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Students studying abroad in the Middle East declining

REBECCA MORIN

October 27, 2013

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Ada Vargas landed in Turkey in February with one goal in mind: understanding a new culture. After spending months in the country’s largest city, Istanbul, Vargas was faced with a challenge, which not only affected her...

Take Back Day fights prescription drug abuse

JAKE MCCULLEY

October 27, 2013

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An Iowa City police car is crammed with bags of brightly colored prescription drugs. The drugs were not confiscated but voluntarily given to help with what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls “a national...

DOMA repeal means tax changes for couples

MEGAN SANCHEZ

October 27, 2013

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A dimly lit room in the Iowa City Public Library was filled with same-sex married couples who were all asking themselves the same question — “Where do we go from here?” DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, was ruled...

Nature maze project connects kids with environment

DANIEL SEIDL

October 27, 2013

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Nature is everywhere, but Backyard Abundance founder Fred Meyer says it isn’t appreciated as much as it should be. “One of the things that kids are struggling with today is getting outside,” he said. The Edible...

City council candidate focuses on affordable housing

JULIA DAVIS

October 27, 2013

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As the Nov. 5 election approaches, Iowa City City Council candidate Royceann Porter believes her message of equality will strike a chord with citizens as they prepare to head to the polls. Porter, a 25-year resident of Iowa City,...

The Daily Iowan talks to Juicy J before his Monday show

JENNIFER HOCH

October 27, 2013

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Heavy bass and call-and-response lyrics make up the crunk-style of rapper Juicy J. The artist will perform at 8 p.m. today in the IMU Main Lounge in an event hosted by SCOPE. Admission is available online and at the IMU Hub for...

The Daily Iowan wins Pacemaker

DI STAFF

October 27, 2013

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The Daily Iowan has been selected as a winner of a Newspaper Pacemaker award, given by the Associated Collegiate Press. The DI was one of five newspapers to receive the Pacemaker in overall excellence in the four-year daily new...

Iowa City man charged after stealing three cell phones

DI STAFF

October 27, 2013

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An Iowa City man has been accused of possessing three stolen cell phones. Dwaine Toran, 50, was charged Oct. 24 with second-degree possession of stolen property. According to a Coralville police complaint, Toran entered US...

Iowa City man charged after driving while intoxicated

DI STAFF

October 27, 2013

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An Iowa City man has been accused of driving while intoxicated. Timothy O’Leary, 39, was charged Oct. 26 with third-offense OWI. According to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office complaint, the State Patrol had received...

Iowa City man charged after stealing student’s backpack from Pappajohn Business Building

DI STAFF

October 27, 2013

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An Iowa City man has been accused of stealing a student’s backpack from the Pappajohn Business Building. Luke Sensabaugh, 21, was charged Oct. 24 with second-degree theft. According to a University of Iowa police complaint,...

Chicago man charged after possessing marijuana in jail

DI STAFF

October 27, 2013

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A Chicago man has been accused of possessing marijuana in jail. Joseph Caram, 18, was charged Oct. 25 with possession of contraband in a correctional facility. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Caram had a bag with...

Muscatine man charged after hurting pregnant girlfriend

DI STAFF

October 27, 2013

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A Muscatine man has been accused of hurting his pregnant girlfriend. Rito Rubio-Vi, 29, was charged Oct. 21 with domestic-abuse assault impeding air/blood causing injury. According to a University of Iowa police complaint,...