IOWA CITY, Ia. — Effie Campbell feared the worst when doctors told her the baby boy who had been growing inside her for only 26 weeks was about to arrive well ahead of schedule.

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Campbell, 33, had checked herself into the emergency room at her hometown hospital in Mount Pleasant on Aug. 28, believing that the mild contractions she’d put up with while working her usual shift at a nursing home had merely grown worse. Hospital staff informed her that she had actually been in labor all day.



Effie Campbell holds her son, Oliver, for the first time Sept. 7 at Stead Family Children's Hospital. Oliver was born at 26 weeks and will spend at least his first three months of life in the hospital's newborn intensive care unit. The hospital is investing in new staff and equipment designed to care for premature babies, funded in part by the $3 million that Carson King helped raise last September.


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Effie Campbell holds her son, Oliver, for the first time Sept. 7 at Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Oliver was born at 26 weeks and will spend at least his first three months of life in the hospital’s newborn intensive care unit. The hospital is

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Wentz discusses the challenge of remaining confident originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Carson Wentz pronounced his confidence intact Wednesday coming off two of the worst games of his life.

Keeping it intact may be the next challenge.

“This business, this game, confidence can turn on people real quickly,” he said. “And for us, it’s going back to what you know. It’s believing in yourself. It’s the entire body of work ever since you were a kid and how you train, how you work, how you prepare. There’s going to be rough times, there’s going to be rough patches. But guys just gotta lean in. I think we have a really good group of guys in this locker room that lean in on each other and trust each other and encourage each other no matter what the outside world’s saying or feeling. We trust each other, we stay together and

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Carson Hocevar has spent his summer racing part-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, competing against some of stock car racing’s best.

Nothing beats a trip back home for the 17-year old Portage driver, though.

Hocevar dominated Sunday afternoon’s Money in the Bank 150 presented by Sip Shine at the Berlin Raceway in Marne. Hocevar took the lead on lap 17 and never gave it up, earning the $10,000 first-place cash prize.

The race is believed to be the first one held on a Sunday in Berlin’s 70-year history. The race, featuring a 28-car field, was scheduled for Saturday night but was rained out, so the field returned Sunday.

“I finally got one of these crown jewels here,” Hocevar said during his interview on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold. “Obviously, I would have loved to have made it a little more exciting but it makes our jobs

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In Minneapolis, Housing Secretary Ben Carson last year cheered on the city council when it moved to eliminate single-family zoning — the kind of government red-tape Carson said made housing too expensive and exacerbated the homelessness crisis.



Ben Carson wearing a suit and tie: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks during a roundtable with President Donald Trump about America's seniors, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.


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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks during a roundtable with President Donald Trump about America’s seniors, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

Later in Atlanta to attend a housing conference, Carson said strict zoning rules drove up construction costs and made affordable housing options out of reach.

“When you look at some of the areas of the country where homelessness is the greatest, you see the greatest number of zoning restrictions,” he said, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Now, in a stunning about-face, the conservative has embraced an idea recently pushed by his boss — President Donald Trump — that the federal government should

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