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  • A trailer with the words "Stop Eminent Domain Abuse" sits along U.S. Highway 30 near Boone.
    Madeleine King
    /
    Iowa Public Radio
    Farmers in the Midwest are gearing up for a fight over whether pipelines can cut through their land. Many look to the experience other farmers had with the Dakota Access Pipeline a few years ago.
  • Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, Friday, April 13, 2012.
    Michael Conroy
    /
    Associated Press
    Federal officials are responding to Tuesday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Many Democrats have called for more restrictions on gun access. While Republican lawmakers have condemned the shooting, critics have quick to point out the tight relationships these lawmakers have held with the NRA.