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The Latest: Trump Campaign Defends Choice To Boycott DebateHere are the latest developments from the 2016 race for president, one week out from the Iowa caucuses.
Rising Star: Iowa Forward Jarrod UthoffUthoff has been critical to Iowa’s resurgence. The Hawkeyes are 15-3 with road losses to Iowa State and Wisconsin and a neutral court loss to Villanova, none by more than four points.
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Florida Man Sentenced for Promoting Fake ConcertIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Florida man involved in schemes to promote and sell tickets to non-existent concerts in Iowa and other states has been sentenced to six years in federal prison.
Jindal Stands by Rick Perry for GOP Nomination BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he's not giving up on Rick Perry as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, despite the Texas governor's poor showing in the Iowa caucuses.

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