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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds looks on after signing an executive order granting convicted felons the right to vote during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Governor Acts To Restore Voting Rights To Iowans With Felony Convictions

Iowa was the only state to automatically restrict voting rights to anyone with a felony conviction. Wednesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an order to restore those rights to most people.

For Da Love Of Da Game (Instrumental) DJ Jazzy Jeff
Still D.R.E. [Instrumental Version] Dr. Dre

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NHL Commissioner On How The League Keeps Athletes Safe: 'Be As Flexible As Possible'

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Perry St. 2 Blithe Field
Starman David Bowie
Hands in the Dark Chromatics
Inside Out Spoon
Tidal Imogen Heap
Rollin (Instrumental) Calvin Harris

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FDA Adviser: Not Realistic To Expect A COVID-19 Vaccine In 2020

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How Do You Like Me Now [Instrumental]
Yellow Bird Pretty Lights

Not your grandmother's nuclear reactor. A drawing of Oklo's proposed Aurora nuclear power plant, which would produce enough electricity for about 1000 homes. Oklo hide caption

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Smaller Nuclear Plants May Come With Less Stringent Safety Rules

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Strictly Rule Vetiver
Uncle Ace Blood Orange
Window View Beach Fossils
Loveless Lo Moon
Impressions
Basically STRFKR
Cello Sonata No.7 in A Minor Vivaldi

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