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Tipping point: St. Louis residents, fed up with city's dumping problem, want action

Too few trucks. Not enough refuse workers. Widespread illegal dumping. Overflowing dumpsters. 'It's unbearable,' says a longtime resident.
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Kirkwood to suspend curbside recycling; officials expect other cities will have to do same

City official says stringent policy in China "is thought to be the beginning of the end of single stream recycling as we know it today.”
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Like Netflix or Amazon Prime for cars: St. Louis dealers look to lure customers with monthly subscriptions

Users of the plan could turn in their cars — or “flip” them, as the auto industry refers to it — and get a new one as many times as they’d like.
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Staffing shortages are widespread in Missouri, Illinois nursing homes

There are 23 nursing homes in Missouri that reported one nurse for every 100 or more residents on their worst staffed days.
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Inspection reports show water clarity issues in St. Louis hotel pool; boy was rescued then died 3 days later

After rescue, pool was "murky and turbid"; the doughnut rope was "tangled and does not cover the length of the pool," and there was no shepherd's crook, an inspection report says
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At home: Architect creates rooms with views of Missouri River in North County

First-time visitors to the Mahanta residence have no idea what awaits as they enter and stand facing the back wall of the spacious entry foyer. Then, a few steps to the left and a turn to the right reveal an…
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NYT: White House counsel McGahn cooperated 'extensively' with special counsel probe

White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, participating in several interviews spanning 30 hours over the last nine months, The New York Times reported Saturday.
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Police: Florida man, 88, burns raccoon over eating mangoes

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — An 88-year-old Florida man was arrested after police said he burned a trapped raccoon alive because the animal had eaten his mangoes.
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Theater review: Fine performances in Union Avenue Opera's 'Lost in the Stars'

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 2 hours 22 min ago
Baritone Kenneth Overton is outstanding as the Rev. Stephen Kumalo.
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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 2 hours 32 min ago
He left behind a global organization far more aggressively engaged in peacekeeping and fighting poverty.
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BenFred: Every time Cardinals raise the bar, Flaherty reaches it

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 2 hours 57 min ago
Cardinals Chairman Bill Dewitt Jr. acknowledged Friday what players and managers so often dismiss: Some series are indeed bigger than others. This weekend’s against the Brewers fits. Don’t overlook whom the Cardinals sent to the mound first.
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Beginning Monday, Belleville News-Democrat will be printed in Kansas City

The print edition no longer will carry late-breaking news and sport, and stock tables will be dropped.
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Google refused order to release data. Will other companies bow under pressure?

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 3 hours 15 min ago
A federal judge signed a search warrant for a windfall of private information to help find the robber responsible for a string of crimes, raising concerns among privacy advocates.
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Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 3 hours 19 min ago
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city.
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DeWitt on Shildt: 'Hard to imagine he could do any better' as Cardinals manager

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 3 hours 22 min ago
Calling the vibe around his team 'fresh' and the turnaround led by interim manager Mike Shildt 'impressive,' Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said a search for the team's next manager is not happening in the background and Shildt hasn't done…
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Missouri deputies seize nearly $1M worth of marijuana

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 3 hours 25 min ago
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in northwestern Missouri's Platte County say they've seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana from a van that led them on a chase.
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Migrant spouse of pregnant woman detained on way to hospital

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 3 hours 31 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman has said she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents.
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Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 3 hours 59 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears.
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Sam Smith brings the drama to Chaifetz Arena but doesn't forget the fun

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - 4 hours 22 min ago
Sam Smith's keen sense of self awareness came into play for his 6,500 fans at his concert Friday night at Chaifetz Arena for the local stop of his “The Thrill of It All Tour.”
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