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U.S. to seek death penalty in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it intends to seek the death penalty for an Illinois man who was charged last year with kidnapping a visiting Chinese scholar.
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Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:38pm
Psychological experts say 13 children rescued from what was described as nothing less than a torture chamber will have years of therapy ahead as they learn to live in a world that, until a week ago, they never really knew…
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No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.
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Former St. Louis VA shop foreman gets 20 months for kickback scheme

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00pm
Four former employees or contractors have been accused of a kickback scheme involving about $270,000 in contracts.
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St. Louis man gets 12 years for robbery of Missouri lawmaker and Christmas carjacking

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00pm
Tavion Regans, 21, pleaded guilty in November to charges in two separate incidents.
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In Shutdown City, the blame game is never-ending

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00pm
Republicans, Democrats point political fingers as the clock leads toward midnight
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Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend won't face charges: sheriff

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:54pm
(Reuters) - The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people in October, is unlikely to face charges but the FBI was investigating another person in the case, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday.
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Three critically injured in single-vehicle crash in St. Clair County

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:45pm
A passenger was ejected when the car rolled over several times.
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The buzz in Maryland Heights: Residents can now have beehives

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:44pm
'We are taking a look at the entire animal control operation, since we began sharing an officer with Bridgeton, and thought beekeeping should go in with a modern approach,' Councilman Ed Dirck said.
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He killed 9-year-old Jamyla Bolden the same day his son was born. Now he's going to prison for 22 years.

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:25pm
The 9-year-old girl was laying on a bed doing homework when she was shot.
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No charges anticipated against Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend: sheriff

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:57pm
(Reuters) - The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not foresee charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.
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Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:54pm
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.
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Olympic gymnast Raisman harshly criticizes Nassar, USA Gymnastics

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:48pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Three-time gold medalist Aly Raisman excoriated former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar Friday for sexually abusing her and other young women entrusted to his care and also lambasted the Olympic organization that failed for years to protect the athletes.
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Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:39pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years.
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Pesticide buffer zones crop up in other states but none in Midwest

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:15pm
California has become the latest state to impose buffer zones to protect children.
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U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:12pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.
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Messenger: Hawley makes Sunshine splash while defending state secrecy in another case

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:00pm
Attorney general sues St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger over Sunshine Law violations.
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Missourians who gathered for anti-abortion rally feel like Washington is moving their way

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:00pm
Annual March for Life in DC draws scores of Missourians
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Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown looms

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticks toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.
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No charges anticipated against girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter: sheriff

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:43pm
(Reuters) - The sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday he does not foresee charges being filed against the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people last October.
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