Iowa Catholic school allows gay-straight club

By : Jeremy Williams
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A West Des Moines Catholic high school has approved a request by students to form a school-based gay-straight alliance called “One Human Family.”

Dowling Catholic High School gave the approval for the club April 24, The Des Moines Register reported.

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Scientist pleads not guilty to fake AIDS vaccine research

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging that he falsified research for an AIDS vaccine to secure millions of dollars in federal funding.

Dong-Pyou Han, 57, entered his not guilty pleas to four counts of making false statements during his initial court appearance in Des Moines federal court. Each count carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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