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Images suggest North Korea ‘aggressive’ work on ballistic missile submarine: institute

November 16, 2017 - 7:28pm
WASHINGTON — Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an “aggressive schedule” to build its first operational ballistic...
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Rotten Tomatoes under fire for timing of ‘Justice League’ review

November 16, 2017 - 7:27pm
A lot of people want to throw things at Rotten Tomatoes. The movie-review aggregator waited more than 24 hours to post a poor critics’ score for the new Warner Bros. film “Justice...
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A CEO’s nightmare: When the alt-right endorses your brand

November 16, 2017 - 7:25pm
The neo-Nazis were hungry. They had spent the day in a Charlottesville, Virginia, courthouse testifying at the preliminary hearing for a white nationalist jailed for pepper-spraying counterprotesters...
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Iowa U.S. Congressional candidate Finkenauer to divert Franken donations to nonprofit helping sex assault victims

November 16, 2017 - 6:14pm
State Rep. Abby Finkenauer, a Dubuque Democratic seeking the nomination in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, has decided to give a $1,500 contribution from Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al...
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Subpoena not enough — public information board won’t provide records related to police shooting of Burlington woman

November 16, 2017 - 6:07pm
The Iowa Public Information Board voted Thursday to refuse to provide minutes and recordings from two closed-session meetings to the state ombudsman, despite an ombudsman subpoena. Ombudsman Kristie...
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Linn County seeks public members for Logo Review Committee

November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Linn County Board of Supervisors is seeking two members of the public to join a committee to review submissions for a new county logo. The board will select the two public...
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Linn County Sheriff’s Office looking for inmate who failed to return after furlough

November 16, 2017 - 5:57pm
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in finding an inmate who failed to return after a court ordered furlough. According to a sheriff’s office media relase,...
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Dream weavers: C.R. couple facing end-of-life realities granted beach getaway through nonprofit organization

November 16, 2017 - 5:37pm
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Every day brings pancreatic cancer awareness to married musicians Ron DeWitte and Lynne Rothrock of Cedar Rapids. DeWitte has been battling pancreatic...
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Funds to help restore historic hotel, winery expand: Marion, Mount Vernon businesses win Main Street grants

November 16, 2017 - 5:34pm
The owners of two buildings in Marion and Mount Vernon will have a bit of help restoring and expanding their businesses after receiving Main Street Iowa Challenge grants this week. The Iowa Economic...
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Top Democrat in Iowa Senate wants sex harassment review released

November 16, 2017 - 5:10pm
DES MOINES — The top Democrat in the Iowa Senate called on her GOP counterparts Thursday to make public the findings of their internal review of sexual harassment allegations made by a former...
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Marion man pleads guilty to collecting nearly $70,000 in unemployment benefits while employed

November 16, 2017 - 4:53pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Marion man, who collected nearly $70,000 in unemployment benefits over the course of six years while being employed at a Hiawatha business, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge...
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Judge sentences mother to 2 years probation for child endangerment, assault during “street brawl” that led to shooting

November 16, 2017 - 4:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The woman who brought four of her children and another teen to a “street brawl” that resulted in one man’s death received a suspended jail sentence and two...
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The U.S. House passed its big tax bill today. Here’s what is in it.

November 16, 2017 - 4:26pm
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wis., won a major victory as the House passed the tax bill Thursday, the central piece of the Republican plan to boost the U.S....
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Alabama GOP stands by Moore as poll shows him slipping behind Democrat

November 16, 2017 - 4:25pm
Republican efforts to force Roy Moore out of Alabama’s Senate race appeared to fizzle on Thursday, as the state party reaffirmed its commitment to the embattled nominee. “The ALGOP...
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TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline shut after 5,000-barrel leak in U.S.

November 16, 2017 - 4:24pm
CALGARY, Alberta — TransCanada Corp has shut part of its Keystone pipeline after 5,000 barrels of oil leaked in Amherst, South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before the state...
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Twenty countries (and two U.S. states) join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

November 16, 2017 - 3:58pm
BONN, Germany — Twenty countries and two U.S. states have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, environment ministers said on Thursday. Since...
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Trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe were banned in the US; Trump just reversed that

November 16, 2017 - 3:54pm
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced late Wednesday that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States as trophies,...
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History Center completes Douglas Mansion fundraising

November 16, 2017 - 3:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — With a final award from the state Thursday, The History Center has met its fundraising goal to restore the Douglas Mansion. The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded the...
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Cedar Rapids officer responding to call crashes into pole near Taco Bell

November 16, 2017 - 3:06pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids police officer suffered minor injuries after an unmarked police vehicle struck a utility pole near the Taco Bell on First Avenue NE. According to Greg Buelow,...
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Analysis: Senate tax bill cuts taxes of wealthy, hikes taxes on families earning under $75,000 over a decade

November 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
WASHINGTON — The tax bill Senate Republicans are championing would give large tax cuts to millionaires while raising taxes on American families earning $10,000 to $75,000 over the next decade,...
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