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#MeToo movement challenged by cascade of allegations

December 10, 2017 - 7:54pm
The criticism came swiftly last week after Atlantic magazine published a writer’s account saying that Sen. Al Franken “groped” her in 2009 by putting his hand on her waist during...
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The legacy of Newtown: Lockdowns, active-shooter training and school security

December 10, 2017 - 7:50pm
Coy Ferreira stood inside a rural California classroom, more than a dozen 5- and 6-year-olds huddled in the corner as a gunman sprayed bullets at the school and tried to break his way in. Ferreira...
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Scenic California coastal communities in path of inferno

December 10, 2017 - 7:47pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A raging wildfire pushed toward a string of California coastal cities Sunday, prompting new evacuations as crews fought to save homes amid gusty winds that have fueled...
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Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby bucks party, president to oppose Moore for Senate

December 10, 2017 - 7:39pm
When Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama came hat in hand to Capitol Hill last month to ask his state’s senior Republican for help raising money, Sen. Richard C. Shelby had a blunt...
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Washington High students join ‘Write for Rights’ campaign

December 10, 2017 - 3:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids high school students were some of thousands who penned letters to governments around the world last week on behalf of imprisoned human rights...
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Iowans diverge whether state is on right track

December 10, 2017 - 3:12pm
By a narrow 45 to 42 percent split, Iowans think the state is headed in the right direction. The other 13 percent are not sure. Like them, Iowa political scientists aren’t sure what the right...
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REVIEW: Straight No Chaser serves up intoxicating blend of holiday spirits in Iowa City

December 10, 2017 - 2:52pm
IOWA CITY — Straight No Chaser added a most welcome chaser to its Hancher mix Friday night. After an hour of silky smooth a cappella harmonies shaking up pop tunes and standards, the nine...
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Love Lights benefits Mercy Hospital for 30 years

December 10, 2017 - 2:46pm
IOWA CITY — No one is quite certain how the Mercy Hospital Foundation’s annual holiday time fundraiser, Love Lights, got started. Margaret Reese, president of the Mercy Hospital...
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A divide of ceremonies for Mississippi civil rights museum

December 10, 2017 - 12:44pm
JACKSON, Miss. - President Donald Trump spent about 30 minutes inside Mississippi’s glimmering civil rights museum Saturday, strolling through exhibits honoring jailed and assassinated leaders...
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Jones makes final push in Alabama with black voters

December 10, 2017 - 12:40pm
SELMA, Ala. — With liberal star power, hustle and a multimillion-dollar spending advantage, Democrat Doug Jones launched a closing blitz in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama on Saturday, aiming...
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Iowa football player Brandon Snyder faces drunken driving charge

December 10, 2017 - 11:26am
IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa football player was arrested on a drunken driving charge early Sunday near Kinnick Stadium. According to an Iowa City police criminal complaint, Brandon P....
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GALLERY: Holiday DeLight Parade lights up downtown Cedar Rapids

December 9, 2017 - 9:26pm
The 34th annual Holiday DeLight Parade — featuring floats, Santa, marching bands and walking units festooned with lights — lit up downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday night.
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Palestinians to snub Pence during visit over Jerusalem move

December 9, 2017 - 7:41pm
CAIRO/GAZA — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence’s visit to the region this month in a snub over the U.S. recognition of...
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Iowa higher education braces for tax overhaul consequences

December 9, 2017 - 6:19pm
Changes from Washington are coming to Iowa’s higher education institutions and those they serve, and campuses are bracing for — if not protesting — the implications. “Get...
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Iowa’s fireworks sales can resume Sunday — but will they?

December 9, 2017 - 1:43pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — For many Eastern Iowans hoping to ring in the New Year with a bang, finding fireworks for the celebration will prove much more inconvenient than just five months ago over the...
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Homeowners in Solon not alone in clean water quandary

December 9, 2017 - 11:23am
SOLON — The Solon City Council hopes to decide by the end of the year if it will allow a nearby housing development afflicted with too much arsenic in its drinking water to connect to the...
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What interests voters? Hundreds came one night to talk about Iowa’s health mental health care

December 9, 2017 - 11:19am
Here’s one way to determine what people — and by extension, voters — care about. On a weeknight during the holiday season in the state capital, roughly 600 people attended events...
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Iowa profile: Cedar Rapids officers help children in need stay warm

December 9, 2017 - 11:00am
CEDAR RAPIDS — As an officer on the Cedar Rapids Police Department’s community action team, Lucas Liddle said he spends most of his days patrolling neighborhoods affected by gun...
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Time Machine: Thousands of the stately shade trees were lost in Cedar Rapids

December 9, 2017 - 10:58am
Scientists from Iowa State College in Ames appeared before the Cedar Rapids City Council in June 1955 with a dire warning. Cedar Rapids had more than 50,000 elms lining its streets and shading its...
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Job growth in Iowa is mostly in T of STEM

December 9, 2017 - 10:09am
Iowa’s government has collaborated since 2011 with the state’s businesses and educators to encourage students of all ages to pursue courses and careers in STEM fields: science,...
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