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U.S., Cuba begin historic talks on restoring diplomatic ties

The United States and Cuba aim to reach agreement on the opening of embassies as a step toward ending five decades of bitterness.

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‘Screech’ pleads not guilty in bar brawl stabbing

Actor Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy Screech on "Saved by the Bell," pleaded not guilty to stabbing a man on Christmas.

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Super Bowl is probably going ‘topless’

NFL officials have to decide whether to open the roof at the University of Phoenix Stadium for the big game.

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Will Ferrell hits cheerleader, ejected from basketball game (for a movie stunt)

The actor was filming a scene for new comedy "Daddy's Home" but it was shot during a real-life game.

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NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to retire after ’15 season

The legendary racer plans to step out of the driver's seat after the 2015 season.

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in Sports

Belichick, in front of #Flexball backdrop, denies involvement in DeflateGate

The New England Patriots head coach denied any involvement in, or knowledge of, DeflateGate.

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Twitter hashtag perfectly #ExplainsThe90s

A new Twitter hashtag has started trending that urges you to explain your '90s experience in just four words.

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in Lifestyle

If your boss is a bully, science says ‘fight back’

If you’ve ever had a boss who yelled at employees, ridiculed or intimidate them, new research suggests a little payback might be good.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Jan. 22.

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in National

House heads to vote on border security bill

The House will on a border security bill as Republicans try to chart their own course on immigration — not just oppose President Barack Obama.

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in Entertainment, Sports

Chris Evans and Chris Pratt set Super Bowl charity challenge

It's Captain America versus Starlord in a Marvel superhero battle for football supremacy.

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Children’s Groups Merge

Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

Camping

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks

South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.

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in Agriculture

Plans For Ethanol Plant Progressing In Onida

A pair of Iowa entrepreneurs are moving forward with a $ 120 million dollar ethanol plant to be built in…

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Thune’s Committee To Study Internet

South Dakota Senator John Thune held his first hearing as Chair of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. He says…

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More Power Lines Going Underground

As the growth in electric customers and consumption continues for Southeastern Electric, they are upgrading and protecting their system by putting more power lines underground.

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Port Slowdown Hurting Pork Exports

The labor slowdown at ports in the Pacific Northwest is hurting U.S. pork exports. National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil…

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Senators Introduce Bill To Remove Tax

Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa along with Al Franken of Minnesota have introduced legislation to make capital gains from Chapter…

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in Music, Sports

The San Jose Sharks love Metallica

The team has adopted the band's hit "Seek and Destroy" as their unofficial theme.

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in Lifestyle, National

Washington state could raise smoking age to 21

Washington state could become the only state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

Recent Headlines

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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use

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A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

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Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.

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Changes Sought In Drivers License Law

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A Nebraska state senator hopes there's a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver's licenses.

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Children’s Groups Merge

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Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks

Camping

South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.