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Hillary Clinton will be in Iowa on Sunday, and the national press is dispensing with the formalities: She is running for president. No if's, and's or deeply personal decisions about it.

"Let’s just get this out of the way now: She’s running," BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith wrote Friday in a preview of sorts for Clinton's appearance Sunday at Sen. Tom Harkin's 37th steak fry in Indianola, Iowa.

Amy Chozick of the New York Times wrote a detailed piece on Friday, a thorough reading of the proverbial tea leaves. Some were superficial -- Hillary is taking yoga (to prepare for the physical rigors of a campaign) -- while others were substantive. She has been asking Wall Street types what they think of President Obama's fiscal policies and inquiring about the best people to know in Iowa.

“It’s very obvious what’s she going to do,” Sue Dvorsky, a former chairwoman of the Iowa Democratic Party, told Chozick. “Clearly she’s going to run.”

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't have many friends right now as his league is consumed by its players' off-field scandals. He's been accused of lying about what he knew and when about suspended running back Ray Rice hitting his now-wife and an independent investigation is underway.

But he still has at least one ally in league circles: Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.

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CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed Egypt as an "important partner" in the emerging coalition aimed at beating back the extremist Islamic State group, while stressing that the need for Cairo's support would not lead Washington to ignore human rights concerns.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.

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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is still trying to stir things up with the federal authorities months after the national spotlight has turned away from his corner of the world.

The Elko Daily Free Press reported on comments Bundy made at a tea party-sponsored event Thursday in Elko, Nev. Officials there are advocating for public land to be transferred from federal to state control. But Bundy said that the state and local authorities already own the land.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL was already under heavy criticism this week for the way it handled a domestic violence case involving a prominent player.

Now the league has another public relations problem: A charge of child abuse for an even bigger star.

Running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in Texas for using a branch to spank one of his sons and the Minnesota Vikings promptly benched him for their game Sunday against New England.

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MIAMI (AP) — Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

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Colorado GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner's attendance of a fundraising event hosted by a fellow Republican who cast doubt on the Sandy Hook school shooting has provoked some strong responses from those close to the shooting.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), whose state was devastated by the killing of 20 students and six adults at the elementary school in December 2012, called the reports "sickening."

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.

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