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Oprah’s success hasn’t followed her to OWN

By Meg James and Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “A queen is not afraid to fail,” Oprah Winfrey once said. “Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” Now…

New TV series ‘Scandal’ based on real-life ‘fixer’

New TV series ‘Scandal’ based on real-life ‘fixer’

By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers – LOS ANGELES — Judy Smith was there when White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Chief Justice Clarence Thomas, quarterback Michael Vick and Idaho senator Larry Craig…

Oakland college gunman felt bullied, police say

By Stephen Ceasar, Maria La Ganga, Joel Rubin and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The suspect in a shooting rampage at a Oikos University told authorities he…

Former Alburnett city clerk will pay restitution, serve 5 years probation for embezzlement

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS – A former Alburnett city clerk received a 10-year suspended sentence and five years probation for embezzling more than $37,000 from the city…

Lawmakers, Branstad to work on spending total this week

Lawmakers, Branstad to work on spending total this week

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — Top lawmakers and Gov. Terry Branstad must agree on the size of the state’s budgetary pie this week before they can begin…

A Clinton run in 2016? Bill and Hillary send mixed signals

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton sounds like he is hoping his wife Hillary has a presidential run in her. As for Hillary, she’s just…

Flood mitigation bill clears Iowa House, headed to governor

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – UPDATE: The Iowa House has approved a flood mitigation bill that would allow Cedar Rapids and other communities retain some of their sales tax…

Iowa State will continue to seek budget efficiencies, president says

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – Iowa State University doesn’t have the severity of the budget crisis faced by the University of Northern Iowa, but ISU leaders will scrutinize every program…

Allegiant Air to start charging up to $35 for carry-on bag

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – Allegiant Air, which serves The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, will start charging up to $35 for a carry-on bag beginning Wednesday, April…

Romney wins Wisconsin, Maryland and D.C., edges closer to nomination

Romney wins Wisconsin, Maryland and D.C., edges closer to nomination

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times – MILWAUKEE — Mitt Romney edged closer to capturing the Republican presidential nomination on Tufesday as he beat back a challenge from rival Rick Santorum…

Man’s foot amputated after being shot during NCAA game celebration

By Jim Warren, McClatchy Newspapers – LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Kentucky man’s foot was amputated after he was wounded in a shooting incident early Tuesday, Lexington police said. The victim’s name…

Mega Millions mess: Maryland woman in office pool draws suspicion

By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A Maryland McDonald’s worker is in the middle of a Mega Millions meltdown as co-workers wonder whether she ripped them off…

At long last, the Miami Marlins have a stadium they can call their own

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – MIAMI — The art world where Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria made his fortunes and the ballclub he bought with them collide colorfully in left…

Cerro Gordo County ranked 80th in county health rankings in Iowa

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county is ranked 80th out of 99 counties in Iowa in overall health, according to a study released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the…

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