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from his autopsy and whether a degenerative brain disease played a role in his death. last night he bowed out of tomorrow's republican debate ... find out if donald trump has nailed down the details of his alternative plans to help wounded veterans. and they are living history books of college sports. hear some of the stories brent musberger and fran frischilla shared in ames this week. news at four front door open good afternoon ... i'm sonya heitshusen. .and i'm dan winters ... thanks for joining us. temperatures will be mild overnight tonight and due to the melting we saw during the daytime hours, patchy fog is possible. we'll start thursday already in the upper 20s, but with a northwest wind temperatures will
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cooler but not all that different. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds over the next several days and as winds shift toward the south for friday and saturday we'll see a big boost in temperatures will some of the warmest temperatures we have seen so far this year. sunday will bring a chance for a light rain/snow mix, but this is not expected to be significant. the bigger system will move in for tuesday when there is a potential for higher snow totals. being that it is still nearly a week out, there is still great uncertainty with this next system. be sure to stay updated over the next week as we continue to bring you the latest
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on to our top story today... four months after his death... medical experts confirm -- former hawkeye star and pro football player, tyler sash had a degenerative brain injury caused repeated trauma the disease "c-t-e" effects behavoir and can only be diagnosed after death. last september -- sash
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dead at his home in oskaloosa. the state's medical examiner say he died from an accidental overdose of pain killers. experts say the 27 - year -old had a severe case of c-t-e...one rarely seen in people his age. local brain injury specialists say it can take between 15 and 25 years for symptoms to show... and can be caused by injuries other than concussions. 425710 - it can even be just hits to the head that dont cause concussions so its mild accumulation of traumatic brain injuries concussion concerns have impacted the number of kids signing up for metro junior football leagues.... but one program says it's implemented something to help lower concerns we'll have more on that aspect of this story coming up on the channel 13 news at five a merger between meredith corporation and media general is off... but meredith isn't walking away empty handed. in exchange for terminating the
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meredith 60-million-dollars... and the opportunity to buy some of media general's broadcast and digital assets. it's been rumored for months that media general would call off the meredith deal in exchange for a more lucrative offer from nexstar... which will purchase media general for 4-point-6 billion dollars. this morning the head of the iowa national guard told lawmakers his solders are pouring more money into the state of iowa than they are taking out. reid chandler has more on general timothy orr's annual address on the condition of the iowa national guard. with military activity overseas reduced more today than the u-s has seen in the last 14 years, major general timothy orr of the iowa national guard told lawmakers wednesday iowa stands at the ready. 11:15:59 "today, more than 40% of our currently serving soldiers and airmen are combat veterans, the highest percentage in our organizations modern history. their accomplishments and capabilities are a testament to the years of training and
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and our nation have put into the iowa national guard to form a vital piece of the on-demand, all-volunteer force that defends our nation." - major general timothy orr - iowa national guard stronger, better, and cost- effective...that's how general orr describes the condition of the iowa national guard. in fact, because most of the iowa guard's funding comes from the federal government, he says the iowa guard puts more into the state economy than it takes out. 11:29:21 "this year, the iowa national guard brought in more than $353 million dollars of federal funding into the state, which is more than 97% of our departments budget. our soldiers and airmen pay more in state property, payroll, and sales taxes than what the state provides in
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guard." - major general timothy orr - iowa national guard other bragging rights include iowa's first female enlisting in a combat role within the guard.. something senate veterans' affairs committee vice chairman, jeff danielson, agrees iowans should be proud of. 12:11:43 "and i was in the navy during a time where women weren't even allowed onto the ship that i was assigned to. so that's an important step forward for service, that's equal and fair, and not gender based." - sen. jeff danielson - vice chairman, senate veterans' affairs committee while senator danielson says he was happy with the condition of the guard address, he still sees room for improvement in how veterans with mental health issues are treated. 12:13:40 "we also need to pay attention to what's going on with our own mental health investments and the facilities they might likely ow up at,hether they're a teran, or notieeeneply concerned that we've had partisan agreements on mental health investments, the governor s vetoed them." - sen. jeff nielson - vice chairman, senate veterans' affasmmittee senator danielson's unterpart on the housetans' affairs committee,presentative quentinanerson, says his focus is on the ccess of the home base iowa initiative. 11:50:28 oing from where we started to w where we're at. weene ofe most friendly environmentsfor veterans to come back to, d i think it's showing." -rep. quentin stanerson - chair, use veterans' affrs mmittee in des moines, reid chandler, annel 13 news.nce 20-13, 36 communities inthe state have become "home se iowa" mmunie providingcentives for vets to move eir families to
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elsewhere at the statehouse the annual standoff over education spending continued. senatedemocrats voted to set thallowable growth rate for the xtwo budget years at four-percent today. house republicans have already approved a two-percent increase for the two dt the twosides will now have tceo agreement on a unified ei crease.at process could take months. last night donald trump made a major announcement at a campaign rally in marshalltown. and he's showing no signs of backing down. i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. i think she's a third-rate reporter. i think she, frankly, is not good at what she does. and i think they can do a lot better than megyn kelly. and so i am going to be making a decision with fox, but i probably won't bother doing the debate. after the rally trump removed the "probably" and said he definitely wouldn't take part in a debate if megyn kelly was a moderator. instead trump is promising to hold a separate event in des moines ... hosted by another television network ... to raise money for veterans. the trump campaign still hasn't released the details on where or when that will happen. as soon trump made the announcement last night his fellow republican challengers jumped on him. today
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isn't acting like a commander in chief. 5-42 " i think it's a little weird. i don't see the benefit of him not debating. he seems to be worried about unfair questions when in fact he just dominates the press, it's a strange thing for him to suggest. if that's hard, then i mean he's in the same position as barack obama, he doesn't do interviews with fox. it just seems kind of weird. and the fact that he thinks he's being treated unfairly, when, if he's going to be president of the united states? life's unfair, you know. you got to make tough decisions, you have to challenge things, you have to deal with foreign leaders that don't all agree with you. you can't take your toys and go home." again the trump campaign hasn't said where he'll be during the debate tomorrow. the lead in the democratic race in iowa is changing faster than the wind ... at least according to the pollsters. a new quinnipiac poll... released this morning... gives bernie sanders a four point lead over hillary
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but polls last week gave clinton six and nine point leads ... and sanders an eight point lead. one things pollsters agree on is that hillary clinton is leading with older voters ... who are more likely to show up to caucus... compared to younger voters. so turnout could be the determining factor monday. today clinton took her message to adel ... where she provided a local man a big business boost. nothing motivates you more to clean a business, than having a potential next president stop at your business. bryce smith met the former secretary of state when she visited iowa last spring and held a business round table. smith invited clinton to come to his bowling alley at that event. clinton today criticized johnson controls for urging a bail out for the auto industry, then going for a merger to go off shore to avoid u.s. taxes. 'now they want to move overseas for the sole purpose, of escaping their fair share of taxes to support what
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successful in the first place.. the rule of law , the contract system, the judicial system, the support we give to training people, all that you and i have contributed and previous generations, they are willing to walk away. in order to pay a lower tax instead of doing what they should, to support our country to grow and be prosperous in the future. and it is wrong.' clinton said the republican candidates for president must exist in an alternate universe if they believe their own plans to solve the nation's problems. bernie sanders returns to the campaign trail tonight after heading back to washington for a special meeting today. sanders was invited to the white house for a one-on-one meeting with president obama. the two have had their differences over the last seven years, but sanders says his an obama supporter. sanders says his meeting with the president was constructive but
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holding a rally tonight in mason city. ames is becoming a second home to espn's brent musberger and fran fraschilla. "big monday basketball" keeps bringing them back to hilton coliseum. this week the duo hung around town after the game. coming up next ... we'll bring you a few of the decades worth of stories they brough to ames this week. on monday night there were two
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today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america,
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that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough." i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. car repairs, home improvements, a family trip... it's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal
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rubio refused to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. marco rubio: just too many questions. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. television coverage of the iowa state cyclones' upset of the kansas jayhawks at hilton ... espn's fran fraschilla and brent musberger. their faces and voices have become familiar around ames on "big mondays" for the last few years. this week they stuck around a little while longer to share a few decades worth of stories with the ames chamber. roger riley brings us that story. temperatures will be mild overnight tonight and due to
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george: my family's lived on this farm for three generations. the bakken pipeline would pump dirty crude oil across iowa. patti: the fact that bernie sanders stands up against the pipeline is one of the reasons we support him. george: bernie sanders didn't hesitate to say no to the big oil companies.
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we threaten the climate and the health of our children. bernie sanders understands that. patti: bernie sanders has the guts to just stand up for what he believes in.
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the american people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper... but will never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent... can't wait. the single mom who desperately needs a raise...
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the student with a mountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. during the daytime hours, patchy fog is possible. we'll start thursday already in the upper 20s, but with a northwest wind temperatures will be just slightly cooler but not all that different. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds over the next several days and as winds shift toward the south for friday and saturday we'll see a big boost in temperatures will some of the
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seen so far this year. sunday will bring a chance for a light rain/snow mix, but this is not expected to be significant. the bigger system will move in for tuesday when there is a potential for higher snow totals. being that it is still nearly a week out, there is still great uncertainty with this next system. be sure to stay updated over the next week as we continue to bring you the latest updates. temperatures will be mild overnight tonight and due to the melting we saw during the daytime hours, patchy fog is possible. we'll start thursday already in the upper 20s, but with a northwest wind temperatures will be just slightly cooler but not all that different. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds over the next several days and as winds shift toward the south for friday and saturday we'll see a big boost in temperatures will some of the warmest temperatures we have seen so far this year. sunday will bring a chance for a light rain/snow mix, but this is not expected to be significant. the bigger system will move in for tuesday when there
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totals. being that it is still nearly a week out, there is still great uncertainty with this next system. be sure toaydated overhe next week as we ntinue to bring you the latestdates. comi up next ... meet a drake udent who's about to join a tion wide coming up next ... meet a drake student who's about to join a
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but will never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent... can't wait. the single mom who desperately needs a raise... can't wait. the student with a mountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton.
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today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough." i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. welcome back. a drake university student is about to embark on a nationwide tour with a lofty goal. the "tour for diversity in medicine"'s mission statement is .... " to educate, inspire and cultivate future physicians and dentists of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds." now you can add pharmacist to that statement as well. joining us now to talk about her role in the tour is drake pharmacy student andrea prince-gomez. des moines, ia - andrea prince-
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pharmacy student from ferguson, mo., has been accepted to the tour for diversity in medicine, an organization that advocates for students from underrepresented populations to join healthcare fields. she will travel the country with other members of the organization beginning in february as its first representative for the field of pharmacy. 'andrea has an inspiring personal story that will motivate young people to pursue careers not only in pharmacy, but all healthcare fields,' said kameron leigh matthews, the tours founder and co-director. 'she comes from an underserved background, and she has definitely faced negativity...but she stuck to her , she knew what her interests were, and she wasnt
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background would not be strong enough to take her there.'prince-gomez says in her childhood city of ferguson, mo., the idea of becoming a pharmacist was far from most students minds. few of her high school classmates went to college. when her older brother earned an associates degree, it was the highest degree anyone in her family had received. 'there wasnt really a mentor for applying to colleges,' said prince-gomez. 'because in ferguson its a big deal to graduate high school. you may be the first in your family to graduate from high school. so theres not many people encouraging you to go to college, and if they do, its just the junior college down the street." prince-gomezs experience reflects
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students. while latinos and african-americans make up an increasing percentage of the american population, they continue to be underrepresented in healthcare fields; for example, african-americans represent only 3 percent of physicians, said leigh matthews. those demographics are reflected in medical programs and pharmacy programs, including drakes—a situation that drake administrators are keen to change. 'the university has made a commitment to increasing inclusivity and diversity among the student body, faculty, and staff,' said renae chesnut, interim dean of the college of pharmacy and health sciences. 'andreas selection aligns with our colleges vision to be a diverse community of learners leading the way to a healthy world. she is a positive role model for others and will be an inspirational ambassador on the tour.' prince-gomez made the leap from high school to college through willpower and luck. she navigated the application process and filed for financial aid on her own, paid for college admission exams from her own pocket, and was accepted into the university of missouri,
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degree in biology. she worked 60 hours a week to put herself through school. she held down a job at a local restaurant, and simultaneously landed a job in a pharmacy. a third job as equipment manager for the football team took her all over
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travel more than shed ever congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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with an armed group there after the death of one of their members and overnight. tom steyer says america needs to act on climate change ... and he's spending his billions to make it happen. hear
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presidential candidates and republican voters are divided on the issue. news at four front door a smaller group of armed protestors continues to occupy an oregon wildlife refuge tonight. eight of their members were arrested last night and another one killed. few details about the deadly incident are being released. but law enforcement are stepping up the pressure to bring the entire standoff to an end soon. jay gray has the story. it happened along this stretch of highway 395.. a remote area police and federal agents say they picked, to reduce the chance of violence.. but as officers pulled over a caravan of leaders from an anti- government protest group.. 45 miles from the oregon wildlife refuge they have occupied for almost a month -- something went wrong.. "one man died as we attempted to
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ongoing investigation / fifty-four year-old lavoy finicum was shot and killed.. finicum had become a spokesman for the group.. and recently told nbc news: "honestly, there are things more important than your life -- and freedom is one of them." eight protesters were taken into custody -- including the group's leader... nevada rancher ammon bundy.. and his brother ryan.. who was treated for a gunshot wound after his arrest.. armed protesters remain in control of the malheur national wildlife refuge right now... calling for the release of two oregon ranchers convicted of lighting fires on government land.. and demanding local control of all federal land.. while today sheriff dave ward emotionally called for them to leave.. "this has been tearing our community apart. / a county in the cross-hairs of a standoff.. and national debate that's turned violent now.. jay
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each of the arrested protestors will face a federal felony charge of conspiracy to states from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats. a strong storm, including what damage this morning in south florida. this aerial video shows a tractor trailer on its side, a car on top of another and trees down. the wind was so strong... emergency management says a car was tossed from the southbound lanes of the florida turnpike into the northbound lanes. one person was injured in broward county. after years of filling up tv and radio commercial breaks ... and your after years of filling up tv and
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(donkey noise) (elephant noise) (mic screech) there's a big difference between making noise... (mic tap) ...and making sense. (elephant noise)
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when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates! enough talk.
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as president, i will defend this nation, but i will do it responsibly. i voted against the war in iraq, and that was the right vote. we must never forget the lessons of that experience. isis must be destroyed, but we should not do it alone. we need an international coalition with muslim boots on the ground fighting with our support. it's time to end the quagmire of perpetual warfare in the middle east. as president, i will.
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mailbox ... the presidential candidates, their super pacs and other special interest groups are about to leave the state. but they aren't going quietly. today one of the biggest spenders in this campaign cycle was in iowa. tom steyer is a billionaire environmentalist who's putting his own money up to get iowans and americans to vote for the environment. he sat down with our dave price to talk about the unique divide that climate issues create. 117-614 "we want the presidential election to include a conversation on climate ... hear how much americans care about this and make these candidates address ... what is in this for you? i cmae to the conclusion thate we needed to succeed on as a nation, this was our generational issue ... come together solve it ... hand the country on the nedt generation ... people for whatever reason werent coalescing ... make energy bills
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... when iowas listen they hear democrats agree with what you're talking about republicans don't. more than half of republican voters ... agree with us ... if you say should we accellerate the ... if you look at the republican governor of iowa he's very supporting ov biofuel and wind energy ... there is a gigantic breakdown bewteen the people whor are running fpr president ... the fact of the matter is ... if you look at what will happen ... it will raise the likelihood that ... what republicans are talking about is a fantasy ... what we're talking about is a gigantic work project ... jsut bluster.."
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car repairs, home improvements, a family trip... it's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal and for five years rubio refused to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. marco rubio: just too many questions. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born,
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i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon.
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can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our hearts. and that journey begins here in iowa. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message, and i ask you to join with us at the caucuses on monday night.
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coming up next ... meet the
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who has the biggest east coast blizzard story to tell. one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. we intend to be sure
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and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. i want to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton,
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today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly, "enough is enough."
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d-c. the city remains mostly at a standstill as 22 inches of snow are removed from roads and sidewalks. the weekend storm was one of the worst to ever hit the nation's capital. at the peak of the storm, travel was not advised for most of the east coast. but a pennsylvania woman had no choice but to ignore those orders. just as the storm hit, so did labor. mariah bryant tried fighting the storm to make it to the delivery room.
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forced to deliver him herself on a snowy highway north of philadelphia. thankfully for mother and son there were no complications ... and now there's a fantastic story to tell. "and then he just came right out! he wasn't waiting for nothing. he was not waiting. he wanted out." edit to: "i mean it did happen in my 2013 ford focus, but it was a beautiful moment." mariah and brantley are both doing well. she was just 15 minutes away from the hospital when she was forced to pull over. we'll be back in three minutes with results from today's poll congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street.
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the time has come to make a choice... about which candidate can actually make a difference for you. in a world as complex as this, we need a president as experienced as hillary. in the situation room... at the negotiating table... and always on your side... fighting for children and families. with a real plan
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...reduce drug prices... ...win equal pay for women... ...and protect social security and medicare for seniors. she'll build on obamacare, not start over. break through the gridlock, not add to it. defend planned parenthood, not attack it. stand up to the gun lobby, not protect it. lead on foreign policy, not ignore it. we need a president with the experience and determination to get the job done. i'm running to make a difference. a real difference for you and your families across our country. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. but his life was cut short... the degenerative brain disease that medical experts say may have played a role in his death... and the impact it has on youth football... and five days until the iowa
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want the candidates to address... and the impact the national spotlight has on the image of iowa... and elementary students in johnston are preparing an emergency.. how a pillowcase is making a difference... 432810 - the average nfl player takes 900 - 1200 hits to the head every single season and doctors say that's what likely contributed to a former hawkeye and pro football player developing a serious brain injury. good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm erin kiernan and i'm sonya heitshusen. four months after tyler sash's death.... medic experts have diagnosed him with c-t-e. last september the 27 - year - old was found dead in home in oskaloosa after he accidentally overdosed on pain killers channel 13's jodi whitworth.. looked in to how this impacts football in iowa...
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