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Burlington police are looking for two men accused of murder

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 1:11pm
Burlington police are looking for two “armed and dangerous” men in connection with the death of 59-year-old Edward “Eddie” Breuer, who died on March 17. The warrants,...
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Iowa rallies to knock off Cincinnati in NCAA Tournament first round

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 12:33pm
Just when it seemed like Iowa’s late-season slide would end with a whimper, the Hawkeyes responded a rally to extend their season. Iowa buried 11 of 22 3-point attempts, including 7 of 10 in...
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Front group taking aim at biofuels

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 11:06am
At a time when Iowa farmers and the ethanol industry need good news, there’s a dark cloud coming toward our farmers and others living in rural Iowa. I’m concerned that Mighty Earth...
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Reynolds to Trump: Send flood aid to Iowa

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 11:02am
Gov. Kim Reynolds is asking the federal government for help in covering nearly $1.6 billion in damages caused by widespread flooding — the worst in western Iowa — that has inundated...
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Rupert Murdoch holds onto Fox lot despite sale to Disney

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 22, 2019 - 8:10am
LOS ANGELES — In the end, the legendary Los Angeles birthplace of what became the vast Fox film empire was just too dear to part with. The historic lot on Pico Boulevard in Century City was...
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Trump: Allow campus free speech or lose funding

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 7:12pm
By signing an executive order Thursday, President Donald Trump joined the Iowa Legislature in establishing rules the Republican politicians say will ensure conservative views aren’t stifled on...
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Cedar Rapids man faces 10 years in prison for selling guns to felon

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 6:29pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man, who inquired about hiring a “hit man” to kill a University of Iowa professor and another man, pleaded guilty this week to a firearms charge in...
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Johnson County adding 12 jobs in 2020 budget

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 6:19pm
IOWA CITY — Johnson County is adding 12 government-funded jobs in the coming fiscal year. The fiscal 2020 budget, approved by county supervisors last week, calls for $138.3 million in...
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Sacklers accused of causing opioid crisis

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 4:39pm
The billionaire family that owns opioid-maker Purdue Pharma has been accused by local governments in a new lawsuit of causing the nationwide public-health crisis involving painkilling medicines that...
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Gates second member of $100 billion club

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 4:38pm
Bloomberg tracks the fortunes of some 2,800 billionaires. Of those, 145 are worth at least $10 billion, making them decabillionaires. Now, the world contains two centibillionaires...
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Federal Reserve cuts growth forecast, predicts no more rate hikes in 2019

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 4:37pm
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday suggested it would not raise interest rates in 2019, a dramatic about-face that suggested the central bank’s worries about the economy are...
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This is why presidential campaigns shouldn’t overlook ADA accessibility

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 4:33pm
IOWA CITY — When Harry Olmstead arrived last week to a campaign stop in Iowa City, he was disappointed to find the basement venue, where 2020 presidential hopeful Andrew Yang was speaking,...
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Iowa City man arrested after attack involving gun, shots fired

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 3:40pm
An Iowa City man faces felony charges after being accused of entering an Iowa City home, assaulting a woman with a gun and firing several shots inside and outside the home. Franklyn N. Valerio...
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Six killed in Chinese pesticide plant explosion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 3:20pm
Reuters BEIJING — An explosion at an industrial park in eastern China killed six people on Thursday and seriously injured 30, authorities and state media said. Rescue efforts were going on,...
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Jimmy Carter gets new title: Oldest living former president

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 2:17pm
ATLANTA — When Jimmy Carter left office in 1980, the return home to Plains, Ga., was not easy. His once-flourishing farming business was more than $1 million in debt, and he faced the prospect...
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SET Fund has powerful potential for innovation

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 2:17pm
Linn County is embarking on a bold experiment in the power of community collaboration. The newly established Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund is jointly funded by the City of Cedar...
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Iowa City locks antlers with state regulators

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 2:08pm
Iowa City has a deer problem. Or maybe it’s a local control problem. A deer population study conducted in 2017 estimated there may be as many as 80 deer per square mile in affected areas of...
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Millions of Facebook passwords exposed to employees

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 2:06pm
Facebook said on Thursday it has resolved a glitch that exposed passwords of millions of users stored in readable format within its internal systems to its employees. The passwords were accessible to...
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Mental health system for kids clears Iowa House

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 1:35pm
DES MOINES — Despite criticism it wasn’t robust enough, didn’t identify funding and fell short of meeting the need, legislation creating a children’s mental health system...
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Connor McCaffery: Iowa's point guard/left fielder

Cedar Rapids Gazette - March 21, 2019 - 1:33pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Connor McCaffery guarantees his Iowa team will be playing Sunday. No, the redshirt freshman son of Hawkeyes men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery wasn’t shooting...
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