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New lease on life for Ladd Library

CEDAR RAPIDS - Seventeen-year-old Jose Juarez sat in a Navy blue arm chair reading #x201c;The Dog Who Saved Christmas,#x201d; alternating chapters wit ...

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USDA makeover raises Iowa rural development questions

DES MOINES - Leaders of the Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake were planning a renovation project. Then along came a federal loan pro ...

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Key Democrat agrees with Trump: Obama should have acted on hacks

Rep. Adam Schiff and President Donald Trump don't agree on much about Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, but they agree on this: former pre ...

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Republican bills threaten to greatly disrupt health care

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans, after years of blasting the Affordable Care Act for disrupting Americans' health care, are pushing changes tha ...

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Reliance on ‘traveling’ nurses soars at University of Iowa

IOWA CITY - Facing a national nursing shortage that's particularly taxing for the state's largest hospital system, the growing University of Iowa Hosp ...

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Hospitals fight costly war on sepsis

Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., knew she was going to have a busy day, with more than a dozen patients showing signs of ...

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Man beaten, robbed after responding to online ad, Iowa City police say

IOWA CITY - Police are investigating an Iowa City man's report that he was beaten and robbed by two men Saturday night after he responded to an online ...

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Oil truck explosion kills 146 people in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan - An oil tanker crashed and exploded on a road in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 146 people, many of whom were collecting leaking fuel b ...

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Iowa pedestrian deaths plummet to all-time low in 2016

DES MOINES - After spiking to a 20-year high in 2015, Iowa pedestrian deaths in 2016 fell to what likely is the lowest number on record, dating back m ...

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Interactive medical drones no longer science fiction

WASHINGTON - The towering tornado that struck Hattiesburg, Miss., in 2013 ripped roofs off houses, twisted steel girders as if they were Play-Doh, obl ...

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Kaufmann’s speech at Trump rally full of Sasse

By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines BureauJeff Kaufmann, chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, is known for being a loud and boisterous speaker ...

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Campaign against pollution vows to work until last straw

It started so innocently. A kid ordered a soda in a restaurant.#x201c;It came with a plastic straw in it,#x201d; Milo Cress recalled. He glared at the ...

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Heat and hail frustrate farmers

For many northern Linn County farmers, relief from a hot, dry early June turned out to be no relief at all.For them, the much-needed rain the evening ...

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Job market strength enables ‘gap years’

As many of Iowa's new university graduates peer out over the employment landscape, they're finding a workers' market. Replacing the stress that satura ...

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In Iowa City, a quiet movement against massive school bond

IOWA CITY - As the mother and grandmother of children with special needs, Heather Young has never voted against a school bond issue. But she's active ...

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