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United States may list Venezuela as a sponsor of terrorism in escalation against Maduro government

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 6:54pm
The Trump administration is preparing to add Venezuela to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism in what would be a dramatic escalation against the socialist government of Nicolás Maduro,...
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With disease in shelters and rain in the forecast, California wildfire evacuees desperately search for shelter

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 6:53pm
YUBA CITY, Ca. — The main exhibit hall at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds here has become the home of last resort for 68 people who fled the fires that swept through a broad swath of forest and...
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Cedar Rapids massage ordinance to take effect Jan. 1

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 6:46pm
In an effort to eliminate the operation of illicit massage businesses in Cedar Rapids, the City Council passed its long-discussed massage ordinance last week, which will go into effect at the start...
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Key pipeline protester speaks at UNI

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 6:44pm
CEDAR FALLS — David Archambault II, former chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota that unsuccessfully fought the Dakota Access underground pipeline from burrowing near the...
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Gov. Reynolds could reach record if she wins again

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 5:50pm
DES MOINES — When she stepped into the role of governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds said she had no intention of trying to outdo her predecessor’s tenure as the longest-serving governor in...
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Iowa tax cuts will ring in the new year

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 5:49pm
DES MOINES — The head of Iowa’s revenue department says she’s stoked over state income tax cuts that will begin lowering Iowans’ payroll withholdings effective Jan....
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Sen. Nate Boulton now subject of Senate ethics complaint

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 5:48pm
DES MOINES — An ethics complaint has been filed against Democratic state Sen. Nate Boulton, who withdrew earlier this year from the gubernatorial campaign when accusations surfaced against him...
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Cedar Rapids man gets 15 years for distributing heroin near truck stop

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 4:25pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for distributing heroin near a truck stop. Dino Harrington, 31, pleaded guilty in May in U.S. District Court to...
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Cedar Rapids man sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing heroin

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 4:06pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge sentenced a Cedar Rapids man to 15 years in federal prison Monday for being part of a heroin distribution group that sold to 80 customers and made 20 sales a day for at...
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Cedar Rapids woman faces arson charges in two apartment fires

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
A Cedar Rapids woman faces two arson charges related to fires set at Cedar Rapids apartment buildings. According to Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow, Carolyn Ann Mittman, 48, is...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team defends legitimacy of appointment

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 3:24pm
WASHINGTON - The elevation of Matthew Whitaker to acting attorney general does not affect special counsel Robert Mueller’s eligibility to lead the investigation into Russian interference in...
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Growing Parkview Church buys building space to be vacated by Stuff Etc in Iowa City

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 3:13pm
A church with locations in Iowa City and North Liberty has purchased a 58,420-square-foot section of Pepperwood Plaza in Iowa City, at 959 Highway 6 E, that houses the Stuff Etc. consignment...
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CRPD shares tips on how to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 2:26pm
Although Thanksgiving Day is often referred to as “Turkey Day,” there are other animals you should also keep in mind during the busy food-filled holiday, your pets. Many of the...
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New peanut allergy drug could herald a ‘sea change’ in treating food allergies, but is not a cure

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 2:06pm
A large study provides the strongest evidence that children and teenagers can be desensitized to peanut allergies through controlled, escalating exposure to a substance that could otherwise trigger a...
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Sixteen House Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 2:02pm
WASHINGTON — Sixteen dissident Democrats said Monday that they will vote to deny Rep. Nancy Pelosi another stint as House speaker, a show of defiance that puts her opponents on the cusp of...
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Makers Loft grows with local artists, craftspeople

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 1:13pm
IOWA CITY — Simeon Talley isn’t a maker, but he wanted to make a permanent retail space for those who are. Thus, the Makers Loft Iowa City was born. Makers Loft is a curated,...
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Trump says the US should have caught Osama bin Laden sooner

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 12:33pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his assertion that the United States should have caught Osama bin Laden more quickly, claiming in a tweet that he had warned of...
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Iowa men’s basketball cracks top 25

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 11:53am
An Iowa men’s basketball team carrying few expectations entering the 2018-19 season after last year’s 14-19 campaign is already ranked in the first regular-season top 25. Wins over...
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Cedar Rapids man aims to give kids ‘One Less Obstacle’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 10:39am
CEDAR RAPIDS — When Jamarco Clark, 26, was a student at Iowa Wesleyan University, he took a class that assigned a service project. He organized a shoe drive for elementary school children in...
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Police: Iowa City man crashed BMW into house while driving drunk

Cedar Rapids Gazette - November 19, 2018 - 10:31am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly crashed a vehicle into a house and fled the scene on foot. According to the arrest report, Iowa City officers responded to...
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