State lawmakers blur line between public, personal interests

A recent change in Iowa's tax code spared Mark Chelgren's machine shop, welding company and wheelchair-parts plant from paying sales tax when buying certain supplies such as saws and cutting fluid.

  • Written by By LIZ ESSLEY WHYTE and RYAN J. FOLEY , Center for Public Integrity and Associated Press

Trump flouts warnings, declares Jerusalem Israel's capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy and formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's curious case for shrinking monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made a curious case for stripping federal protections from vast stretches of two of America's national monument lands.

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  • Written by By CALVIN WOODWARD and BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press