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First Lady Michelle Obama stumps for her husband in Iowa City

CASSIDY RILEY

October 30, 2012

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When it comes to the American Dream, first lady Michelle Obama says she and her husband empathize with voters. And while the Obamas maintain that they better identify with middle-class Americans in search of the American Dream,...

Romney discusses bipartisan cooperation in Davenport Monday

QUENTIN MISIAG

October 30, 2012

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Just a week remains before Election Day, and both campaigns are visiting Iowa and sending supporters to stump for them. Local political leaders agree that the last-minute visits could have an effect on the outcome of the election. On...

Students petition approaching closure of UI Center for Human Rights

TIERRA SIMPSON

October 30, 2012

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Officials say the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights will close because of a funding loss, but students are fighting to keep the center alive. Students gathered on the Pentacrest and the T. Anne Cleary Walkway on Monday...

Former employees protest Hawkeyes’ official pizza company

RISHABH R. JAIN

October 30, 2012

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Former employees of Palermo’s Pizza, the official pizza of the Iowa Hawkeyes, were at the University of Iowa protesting against the frozen pizza giant on Monday. Palermo’s officials maintain the protest is based on...

Local experts say Latinos will play a decisive role in the general election

BRENT GRIFFITHS

October 30, 2012

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Iowa is known for many things, including its first-in-the nation caucuses, and its usual battleground status, but not for a large population of Latinos. “[Latinos’] presence in the Midwest is a newer phenomenon, and...

Regents approve $1.8 million property purchase for future Iowa River Landing Clinic expansion

STACEY MURRAY

October 30, 2012

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The state Board of Regents on Oct. 25 approved spending $1.8 million to buy three pieces of land in the Iowa River Landing District in Coralville for the possibility of expanding the clinic. Along with the $1.8 million, the regents...

UI study reveals antibiotic resistant bugs in wildlife

CASSIDY RILEY

October 30, 2012

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Antibiotic resistant bacteria is taking a walk on the wild side. Research findings published this month reveled methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been found in wild animals for the first time by Tara Smi...

Woman accused of strangling victim

DI STAFF

October 30, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids woman has been accused of attempting to choke a victim. Patricia Wagner, 59, was charged Sunday with assault with intent of injury of a peace officer or others. According to an Iowa City police complaint, police...

Man accused of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute

DI STAFF

October 30, 2012

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A local man has been accused of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell it. Sammy Al-Qady, 20, 601 S. Gilbert St. Apt. 633 was charged Oct. 7 with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance...

Man accused of knocking down door following attempted burglary

DI STAFF

October 30, 2012

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A Clarksville, Iowa, man has been accused of kicking in a door while attempting to burglarize the residence. Matthew Wilken, 27, was charged Oct. 27 with second-degree burglary. According to an Iowa City police complaint,...

The Box Score: Inside Hawkeye football statistics, Week 10

TORK MASON

October 30, 2012

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The Box Score is a weekly segment in which a Daily Iowan football reporter uses statistics to contextualize Iowa football’s performance over the course of the season. Hawkeye football has certainly seen better d...

Point/Counterpoint: Which NBA team had the best off-season?

DI STAFF

October 30, 2012

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The 2012-13 NBA season will begin tonight, with six teams playing the first of their 82 regular-season contests. Our staff debates which professional basketball squad improved the most during the off-season. Miami Heat LeBron get...