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No. 9 Iowa State hosts high-stakes matchup vs. WVU

Approaching a first conference championship in 108 years lends itself to reflection.Big 12-leading Iowa State knows all about that, even though the No. 9 Cyclones have only clinched a share of the conference regular-season title as they yearn to cement their spot in the league championship game.”Every once in a while, I will think about…

‘A baby-selling enterprise’: Former Arizona elected official sentenced to 6-plus years in adoption scheme

,   | Arizona RepublicPHOENIX – A U.S. District judge sentenced former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen to 74 months in federal prison for perpetrating illegal adoptions in what prosecutors called a “get-rich-quick scheme … hidden behind the shiny veneer of a humanitarian operation.”The judge also fined Petersen $100,000. “He subverted what should be a joyous time for everyone into…

Michigan couple married for 47 years die of coronavirus within a minute of one another

(CNN)Patricia and Leslie McWaters spent 47 years together, raising their children, then grandchildren and then great-grandchildren. And last week, the Michigan couple died together of Covid-19, within the same minute.”They literally did everything together and although we’re shocked about it, when we look at it, we also think it’s not so surprising, because they were…

Dear Santa, COVID-19 vaccine and stimulus please

  | USA TODAYAnother relief bill faces an uncertain fate in Congress. Meanwhile, 50 people in the United States die from COVID-19 per hour. Want to do some good? Here’s how to help on this Giving Tuesday.It’s Alex again. Happy first day of the last month of 2020.But first, it wasn’t aliens after all: Human beings were responsible for removing that 10-foot metal…