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A deadly fire in Sioux City remains under investigation.  A man and woman died at hospital of their injuries, another man critically hurt.

The fire broke out at a home on West 1st Street about 7 blocks west of Hamilton Boulevard.

While putting out the fire and looking in the basement firefighters found the three fire victims.

Sioux City Fire Marshal Mark Aesoph there weren’t any working smoke alarms in the house.

The home is a rental property and local law mandates working smoke alarms.

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South Sioux City police officer Brian Van Berkum will face no criminal charges for his actions during a fatal May shootout.  A grand jury has ruled today that no charges will be filed, according to the Sioux City Journal.

Associated Press

The Democratic presidential candidates take the stage for the second round of debates tonight and tomorrow night in Detroit.     

Progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren face off this evening for the first time in this campaign.

Meanwhile, several other candidates will be scrambling for a breakout night to get back on voters' minds.  Ten go tonight, another ten tomorrow night.

Supporters of several of the candidates have planned watched parties in Sioux City.  Look for a list below.

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to increase opportunities for national service and build a network of 1 million service members by 2026.   

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor introduced his national service policy today while in Sioux City.

He says the voluntary plan would help people of different backgrounds form connections like the ones he formed while serving with the Navy Reserve in Afghanistan.

Iowa Public Radio

Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrapped up his latest swing across Iowa last night.

He spoke to a crowd of a few hundred last night at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City.

Tragically instead of seeing good paying jobs, education and health care coming to our rural communities, we are far too often seeing despair, depression and people losing hope.

Sanders repeated common themes like Medicare for all and investing in rural America.

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Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley says Congress won't consider a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada until President Donald Trump lifts tariffs that have prompted other countries to take actions that have hurt U.S. farmers.

Speaking today with reporters, Grassley said Trump must end steel and aluminum tariffs before Congress will ratify a United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Farmers in Iowa and across the country have been hurt by reciprocal tariffs placed on agricultural products, including pork and soybeans.