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Ernst Says Obamacare Repeal Bill 'Unlikely' to Get a Vote

Sen. Joni Ernst told a loud crowd at the University of Iowa that it’s unlikely the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will come up for a vote. The audience cheered when Ernst said the Graham-Cassidy bill likely won't go to a vote before a Sept. 30 procedural deadline. Sen. John McCain of Arizona announced his opposition to the bill shortly before Ernst’s appearance in Iowa City. An audience member asked Ernst if the bill could "spring back to life." Ernst said she...

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The trouble at West High School started on Monday. That's when students and teachers at the Salt Lake City school noticed something.

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Let's meet the two Republicans who are running for U.S. Senate in Alabama. Their runoff election is Tuesday. It's a race that's drawn outsized money and attention. And President Trump has endorsed Luther Strange, who was appointed to the seat earlier this year.

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The words between the U.S. and North Korea this week have been blunt, provocative and personal.

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Meredith and Martha Holley-Miers live in a brick row house in Washington, D.C. with their two kids and a big rainbow flag in front. The couple has been legally married for seven years — and together for 14 years.

When they decided to have a baby, they "went through a lot of time and a lot of money and a lot of heartache trying to get pregnant," Martha says. They used an anonymous sperm donor, and it took them many months. When Martha gave birth to daughter Janey — now a bubbly 8-year-old — in 2009, they knew that they'd need to put forth yet more time, money, and heartache.

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This week the big story in baseball is pretty sobering. It's about the safety of fans at the ballpark.

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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 Grizzly Bear + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player Ed Droste began Grizzly Bear in the early 2000s (in Brooklyn) as a solo project. As often happens, the solo project grew into a full band by the time of the second Grizzly Bear full-length album in 2006. The time between albums has increased; the new (fifth) record Painted Ruins arrives five years after the last one, Shields. With rich, layered soundscapes and strong songwriting, most Grizzly Bear fans would say the wait was worthwhile....

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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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