DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa lawmakers are due back at the state Capitol today and legislative leaders say they're close to concluding the 2013 session. There was no floor action in the House or Senate this week, but leaders say they've been working privately to resolve differences on key issues. Republican House Speaker Kraig Paulsen says it's possible lawmakers could finish their work today.
DECORAH, Iowa (AP) - A retired president of a Minnesota seminary has been chosen as interim president of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. The college board says David Tiede will begin his duties in July. Current president Richard Torgerson is stepping down on June 30th after 14 years.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa's vice president for research is expected to urge Congress to support funding for developing ultrafast supercomputers. Daniel Reed will testify today before a House subcommittee. Reed says supercomputers could help solve some complex societal questions.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Northern Illinois transfer Abdel Nader has signed on to play basketball at Iowa State. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 13.1 points a game for NIU as a sophomore last season. The Cyclones say Nader will sit out the 2013-14 season and have two years of eligibility left at Iowa State.
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