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U.S. to seek execution for Illinois man in gruesome slaying of Chinese student

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 8:32am
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday will begin arguing that an Illinois man should be executed for the gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student in 2017.
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U.S. judge expected to put Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' behind bars for life

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 8:20am
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, is scheduled to be sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday in what is likely one of the last chapters in a decades-long career.
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R. Kelly pleads not guilty, denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 8:17am
R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a raft of federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls to provide sex for himself and others, and a judge ordered that he remain in jail without bail.
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House vote condemns Trump's tweets, draws some GOP support

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 8:15am
Two days after Trump tweeted that four Democratic freshmen should "go back" to their home countries — though all are citizens and three were born in the U.S.A. — Democrats muscled the resolution through the chamber. It was an embarrassing…
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Flaherty's winless streak continues as Carlos and Cardinals fail late

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:45am
Despite limiting the Pirates to three hits and one run in seven innings, Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty still hasn't won a game in more than two months. The Cards' feeble lineup muffed a chance to break a 1-1 tie in…
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Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:41am
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight.
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House condemns Trump over 'racist comments' tweeted at congresswomen

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:35am
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for "racist comments" against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic measure aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him.
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Country club in Ladue wants to expand

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:15am
St. Louis Country Club is proposing to build more dining space at 400 Barnes Road, near Ladue and Price roads.
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Messenger: A steak dinner gave birth to bribery scheme that felled Steve Stenger and his friends

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:15am
U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith writes the epitaph on former county executive's career, outlining pay-to-pay bribery scheme that brought him down.
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Man shot in north St. Louis runs to liquor store parking lot, where he collapses and dies

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:00am
A man was fatally shot in the 900 block of North Kingshighway, at a gas station near Cates Avenue.
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Stenger crony John Rallo pleads guilty to fraud linked to pay-to-play scandal

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:25am
John G. Rallo pleaded guilty to three federal fraud charges linked to former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s pay-to-play scandal.
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Reprieve for Wellston public housing as HUD holds off on demolition for 120 days

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:00am
CLAYTON — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has agreed to pause for 120 days plans to demolish public housing in Wellston, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page told the County Council on Tuesday.
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Factbox: El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:11am
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, is expected to be sentenced to life in a U.S. prison on Wednesday.
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Man who threatened to bomb Harvard ceremony for black students faces sentencing

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:10am
An Arizona man faces sentencing on Wednesday after admitting he made online threats to bomb Harvard University and shoot students at its first commencement ceremony for African-Americans, saying he wanted to "end their pro-black agenda."
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Father whose family died in Ethiopian plane crash to brief Congress

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 4:55am
Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again.
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Special prosecutor appointed to investigate threat claims against St. Louis circuit attorney

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 4:45am
The special prosecutor will investigate allegations by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner that she was threatened by defense lawyers working for former Gov. Eric Greitens.
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Illinois jury to hear sentencing arguments in gruesome slaying of Chinese student

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 4:22am
A jury that convicted an Illinois man in the kidnapping and gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student will soon begin deliberations about whether Brendt Christensen will spend the rest of his life in prison or be put to death.
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Jeffrey Epstein's treatment is 'worse' because of his wealth, his lawyers say

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 2:22am
Prosecutors have singled out Jeffrey Epstein for harsher treatment than other defendants because he is rich, lawyers for the American financier claimed on Tuesday in arguing that Epstein should be freed while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
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Retired U.S. Justice John Paul Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 1:25am
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99.
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In rare rebuke, dozens of Republicans hit Trump over 'racist' tweets

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:37pm
After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress - including almost half the Ohio delegation in the House - have openly criticized President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks on four Democratic lawmakers.
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