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West Burlington’s Samantha Dzawo | 2020 IGHSAU Girls Basketball

West Burlington senior Samantha Dzawo is a model student-athlete, excelling in the classroom and finding success on the basketball court. Her journey from Zimbabwe to Iowa helped her develop a love of the game. Watch her story in this 6-minute Iowa PBS Documentary video.

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Americans continue moving to states with lower tax burden

Click here: Two states that are the big winners from the 2019 population estimates are Texas, which gained 367,215 new residents, and Florida, which gained 233,420. Neither Texas nor Florida have a personal income tax.

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Your Dog’s Ice-Cold Nose May Be a Sensor for Detecting Heat at Distance

Click here: The amazing canine nose is more impressive than we thought —the cold, wet, bare tip of a dog’s snout—is capable of sensing weak thermal radiation, according to new research published today in Scientific Reports.

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103-Year-Old Shares Secrets To Long Life

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Former superintendent of the Colo-Nesco school district charged with killing his wife

Click here: Former superintendent of the Colo-Nesco school district, Gary Pillman, 70, is charged with second-degree murder after the Story County Sheriff said Pillman stabbed his wife Betty Pillman, 62. Gary Pillman is the former superintendent and elementary principal for the Colo-Nesco School District, and was employed with the district from 1993 to 2011. Betty Pillman was the K-12 art teacher.

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Most School Attacks Are Preventable According To New U.S. Secret Service Report

Click here: School attackers showed warning signs, says Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center study. “These are not sudden, impulsive acts where a student suddenly gets disgruntled,” said Lina Alathari, the center’s head. “The majority of these incidents are preventable.”

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Facebook app has been quietly turning on people’s cameras and freaking them out

Click here: Glitch affects iPhone owners, who said their camera suddenly switched itself on while they were scrolling through their feed, watching videos or looking at photos.

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Did You Get Random Valentine’s Day Texts This Week? You’re Not Alone

Click here: The text messages were sent on Feb. 14, but remained undelivered until Wednesday.

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Obama calls out “woke culture” and urges younger generations to not be judgmental

The former US president Barack Obama has spoken against call-out culture. ‘I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people … that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough.’ Obama said that achieving change was a much more difficult issue than simply using social media. ‘That is not activism, that is not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far,’ the 44th US president said at the the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday.

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2019 Ozone Hole is the Smallest on Record Since Its Discovery in 1982

Click here: Abnormal weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica dramatically limited ozone depletion in September and October, resulting in the smallest ozone hole observed since 1982, NASA and NOAA scientists reported today.