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Regents Request $12 Million for Resident Financial Aid

Iowa’s public universities are asking the state for a $12 million funding increase next fiscal year. The additional money would be committed to resident undergraduate student financial aid. The request is intended to help with some of the tuition increases that Iowa’s public universities proposed this summer. State-level cuts to higher education funding triggered those proposals. University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld told the Board of Regents Monday about his request for an extra $5...

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President Trump's brand faces a major test on Tuesday in the Alabama Republican Senate primary runoff.

His preferred candidate is Luther Strange, the incumbent senator who has consistently trailed in the polls to firebrand conservative Roy Moore, a former state Supreme Court justice.

Trump was just in Alabama stumping for Strange on Friday, where he landed himself in controversy, calling for the firing of NFL players who don't stand for the national anthem.

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Himanshu Patel ran a convenience store in Georgia until about a year ago, when his liver failure got so bad he had to quit.

"I just couldn't stand up on my feet at all," says Patel, 39, of Waycross, Ga. "I just had to stop working."

Now, he's waiting anxiously to find out if his doctors have found a liver for him so he can undergo a transplant.

"They told me 'You will need a liver transplant — without a liver transplant you might not survive,' " Patel says.

At the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in the heart of Urumqi, everything is bought and sold from tiny stalls blasting local music, in a square filled with Islamic architecture. It's a place that feels more like Central Asia than China.

The tumult in the sports world continued Monday after President Trump's incendiary remarks criticizing NFL players who have protested racial inequality during the playing of the national anthem. While the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals showed solidarity with the protesters before their Monday night football game, NASCAR figures and Olympic athletes also weighed in.

When Hurricane Maria raked Puerto Rico last week as a Category 4 storm, it cut off electricity and communications island-wide, including at the Arecibo Observatory, one of the world's largest radio telescopes.

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The proposal the Senate is considering that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would result in millions losing health insurance and a $133 billion reduction in the deficit by 2026, according to the Congressional Budget Office's report on the Graham-Cassidy legislation.

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This summer, IPR examined the impact of HF 517, as well as other gun issues.

From "stand your ground" provisions to how gun policies are received by communities of color and how gun owners train in self defense and gun safety, join us as we discuss this important topic.

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Featured Release This Week From LCD Soundsystem + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

In April of 2011, a couple of months after announcing they were calling it quits, LCD Soundsystem played their final show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Frontman James Murphy had other projects to keep him busy, like running his label DFA Records, so this really seemed like the end of one of the most respected bands of the early 21st century. However, in late 2015 a new LCD Soundsystem single appeared, and the reunited band started playing shows again in 2016. A new album was also...

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Legos and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” – It’s a Match

Antonio Vivaldi wrote over 500 concertos for various instruments. Today, most people know four of them. The Four Seasons for violin and chamber orchestra can be heard in countless movie soundtracks and TV ads. Many modern composers have been so inspired by the concertos that they have reimagined them in their own style. One such composer is Max Richter of Germany. Richter follows the basic outline of the compositions while diverging from the specifics. “The thing about Vivaldi,” Richter says,...

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