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U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad visiting Tibet this week

May 19, 2019 - 7:40pm
BEIJING — Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, now the U.S. ambassador to China, is scheduled to visit Tibet this week amid escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. A U.S. embassy...
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Billionaire Robert Smith says he’ll pay off Morehouse College class of 2019’s student loans

May 19, 2019 - 6:58pm
It was a hot, sticky morning in Atlanta on Sunday when billionaire investor and philanthropist Robert Smith stood atop an outdoor stage on the campus of Morehouse College, and started delivering a...
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Rep. Bobby Kaufmann won’t seek U.S. House 2nd District seat

May 19, 2019 - 6:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Wilton Republican Rep. Bobby Kaufmann has decided not to run for an open seat in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. Kaufmann, who is serving his fourth term in the Iowa...
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Photos of the 2019 Marion Arts Festival

May 19, 2019 - 6:26pm
  Despite the soggy ground, hundreds flocked to the 27th annual Marion Arts Festival Saturday at Marion Square Park. About 50 artists displayed their works. Here are photos from the event.        
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Prospect Meadows gets ready to play ball

May 19, 2019 - 6:00pm
MARION — Prospect Meadows leaders are hoping to knock it out of the park Thursday during the baseball facility’s ribbon cutting. The public will get its first chance to see the project...
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No path to victory in Trump’s trade war with China

May 19, 2019 - 5:57pm
Iowa’s influential Republicans in Washington, D.C. have made clear they don’t appreciate President Donald Trump escalating his trade war with China. U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck...
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Iowa Attorney General awaits legislative verdict

May 19, 2019 - 4:05pm
DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller admits he has a lot on his plate these days. Miller, 74, just finished a week in which he and his consumer-protection legal team took on some...
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Cedar Rapids Art Museum walks on wild side with shoe exhibition

May 19, 2019 - 12:57pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — King Tut, King Louis XIV, Annie Hall, Carrie Bradshaw and Lady Gaga would feel right at home in the exhibition opening today (5/18) and continuing through Sept. 1 at the Cedar...
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Cedar Rapids police release names in fatal shootings at Iowa Smoke Shop

May 19, 2019 - 9:53am
Cedar Rapids police have identified the two men who were killed in the shooting incident Saturday morning at the Iowa Smoke Shop. Matrell Eugene Johnson, 18, and Royal Ceiz Abram, 18, were fatally...
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Iowa state track and field 2019: Photos from final day

May 18, 2019 - 10:42pm
DES MOINES — Saturday was the final day of competition at the Iowa high school state track and field meet at Drake University. Check out the photos, and see the full results at...
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Flash flood warning issued for Cedar Rapids and surrounding counties

May 18, 2019 - 8:08pm
A flash flood warning is in effect for Cedar Rapids and the surrounding areas until 2:30 a.m. A line of thunderstorms is passing through the area and will result in heavy rains and winds as intense...
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Game of Thrones: A Firestorm of Over-the-Top Marketing

May 18, 2019 - 5:34pm
I may have binged my way to tonight’s final episode of “Game of Thrones,” but I’ll be as emotionally vested as the veteran fans are in this final send-off. No matter how...
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Buttigieg seeks to reclaim American values for Democrats

May 18, 2019 - 5:28pm
IOWA CITY — Calling himself “an unlikely figure” to become president, Pete Buttigieg called on voters who believe in the traditional American values to join him in not only...
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Across Iowa, expect a wild House party with 4 congressional seats in play

May 18, 2019 - 5:16pm
DES MOINES — Competitive congressional races will be as common next year in Iowa as Casey’s pizza. Though so much attention is focused on the presidential race as Democratic hopefuls...
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Beauty EDIT offers air brush makeup in NewBo

May 18, 2019 - 2:44pm
Nichole Reicher’s new beauty business is more like an art class, she says. She opened Beauty EDIT in Cedar Rapids’ New Bohemia neighborhood on March 1. The makeup and skin care store...
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Escalating trade war ‘credible and significant threat’ to business cycle

May 18, 2019 - 12:27pm
The escalating U.S.-China trade war is threatening to upend the global economy’s much-anticipated rebound and could even throw its decade-long expansion into doubt if the conflict spirals out...
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Need to clean up Iowa’s water should be the ‘mother of invention’

May 18, 2019 - 10:25am
Iowa farmers planted 23 million acres of corn and soybeans in 2018 and are on target to do it again if the soil ever warms up and dries out. Looking across Iowa’s winter landscape, it might...
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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks house races, legislation by litigation, digitally speaking, and Snooks for president?

May 18, 2019 - 10:01am
This week On Iowa Politics talks US House Races, Legislation by Litigation, Digitally Speaking, and Snooks for President? On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create...
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New Pioneer Co-op remakes portions of Iowa City, Coralville stores, services

May 18, 2019 - 8:37am
More than five years after plans to move the downtown Iowa City New Pioneer Co-op fell through, the food co-op is undergoing renovation rather than relocation. “It’s been a number of...
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Early morning shooting in southeast Cedar Rapids leaves 1 injured

May 18, 2019 - 8:01am
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating after an early morning shooting in southeast Cedar Rapids left one person injured. According to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department,...
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