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deputy told us a driver hit a westbound train on euclid avenue. he says traffic was stopped right before the double tracks, as an eastbound train just finished crossing. as the crossing bar started to go up, it went back down because of a westbound train. authorities say that's when the driver drove forward colliding with the oncoming engine. the benton county sheriff's office says they have one person in custody. there was a child in the vehicle. no word on age or if the kid was hurt. authorities say this is an ongoing investigation. family and friends will soon honor the life of an 18-year-old iowa state student who was killed earlier this week. emmalee jacobs died monday after a hit and run on the ames campus. she just graduated from center point-urbana high school last may. jacobs spent a lot of time participating in youth programs at the center point united methodist church. that's where her visitation will be this evening, from 4 to 8. jacob's funeral will be tomorrow morning at 10-30 inside the center-point urbana high school. authorities are still trying to
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how a central iowa teen's body ended up in a pond. search and rescue crews recovered 17-year-old sam kept's body in that pond off highway 141 near granger. sam was last seen near the area on saturday after leaving a house party. officials spent hours combing through woods and ditches, and even searched with an airplane before making the devastating discovery. a spokeswoman for the family said mothers shouldn't have to bury children. "sammy was their family, their flesh and blood, you know? they're hurting right now." still no word yet on how this happened. authorities say, at this point, they're unsure if the death is suspicious. it's been almost two weeks since authorities found 18-year-old moe sed's body in the cedar river. officials discovered the waterloo teen on december 6th. he went missing on october 22nd. there were no signs of trauma, and authorities are still trying to figure out what happened. a late night fire sent one person to the university of
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the cedar rapids fire department responded to the area of i avenue and first street northwest. they got on scene around 10 o'clock last night, but didn't leave for another couple of hours. first responders took a person to the hospital, who had set up a tent in the area. the fire department hasn't said how severe that person's injuries were or how the fire started. four hiawatha firefighter e-m-ts responded to a routine medical call tuesday night at the sunset mobile home park. but the call quickly turned into something more. juju smith noticed flames coming from a trailer nearby. a co-worker jumped on the radio to page for help. the group sprang into action even though they didn't have much in the way fire equipment. e-m-ts checked to make sure no one was inside the home and rescued two kittens. smith called it a rare situation. 02:07:54 "normally, we're at the firehouse and someone calls dispatch. we're not usually the ones calling dispatch saying there's a fire out here." the home is destroyed. the
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everything, including christmas presents for their three young children. if you'd like to help, we've put details under this story on kcrg dot com. first, meteorologis t britley ritz has your first alert forecast.... temperatures this afternoon will be just a few degrees cooler than yesterday, but very seasonable. highs will top out in the low 30s. we do have a bit more sunshine today, but the winds continue to be a bit blustery out of the west at 10 to 15 mph. the winds of course make the temperatures feel cooler. wind chills will likely be in the 20s. dress warm! these seasonable temperatures last through a good part of your weekend, before warming back up into the upper 40s for sunday. rain and snow chances are slim through the weekend. our next chance for rain won't arrive until late sunday and into monday.
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sanders, is suffering consequences today after an alleged data breach into hillary clinton's campaign. the latest controversy is hitting sanders campaign hard. abc's bazi kanani has the details of what's happening in the democratic race. the bernie sanders campaign... responding swiftly. firing a campaign operative accused of a data breach: peeking past a temporarily failed firewall in a democratic national committee server to look at rival hillary clinton's confidential voter database. a sanders spokesman
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staffer was immediately fired." but there could be much bigger consequences for sanders' campaign. already, the d-n-c has temporarily suspended the campaign's access to the party's crucial voter file while it investigates. the issue... a possible distraction just one day before sanders, clinton, and martin omalley face off in their third debate on abc. the sanders' campaign is blaming the dnc's software vendor for the glitch that caused the firewall to fail. and that staffer who was fired-- josh uretsky-- tells abc news he was not prying for clinton's info: quote-- "we did not take anything out of the system it was in, and did not gain anything out of it. we saw a security breach and we tried to assess it and understand it." hillary clinton's campaign is not yet commenting on the matter... but no doubt she'll be expected to respond on the debate stage in new hampshire tomorrow night. rick klein, abc news political director "it'll be delicate, but it's a powerful issue that she could use to undermine him." several republican presidential
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will be stumping through iowa today. senator marco rubio will be talking to voters in dubuque. he will hold a town hall at giese sheet metal in dubuque. that will be at 12-45 this afternoon. carly fiorina will also be talking to voters in dubuque today. she started in clinton at 11 this morning. after, she'll go to dubuque. fiorina's town hall there starts at 2 o'clock. she finishes off her day with a christmas reception in davenport at 5 this evening. republican presidential front-runner donald trump will be coming to cedar rapids tomorrow. he plans to hold an event at the veterans memorial coliseum at 2 o'clock. in a recent abc news/ washington post poll,
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with 38 percent support, nationally. ted cruz came in second with 15 percent catching the bus on time will get a little easier for riders in cedar rapids. the city has launched a new mobile app. the cedar rapids transit division announced the launch today. the app will let users view bus routes, track buses in real time, and figure out when the next bus will arrive at a location. this morning, the city introduced the app's name to the community. it's called ridecrt. you can download it at ride c-r-t dot com. the half a million iowans who use medicaid for health coverage have got some breathing room. governor terry branstad has been working to turn the public program over to private insurers by january 1st. on thursday, the federal government ordered the state to delay the switch for two months. the centers for medicare and medicaid services says the extra time will help the state seamlessly
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companies. the governor was pushing for the switch to decrease rising medicaid costs, which have gone up 73% since 2003. branstad said the change could save the state $51 million in the first six months. kelli scott of marengo told us she has encountered confusion and long delays the last few weeks, while trying to make the switch. the youngest of her three children is trenton. he's almost 2 but has treacher collins syndrome. it keeps bones in his face from maturing and creates with respiratory issues. medicaid covers trenton, but kelli said trying to reach providers for the switch has been a battle. " 57:28. we did not have enough information, even the hospitals did not have information. i'd call the hospitals and try to help them by getting on the right program for trenton and they could not tell me anything. they told me to keep calling back." medicaid covers about 560-thousand people
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regulators hope the delay will help the state be ready for a "seamless transition" that will not disrupt care. many parents are critical of their kid's health.... but sometimes even the most discerning parents can miss scoliosis. meteorologist britley ritz
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temperatures this afternoon will be just a few degrees cooler than yesterday, but very seasonable. highs will top out in the low 30s. we do have a bit more sunshine today, but the winds continue to be a bit blustery out of the west at 10 to 15 mph. the winds of course make the
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chills will likely be in the 20s. dress warm! these seasonable temperatures last through a good part of your weekend, before warming back up into the upper 40s for sunday. rain and snow chances are slim through the weekend. our next chance for rain won't arrive until late sunday and into monday. temperatures this afternoon will be just a few degrees cooler than yesterday, but very seasonable. highs will top out in the low 30s. we do have a bit more sunshine today, but the winds
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out of the west at 10 to 15 mph. the winds of course make the temperatures feel cooler. wind chills will likely be in the 20s. dress warm! these seasonable temperatures last through a good part of your weekend, before warming back up into the upper 40s for sunday. rain and snow chances are slim through the weekend. our next chance for rain won't arrive until late sunday and into monday.
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scoliosis is a chronic condition that often goes million americans have it. doctors usually see sings of the disorder during childhood. but, holly firfer tells us
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question marks. "scoliosis is a lateral curvature in the spine."it is not a disease, but rather a condition in which the spine continues to curve abnormally over time. although doctors don't know the exact cause of most cases- they believe there is a genetic component to the condition. people with severe curves of 40 degrees or more.. may need surgery to fuse the spine or add implants for support.. with curves less than 15 degrees, often doctors will monitor the patient to be sure the curve is not getting worse. with moderate curves of the spine, a brace needs to be used to keep the curves from progressing. "often times we will see them in a ridged brace - a body cast- but they will rotate inside so the curve continues to get worse." "we can pull the ribcage and de-rotate it. we can create a de-tortion by pulling the shoulder back. we can pull
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the spine right to left or left to right."there is no cure for scoliosis... but doctors say.. once the spine is finished growing.. a brace is no longer needed. for today's health minute, i'm holly firfer. the u-s government is closing a funding loophole that could impact iowa farmers david geiger takes a closer look at the impacts in
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david geiger. ---- the tax and spending bill congress is expected to pass this week have victories and losses for agriculture.. the legislation does not include a repeal of the environmental protection agency's waters of the u-s rule... it does have a full repeal of the mandatory country-of- origin meat labeling.. but without replacing it with a voluntary rule... the tax extenders package.. is also intended to be added to the
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action.. the american farm bureau says that's a win for agriculture. section 179 is made permanent at the 500,000 dollar level.. that lets farmers deduct costs of equipment from taxes.. bonus depreciation, which covers only new equipment, is extended for 5 years... and tax breaks for biodiesel, cellulosic biodiesel and wind energy are all extended for two more years. ---- this week the u-s-d-a closed a loophole in farm-safety net payments that allowed inactive managers of farms to receive payments. secretary of agriculture tom vilsack says the farm program is for those who genuinely need it.. and the new farm bill allowed him to authorize the closure of the loophole and limit payments.. but in the farm bill.. iowa senator chuck grassley had a provision that detailed specific removal of this exploit.. it was approved by the house and senate.. so it was supposed to be safe.. but the committee involved removed it. in his weekly conference call.. i asked him what he thought of the closure.. he says the removal of his
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the 2014 farm bill.. "they violated the rules, gutted my provisions. we ended up with mealy-moused that secretary of agriculture vilsack had to work with, and as i just said, he did the best he could under what the law allowed him to do. so i thank him." since 19-87.. the broad definition of actively engaged allowed for some general partnerships and joint ventures to add managers to farming operations.. which qualified them for more payments.. ---- it looks like the start of a holiday trade in grains.. with jumps up and down.. "where we're really at is we have a market that is dialing in an awful lot of negative news we had negative news from argentina, devaluating, looking to devaluate the peso.." "taking off some export sales tax that they had on their grains. both of those were negative to the market increase the supply. but the market has dialed a lot of that already in so we're getting a little bit of a relief rally. and i think when
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south america. conditions so far are near normal in argentina but weather watch." "the cattle market just continues its assault to the downside. the cash cattle this week traded one to two dollars this week lower. the beef market continues to push down to two year lows. we're trying to find levels that we actually clear the beef. so we'll see how much negative news is already dialed in the market. a great deal already is." "the hog market's following the cattle market down to a certain degree we have the quarterly hogs and pigs report that's going to be out. slaughter rates continue to be larger than anticipated, larger than the numbers that the usda says." ---- and that wraps up the show for today.. have a good weekend everyone ---- we'll post a video every day in the agribusiness section of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.34 oc webtease
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good morning this is the agribusiness report. i'm if your holiday shopping is done, you've got plenty else to do this weekend. when we get back the gazette's diana nolan talks best bets for your free time this weekend. whether it's dancing or taking a christmas tour with tannenbaum's, we fill you in. i have asthma... ...one of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. breo opens up airways to help improve breathing for a full 24 hours. breo contains a type of medicine that increases the risk of death from asthma problems and may increase the risk of hospitalization in children and adolescents. breo is not for people whose asthma is well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine,
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once your asthma is well controlled, your doctor will decide if you can stop breo and prescribe a different asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. do not take breo more than prescribed. see your doctor if your asthma does not improve or gets worse. ask your doctor if 24-hour breo could be a missing piece for you. see if you're eligible for
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things happening this last weekend before
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the gazette's diana nolan joins us now. diana, where do we begin? euforquestra: home for the holidays 8 p.m. friday , englert theatre, 221 e. washington st., iowa city; $15 advance, $20 show day, englert box office, 688-2653 or englert.orgb rucemore daytime holiday mansion tours various times through dec. 31; brucemore, 2160 linden dr. se, cedar rapids; $3 to $7 daytime tours, brucemore store in the visitor center; details at 362-7375 or brucemore.or ggiggles and grins for gems 6 to 9 p.m. saturday , scottish rite temple, 616 a ave. ne, cedar rapids; $20, 393-9681 or shop.gemsofh ope.com diana, thanks for being here. the gazette's diana nolan joins us now. diana, where do we begin? euforquestra: home for
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holidays 8 p.m. friday , englert theatre, 221 e. washington st., iowa city; $15 advance, $20 show day, englert box office, 688-2653 or englert.orgb rucemore daytime holiday mansion tours various times through dec. 31; brucemore, 2160 linden dr. se, cedar rapids; $3 to $7 daytime tours, brucemore store in the visitor center; details at 362-7375 or brucemore.or ggiggles and grins for gems 6 to 9 p.m. saturday , scottish rite temple, 616 a ave. ne, cedar rapids; $20, 393-9681 or shop.gemsofh ope.com
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controversial comments aren't helping the.... the president at the university of iowa. protestors are saying bruce harreld needs to step down because of what he said. meteorologist justin gehrts updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert
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the families of victims shot and killed in san bernardino, california. that visit adds to the suspect in the violent terror attack. the university of iowa president is taking the heat from protestors. this time for comments he made involving shootings and professors. and the iowa hawkeyes are off to pasadena! with a big ten championship loss, their eyes are set on a win at the rose bowl. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at midday. corey smock is at university of iowa hospitals and clinics with life- threatening injuries from an overnight fire. the fire started about 10 last night near the intersection of i avenue and 1st avenue northwest, near the railroad tracks. the spokesperson says a man driving
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large fire in the vacant lot. the rescuers pulled flaming clothing off of the victim and covered him with his coat. fire officials say the victim was a homeless person camping in a tent along with a companion in a second tent. the fire was apparently started by candles in the tent. the candles ignited the sleeping sleeping victim. president obama plans to visit the families of victims killed in the san bernardino terror as chilling new details emerge about a childhood friend of shooter syed farook. authorities say he purchased the assault rifles used in the mass shooting. a-b-c's lauren lyster has more. script: enrique marquez was brought to court in the back of this fbi vehicle...appearing in handcuffs to face terror and other charges... after ten straight days of interrogation. .. where according to prosecutors, marquez freely revealed he and longtime friend syed farook planned terror attacks together, dating back four years. authorities say the earlier
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attack on students in the cafeteria of this riverside community college, where farook and marquez attended classes.
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a pennsylvania teen is behind bars this midday--accused of supporting the terrorist group--isis. officials raided the home of 19-year-old jalil ibn ameer aziz, who they say was preparing to launch or help with an attack in the u-s. investigators say they found loaded high-capacity assault riffle magazines and other evidence in a closet at the teen's home. he reportedly used dozens of twitter accounts to advocate violence against the u-s and help would-be isis fighters with travel. right now in new york, diplomats from several countries are meeting to find a solution for the civil war crisis in syria. they'll discuss the rebellion against syrian
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invasion of isis. the u-s and russia are joining forces to fight isis funding in syria. yesterday, the countries adopted a security resolution. it calls for u-n members to be more assertive in cutting off all the ways isis makes money. president obama is set to sign the nation's budget bill. the u-s house has passed the $1-point-4 trillion spending bill to fund the government through next september. the bill now heads to the senate. senators are expected to vote on the budget alongside a year-end tax plan. it would give breaks to working families and a variety of business interests. the vatican says pope francis has signed off on making mother teresa an official saint. this is one of the catholic church's highest honors. pope francis approved the decree attributing a miracle to mother teresa's intercession. this happened yesterday on the pope's 79th birthday. there's not date set for canonization, but italian media suspects it will happen in the first week of september. that is the
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of mother teresa's death. she 1997. first, meteorologis t britley ritz has your first alert forecast temperatures this afternoon will be just a few degrees cooler than yesterday, but very seasonable. highs will top out in the low 30s. we do have a bit more sunshine today, but the winds continue to be a bit blustery out of the west at 10 to 15 mph. the winds of course make the temperatures feel cooler. wind chills will likely be in the 20s. dress warm! these seasonable temperatures last through a good part of your weekend, before warming back up into the upper 40s for sunday. rain and snow chances are slim through
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some at the university of iowa are protesting a controversial comment from president bruce harreld. hey hey ho ho, bruce harreld has got to go. they're angry after harreld said teachers who don't come prepared to class should be shot. this week, harreld back-tracked on that comment he made during a staff council meeting. yesterday, a university spokesman said harreld himself. who was the intended target, it was inappropriate. "i don't understand how you could be so, un-sensitive and ignorant in using those words,
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have any confidence in him. " harreld was not available to comment. the university said in a statement it respects the protesters' right to gather. the iowa hawkeyes are getting ready for the rose bowl. they're moving their gear from the football operations center all the way to pasadena, california. this equipment truck -- outfitted with roses -- is leaving today. officials filled the truck yesterday. before it leaves, equipment crews go over every last detail to make sure they're prepared. it may sound odd, but winter jackets are some of the things making the california journey. "we do leave some stuff on the truck that's game day only, so like players capes, heavy coats, i learned a couple years ago we always take our winter coats because it was cold in southern florida at the orange bowl, so there are some things that stay on there and hopefully we never have to touch, but in case we need it, it's there." the truck will arrive in los angeles on monday -- the football team on christmas eve.
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another factor in getting down there is weather. the truck driver has budgeted at extra day of travel -- just in case anything comes up. lots of people still don't have all of their holiday shopping done, but that could change this weekend. the national retail federation says 90 percent of people still have some holiday shopping to do. many shoppers in dubuque say they plan to finish by tomorrow. that is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. retailers say it seems shoppers are spending a little bit more money this year. "gasoline prices are relatively low, so that's putting a few more bucks in everyone's pocket. so it won't encourage more people to come to a shopping mall, but it may allow them to spend more on some of those gift items. " the national retail federation also says more people are looking for an experience, rather than a traditional gift. there's nothing like drdring through a sea of christmas lights to get into the holiday spirt. and now people in dubuque can do that plus help those in need. people have the chance to drive through
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see reflections in the park. the christmas lights turn on every night from 5 until 10 through january 3rd. tickets are 8 dollars ahead of time, or 10 dollars a car at the gate. proceeds from reflections in the park help to fund more than 2 dozen programs that helps families in need. star wars: the force awakens is finally in theatres... and so are a few other new movies! but critics are wondering if those films will take a big hit in the box office this weekend. and a local church is channeling the force of star wars to spread their truth. meteorologist britley ritz updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert forecast. stay with tv9.
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temperatures this afternoon will be just a few degrees cooler than yesterday, but very seasonable. highs will top out in the low 30s. we do have a bit more sunshine today, but the winds continue to be a bit blustery out of the west at 10 to
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temperatures feel cooler. wind chills will likely be in the 20s. dress warm! these seasonable temperatures last through a good part of your weekend, before warming back up into the upper 40s for sunday. rain and snow chances are slim through the weekend. our next chance for rain won't arrive until late sunday and into monday. temperatures this afternoon will be just a few degrees cooler than yesterday, but very seasonable. highs will top out in the low 30s. we do
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continue to be a bit blustery out of the west at 10 to 15 mph.h.he winds of course m me the temperatures feel cooler. wind chills will likely be in the 20s. dress warm! these seasonable temperatures last through a good part of your weekend, before warming back up into the upper 40s for sunday. rain and snow chances are slim through the weekend. our next chance for rain won't arrive until late sunday and into monday.
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the day has finally come...f.f
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millions of fans in the u-s and across the world will line up to see the long- awaited sequel. . jason nathanson takes a look how the film's stars are taking in all the excitement. star wars, the force awakens is finally in theaters, and the internet right now is filled with spoilers, at a news conference in london thursday director j.j. abrams said it's just inevitable these days, but soundbite j.j. abrams, director - on spoilers: i'm hopeful that while there will be spoilers out there it won't detract from the, the hopeful thrill that people might have seeing this movie ogether hopefully not much has spoiled about adam driver's character - he plays bad guy kylo ren, and it seems he was destined for the dark side since he was little sot: my dad had a storm trooper helmet that he would chase my sister around the house with and scare us the only
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awakens set an opening weekend record? we'll find out sunday. sisters star ikkbarinholtz wants totoremind fans thht his comedy, starring tina fey and amy poehler, is also in theaters this weekend, and he says you don't have to choose! sot - uh, i will definitely see star wars, i don't know if you know this, but hashtag you can see both sisters joins an alvin and the chipmunks sequel as the only two new releases braa enough, or foolish enough, to takeeon the force awakens. and jennifer lawrence brought joy to london thursday, premiering her awards nominated film in which she plays a real- life successful inventor. and if she could market an invention? soundbite a cedar rapids church is talking about faith through the storyline of star wars, as the new movie is making box office history in theatres. first lutheran church played some clips from the first six movies last night. pastor craig brown told members about the fall of anakin skywalker - as he joined the dark side, becoming darth vader. he also talked about his redemption through his son,
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pastor brown likened it to the redemption through christ. he also says he is a huge star wars fan himself... and binge watched the episodes to find the right clips. "12:36:00 i think one of the biggest allures of this franchise is the battle between good and even. and i thii that's something that resonates with people of faith." pastor brown says he is a huge star wars fan himself... and binge watched the episodes to find the right clips. yoga is a common exercise to help you relax. but it can also give you energy to start your day. our fitness expert will show us how, next on tv9. the "sun salutation" is a
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sequence that provides many
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your day and also to help you settle in for the evening. join our fitness expert to learn how to break this sequence down to suit your needs. the "sun salutation" is a common yoga sequence that provides many benefits to kick-start your day@and also to help you
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evening. join our fitness expert to learn how to break this sequence down to suit your needs. back to our top stories this midday. authorities say corey
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authorities say a homeless man is at the universitytyf iowa hospitals and clinics with life- threatening injuries from an overnight fire. authorities say a candle in corey smock's tent started his sleeping bag on fire around 10 last night near the intersection of i avenue and 1st avenue norththst, near the railroad tracks. now, one last look at this
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justin. temperatures this afternoon will be just a few degrees cooler than
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