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As new U.S. law frees inmates, prosecutors seek to lock some back up

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 44 min ago
Monae Davis walked out of prison on March 7, thanks to a new law that eased some of the harshest aspects of the United States' war on drugs.
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Boris Johnson wins race to become UK's next prime minister

He will be installed as prime minister in a formal handover from Theresa May on Wednesday. The victory is a triumph for 55-year-old Johnson, an ambitious but erratic politician whose political career has veered between periods in high office and…
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Woman dies when stolen SUV hits her car in St. Louis; suspect in custody

ST. LOUIS — A woman was killed around 7:15 Monday evening when her car was struck by a stolen Chevrolet Tahoe in the 4100 block of Finney Avenue, police said.
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St. Louis County jail director pledges greater transparency in future in-custody deaths

Lt. Col. Troy Doyle outlines plans for a new internal unit at a meeting of the Justice Services Advisory Board.
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St. Louis firm with Silicon Valley ties faces Medicare billing scrutiny

Essence Group is the target of a whistleblower lawsuit that accuses the company of improperly coding cases in order to boost Medicare payments.
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Explainer: What can Mueller tell U.S. lawmakers that we do not already know?

Domestic News from Reuters - 2 hours 4 min ago
When Robert Mueller testifies to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers are expected to try to pin down the former special counsel on a crucial question: did he intend for them to carry on where he left off in his investigation of President Donald Trump and the Russians?
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Coal miners to urge Congress to protect their black lung benefits

Domestic News from Reuters - 2 hours 9 min ago
Around 120 coal miners with black lung disease were due in Washington on Tuesday hoping to pressure Congress to restore a higher excise tax level on coal companies to help fund their medical care, as rates of the progressive respiratory disease rise in parts of Appalachia.
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Foul play suspected in death of Ole Miss student who graduated from Lindbergh high

St. Charles News from - 2 hours 42 min ago
Alexandria "Ally" Kostial, 21, was majoring in marketing at Ole Miss. She was a 2016 graduate of Lindbergh High School.
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San Juan braces for an 11th day of protests, amid calls for Puerto Rico's governor to resign

Domestic News from Reuters - 2 hours 42 min ago
San Juan braced on Tuesday for an 11th day of protests calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor over offensive chat messages that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people.
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Goldschmidt's grand slam holds up, as Cardinals outlast Pirates

St. Charles News from - 2 hours 52 min ago
PITTSBURGH – It wasn’t long after his grand slam landed beyond PNC Park’s right-center fence, far enough where there are no seats because there’s barely a view, that Paul Goldschmidt rounded first base with a smile and no amount of…
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Parson campaign fund takes gambling cash amid debate over expansion of slots in Missouri

St. Charles News from - 2 hours 57 min ago
Torch Electronics has hired lobbyists and is paying consultants as it distributes its slot machine-like games across the state.
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After 90 years as a St. Louis brand, Bissinger's sold to local chocolate rival

St. Charles News from - 2 hours 57 min ago
Bissinger's manufacturing equipment is being auctioned.
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As heat wave breaks across U.S. northeast, thousands left without power

Domestic News from Reuters - 2 hours 58 min ago
Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Monday and into early Tuesday, even as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed.
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Harris to introduce U.S. Senate bill to decriminalize marijuana, expunge convictions

Domestic News from Reuters - 2 hours 59 min ago
Democratic White House hopeful Kamala Harris will introduce a Senate bill on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, erase past convictions and use funds from marijuana sales to invest in communities hit by the decades-long "war on drugs."
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Most Republicans plan to tune out Mueller probe: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Domestic News from Reuters - 3 hours 1 min ago
When Robert Mueller testifies before Congress on Wednesday about his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, a key part of the U.S. public appears likely to tune out - Republicans.
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Biden unveils plan to end racial discrimination in U.S. criminal justice system

Domestic News from Reuters - 3 hours 3 min ago
Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a plan on Tuesday to reform the U.S. criminal justice system by lowering incarceration rates, ending the federal death penalty and eliminating racial disparities in how people are sentenced.
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Hundreds of black deaths in ‘Red Summer’ ignored century later

St. Charles News from - 3 hours 40 min ago
Violence galvanized blacks to defend themselves and their neighborhoods with fists and guns; reinvigorated civil rights organizations like the NAACP and led to a new era of activism
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Woman shot in Dogtown dies of injuries; boyfriend, 74, turns himself in to police

St. Charles News from - 8 hours 27 min ago
Police said Kimberly Schneider, 43, was shot Friday during an argument with her 74-year-old boyfriend in her home in the 6700 block of West Park.
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Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps

Domestic News from Reuters - 8 hours 59 min ago
The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said.
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Man shoots paintball gun at Naked Bike Ride participants; none injured

St. Charles News from - 9 hours 12 min ago
This is the first year that someone has attempted to disrupt the ride this way, organizer Andrea Hitsman said.
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