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White House looks past conservatives on tax reform — to Democrats

WASHINGTON - Fresh off a defeat on U.S. health care legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind ...

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Budget targets rural development programs that provide lifeline

HAGERHILL, Ky. - Chad Trador was, like many people here, a onetime coal miner struggling to find work. He, his three children and his wife had stayed ...

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U.N.: Six aid workers killed in an ambush in South Sudan

GENEVA - Six aid workers were killed in an ambush in South Sudan on Saturday while traveling from the capital Juba to the town of Pibor, the United Na ...

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University of Iowa using flood funding, lost scholarships to balance budget

IOWA CITY - In its scramble to cut more than $9 million from this year's budget - and after scrapping a plan to do so by eliminating some scholarships ...

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Cincinnati nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded

CINCINNATI - Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing at least one person and injuring 14, and pol ...

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Local granola fuels University of Iowa student-athletes

O'Brien's Own Gourmet Granola of Center Point scored a win when the University of Iowa Athletics Department chose the company to provide granola and p ...

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Cedar Rapids befriends the pollinator, and the nation notices

CEDAR RAPIDS - Devoting 1,000 acres of public land for urban pollinator zones - wildflower-rich prairie attractive to bees and butterflies - doesn't h ...

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News track: University of Iowa awards more than $97,500 in “micro-scholarships” to date

IOWA CITY - In high schools across the state a year ago, University of Iowa administrators including then-new UI President Bruce Harreld unveiled an i ...

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Iowa's hometown to the world: Postville immigration raid leaves lingering fears, new hopes

POSTVILLE - Nearly nine years have passed since immigration agents swooped into Postville, a northeastern Iowa town of fewer than 3,000, and arrested ...

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What they’re thinking: Art programs small part of budget, big part of economy

CEDAR RAPIDS - Earlier this month, President Donald Trump proposed a federal budget that sharply cuts domestic spending to divert more money to the mi ...

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Tama man dies following Highway 30 collision

A Tama man died after he was trying to cross Highway 30 and was struck by an eastbound vehicle.The collision occurred around 7:51 p.m., according to t ...

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20 years later, Heaven’s Gate lives on — via internet, scholarly debates

SAN DIEGO - The jokes started right away, even though 39 people had died. Heaven's Gate felt ripe for ridicule.It happened 20 years ago this month. In ...

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On Topic: Gray skies are gonna clear up

There's this joke I like about this guy who telephones his brother who now lives in another state, and he says, #x201c;Hey, Billy, our family cat, the ...

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With Obamacare repeal bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes

WASHINGTON - After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: ...

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As Trump targets energy regulations, oil companies downplay their impact

BOSTON - President Donald Trump's White House has said his plans to slash environmental regulations will trigger a new energy boom and help the United ...

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