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Operation Troop Aid charity shuts down after probe by U.S. states

Domestic News from Reuters - 31 min 24 sec ago
A Tennessee charity created to send care packages to military personnel deployed overseas, and featured by media including NBC Nightly News and the Fox Business Network, has agreed to shut down to resolve a probe by 16 U.S. states into its fundraising.
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Third suspect sentenced to prison in rape, waterboarding threat case in Frontenac

Rape charge against him dismissed because he agreed to testify against two others.
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Ad agency Moosylvania opens co-working space for millennials in Maplewood

The Maplewood opening comes as a number of other co-working spaces around the St. Louis area expand or seek to further establish themselves in a crowded industry.
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Ellisville council delays action on proposal to turn church site into commercial projects

Developer Shawneetown Capital LLC is proposing three uses for the about seven-acre site.
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Cute alert: Video of toddler playing catch with dog over fence goes viral

Having a rough day? A 2-year-old boy and a playful Labrador retriever will quickly fix that.
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U.S. consumer watchdog slashes fine in payday lender settlement

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 10 min ago
The U.S. consumer finance watchdog ordered an Alabama-based payday lender on Thursday to return $500,000 to borrowers who were overcharged, a fine that people familiar with the matter said was only a third of what the prior Obama-era head of the agency had sought.
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U.S. lets Somali immigrants stay 18 more months

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 19 min ago
The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months under protected status given violence in their home county.
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McCaskill co-sponsors Senate move to oppose Hawley-backed lawsuit challenging Obamacare

She blasts Hawley for trying to end Obamacare; Hawley has called it "unlawful"
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Lil Baby heading to the Pageant

Lil Baby is at the Pageant with a concert on Aug. 22; show time is at 8 p.m. The show is a part of his "Harder Forever Tour." Also on the bill is YK Osiris.
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EPA'S watchdog urges better water oversight after Flint, Mich., crisis

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 36 min ago
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was slow and ineffective in its response to the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and needs to improve its communications with state and local regulators when citizen complaints arise, its internal watchdog said on Thursday.
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Herb Alpert sells out the Grandel

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall's concert Aug. 19 at the Grandel is sold out. Show time is at 7 p.m. In addition to the concert, some of Alpert's paintings and sculptures will be on display at the Grandel. Get more…
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New York brings internal charges against officer in Garner chokehold death

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 42 min ago
New York City began disciplinary proceedings on Thursday against the police officer who in 2014 applied a fatal chokehold to Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, the Civilian Complaint Review Board said.
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6 black bears killed on Missouri roads so far this year

A state biologist says the number of deaths is higher than last year but is not an unusually high number.
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Clayton officials apologize to WashU students falsely accused in IHOP dine and dash

The city's police department also commits to take steps to ensure that similar incidents do not occur.
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Joe Edwards adding mini-golf course and Ferris wheel in Delmar Loop building

Magic Mini Golf will be located in the 6100 block of Delmar Boulevard, just east of North Skinker Boulevard and across the street from Edwards’ Moonrise Hotel.
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VA whistleblowers faced greater risk of retaliation by officials: watchdog

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 58 min ago
Whistleblowers who reported wrongdoing at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs between 2010 and 2014 faced greater risk of disciplinary action than other employees, according to a study released on Thursday by a congressional watchdog.
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Two Metro East IHOP restaurants agree to pay nearly $1 million to settle sex harassment claims

Under the consent decree, companies will pay $975,000 and fire five workers.
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Former St. Louis cop admits taking bribes to provide info to chiropractor

Chiropractor, wife used reports to solicit accident victims as patients.
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Bird electric scooter business launches in St. Louis without permit

Mayor's spokesman said the company launched without the needed permits and the city has therefore asked Bird to remove their scooters.
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Messenger: Lawyer wins Sunshine Law battle against St. Louis, but has little to show for it

St. Charles News from - 2 hours 11 min ago
Ruling highlights weakness of Missouri's open records law.
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