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      Branstad calls for lowering flags to half-staff

      Gov. Terry Branstad has called for all flags in the state to fly at half-staff to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Branstad ordered all the state building flags in Iowa to be lowered Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flags flown at half-staff include those at the Capitol, the Capitol complex and other public buildings throughout the state. Branstad is encouraging businesses and schools to do the same as a sign of respect for the thousands of people killed in the 2001 attacks.