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Van plows through crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 13; two arrested, explosion kills another in related incident

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 4:58pm
BARCELONA — A manhunt is underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona’s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack...
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Powerball jackpot grows to $510 million

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
DES MOINES — Saturday’s jackpot in the Iowa Lottery’s Powerball drawing has grown to an estimated $510 million, making it the fifth-largest ever offered in the game and ranking...
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Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston top list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 4:32pm
It was a good year to be a Jennifer in Hollywood, but it was an even better year to be an Emma. Forbes released its annual list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses Wednesday and...
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The story behind a retracted CNN report on the Trump campaign and Russia

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 4:30pm
From the beginning, CNN was reluctant to say what went wrong. On Thursday, June 22, it published an article on its website, reporting that a Senate committee was investigating alleged ties between a...
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U.S. pension funds sue Goldman, JPMorgan, others over stock lending market

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 4:09pm
Three U.S. pension funds sued six of the world’s largest banks on Thursday, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JP Morgan Chase & Co, accusing them of conspiring to stifle competition in...
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Early voting underway for school board elections in Linn County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 3:51pm
Early voting has begun for Linn County’s Sept. 12 school board elections. In-person voting started Thursday in the election services department of the Linn County Auditor’s Office,...
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YouTube TV expands to 14 new markets, partners with Sinclair stations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 3:49pm
Alphabet Inc’s Google has expanded its YouTube TV streaming service into 14 new U.S. markets to reach half of American households, with an additional 17 markets to launch in the next few...
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Captain America was punching Nazis in 1941. Here’s why that was so daring

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 3:08pm
If there’s one superhero character whose rise might be most tied to the events of World War II, it is Captain America, who emerged from the minds of legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and sprung...
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Mylan, U.S. finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 2:36pm
BOSTON — Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement resolving U.S. Justice Department claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the...
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Delivery is the hot dining trend

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 2:23pm
CHICAGO — Delivery, it seems, is a must for restaurants these days. It allows restaurants to reach customers who don’t want to eat out, but also don’t want to cook. And it...
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Next business boom could come from space

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 2:20pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — These days, it’s hardly exotic to see a “made in China” sticker slapped on your favorite product. But what if that sticker said “made in...
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Cedar Rapids man faces charge of interfering with railroad radio operations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 2:16pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man was charged in federal court this week for using and interfering with radio transmissions involving railroad operations, including making racial slurs and...
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Coralville church helping kids go back to school

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 12:54pm
TIFFIN — A Coralville church is helping area children and their families go back to school on a high note. LIFEchurch kicks off its sixth annual “Servolution: Back-to-School” event...
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Iowa City startup raises $2 million

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 11:41am
An Iowa City medical device startup that emerged from the University of Iowa has raised $2 million in investment. The money, iotaMotion co-founders said Wednesday, will help it continue to develop a...
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Eleven Corridor companies make Inc. 5000

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 11:13am
More than a third of Iowa’s fastest growing companies reside in Eastern Iowa, a new ranking list shows. Business magazine Inc. released its Inc. 5000 list this week, which each year recognizes...
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Officials: Trucker indicted in Texas human smuggling case

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 11:00am
A federal grand jury in San Antonio indicted a truck driver for his alleged role in the smuggling deaths of 10 undocumented immigrants found in the trailer of a truck in a Wal-Mart parking lot in...
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UPDATE: At least one dead after van swerves into crowds in Barcelona

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 10:42am
A driver swerved a van onto a pedestrian area Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, ramming into crowds and leaving dead and injured scattered along a stretch of tree-shaded...
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University of Iowa: ‘We denounce the KKK’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 10:25am
IOWA CITY — With at least nine U.S. cities bracing for far-right rallies this weekend after a widely-publicized event in Charlottesville turned violent and left three people dead, University...
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Registration open for Cedar Rapids Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 9:23am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Registration is open for the Cedar Rapids Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. The ten-week academy starts on Sept. 13 and will meet for three hours every...
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Trump’s crisis spurs talk of White House departures

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 17, 2017 - 8:58am
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top...
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