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ten.the iowa connection to a deadly attack in afghanistan. afghanistan.plus...the changes creating a major headache for thousands of parents trying to make sure their kids have health insurance. insurance.and...easing restrictions with a catch. "they have missed so many blood donations."why a decision to change blood donation rules for gay men, won't be imacting local blood banks anytime soon. soon.now, the corridor's top stories and tomorrow's weather forecast in the first ten minutes. this is cbs 2 news 10 at 10. but first, rain could soon be falling across parts of eastern iowa. iowa.justin roberts is in for terry tonight and he joins us now with how it could impact
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for more than 30 years, gay and bisexual men were not allowed to donate blood...but yesterday, that all changed. the f-d-a lifted its lifetime ban -- allowing men who have sex with men to give blood... though there are still some restrictions on this new rule. cbs 2 news reporter dora miller shows us how the new plan will work, dora? the 12-month rule still applies -- meaning, if you've
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the past year, you'll have to wait to give blood.and because this change is still new, it'll take some time to fully it. all blood cells matter... that's the new ruling after the food and drug administration lifted a lifetime ban on gay men donating blood... blood..."they have missed so many blood donations by people who would have liked to have done so."gay and bisexual men are now under the same category as anyone else who engages in "risky" behavior... if a man has sex with a man, to donate. donate. "it's a little hard to understand why the fda took so long when the blood banks that are out there, actually doing the work and collecting the blood and knowing people and knowing what's out there were opposed to it."the mississippi valley regional blood center is one of many blood banks that pressed for the change. change. "our center, and others around the country, have provided feedback and testimony and access to research and so forth, in support of this change."but it
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overnight. "even though fda made an announcement, we're going to follow our own timeline."that means more training and updates to old information... "even though it might not sound like a whole lot, it's a very involved process because we do it very deliberately to make sure we do it right." right." "so many people in the gay community were interested in donating blood and lord only knows how many gallons and gallons of blood they had not gotten that they presumably will now." one thing that won't change is everyone's safety.blood centers will still test the blood they get from donors. covering the corridor in cedar rapids, dora miller cbs 2 news ten at ten cbs 2 news ten at ten continues now with more of the corridor's top stories. stories.plans to privatize
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now creating obstacles for children enrolled in the hawk-i program. program.37-thousand iowa children are enrolled and they'll have to find new insurance by january first.the state terminated contracts for two of the companies that run the hawk-i program, thinking the medicaid changes would be implemented by the first of the year.last week, the federal government rejected that date, saying iowa wasn't ready.wellmark declined to extend its hawk-i contract which leaves nearly 75-percent of hawk-i children uninsured. right now, the medicaid changes are due to take effect march first. meanwhile, new information tonight on the number of iowans signing up for health coverage through healthcare dot gov. gov.more than 48-thousand iowans are now enrolled through the system. system.they're among the eight- point-two million americans who will have coverage starting january first. first.in 20-15, less than nine- percent of americans still had no health coverage.that's nearly half the number of uninsured before the affordable care act took
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cbs 2 news is learning new details about the american soldiers killed in this week's suicide attack in afghanistan. afghanistan.in all, six u-s armed forces members died in the attack near bagram air base. base.among them, sergeant joseph lemm, a new york police veteran who leaves behind a wife and two children. according to the dubuque telegraph herald, lemm spent time as a child living in bernard, near dubuque. dubuque.also killed in the attack, air force major adrianna vorderbruggen.she led protests before the pentagon lifted its "don't ask don't tell" policy that barred openly gay americans from serving. at least one pereson is dead tonight after militants with the al-shabaab terror group ambushed a bus in kenya.dozens of others were saved -- when a group of muslims on the bus shielded christian's on the bus.witnesses say the muslims gave the others headscarves so they wouldn't be singled out and killed. france is stepping up security
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part of that plan includes churches keeping only one door open during services.french officials are worried about violence after the deadly last month's attacks. three high school students running the twitter campaign keota hopes for hillary were recently promised a visit by the democratic presidential candidate. today - clinton's long-awaited appearance at their rural high school drew hundreds of people not only from keota, but from surrounding small towns. towns.cbs 2 news reporter steffi lee was there. there. just for reference purposes - 700 people filled this gym and keota's population is less than one thousand.former secretary of state hillary clinton told the standing room only crowd she wants to pay more attention to small high. it only took hillary clinton's entrance for keota high school's gym to erupt loud enough to shake the whole town. town. i mean this is all of our hard work paying off today. for abby schulte, kylie tinnes and megan adams of keota hopes for hillary -
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today was perfect. perfect."i wanna say a word about small rural schools like this one because i know that was the original reason why you all got so excited and why you were stalking candidates." clinton hit just the points that sparked their twitter conversation. conversation. and try to see if she can do for them. them. actually listen to educators in the classroom clinton hit governor terry funding veto hard. hard.when you have a district doing a good job, it seems counterproductive to impose financial burdens on it.she told keota high school she hopes it can overcome its tough financial times.sot principal nathan carlson:but it's not only about school pride. pride. iowa in general being such an agriculturally focused economy general hillary clinton 08:01:36 i want young people
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the ways we can combat clean renewable energy.it's what iowa stands for making the students who filled the gym with almost their entire town's population populationhopeful for someone running for the 45th presidency. presidency. we are so excited and this is the best christmas present and just an honor in general for her to be here. here.:since the entire campaign started on twitter - today, the trending hashtag keota hopes for hillary turned into hashtag keota got hillary. in keota, steffi lee, cbs 2 news. on the g-o-p side, donald trump's lead over ted cruz is shrinking.a quinnipiac poll released today shows trump is still ahead but by only four- percentage points.florida senator marco rubio rounds out the top three with 12-percent support. the university also asked voters if they would be happy to have donald trump in the white house.50-percent of those polled said they would be embarrassed to have trump as president, 23-percent said they would be proud. now ten at ten continues with a look at tonight's other stories across the corridor. in marion, police are investigating a knife attack, allegedly by this man, 50-year old david merrifield. the
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it happened at about 12-30 this morning on grand avenue.a female victim was taken to the hospital with a neck wound. she is expected to be ok. merrifield is charged with domestic assault and willful injury and remains in the linn county jail. right now in iowa city, mediacom is threatning legal action against the city.the company delivered a copy of a lawsuit it plans to file in federal court *if iowa city doesn't reconsider a new agreement with imon communications.the company says it's now at a competitive disadvantage in the city.it's asking city leaders to give them a response by the end of the year. also in iowa city, a family of eight will now call this house a home.its all thanks to the work of volunteers with the iowa valley habitat for humanity. donations and grants are helping habitat put three this month. rose bowl fever continues to sweep across the corridor, corridor,and all the excitment
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prices.a recent study released by forbes says the average resale ticket price is 705- dollars.some fans got lucky getting some of the 22 thousand tickets sold though the university.those were about 150-bucks. bucks.all next week cbs 2 news will have complete coverage of the rose bowl.we will also be airing a 30-minute special before the big game.road to the roses, airs next thursday at six-30. an elderly corridor man is celebrating one of the "spirits" of the season tonight. tonight."well i'll tell you one thing though, it is smooth wiskey." wiskey."the co-owner of templeton rye made a surprise visit to life-long-fan, jerry stych of cedar rapids.stych's home was heavily damaged during the floods of '08 and templeton's keith kerkhoff wanted to surprise the 86-year-old before an appearance at the wilson avenue hy-vee.jerry got an autographed bottle of the wiskey, and a personalized jim beam gift set complete with
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that is cbs 2 news ten at ten -- the corridor's top stories and tomorrow's weather first forecast in the first ten minutes. minutes.but we are just getting started.coming up... up...christmas in the corridor. we take you to the hidden display off the main roads of linn county and why it's weel
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cbs 2 this morning.gas is cheap right now in the u-s but some still dread heading to the pump.tomorrow we'll take a look at one company that could
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next on c-b-s two news... news...the popular christmas display some of our linn county viewers say you have to see this holiday season.
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heart disease. asthma. diabetes. 7 out of 10 americans take prescription drugs. but in the last 7 years drugs prices have doubled. hillary's going to take on the drug companies. require medicare to negotiate lower drug prices. let people buy their prescription drugs from countries like canada at half the price. and cap monthly prescription costs for every american. the drug companies have been over charging long enough. it's time to fight back. i'm hillary clinton
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all december we've been taking you to see some impressive light displays . .but, several of our cbs 2 viewers called to say there's one more neighborhood we needed to check out--- in walker.cbs 2 news reporter matt hammill found out you were *so right - as we celebrate christmas in the corridor. corridor. santa cause is coming to town" it's the kind of traffic jam you would expect holiday shopping -- bumper to bumper - creeping along in the dark. dark.but here - no road rage - - just santa smiles. smiles. " hi everybody " on blue creek court - santa and mrs claus - and all their neighbors have created a dazzling display. display.an amazing sequence of high tech colors - and holiday themes - - mixed with christmas classics including a nativity scene. snow flakes fall gently - from an electronic tannenbaum tower and there's even a leg lamp in one of the windows - -
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fragile**thousands of people drive to - the neighborhood that belives *** sometimes waiting two hours.a little chaos - - a lot of joy. joy." you know we never intended it to become really what it's become but we wouldn't trade a thing .. it's been a blast" blast"" music " santa - who moon-lights as a project engineer at rockwell - even provides music on your radio to match the nearly one - hundred thousand lights .add that to nearly five miles of extension cords and cables - and it's a lot of work - but worth ever second. second.what do you think of santa's lights a& are they pretty fun .. yea ** they're pretty fun .. alllll right. " " oh we love it .. we love it .. we wouldn't have it any other way .. every year you get to come out and hand off these candy canes to all these people who are just smiling "" hi guys a& hi kiddo a& say merry christmas" christmas"it's phenomenal .. it's unexplainable ,, - it's those smiles and especially the reactions from especially the kids" kids""oh hello - - look
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mrs claus a& can we get a high five .. pat - pat - - alreight - hahahahaha .. yea"aaron and deb - say it's beautiful - but it's also about working with neighbors -- and seeing children happy for the holidays. " i just really love the enjoyment that so many people get out of it .. it's awesome. "" thank you a& glad you enjoyed it .. thank you .. merry christmas "celebrating christmas in the corridor - i'm matt hammill hammilla7 and coming up in sports -- another game down to the wire for the cyclones -- could the cardiac clones come from behind again -- find out next
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2. making it to the rose bowl for the first time in 25 years is a great accomplishment and the hawkeyes are definately proud of that feat but getting to pasadena isn't what this team wants to be remembered by -- the hawks returned to practice this week and started preparing for stanford -- on christmas eve, they'll fly to cali and contniue those preparations all the up until game day -- because this is a business trip with one goal -- win the rose bowl. "we just gotta maintain our focus because we got a big opportunity ahead of us here to win a rose bowl game. and we're not satisifed with just being in the rose bowl and playing in the game--we wanna win the game." game.""we're playiing in the rose bowl -- this is gonna be an amazing experience, something that you'll always remember, you'll never forget, and you'll tell your children but when twenty five years comes down the road and you
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be recognized for that game -- do you want to be recognized for just going or do you want to win it? for the first time all season the now 11th ranked iowa state men -- are looking to bounce back after a loss -- and they'll have to do it in their first true road game of the year yeari-s-u taking on cincinnati this one got good late -- clones down 3 with a minute 20 to play -- georges niang -- bang -- bang -- bang -- that ties it at 78 16 seconds left now-- clones down 1 -- abdul nader -- later gator -- the three puts i-s-u up 2 with 11 ticks leftnaz long is like -- guys we still have to play defense -- cincinnati got three good looks in the final 5 seconds -- and missed them all -- cyclones survive -- 81 to 79 hawks hosting tennesse tech on jarrod uthoff bobblehead night and the former jefferson j- hawk -- was ready to go from the start -- uthoff finishes at the rim for two his 13
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peter jok -- the three balls -- were like the -- 2006 young jok song -- going down -- he sunk 5 triples -- and finished with a game high 21 points and the hawkeye transition game was on point -- 2 passes -- one dribble -- and a dunk by nicholas baer -- he added in 19 -- iowa wins 85 to 63 it's the third and final inner state rivalry game for bluder's bunch -- the hawkeyes beat u-n-i -- lost to iowa state -- and now it's time for drake -- lisa bluder's former team -- and a team iowa has beaten 13 black out night at carver -- hawks donning their all black uni's first quarter -- their freshman phenom was playing some d -- tah-nye-ah davis -- with the steal -- she completes the dine and dash for two of her 10 -- and everybody was scoring tonight for the hawks -- alexa kastanek -- getting fancy with the reverse lay-up --- she finished with 15but the game belonged to the home town hero -- miss ally disterhoft -- the iowa city west product scored a team high 20 -- 6 hawks
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iowa wins 89 to 76 the iowa state women wrapped up their non-conference slate with a 79 -- 63 win over northern arizona -- and the uni women fell to creighton -- 69 to 61 high school girls basketball -- xavier hosting davenport assumption -- tom lilly looking for career win number 500and his saints would get him to the milestone -- megan jones drops in the bucket -- xavier gets the win -- 57 to 47 -- and coach lilly gets win number 500 "just love the game, have a passion for it... i don't know about 500 though ... that means you've been in a gym a long time, you've got a lot of practices underneith your belt , you've gone through a lot of kids, but 500 is quite a club.. and not very many people reach it and this is the sweetest win at this moment in time." stay with c-b-s two -justin has one last look at your
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news at praised as one of america's best mayors who governed as a pragmatist. bernie sanders passed more amendments in a republican congress than any other member. cracked the gridlock with john mccain to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders. a consistent, principled, and effective leader.
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