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MUSCATINE — Next week, Democratic presidential candidates Julián Castro and Gov. Steve Bullock will make their first appearances in Muscatine …

Summer is officially upon us, which means summer reading is now mandatory, right? Here are six new-in-paperback titles to get you started. "Small Fry" by Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Grove Atlantic, $17). The New York Times and numerous other outlets named this memoir among their Top 10 of 2018; it's the story of growing up as the daughter of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan. ...

"No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us" by Rachel Louise Snyder; Bloomsbury (307 pages, $28) ___ Rachel Louise Snyder's latest book should be required reading for lawmakers across the country as Congress debates expanding gun restrictions for domestic violence offenders in the latest Violence Against Women Act renewal. Snyder, who writes for the New Yorker, ...

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It's time to put a family vacation on the calendar. Here are five ideas to consider: ___ 1. Moab, Utah Sample the wonders of red rock country during a four-day, multi-sport trip that includes an off-road Hummer Safari through a fantasyland of slick rock and a two-day, river rafting adventure with an overnight of pampered beach camping on the banks of the Colorado River. Other nature-based ...