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Israel/Palestine conflict affects Study Abroad

REBECCA MORIN

July 27, 2014

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As nearly three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas continues, Johnson County residents picketed for peace for Gaza in hopes for a truce. But University of Iowa officials didn’t wait for a ceasefire. Starting in...

Harkin celebrates 24 years of ADA

PAUL OSGERBY

July 27, 2014

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Entering the closing months of his prolific career in Congress, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, visited the Pedestrian Mall on July 26 to honor the landmark legislation he helped introduce more than 20 years ago. July 26 was the 24th...

The final trek

TYLER FINCHUM

July 27, 2014

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Tyler Finchum, a staffer at The Daily Iowan, has written about his first RAGBRAI experience. This last installment recaps his final three days on the road. The last three days of RAGBRAI, for me at least, were painless. Espec...

Man charged with controlled substance

DI STAFF

July 27, 2014

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Authorities have accused a local man of possessing marijuana packaged to sell. Derrick Lewis, 26, was charged July 23 with possessing or distributing a taxable substance without a tax stamp and a controlled-substance violation. According...

Suspect charged in Ped Mall shooting

DI STAFF

July 27, 2014

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One suspect believed to be involved in a weekend shooting on the downtown Pedestrian Mall remains at-large, while another was arrested Sunday, police said. According to an Iowa City police report, at 1:36 a.m. Sunday police...

Appel signs on in support of “No Perks Pledge”

DI STAFF

July 27, 2014

Filed under News

In an effort to protect taxpayers from wasteful spending by the U.S. Congress, 3rd District candidate Staci Appel announced last week of her support for a “No Perks Pledge.” The six-tiered move by the Democratic...

Inside the mind of Randy Larson

KYLE MANN

July 27, 2014

Filed under Sports

Randy Larson is on his way to a Prime Time League championship berth after upsetting top-seeded Dan Ahrens’ team in the semifinals last week, and his skills as a coach were on full display. In a league that is — for...

Kyle Schlaak refuses to act his age

CHARLES GREEN

July 27, 2014

Filed under Sports

At 35, Kyle Schlaak is slightly older than the average player in Prime Time League. To his coach and teammates, age is just a number, and Schlaak is an ultimate team player for Randy Larson’s team, which will play in the...

Marble gets rookie contract from Magic

KYLE MANN

July 27, 2014

Filed under Sports

Former Hawkeye Devyn Marble is officially going to get a chance to stick in the NBA — he played well enough in the Summer League for the Orlando Magic to sign him to a rookie contract. In 20 minutes per game, the 6-6 combo...

Six Hawkeyes earn preseason honors

DI STAFF

July 27, 2014

Filed under Sports

Six Iowa football players earned College Sports Madness Preseason honors last week. Brandon Scherff, Carl Davis, Kevonte Martin-Manley, Austin Blythe, John Lowdermilk, and Desmond King were among those from the University of...

Editorial: The merits of working with China

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 27, 2014

Filed under Opinions

It’s fair to say that Americans have mixed feelings about China, and for good reason. It should be concerning that China’s government is directing economic espionage against some U.S. businesses, not to mention China’s ...

Byrd: Obvious problems with the NFL

MATTHEW BYRD

July 27, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Most of the non-ESPN sports media, women’s rights activists, criminal-justice experts, lay commentators, and logical people everywhere were justifiably outraged with the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to...