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Bannon expresses regret over comments attributed to him in tell-all book

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2018 - 1:02pm
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist - who suffered a public falling out with the White House last week after he was quoted as criticizing the president and his family...
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Billions from VW settlement boost push to clean vehicles

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2018 - 12:34pm
South Carolina wants to replace aging school buses. Colorado plans to electrify Denver’s bus system. And Washington wants electric ferryboats for Puget Sound. As part of a 2016 federal court...
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Two dying memoirists wrote best-sellers about their final days. Then their spouses fell in love.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2018 - 12:13pm
SAN MATEO, Calif. — The literary pairing was inevitable. “When Breath Becomes Air,” Paul Kalanithi’s memoir of his final years as he faced lung cancer at age 37, was...
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Iowa City Bike Library seeks new home for third time in three years

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2018 - 11:12am
IOWA CITY — The communal bike loan and repair shop known as the Iowa City Bike Library is looking for new digs for the third time in a little over three years, putting the...
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White House adviser Stephen Miller calls Bannon an ‘angry, vindictive person’ over comments in Wolff book

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2018 - 9:42am
WASHINGTON — Stephen Miller, President Donald Trump’s top policy adviser, on Sunday eviscerated former White House colleague Stephen Bannon over comments attributed to him in a new...
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Police seek suspect in Iowa City armed robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 7, 2018 - 6:43am
IOWA CITY — Police are looking for a suspect in the armed robbery of an Iowa City business early Sunday morning. Officers were called to Romantix, 315 Kirkwood Ave., at 1:06 a.m. Sunday....
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Taxes cut on small breweries

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 6, 2018 - 8:29pm
Tucked inside the new tax plan is a big tax cut for beer breweries and liquor distilleries, cutting a federal fee on booze that industry officials and the tax bill’s authors say is holding...
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Time Machine: Not much left of University of Iowa building first known as East Hall

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 6, 2018 - 11:34am
After six weeks in steerage and a bout of measles, Carl Sjorstrand arrived in the United States from Sweden in 1869 at the age of 3 with his parents and sister. The family migrated to a farm in Boone...
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ProCircular wants to be ‘Iowa’s cybersecurity company’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 6, 2018 - 11:33am
CORALVILLE — Aaron Warner’s path to building a Corridor-based cybersecurity company has roots in his days as a kid with a Commodore 64. “It was the thing my friends and I had in...
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Iowa legislators outline mental health priorities

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 6, 2018 - 11:32am
DES MOINES — It is an issue, a question, that has driven Iowans to public events and town halls by the hundreds: How can the state improve its mental health care system? So I asked the...
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How will the Rockwell Collins Aerospace HQ be chosen?

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 6, 2018 - 11:17am
As United Technologies Corp. seeks to finish its acquisition of Rockwell Collins this year, Cedar Rapids is left unsure about whether it will remain the home base for the Collins name. The...
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2018 Iowa legislative session may be 100-day campaign rally

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 6, 2018 - 9:41am
Despite the high-minded rhetoric of state government leaders, this session of the Iowa Legislature is shaping up to be one long campaign rally. Given the current political climate nationally and in...
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Plan to slash U.S. drug costs leans on troubled factories

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 5, 2018 - 7:35pm
As U.S. regulators push hundreds of new generic drugs to market in an effort to drive down prices, the industry is facing a continuing problem in India, where many copycat medicines are...
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Iowa ‘Goldilocks’ economy needs more trade, economist warns

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 5, 2018 - 7:32pm
JOHNSTON — Iowa’s economy is not so hot it’s pushing interest rates up and not so cool that it’s not creating jobs. “I call it the Goldilocks’...
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Public retirement funds, other hot buttons await Iowa lawmakers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 5, 2018 - 7:04pm
DES MOINES — Democrats have sounded the alarm: Republicans are coming for public workers’ retirement funds. Republicans have responded: That’s nothing more than political...
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What federal tax cuts mean to Iowans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 5, 2018 - 6:17pm
DES MOINES — Iowans could see an estimated $1.538 billion cut in their individual federal income payments in tax year 2018, but the changes could mean they pay an extra $260 million over three...
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Trump’s demand for border wall marks divide with GOP lawmakers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 5, 2018 - 6:05pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is emphasizing his vow to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and additional conditions for an immigration deal, as congressional leaders and White...
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Cedar Rapids man’s attempted murder trial reset to April

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 5, 2018 - 5:52pm
IOWA CITY — The trial for a Cedar Rapids man, charged with stabbing his friend as well as shooting at him multiple times in June while the two were in the Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area, is...
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Pakistan slams United States suspension of military aid, accuses it of betrayal

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 5, 2018 - 5:50pm
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials denounced the Trump administration’s decision to suspend military aid Friday, decrying what they called “arbitrary deadlines” and...
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Songs about generators and Spam? New Puerto Rican music reflects the island’s resilience.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - January 5, 2018 - 5:48pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - On Christmas Eve, receptionist Kala Ronda planned to cook rice and beans for her husband and three kids. “But when I came home, we didn’t have water...
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