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New York braces for Trump’s first stay home as protesters gather

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 2:44pm
President Donald Trump will return to his midtown Manhattan apartment for the first time since taking office, for a three-day visit likely to snarl traffic and draw protests. The president, who left...
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SpaceX launches International Space Station resupply mission, lands rocket at Cape Canaveral

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 2:44pm
ORLANDO, Fla. — Against a crisp blue sky, SpaceX launched a resupply mission to the International Space Station shortly after noon Monday — and a sonic boom accompanying its re-entry...
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Study: Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 2:43pm
NEW YORK — Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease, stroke,...
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Merck CEO resigns from White House council to ‘take a stand against intolerance, then Trump slams him

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 2:42pm
WASHINGTON — The chief executive of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. publicly resigned from a White House manufacturing council Monday, declaring he felt “a responsibility to take a...
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Jury begins deliberating in Taylor Swift groping trial

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 2:40pm
DENVER — Jurors began deliberating on Monday in the closely watched trial of dueling lawsuits by Taylor Swift and a Colorado DJ over her accusations that he groped her bare bottom during a...
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Another grim milestone for Yemen: Cholera infections jump to half a million

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 2:40pm
The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit 500,000 on Sunday, marking a grim milestone in the spread of the disease across this war-ravaged country. Almost 2,000 people have died...
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Man accused of killing Virginia protester admired Nazi death camp: classmate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 2:39pm
James Fields walked into the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, on a school trip two years ago and told a classmate he was “where the magic happened.” The account was...
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A different kind of reunion: Classmates pitch in to help clean up Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 2:26pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Catching up with former high school classmates can sometimes be good for more than just a trip down memory lane. A group of Prairie High School graduates from the early 1980s...
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Cedar Rapids man accused of stealing 118 vases from Cedar Memorial Cemetery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of stealing brass vases from more than 100 gravesites at Cedar Memorial Cemetery. According to the Linn County Attorney’s Office and Cedar...
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Marion police chief pushing plan to consolidate Linn County 911 operations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 12:17pm
MARION — At any given time during her shift, Marion Police Department communications operator Ashley Hill is taking 911 calls, dispatching police officers and firefighters and overseeing the...
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The Ground Floor: Daycare grows in historic Cedar Rapids building

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 11:30am
A new Cedar Rapids business is making good use of an historic space. Little GEM Learning Center opened last fall in the old Iowa Highway Commission building on 16th Avenue SW. The building, which...
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Trump: ‘Racism is evil — including the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made his most explicit comments denouncing the hate groups responsible for “this weekend’s racist violence” after two days of...
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Harreld pitches plan to hike University of Iowa tuition by 7 percent

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 10:48am
Like a proposal from Iowa State University last week, the University of Iowa on Monday pitched a plan to hike resident undergraduate tuition rates 7 percent a year through 2022, increasing the cost...
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Burundi family selected for ‘Sweet Home Cedar Rapids’ house

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 10:31am
CEDAR RAPIDS — The next home built by Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is being called “Sweet Home Cedar Rapids” to honor departing Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett. The two-term...
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Go Daddy cuts off white-supremacist site the Daily Stormer

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 9:53am
LOS ANGELES — Neo-Nazi hate website the Daily Stormer has been cut off by its domain-name hosting provider after it posted a vile defamation of Heather Heyer, the woman murdered Saturday in...
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Crews responding to North Liberty house fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 9:43am
NORTH LIBERTY — Fire crews are at the scene of a fire at a North Liberty home. According to a tweet from EIFGalerts at 10:09 a.m., crews were called to a home in the 300 block of Locust Drive....
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Former Iowa City mayor Wilburn says he’s running for governor

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 8:49am
There’s yet another candidate for the Democratic nomination for Iowa governor next year. Ross Wilburn, a former mayor of Iowa City, said Monday that he has jumped into the race. He has been...
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Iowa City Landfill closed due to fire

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 8:36am
IOWA CITY – An early morning fire has closed the Iowa City Landfill for the time being. The Iowa City Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at the landfill at 2:30 a.m. Monday. The...
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Driver accused of murder in Charlottesville violence due in court today

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 7:13am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A man said to have harbored Nazi sympathies as a teenager before a failed bid to join the U.S. Army was due in court on Monday to face charges he plowed his car into...
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Iowa City Pancheros employee accused of theft from business

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 14, 2017 - 6:38am
IOWA CITY — A Pancheros employee is accused of stealing $3,500 from the business earlier this year. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, on Jan. 16 around 5:42 a.m., a suspect...
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