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Wednesday Morning Read: Fireworks use ban, sales restricted in Cedar Rapids; prison for lottery scammer; church’s ‘end of an era’

TODAY'S WEATHER - Mostly sunny. High 77, low 54. FIREWORKS USE BANNED, SALES RESTRICTED IN CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids has voted to ban use of firewo ...

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Judge agrees to delay Cosby retrial into 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A Montgomery County judge on Tuesday agreed to delay Bill Cosby's retrial until early 2018, acting on a request from the entertainer ...

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Dakota Access Pipeline owner sues Greenpeace, other environmental activists, arguing they broke organized crime law

The company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, which drew international attention for potentially endangering the water supply of Native American trib ...

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Cedar Rapids approves fireworks use ban, limits sales

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids has voted to ban use of fireworks after a noisy first-run with legalization turned sour. The Cedar Rapids City Council at ...

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At Arizona rally Trump speaks directly to base and warns Congress to do something

President Donald Trump found in Arizona what he is denied in Washington - an adoring crowd that encourages his bluster.And that's exactly what he want ...

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Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues after chaotic meeting

City councilors in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted unanimously on Tuesday to cover two statues of Confederate war heroes in black fabric after ejecti ...

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Trump not to pardon former Sheriff Arpaio during Arizona trip -W.House

President Donald Trump will not issue a pardon on Tuesday for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his trip to Arizona, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sand ...

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Second-largest prize in the history of Powerball gets larger

The estimate for Wednesday's Powerball jackpot has been raised once again, with the possibility of the final jackpot amount climbing even higher by th ...

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Hours after release, Coralville man returns to scene of break-in, assault

IOWA CITY - Hours after being released from jail, where he was held after allegedly strangling a woman in her home, Saleh Nasr was back at the scene o ...

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How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpot

At $700 million, Wednesday night's Powerball prize is the second-largest lottery jackpot in its history, and the math is working out in favor of lotto ...

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Not high on bitcoin, but Mark Cuban to invest in cryptocurrency fund

Mark Cuban wants in on the cryptocurrency boom even if it turns out he's right that bitcoin is in a bubble.Cuban is investing in 1confirmation, a fund ...

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The Color of Money: Are you plagued by serial get-out-of-debt disorder?

WASHINGTON - There's a group of people who suffer from what I'd call #x201c;serial get-out-of-debt disorder.#x201d;It's a real condition for folk who ...

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Do your eyes hurt after the solar eclipse? Here’s what you need to know

So you looked directly at the sun while trying to watch the solar eclipse. Maybe you didn't read the warnings or couldn't get your hands on a pair of ...

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Ross Wilburn vows ‘Inclusive Iowa’ if he is elected governor

#x201c;Not in Iowa,#x201d; Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Ross Wilburn said Tuesday about the images of hatred and anger from clashes earlier this m ...

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Tillerson sees possible pathway to North Korea dialog ‘in near future’

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to make a peace overture to North Korea on Tuesday, welcoming what he called the restraint ...

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