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Terminator skin: Researchers create ‘self-healing’ material for robots

May 24, 2018 - 2:22pm
The idea of creating self-repairing machines has been a popular fantasy (and nightmare) ever since the Terminator franchise mythologized the concept in the 1980s. Innovators are still a long ways...
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Trump’s auto tariffs threat targets heart of German economy

May 24, 2018 - 2:21pm
President Donald Trump’s threat to levy tariffs on imported vehicles aims at the heart of Germany’s export-led economy, further straining relations between the two long-standing...
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U.S. lawmakers confer with intelligence officials on FBI Russia probe

May 24, 2018 - 2:21pm
WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. lawmakers attended classified briefings on Thursday on the FBI’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election after President Donald Trump made...
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Ex-Hollywood executive Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges: media reports

May 24, 2018 - 2:19pm
NEW YORK — Former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York City police on charges of sexual misconduct on Friday morning, the New York Times reported,...
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Tiffin is Iowa’s fastest growing city

May 24, 2018 - 1:55pm
Tiffin is the fastest growing city in Iowa, with the small Eastern Iowa community outpacing larger ones such as Waukee, Ankeny and all the major metro areas. “The reason is the location....
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Cedar Rapids splash pads open early for hot weekend

May 24, 2018 - 1:18pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — Worried about sweltering heat Memorial Day Weekend? No need. Cedar Rapids has opened most of its splash pads early. Splash pads at Cedar Valley Park, Daniels Park, Hidder Park,...
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Iowa City Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting woman who called for ride home from downtown

May 24, 2018 - 12:46pm
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City Uber driver faces charges stemming from an incident last October, during which he sexually assaulted a passenger, according to police. A woman had ordered an Uber to...
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Actor Morgan Freeman accused of inappropriate behavior, harassment: CNN

May 24, 2018 - 12:35pm
At least eight women have accused actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior or harassment while working with them on film sets or at promotional events, CNN reported on Thursday. CNN said it...
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Former Tama day care director faces felony charges after audit identifies thefts

May 24, 2018 - 12:04pm
A state audit found a former Tama day care director used the center’s credit card to buy cigarettes, beer, lingerie, toiletries, cellphone accessories and the “50 Shades of Grey”...
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Big Grove cans coming to stores this weekend

May 24, 2018 - 11:19am
IOWA CITY — Fans of Big Grove Brewery will be able to take some of its locally made beer home with them in time for this holiday weekend. For most of the past week, Big Grove employees in Iowa...
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Woman crashes into SW Cedar Rapids apartment after police chase: Police

May 24, 2018 - 11:15am
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 26-year-old woman faces 20 charges after sparking a high-speed chase that ended with a foot pursuit after she crashed into a southwest apartment building, according to police....
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Indefensible actions lead to inevitable end for Boulton

May 24, 2018 - 9:21am
On Thursday, state Sen. Nate Boulton “suspended” his run for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. The Des Moines attorney’s quest to become Iowa’s next governor is...
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Cedar Rapids downtown farmers markets return this weekend

May 24, 2018 - 9:15am
Produce and products and music galore. That’s what’s in store for the thousands of shoppers who will flock to downtown Cedar Rapids beginning Saturday (5/26) for the summertime farmers...
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Farmers Markets and wine pairings: This week’s food and drink events

May 24, 2018 - 9:10am
These five events will tempt taste buds across Eastern Iowa this week: Communal Kitchen Dinner Step back in time and into Amana culture at this traditional dining experience in Amana’s...
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16 music acts to fill your Memorial Day weekend

May 24, 2018 - 8:57am
The sun is shining and popular summer concert series like Rock the Block and Uptown Friday Nights are back in full swing in this week’s roundup of Eastern Iowa music acts: Jimmy Newquist of...
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Trump cancels summit with North Korea after “dummy” comments

May 24, 2018 - 8:29am
SEOUL — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even after North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its...
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Nate Boulton suspends campaign for governor following allegations of sexual misconduct

May 24, 2018 - 8:13am
DES MOINES — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton — under fire for sexual harassment claims raised against him by three women — announced Thursday that he was...
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Your guide to Memorial Day events in Eastern Iowa

May 24, 2018 - 6:49am
Iowans are observing Memorial Day with a variety of programs and services this holiday weekend. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May. The holiday is celebrated with...
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Cedar Rapids police respond to shots fired incident

May 24, 2018 - 6:31am
No injuries have been reported after a shots fired incident in Cedar Rapids Wednesday night. Cedar Rapids police officers responded to 1523 Seventh Ave. SE shortly before 11:30 p.m., after multiple...
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Maddie Poppe staying true to her roots: ‘Iowa really shaped who I am, not only as a person but as a musician, too’

May 23, 2018 - 7:20pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — No matter how far Maddie Poppe roams, Iowa will always be home for the “American Idol” from Clarksville. “Iowa really shaped who I am, not only as a person...
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