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Las Vegas gunman’s estate could offer rare redress for victims

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 7:23am
NEW YORK — Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is thought to have...
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Trump chides NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 7:16am
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for not forcing its players to stand during pregame renditions of the U.S. national anthem,...
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Ford to recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 7:08am
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America to add a water shield to side door latches. Affected vehicles include certain 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017...
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Senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare, Trump indicates support

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 6:53am
WASHINGTON — Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump...
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Wednesday Morning Read: Good, bad news for Iowa bridges; United Fire looks to demolish downtown buildings; county attorney, supervisor at odds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 18, 2017 - 5:59am
TODAY'S WEATHER -- Mostly sunny. High 72, low 45. GOOD, BAD NEWS FOR IOWA BRIDGES -- Passers-by may have noticed inspection crews surveying the underside of several Iowa City bridges this week using...
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Linn County Attorney, supervisor at odds over implicit bias training

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 9:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A conflict has arisen between two Linn County elected officials over the status of proposed funding from the Linn County Board of Supervisors for implicit bias training. The...
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Reynolds heads to Washington over Iowa issues

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 9:20pm
DES MOINES — Pending federal action could have significant effects on health care and the renewable fuels industry in Iowa, and Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she will have an audience next...
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CIA says it thought it had mistakenly ‘shredded’ U.S. Senate torture report, later discovered it unshredded

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 8:07pm
WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency thought for months that it had mistakenly shredded a massive U.S. Senate report on its use of waterboarding and other “enhanced...
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Iowa Republicans raise pressure over renewable fuel standard

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 8:02pm
Iowa’s top elected Republicans turned up the heat Tuesday on the Trump administration to prevent a rollback of Renewable Fuel Standard requirements, with U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley suggesting...
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Airbnb to collect Iowa hotel tax

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 6:56pm
Airbnb stays in Iowa will get a bit more expensive in November. The vacation rental marketplace has agreed to collect hotel and motel taxes in Iowa, including in the cities and counties that have...
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‘No bond’ policy aims to keep offenders who violate probation behind bars

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 6:34pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden says he believes in second chances but at some point, “it’s time to draw the line,” if a person who has committed a...
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Study: Iowa ranks well in terms of ‘functionally obsolete’ bridges

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 6:21pm
IOWA CITY — Passers-by may have noticed inspection crews surveying the underside of several Iowa City bridges this week using a snooper truck — which works similarly to a cherry picker,...
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Former USDA chiefs predict rising consumer influence on agriculture

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 6:16pm
JOHNSTON — Consumers, not lawmakers and regulators, may drive the debate over water quality and good farm production, according to a former U.S. agriculture secretary visiting Iowa this...
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University of Iowa employment review not started, five months after announcement

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 6:12pm
IOWA CITY — Five months have passed since the University of Iowa announced plans to review its employment practices after losing a high-profile discrimination case against its athletics...
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Iowa courts electronic filing system down, paper filings accepted in all 99 counties

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 6:09pm
DES MOINES — Iowa courts will temporarily accept paper court filings after the statewide electronic document management system crashed Tuesday. The Iowa Supreme Court ordered clerks in all...
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Toledo man to serve nearly eight years in federal prison for trafficking ice methamphetamine

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 5:21pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 25-year-old Toledo man was sentenced to nearly eight years in federal prison Tuesday for his involvement in an ice methamphetamine trafficking ring in Eastern Iowa. Kelbie...
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United Fire looks to demolish two downtown buildings, expand Cedar Rapids footprint

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 4:48pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — One of the headline businesses in Cedar Rapids — United Fire Group — plans to demolish two recently acquired vacant buildings on Second Street SE in downtown Cedar...
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Senate one step closer to approving tax cuts after vote to open budget debate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 4:31pm
WASHINGTON — The Senate took an important step toward enacting Republican tax cuts Tuesday, voting to start debate on a budget resolution that would allow the chamber to approve a GOP tax...
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Lawsuits allege University of Iowa mishandled sexual assault, harassment complaints

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Two former University of Iowa graduate students are suing the UI based on allegations the university mishandled allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The suits against the UI, Iowa...
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Amazon Studios president Roy Price resigns following sexual harassment allegations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 17, 2017 - 3:11pm
LOS ANGELES — Roy Price is exiting Amazon Studios, where he served until recently as president. The departure from Amazon follows Price’s suspension Oct. 12 from the tech giant’s...
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