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A butter cow, actual cows and candidates at Iowa fair; Clinton and Trump don't meet

A butter cow, actual cows and candidates at Iowa fair; Clinton and Trump don't meet

Two forces of nature overtook the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, adding new spectacles to the massive annual celebration of livestock, sculptures carved out of butter and cholesterol-laden treats on a stick.

Presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump toured the fairgrounds, a traditional rite of passage for White House hopefuls in the state that holds the first nominating contest in the nation.

The former secretary of State arrived first, greeting a cow named Maggie and the boy who owns her before talking to the press. Clinton was accompanied by former Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, a beloved figure among the state’s Democrats who endorsed her the prior...

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