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Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:10pm
Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on Aug. 10, touching off outrage and disbelief over how such a high-profile prisoner, known for socializing with powerful people including presidents Donald…
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Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA 'screwed us' with biofuel waivers

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:02pm
Iowa's Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has "screwed" the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum refineries, effectively exempting them from an obligation to use more ethanol in their products.
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Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:01pm Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.
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U.S. judge urges VW, SEC to resolve civil Dieselgate suit

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:00pm
A federal judge in California on Friday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Volkswagen AG to resolve a civil suit stemming from its Dieselgate emissions scandal.
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Two women sue Jeffrey Epstein's estate for $100 million over alleged sex abuse

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:00pm
Two women who said they were recruited 15 years ago to provide massages to Jeffrey Epstein, only to be later sexually molested by him at his Manhattan mansion, have filed a $100 million lawsuit against the financier's estate.
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Daughter follows mom's footsteps to Lift for Life Academy as charter school expands

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:15pm
One of the city's first charter schools expands to primary grades.
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After hiatus, Moonlight Ramble bicycle ride gets back in gear — and organizers release route

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 7:55pm
The ride begins at 10 p.m. Saturday at Tucker and Market streets downtown.
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Thousands of travelers delayed at U.S. airports by computer outage

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 7:52pm
Thousands of travelers at U.S. airports faced delays on Friday because of an nationwide outage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems that lasted several hours.
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Organizers raise the bar for pub crawls with costumes, trivia, pop culture themes

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:40pm
There’s not much to a basic-model pub crawl. It’s really just visiting more than one bar. Probably having a drink or two. Chatting up some fellow patrons.
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Feds: St. Louis man admits fatal shooting of 7-year-old Xavier Usanga

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:30pm
Malik Ross, 23, appeared in court on an unrelated charge: Prosecutors said he stole $50,000 from an armored car company for which he worked.
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Former St. Louis economic development chief gets probation, $20,000 fine in Stenger's pay-to-play scandal

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:15pm
"I am profoundly sorry for my actions and my inactions," Sweeney, her voice trembling, said in court on Friday.
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Police discover two dead in bed of pickup truck

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:07pm
ST. LOUIS — Police are investigating after they discovered the bodies of two people in the bed of a pickup truck Friday afternoon.
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'Sexually violent' former priest sentenced to 10 years for assaulting boy in St. Louis County

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 6:00pm
Fred Lenczycki, 74, has admitted to abusing up to 30 boys in Illinois, Missouri and California over 25 years.
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Computers coming back online after Customs outage at U.S. airports

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 5:56pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said its computers were coming back online and travelers were being processed after a nationwide computer outage earlier on Friday at U.S. airports.
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NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 5:42pm
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will anchor the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, a boon for the state and a disappointment for Texas.
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St. Louis prosecutor, judge lack authority in bid for new trial in 1994 murder case, state says

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 5:30pm
Lamar Johnson is seeking a new trial in his 1994 murder case but Missouri Attorney General says he must appeal to a higher court.
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Linda Kennedy, longtime actor at the Black Rep, dies at 68

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 5:15pm
Linda Kennedy, an actor and theater director who was closely associated with the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, died Friday morning at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She was 68 years old.
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Police search for driver who killed woman in Metro East hit and run

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 4:45pm
Police are searching for a driver that struck and killed a woman then drove off in Pontoon Beach early Wednesday.
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US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 4:23pm
Microsoft rose 1.8% and Apple rose 2.6%
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Baby's body found near parking lot in Columbia

St. Charles News from - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:54pm
The child appeared to be less than a year old, but police provided few other details.
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