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From the Democratic presidential debates hosted in Detroit, candidates (left) Marianne Williamson, Rep. Tim Ryan, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke former Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. John Delaney, and Gov. Steve Bullock. Michael Zamora/NPR hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris flips pork chops at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. She came to the fair intent on proving she's a top-tier contender. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Kamala Harris' Iowa Bus Tour Has Clear Intended Message: She's A Front-Runner

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Tanisha Cortez waits on a table at a restaurant in Ames, Iowa. When the previous restaurant she worked for closed, Cortez applied to others and had job offers right away. Jobs are plentiful in Ames, a small city of more than 65,000 residents tucked amid farm fields north of Des Moines. Olivia Sun for NPR hide caption

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In This Town, You Apply For A Job And You Get It

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A lot of Iowa business owners in towns like Mount Pleasant are facing chronic labor shortages. One solution is to encourage more outsiders to come to the state, including immigrants. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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With Workers Hard To Find, Immigration Crackdown Leaves Iowa Town In A Bind

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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Association of Fire Fighters legislative conference in March. He got into the Democratic presidential nomination fight Thursday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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A railroad crossing is flooded with water from the Platte River in Plattsmouth, Neb. Record high floodwaters inundated regions of the Midwest following an intense winter storm and rapid snowmelt. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Sukup Manufacturing Co.'s thriving factory outside tiny Sheffield, Iowa, gives the town an economic anchor. But that hasn't stopped the population numbers from slipping. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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As Rural Towns Lose Population, They Can Learn To 'Shrink Smart'

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cathy Glasson campaigns one week before the primary election in a Des Moines restaurant. She says she thinks in order to win against Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, she and her fellow candidates need to run far to the left. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Iowa Democrats Want Back Control Of The State, Starting With The Governor

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ACLU of Iowa legal director Rita Bettis, shown with Emma Goldman Clinic attorney Sam Jones, said a judge's decision to temporarily block Iowa's newly passed abortion law removes uncertainty as a legal challenge to the law proceeds. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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