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Ross' Restaurant Prepares to Re-Open

A 75-year-old restaurant in the Quad Cities is almost ready to re-open at a new location. Ross' Restaurant is located on 14th Street near the I-74 Bridge in Bettendorf, and will move 4 miles north over the next couple of weeks. The family business must move because of the new I-74 bridge project.
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The True Purpose of Labor Day

Davenport Police Department

Davenport police are investigating the third consecutive day of gun violence in the city. Around 2 am today, police responded to gunshots heard at Welcome Way and Kimberly Road.

In a new sign that Iran might consider freeing Jason Rezaian, a powerful Iranian politician tells NPR that there are "practical" ways to liberate the Washington Post reporter and other American prisoners. He then sketched the outline of a trade.

"That's one way," Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran's Parliament, tells NPR's Steve Inskeep.

The Justice Department says it will beef up legal requirements for using cell-site simulators, an increasingly controversial form of surveillance technology that secretly gathers data about mobile devices.

Under the new policy, federal investigators will be required to get a warrant from a judge demonstrating probable cause, in most domestic criminal probes. Agents will need to explain to judges how the technology is being used. And they'll be directed to destroy volumes of bystanders' data "no less than once daily."

The Moline Water Department has issued a boil order. It affects the area from 70th Street to the East Moline border, and from 34th Avenue to the Rock River.

Ben Carson, The Other Republican Outsider On The Rise

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Donald Trump isn't the only political outsider who's been having a good summer. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is gaining in several polls — especially in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, where evangelical voters play a big role.

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In the annals of ill-conceived public relations campaigns, the egg industry's war on Just Mayo deserves at least a mention.

Just Mayo is a product that looks like mayonnaise, tastes like mayonnaise and yet contains no eggs. The company behind it, Hampton Creek, has been getting lots of attention.

Josh Tetrick, the company's founder, has big ambitions. "If we're successful, there are a lot of [food] industries out there that are going to have to adjust," says Tetrick.

Farmers Stage Massive Tractor Protest In Paris

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Over 1,500 tractors driven by angry farmers snarled Paris traffic this morning, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. In an ongoing protest movement, farmers across the country have been up in arms about high taxes and low prices on their goods.

The Associated Press reports:

"They're facing increasingly slim margins they blame on cheap imports and high payroll charges, which they say make them unable to compete against producers in Germany and Eastern Europe. The farmers are seeking tax breaks from the French government and EU action."

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Labor Day is not about a day off school, big sales, or the end of summer. Joshua Schipp says it's about recognizing workers and the contributions they make to our country and communities. On Monday, that's what thousands of Quad Cities residents will do during the 32nd Annual Labor Day Parade in East Moline.