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Student accused in Washington school shooting blamed ‘bullying’

September 14, 2017 - 7:42pm
SPOKANE, Wash. — The teenager accused of opening fire at his Washington state high school, killing a student, told police he took the firearms from his father’s gun safe and wanted to...
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Trump talks could break ‘Dreamers’ logjam

September 14, 2017 - 7:35pm
WASHINGTON — A nearly two-decade stalemate over the legal status of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants moved closer than ever to resolution Thursday as a president eager for tangible...
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Where is the refuge for deported US veterans?

September 14, 2017 - 7:25pm
TIJUANA, Mexico — They call it the bunker. From the street in this working-class neighborhood, people passing by the two-story house can look through the window and glimpse a peace sign and...
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North Korea fires missile over Japan that lands far out in the Pacific

September 14, 2017 - 7:23pm
SEOUL/TOKYO — North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, further ratcheting...
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Talk of DACA deal alarms Iowa Republicans

September 14, 2017 - 7:16pm
Reports of an apparent deal between President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants alarmed some Iowa Republicans on...
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Prosecutors adjust Chris Soules documents

September 14, 2017 - 7:15pm
By Jeff Reinitz, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier INDEPENDENCE — Prosecutors have tweaked the charging documents in the case of reality TV star Chris Soules, who is accused of leaving the scene of...
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Prosecutor appeals judge’s ruling in Tait Purk murder trial to Iowa Supreme Court

September 14, 2017 - 7:14pm
A Tama County prosecutor, in an appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court, says 6th Judicial District Judge Mitchell Turner “abused his discretion and manipulated the trial record” by...
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Iowa City rally highlights setbacks to immigrants and workers

September 14, 2017 - 7:14pm
IOWA CITY — The goal of a Thursday night rally in downtown Iowa City was to keep fresh in people’s minds the setbacks labor unions, immigrants and workers wanting higher wages have...
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Iowa City man sentenced to 10 years in prison for videotaping sex abuse of woman

September 14, 2017 - 5:27pm
IOWA CITY — A woman who was videotaped and photographed while being sexually abused said in a victim’s impact statement Thursday that she wants everything to be normal again but knows...
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Senate unanimously confirms U.S. attorneys for Iowa

September 14, 2017 - 5:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — New U.S. attorneys for the northern and southern judicial districts of Iowa were unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday. The confirmation of President Donald...
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Cassini space craft to bid adieu, directed on a crash course with Saturn with University of Iowa instrument on board

September 14, 2017 - 3:58pm
IOWA CITY — Life could exist on Saturn’s Enceladus moon, a small icy “ocean world” hiding salt water beneath its crust. It also could exist on Titan, another of...
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Dairy farmers seek end to ‘fear-based’ labeling

September 14, 2017 - 3:23pm
MILWAUKEE — A national group is urging food companies to stop using labels such as “GMO-free” for marketing purposes. The National Milk Producers Federation, based in Arlington,...
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Trump to visit Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands to view Irma recovery

September 14, 2017 - 3:17pm
WASHINGTON — Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Thursday that President Donald Trump would visit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to view Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the...
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U.S. extends some Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal

September 14, 2017 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday extended some sanctions relief for Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, the State Department said, but no decision has been made on whether to preserve...
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More than 80 people likely killed in Texas due to Harvey: governor

September 14, 2017 - 3:15pm
AUSTIN, Texas — More than 80 people were likely killed in Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey, which struck the state about three weeks ago and brought record flooding to the Houston area,...
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Linn County redistricting committee makes its pick for new map

September 14, 2017 - 2:55pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A committee tasked with recommending a new map of three districts for the Linn County Board of Supervisors made its pick during a meeting Thursday. The selected plan —...
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Ernst plans Sept. 22 town hall meeting in Iowa City

September 14, 2017 - 2:50pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — As promised, Sen. Joni Ernst will have a town hall meeting in Johnson County. Back in March at a town hall meeting in Cedar Rapids that drew more than 1,000 people, the Iowa...
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U.S. Rep. Steve King blasts Trump on immigration in series of tweets

September 14, 2017 - 1:57pm
SIOUX CITY — U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, in late Wednesday night tweets blasted President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, over possible immigration policy moves. King tweeted that Trump...
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Iowa State to get more from rare gift than expected

September 14, 2017 - 1:22pm
An atypical gift to Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will generate $52 million more than expected when the ISU Foundation first announced the donation in...
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Cedar Rapids residents needed to attract downtown grocery: Gazette panel

September 14, 2017 - 11:58am
CEDAR RAPIDS — An influx of residents in the city’s core districts will drive the addition of more retail and a grocery store in downtown Cedar Rapids, business panel members said...
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