NORWALK, Iowa -- From the outside, Lakewood Elementary in Norwalk feels like any other school during the summer: quiet. Inside, though, it’s anything but. Thomas held his first ever basketball camp on Tuesday, leading more than 120 kids through drills, sharing his experiences, and even doing some tricks. But the main reason he was there has little to do with basketball. “I feel like all of these kids have leadership qualities, they might have to just find them,” said Thomas.
EXIRA, Iowa-- The small town of Exira is a "blink and you’ll miss it" kind of place. But on Friday the 14th, the town could be seen from miles away. “We just started calling tankers. We told the dispatchers just make a circle, just keep going bigger until we tell you to stop,” said Exira Mayor Mike Huegerich, “Kimballton. Wiota. Anita. Manning. Templeton. Greenfield from the east of us came." The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. and three dozen surrounding departments got there as fast as they could.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- With hot temperatures in the summer, it doesn't take long to be thrown into a losing battle with the heat. “Oh well, yeah. My hair is wet. I’m hot,” said one Grey’s Lake beach-goer. It’s oppressive, overwhelming and downright awful. This scorching heat is assaulting more than just people's physical well-being, though--it also takes a toll on your psyche. “I think for some people it interrupts their overall well-being,” said Tim Lewis.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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