Grain Operator Austin Clubb surveys corn inside the Homestead Grain Facility at Amana Farms near Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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February 07, 2014

Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million In Grain Bin Deaths

An Illinois jury has returned a record verdict of nearly $17 million in the deaths of two teenagers and the traumatic entrapment of a third worker in a grain bin in 2010, NPR's Howard Berkes reports.


February 07, 2014

Senate Fails To Advance Unemployment Bill, Again

For a second time, the Senate has failed to advance a bill that would restore unemployment benefits for an estimated 1.7 million Americans, who have been out of work for the long term.


February 07, 2014

Illinois Files Appeal With FEMA Over Tornado Aid

The state of Illinois has appealed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of the state's request for aid to local governments after deadly tornadoes in November.


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