sheff when both were in Okkervil River. In time, Meiburg left Okkervil...
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