Nation & World

Nineteen feared dead after knife attack in Japan: media reports

Nineteen people were feared dead and as many as 24 others wounded after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Japan earl ...

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Oil prices fall on oversupply, demand concerns

Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Monday, with U.S. crude hitting a three-month low, on rising concerns that a global glut of crude and refined p ...

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Canada phasing out crude-by-rail cars early

Canada will take older tank cars out of crude-by-rail service much earlier than originally planned, its transport minister said on Monday, in the gove ...

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Sanders urges backers to get behind Clinton

PHILADELPHIA - Bernie Sanders closed out the first day of the Democratic party's convention with a forceful plea for his supporters to get behind the ...

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Source: Verizon to announce $5 billion deal to buy Yahoo on Monday

Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. ...

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Mandela Washington Fellows spending time in Iowa

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders is making a six-week stop in Iowa. The group of 11 women and 14 men are spending time in Iowa Ci ...

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Anti-doping officials: Olympic decision on Russia a blow to clean athletes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) failed to demonstrate strong leadership on a sad day for clean sport when it declined to ban Russian athlete ...

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Continued support of Haiti is aim of Saturday fundraiser in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - An organization focused on helping Haiti recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake is honoring Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett in recog ...

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Honeywell cuts sales forecast for this year

Honeywell International, parent company of Intermec Technologies in Cedar Rapids, has cut its full-year sales forecast and reported lower-than-expecte ...

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Democrat Clinton picks Kaine as vice presidential running mate

WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, making a safe choice that will help her present the Democrati ...

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Multiple casualties in shooting rampage in Munich shopping mall: police

MUNICH - A gunman carried out a shooting rampage Friday in a busy shopping area of Munich, killing at least nine people and wounding 21 others in an a ...

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Syngenta expects ChemChina deal to be done this year

Syngenta, the world's largest pesticides maker being taken over by state-owned ChemChina, still expects the deal to close this year despite concerns t ...

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Amazon enters student loan business

Amazon.com Inc. is entering the student loan business in a partnership with Wells Fargo & Co., the companies announced Thursday.The deal calls for Wel ...

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Monsanto seeks alternatives to manage bugs and weeds

ST. LOUIS - If not treated, the invasive varroa mite will almost certainly show up in a honeybee hive, latching on to the pollinators, feeding off the ...

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Helping autistic man, black therapist shot by Florida police

MIAMI - A video emerged online on Wednesday showing the moments before an unarmed black Florida man was shot by police as he lay in a street with his ...

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