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Vandals douse Iowa fair's butter cow in red paint

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Iowa State Fair's traditional butter cow sculpture is back to its full glory after being coated in red paint by animal rights activists, officials said.
Deadly legacy of "Fast and Furious" lives on

Deadly legacy of "Fast and Furious" lives on

The U.S. government's botched "Fast and Furious" gunwalking operation is leaving a deadly legacy in Mexico, where weapons related to the operation continue to show up at crime scenes.
Lawmaker: No 'bad acts' for Secret Service

Lawmaker: No 'bad acts' for Secret Service

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said Secret Service agents can no longer take foreign nationals to hotel rooms and must avoid places of "bad acts."

Temporary levee keeping Hamburg, Iowa, dry

HAMBURG, Iowa, June 18 (UPI) -- The threat of the bloated Missouri River inundating tiny Hamburg, Iowa, remained Friday with an earthen levee the only thing standing in its way.

Grassley: Obama needs to lead on health

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will need to exercise "presidential leadership" to overcome opposition from both parties on U.S. healthcare reform, a GOP senator says.

Surgeon accused of not reporting payments

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- A spinal surgeon at the University of California, Los Angeles did not report payments he received from medical companies for research, a senator alleges.
Grassley suggests AIG execs commit suicide

Grassley suggests AIG execs commit suicide

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 17 (UPI) -- An angry U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, says AIG executives should apologize for the insurance giant's collapse and resign or commit suicide.
Grassley calls for NSF porn surfing probe

Grassley calls for NSF porn surfing probe

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, says he wants to know more about a National Science Foundation probe that found employees surfing pornography Web sites.

Wyeth allegedly used journals to tout drug

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Pharmaceutical giant Wyeth arranged ghost-written articles in medical journals on its hormone replacement therapy, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said Friday.
Tax policy change a boon to banks

Tax policy change a boon to banks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department, as Wall Street was in crisis, made a tax policy change that created a bank windfall of up to $140 billion, observers said.

Report disputes Medicare fraud success

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Medicare officials' boasts of trimming billions of dollars in fraudulent and improper claims are misleading, a U.S. government report says.

More pressure on U.S. intel withholding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- More pressure is being put on U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff about why intelligence agencies withheld information from one another.

Grassley criticizes Obama for war remarks

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's call on Iowans to lobby for an end to the Iraq war was "not senatorial."

Gonzales accused of 'inconsistency'

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Republican and Democratic senators criticized U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on inconsistency of his testimony on the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

Medicare to cut funds to unapproved drugs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The head of Medicare has said the provider plans to cut payments to pharmacies that produce non-FDA-approved versions of asthma and respiratory drugs.
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