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October 21, 2013

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A spokeswoman for Iowa's other exchange provider, Coventry Health Care of Iowa, said it was too soon to release any numbers. The Obama administration is not expected to provide enrollment data until later this fall.

Matthew Covington, an organizer with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, which supports the health care law, said he was optimistic people will be able to get enrolled in the coming months.

"Once the rush subsides a bit or they beef up some infrastructure, we'll see some positive developments," Covington said. "Darn near everyone knew this wasn't going to roll out with bells and whistles."

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Iowa couple robbed at gunpoint at home by 5 men

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa couple says five men broke into their home in a Des Moines suburb and robbed them at gunpoint.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1gvqmomhttp://dmreg.co/1gvqmom ) the incident happened in Pleasant Hill around 8 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the men entered the home through a basement window and crept upstairs to where the husband and wife were watching television.

Officer Adam Choat says two of the men held guns on the couple while the other three searched the home. When they found the couple's high school-age son upstairs, they also ordered him to the floor.

The men left with cellphones, a tablet computer, an Xbox video game console, more than 40 Xbox games, less than $200 cash and a couple bags of Halloween candy.

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Iowa fire injures 4, damages cat shelter

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — A fire in eastern Iowa injured four people in an apartment and damaged a cat shelter in Anamosa.

KWWL reports (http://bit.ly/16kKeWOhttp://bit.ly/16kKeWO ) the fire started in a building that housed The Cat Adoption Center and an apartment in Anamosa Sunday morning.

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