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Q&A: Tracking the source of stomach bug outbreak

Is an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug over? Depends on who you ask.Full story

Funny photo: Tiny tot’s tongue ‘stuck’ on window

  TODAY’s Sara Haines digs up a bunch of crazy photos you sent us, such as a baby licking a window, a dog who kicked his owner off the couch, and an unusual sign promoting gas.

Branstad Orders Flags Lowered To Honor War Hero

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all U.S. flags in Iowa flown at half-staff in honor of retired Col. George "Bud" Day, an Iowa native who died last week. Branstad made the order for flags flown from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013. The funeral for Day, who died Satur Full story

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  Stomach illness reported in 15 states

Federal health officials now say at least 372 confirmed cases of cyclospora food poisoning have been reported since mid-June. In Iowa and Nebraska, prepackaged salad mix is being blamed for the outbreak. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Des Moines police museum goes wild

A year after being shot by police in a Des Moines, Iowa neighborhood, a six-foot long cougar now has a permanent perch in the Des Moines police museum. WHO's Jannay Towne reports.

  Bashir: Iowa’s 4th deserves better than ‘racist’ Steve King

Martin Bashir notes polls that show the district Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, represents does not share his controversial view of Hispanics and so he asks a simple question: “Does the fourth congressional district of Iowa deserve to be represented by an ignorant racist?”

  Is Steve King the new face of GOP extremism?

One congressman defends the term ‘wetback’ and uses the phrase ‘anchor baby’ on the House floor. What does this mean for the rest of the Republican party? Democratic candidate for Congress, Jim Mauer, joins MSNBC’s NOW to discuss.

  State trooper avoids speeding ticket while driving Iowa’s governor

We now know that one way to avoid a speeding ticket is to be driving the state's governor. That's what helped an Iowa state trooper avoid a ticket when he was driving Iowa Governor Terry Branstad back in April. Steve Kornacki’s panelists talk about this and other things that we learned over the last

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