Flooding across the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, over the last couple weeks has soaked homes and fields and left local governments scrambling. Dirk Lammers/AP hide caption

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Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources
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Trump Stands Firm On Giant Chicago Sign
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Chicago Gets Out From Under Its History Of Political Patronage
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Could Political Patronage In Chicago Be A Thing Of The Past?
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Authorities say the drug operation allowed customers to pay at one location, pick up the heroin at another and be back on the expressway within minutes. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Gun Shots Interrupt Interview, But The Conversation Just Gets Started
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NPR Reporter Witnesses One Of Chicago's Latest Shootings
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NTSB Raises New Concerns About Dreamliner's Lithium Ion Battery
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Summer Travel Season Expected To Heat Up
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Oil Industry Blamed For Freight Rail Delays
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International Aviation Group Says Plane Tracking Is A Priority
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