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San Bernardino shooting lawsuits vs Facebook, Google, Twitter dismissed

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 11:00am
A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook , Google and Twitter liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California for letting Islamic State flourish on their social media platforms.
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Study finds more people are moving out of Illinois and Missouri than moving in

St. Charles News from - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:58am
Tiny Vermont is the top state for inbound moves.
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Police identify victim of final St. Louis homicide of 2018

St. Charles News from - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:45am
The victim was identified as a 42-year-old man whose body was found on the sidewalk Monday.
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Police: 3 human bodies, 3 dead dogs in Florida mobile home

St. Charles News from - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:25am
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. • Police conducting a welfare check in a retirement community found three human bodies in an "advanced state of decomposition," along with three dead dogs.
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Retired U.S. Marine held in Russia for spying is innocent: family

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:22am
A retired U.S. marine who has been detained by Russia for alleged spying was visiting Moscow for the wedding of a former fellow marine and is innocent of the espionage charges against him, his family said.
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Russia allows consular access to suspected U.S. spy: RIA

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:07am
Russia has allowed consular access to detained U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, who is suspected of espionage, RIA news agency cited a foreign ministry spokesman as saying on Wednesday.
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Downtown traffic takes turn for tricky with lane closures for Ameren work

St. Charles News from - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 9:45am
The work is centered around 6 intersections, including 4 along Fourth Street and 2 on Broadway.
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Hill leaders to attend White House briefing on border

St. Charles News from - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 9:18am
The White House invitation came Tuesday after House Democrats released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for a border wall.
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Best children’s books of 2018: From an LGBTQ fairytale to an immigration story

St. Charles News from - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 9:00am
A baby monkey with a knack for detective work, a mysterious green creature that takes up residence in an Australian farmhouse, and a 9-year-old stuck in a Russian-style summer camp are among the chief attractions of an exciting year in…
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Facing a potential tax bill surprise, Missourians could get extension to pay

St. Charles News from - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 8:45am
A miscalculation by state revenue officials could result in people owing the state more money than they expected for their 2018 taxes.
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Special Request: Winslow's Home granola is great as a topping or as a snack

St. Charles News from - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 8:00am
Q • I love granola and usually make my own, because anything from a store is way too sweet and unappealing. The granola at Winslow’s Home is delicious and unusual. It seems to be made with lots of sesame seeds…
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Big claims strain senior living market for U.S. insurers

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 6:09am
Last March, a 103-year-old resident of a Sunrise Senior Living facility in Willowbrook, Illinois, went on a field trip to the movies.  Ruth Smith, who used a walker, fell down two concrete steps in the theater and died about six weeks later. Now Smith's estate is suing Sunrise, saying that aides did not properly watch her.
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A man lost a lawsuit over his warrantless arrest, but St. Louis County is making changes anyway

St. Charles News from - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 5:30am
St. Louis County police have already made changes, and new prosecutor wants to do away with practice entirely.
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XFL football to pay St. Louis $100,000 per game, 4 times what Rams paid

St. Charles News from - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 11:00pm
The XFL will pay $100,000 in rent per game plus all concession cash to the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, owners of the Dome at America’s Center. That's four times what the Rams paid.
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Child slips into rhino pen, touched by animal's snout

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 5:50pm
A little girl entered the rhinoceros exhibit at a Florida zoo by slipping between two poles, and at least one of the massive pachyderms touched the child with its snout, officials said on Tuesday.
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Spacecraft opens new year with flyby on solar system's edge

St. Charles News from - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 5:18pm
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft pulled off the most distant exploration of another world Tuesday, skimming past a tiny, icy object 4 billion miles from Earth that looks to be shaped like a bowling pin.
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Concert review: Fine music, good humor and surprises from Ward Stare and the SLSO

St. Charles News from - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 4:30pm
Among the surprises: the team of Leonard Slatkin and Ozzie Smith
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It's official: NHL All-Star Game coming to St. Louis in 2020

St. Charles News from - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 4:22pm
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement New Year's Day during Winter Classic game between Chicago and Boston.
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Jerry Falwell Jr. can't imagine Trump 'doing anything that's not good for the country'

St. Charles News from - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 2:45pm
Jerry Falwell Jr., 56, took over as president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 2007, following the death of his father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who founded the school. He lives with his wife, Becki, in Bedford County, Virginia.
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