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From his lofty perch in the White House, President Donald Trump declared the midterm elections a “very Big Win” on Twitter the morning after the ballots had been tabulated, promptly discounting the Democrats return to majority power in the U.S. House.

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CLINTON — One month after the much-anticipated 2018 midterm elections, Clinton-area voters are reflecting on the results and pondering the consequences of their selections.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff, ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders took themselves out of the running for the job.

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CLINTON — City officials this week learned that their application for $22.7 million in federal grant money for a crucial road construction project has been denied.

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CLINTON — Clinton County officials are set to vote on a 28E agreement with the city of Clinton.

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CLINTON — The Salvation Army's car giveaway was a Christmas miracle for Lisa Dominguez. The mother of two little boys may have an easier time finding a job now that she doesn't have to rely on bus schedules, she said.

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CLINTON — The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center has many activities for families enjoying the holiday season and breaks from school. Opportunities for this week include a paper ball reindeer craft on WOW Wednesday, and Miss Jessica reads "First Snow of the Woods" on Funtime Friday. Eac…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he did not violate campaign finance laws and that the liability for hush-money payments to two women alleging affairs with him rests with his former fixer, Michael Cohen.

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CLINTON — A bitcoin bomb hoax hit Iowa and much of the rest of the country on Thursday, including several sites in Iowa.

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CLINTON — A Clinton man will be incarcerated for at least five years in connection with a robbery at Shell Express Lane.

CLINTON — The Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency is set to consider a contract for single-stream recycling with Scott County and hauling bids for single-stream recycling at its board meeting Thursday.

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WASHINGTON — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.

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FULTON, Ill. — The Fulton community goes out of its way to prevent hunger and loneliness on Christmas Day. The town of 3,500 is planning its 36th community Christmas dinner and asking for volunteers, desserts and orders for delivery.

MIAMI (AP) — American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday.

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CLINTON —The biggest challenge for the Clinton Regional Development Corp. in 2018 was how to carry on without an executive director, Board Chairman Mike Johnson said during the CRDC’s annual meeting Tuesday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans.

CLINTON —The biggest challenge for the Clinton Regional Development Corp. in 2018 was how to carry on without an executive director, Board Chairman Mike Johnson said during the CRDC’s annual meeting Tuesday.

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CLINTON — The Salvation Army, with the help of local businesses, will surprise a family with a car and related gifts this week.

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CLINTON – The Clinton School District is looking into an advanced school safety system that would involve instant background checks as visitors enter the building.

CLINTON — United Way of Clinton County, Iowa collected contributions totaling just over $179,000 at its third campaign meeting Nov. 29.

DES MOINES (AP) — The cost of the children's health insurance program in Iowa is set to soar from $7 million to $37 million over the next two years because of changes approved by Congress that reduce federal funding.

CLINTON — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

The New Year is upon us and many people will resolve to lose weight. Obesity is a worldwide public health problem that continues to worsen. According to the latest statistics, two-thirds of our population are found to be overweight, which is defined by having a BMI (Body Mass Index) between …

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Jewelette McDaniel always felt guilty about not sending photos often enough to her mother-in-law. So last Christmas, she commissioned an artist to paint a family portrait featuring her in-laws and their immediate family: son, daughter, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren.

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The Clinton Herald would like to take readers down memory lane with a look at Christmas in Clinton throughout the years. We are asking readers to share their old photos with us by sending through email to news@clintonherald.com or bringing them into the Herald and we will scan them and send …

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Making holiday cookies – the rolled, cutout, and glazed butter-cookie variety – is everyone’s favorite December activity. Unfortunately, these cookies either look good but taste like cardboard or have buttery, rich flavor but lack visual appeal.

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When it comes to pot roast, keeping it simple is sometimes best. We started with a chuck-eye roast, a well-marbled cut that is great for braising. Splitting the roast in two allowed us to trim excess fat and cut down on cooking time.

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MOUNT CARROLL, ILL. — The University of Illinois Extension in Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside counties graduated six new Master Gardener trainees recently: Sheila Carey, Terry Durham, and Debbie Thormahlen of Whiteside County; Toby Green and Lana Soldat of Carroll County; and Darla Emmert of Lee…

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CLINTON — A Clinton church is continuing its progress toward opening a new facility.

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CLINTON — The Clinton City Council on Tuesday could approve a resolution aiming to improve the city's social media communications with its constituents.

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