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Watch: Trump and Putin hold join press conference

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 9:01am
Watch live as President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a join press conference following their private meeting.  
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Trump, Putin begin Helsinki summit with handshake at palace

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 8:08am
President Donald Trump began his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, testing his campaign pledge to revive ties with Russia amid pressure to confront the Kremlin leader over election...
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Weekend review: Former Iowa Governor Ray's funeral, University of Iowa pairs with Pearson, Woman shot in northeast Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 7:54am
The weekend has come and gone. Here are five local stories your should know about from this weekend. Former Iowa Governor Ray's life, legacy draw accolades at funeral ceremony- Former Gov. Robert D....
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GALLERY: North Liberty Blues and BBQ

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 7:25am
This year’s Blues and BBQ event brought family fun, music and of course barbecue to Centennial Park in North Liberty on Saturday. You can view a gallery of the event here.
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Facility programs aim for various living, recreation options

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 7:19am
CEDAR RAPIDS — On any given day, the 400-plus residents of Meth-Wick Community can choose from a variety of recreational activities. Some residents of the Cedar Rapids senior living community...
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Pulling in funds for honor flights

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 16, 2018 - 12:30am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Scores of people showed up Saturday at The Eastern Iowa Airport to put their muscles to the test as part of a backbreaking, plane-pulling fundraiser for Eastern Iowa Honor...
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Woman shot in southeast Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2018 - 8:06pm
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that happened around 7 p.m. Sunday. According to a news release, the incident happened on the 100 block of 15th St....
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Ray remembrances leave an impression

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2018 - 5:10pm
Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau From the sound of it, I missed a chance to cover a true statesman in former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray. Ray died this past Sunday. He was 89. Ray served five...
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Designs for City High additions to be revealed at school board meeting

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2018 - 5:07pm
IOWA CITY — Details about and renderings of planned additions to City High in Iowa City are set to be revealed at an upcoming school board meeting. The July 24 meeting will be the first time...
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France beats Croatia, fans watch World Cup Finals at NewBo

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2018 - 1:13pm
Soccer fans gathered at NewBo City Market on Sunday to watch the World Cup final between Croatia and France. France came out on top, beating Croatia 4-2.
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Cornell College students research homelessness in Linn County

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2018 - 11:07am
MOUNT VERNON — A group of Cornell College students is wrapping up work with a Cedar Rapids agency that provides services to the homeless to increase visibility of and empathy for the local...
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State auditor: History-making incumbent vs. well-funded challenger

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2018 - 11:05am
DES MOINES — Auditor election contests typically do not excite voters. But the race this year to become Iowa’s state auditor is drawing more interest than typical. The campaign features...
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University of Iowa secrecy won’t build public support

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2018 - 10:00am
Three months ago University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld told Regents members the university would review its centers and institutions and eliminate or cut programs not centered on student...
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Suspect arrested after Saturday night robbery

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 15, 2018 - 6:43am
One suspect has been arrested after a Saturday night armed robbery in Marion. According to a news release, Marion Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 289 14th St. at around 5:35 p.m....
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Can a woman find her way onto the all male Iowa Supreme Court? This time, likely yes

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 10:05pm
Some say the “elephant in the room” couldn’t be ignored this time around when a vacancy opened on the Iowa Supreme Court. Iowa is the only state that has an all-male Supreme...
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A look from both sides of the interview table for filling the open Iowa Supreme Court position

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 10:05pm
In Iowa, when there’s an opening on the state Supreme Court, people apply for the job. They’re interviewed for the job by a State Nominating Commission. The commission confers and then...
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Operation Quickfind: Justin Smith (Canceled, Smith has been found)

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 9:57pm
An Operation Quickfind has been issued for 15-year-old Justin Smith. The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking for information about Smith after he was last seen Saturday night at 1305 1st Street...
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Branstad urges farmers to ‘take the long view’ in U.S.-China trade dispute

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 7:55pm
DES MOINES — President Trump’s trade war with China is causing stress on both sides, but America’s lead “voice on the ground” in the dispute is urging...
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Long time coming, bigger regional YMCA nears in Marion

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 5:51pm
MARION — A nearly decadelong quest to build a regional YMCA and recreational center is about to pay off, officials with the Y and city of Marion say — but with a new location in...
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Time Machine | Remembering Frank Hormel: Cedar Rapids mayor, attorney and orator who died at 41

Cedar Rapids Gazette - July 14, 2018 - 2:01pm
Frank Hormel was Cedar Rapids mayor for one year in the 1880s and built a beautiful brick home at 1420 Mount Vernon Rd. SE. But he was mainly known as a talented orator and skilled attorney. If a...
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