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What Happened During the Iowa Caucuses ?

This week on Midwest Week - trying to make sense of this week's Iowa caucuses - the various interpretations of who might have won, and why anyone should care about the results. Herb Trix's guest is Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register.You can also hear Midwest Week on WVIK, Fridays at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered.
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Beyoncé is one of a kind — the kind of star who can drop a surprise music video and see much of the Internet and social media instantly explode.

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Iran and Boeing go way back. Boeing was the largest supplier of civilian aircraft to Iran before the country's 1979 Islamic revolution. And despite the fraught relations between the U.S. and Iran since then, Iran has kept flying those planes for decades.

As part of the recent Iranian nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions, Boeing is once again permitted to sell planes to the Islamic Republic. And Iran desperately wants to start replacing its fleet of aging, worn-out commercial aircraft.

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The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos are meeting, finally, for Super Bowl Sunday. And they're bringing a whole tangle of storylines with them: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's MVP season, surefire Hall of Famer Peyton Manning's possible ride into the sunset — and the decent chance both guys will be stifled by the dominant defenses opposite them.

It is, without a doubt, the biggest game of the year. So we've decided to cover it with the littlest poems we could think of: haiku.

This post is about to recommend that you read two fairly long stories about Polish politics.

It's worth it, I promise. They offer twin views on a story that's not just important geopolitically — it's fascinating on a human level.

Here's how The Guardian opens its examination of the mysterious crash that has reshaped the Polish psyche — not to mention Poland's government:

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