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Sen. Manchin calls on Trump to withdraw Marino’s nomination as drug czar in wake of Post/’60 Minutes’ probe

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 1:43pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said “we’re going to be looking into” a report about Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., his drug czar nominee, in the wake of a Washington...
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Why the unknown motive in Las Vegas is so unsettling

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 1:02pm
We need to know. Two weeks after Stephen Paddock rained down bullets on attendees of a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 and injuring more than 500, investigators are no closer to...
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Falling for apples: Time is right to dig into these sweet treats

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 12:22pm
Growing up in the rural Deep South, I didn’t have the inherent fondness for apples which seems such a part of the Midwestern psyche. The big apple tree in our garden bore hard, mostly sour,...
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Play debuting at CSPS focuses on food insecurity

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 12:12pm
A hunger pang can refer to more than just an empty belly. It can be the pangs of longing for many things, for safety, for education, for opportunity, for a taste of home. A new play debuting at CSPS...
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Iowa Governor Reynolds ‘concerned’ with proposed Renewable Fuel Standard changes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 11:02am
Moves by the Trump administration to alter the Renewable Fuel Standard “threaten the livelihood of tens of thousands of American farmers and workers,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and three...
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Ground Floor: Cedar Rapids internet service provider wants to plug the holes around town

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 10:47am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Aaron Fitzgerald’s frustration with his home internet service is what led him to start his new business. When Fitzgerald and his family moved into a new Cedar Rapids...
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Gravitational waves? Neutron stars? Kilonovas? What the new physics announcement means.

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 10:15am
On Monday, scientists announced the first-ever observation of a cosmic event using both gravitational wave detectors and conventional telescopes. They witnessed a kilonova, a violent, brilliant...
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#MeToo: sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 10:01am
LONDON — Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts...
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It’s official: C.J. Beathard earns starting nod as 49ers QB

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 9:41am
LANDOVER, Md. — San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard couldn’t author a storybook ending when he replaced Brian Hoyer in Sunday’s 26-24 loss to the Washington...
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Army Sergeant Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 8:49am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, accused of endangering fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured...
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One missing, seven injured after oil rig explosion in Louisiana

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 8:40am
One person is missing and seven were injured after an explosion at an oil rig in a Louisiana lake just north of North Orleans. The explosion happened just after 7 p.m. Sunday in Lake Pontchartrain...
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Iowa City man threatened to set woman on fire, police say

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 7:08am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces prison time after police say he entered an apartment without permission and assaulted a woman. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 1:18...
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Novo Nordisk diabetes drug effective, preliminary FDA review finds

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 6:41am
Novo Nordisk A/S’s closely watched diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded, sending the company’s shares up 3.4...
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Monday Morning Read: Luring back rural voters vexes Democrats; landowners unite against rural confinements; Cedar Memorial organist has played since 1965

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 16, 2017 - 6:23am
TODAY’S WEATHER — Sunny, pleasant. High 62, low 43. LURING BACK RURAL VOTERS VEXES DEMOCRATS — Rural Iowa shifted political direction in 2016, catching Democrats off guard. The...
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Clash on Obamacare raises the specter of government shutdown

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 15, 2017 - 7:40pm
WASHINGTON — Democrats accused President Donald Trump of trying to sabotage the nation’s health care system through his decision to halt payments to insurers meant to shore up the...
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Spurned by Blum, ‘concerned’ Iowa progressives quiz his challengers

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 15, 2017 - 4:23pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s too bad it took the 2016 election to make it happen, Cindy Garlock says, but she’s heartened to see “people who were not involved become...
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Luring back rural voters vexes Iowa Democrats

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 15, 2017 - 4:21pm
DES MOINES — Rural Iowa shifted political direction in 2016, catching Democrats off guard. The conversation of how to earn back those votes is dominating conversation among Democrats these...
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Tillerson plays down tensions with Trump

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 15, 2017 - 2:20pm
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday minimized tensions with his boss, President Donald Trump, and brushed aside comments from an influential lawmaker, who compared...
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ReZone Cedar Rapids open house set for Tuesday

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 15, 2017 - 1:40pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids is hosting an open house on Tuesday to seek input on a comprehensive overhaul of the city’s zoning code, which regulates how and where structures are...
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Cedar Rapids organist pulls out all the stops to help grieving families

Cedar Rapids Gazette - October 15, 2017 - 10:44am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Karmen Shedenhelm doesn’t remember exactly when she started playing organ for Cedar Memorial. “In those days, you didn’t fill out an application,”...
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