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January 31, 2016 4:43 PM Is Trump for real? And three more questions Iowa voters may answer

DES MOINES — For months, we’ve heard from pundits and pollsters, candidates and consultants. Finally, in school gymnasiums and church basements across Iowa Monday night, we’ll hear from voters. That is, from several hundred thousand of them in the state that for decades has hosted the first contest of the presidential campaign. Speculation and spin will be replaced 14

January 31, 2016 9:14 AM Wanted: a grand bargain to rescue EU from 'polycrisis'

BRUSSELS The European Union needs an ambitious grand bargain at its next summit to rescue itself from an accumulation of crises that threaten to blow apart its model of integration. Like children at a birthday party, each leader has to get a going-home present. And as with many children's parties, there may be a tantrum along the way. German Chancellor 2

January 23, 2016 12:31 PM Tunisia holds emergency cabinet meeting over unrest

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid held an emergency cabinet meeting Saturday, after authorities declared a nighttime curfew nationwide following the worst outbreak of social unrest since the 2011 revolution. Five years after the ouster of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, street demonstrations against unemployment and poverty have again shaken 10

January 20, 2016 5:52 PM Kerry pushes for progress in Syria talks with Russia and Iran

WASHINGTON -- Talks between world powers over the future of Syria resumed in Switzerland on Tuesday amid an aggressive push to bring both sides of the civil war there to the same table by the end of the month. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov both sounded notes of optimism as they entered meetings in Zurich

January 19, 2016 7:28 PM Libya's Peace Process Moves Forward — But So Does the Islamic State

As Islamic State militants gain ground in Libya, the country's two warring parliaments announced an agreement on Tuesday to cobble together a new unity government. Following divisive elections in 2014, Libya has been politically and territorially fractured. Two rival bodies — an internationally recognized Council of Deputies based in the eastern city of Tobruk 4

January 19, 2016 6:14 PM In potential landmark case, Supreme Court takes up Obama's immigration plan

In a signal of the potential magnitude of the dispute, the justices instructed lawyers to address whether President Obama’s unilateral action violates the 'take care' clause of the US Constitution. Setting the stage for a potential election-year blockbuster decision, the US Supreme Court has agreed to decide a Texas case challenging President Obama’s 1

January 19, 2016 4:05 AM Sedalia celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sedalia citizens young and old brave the freezing cold Monday morning to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march from Sacred Heart Church to the Sedalia Municipal Building. The Burns Chapel Praise Dancers perform during Monday’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Sacred Heart Church, displaying this particular number for only the second 21

January 13, 2016 2:23 PM How President Obama’s final State of the Union address compares to his first

They are not exactly bookends to his presidency. Two speeches, six years apart, one given just over a year into his presidency, another just over a year from its end. Two opportunities to look at the change and evolution of a president, a leader, a man: President Obama's first -- and then his final -- State of the Union address. The two speeches have plenty 11

January 13, 2016 11:03 AM The 8 issues on which Obama isn’t quite done with Congress

In his final year in office, President Obama isn't going to get much done with Congress. And he knows it. From curing cancer to addressing climate change, the president hardly bothered to ask Congress for assistance in his final State of the Union address on Tuesday. Instead, he ran through a laundry list of issues on which progress eluded him these 9

January 12, 2016 10:25 PM GOP candidates take shots at Obama ahead of State of the Union

Another State of the Union tradition played out on Tuesday: criticism of the president from the opposition party and particularly its White House hopefuls in an election year. "Frankly, you know, the country is a mess," GOP front-runner Donald Trump said on Fox Business Network, which is sponsoring a debate among Republican presidential candidates in two days. As the president 1