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U.S. asylum seekers returned to Mexico despite fear claims under policy challenged in court

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:30pm
Two people from Central America seeking asylum in the United States were sent back across the border to Mexico on Thursday, despite their claims that a return to Mexico was too dangerous, as part of the first test of a controversial new Trump administration policy.
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Missouri governor visits three state prisons to promote pay raise plan

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:30pm
Some of the state's longest serving prison guards could see raises of up to 13 percent.
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Citizenship question on U.S. Census would cause Hispanic undercount by millions: study

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:21pm
The Trump administration's proposal to ask a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census could lead to an undercount of some 4.2 million among Hispanics, costing their communities federal aid and political representation, according to a new study by Harvard researchers.
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Trump to nominate conservative Stephen Moore for Fed board

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he will nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economic analyst and frequent critic of the Federal Reserve, to fill a vacancy on the Fed's seven-member board.
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Chemicals leak from Houston-area petrochemical fire disrupts ship traffic

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:10pm
An earthen barrier holding chemicals that leaked from a massive petrochemical fire outside Houston breached on Friday, prompting restrictions on travel around the site and through a part of the busiest U.S. oil export port.
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Mueller sends Russia probe report to U.S. attorney general

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:09pm
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has handed in a keenly awaited report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald Trump, the Justice Department said on Friday.
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Petrochemical fire reignites at fuels storage facility outside Houston

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:09pm
A petrochemical fire flared anew on Friday at a massive fuel storage facility on the Houston Ship Channel, compounding efforts to halt a chemicals leak at the Mitsui & Co.'s Intercontinental Terminals facility outside Houston.
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U.S. judge recommends Manafort serve sentence in Maryland prison

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:01pm
The U.S. judge overseeing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Washington recommended on Friday that his sentence be served at a prison in Cumberland, Maryland.
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Ex-Chinese construction exec found guilty in U.S. of forced labor charges

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:56pm
A former executive for a Chinese construction company was found guilty on Friday of U.S. charges that he forced Chinese laborers to work in the New York area under a form of debt bondage.
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Islamic State driven from last Syria territory, Trump says

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:48pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Islamic State militants no longer control any territory in Syria, President Donald Trump proudly announced Friday, though the U.S. was still launching airstrikes and sporadic fighting continued on the ground against the group's holdouts.
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U.S. adds criminal charges against ex-Autonomy CEO Lynch

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:46pm
U.S. prosecutors on Friday added three new criminal charges to their indictment against British entrepreneur Mike Lynch related to the $11.1 billion sale of his software company Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard in 2011.
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Bill would make Illinois medical marijuana program permanent

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:43pm
Bill would add chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions, as well as autism, migraines, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and several others.
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Varga conducts SLSO in charming program with 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:30pm
There is an old joke to the effect that a true musical sophisticate could listen to the “William Tell Overture” and never for a moment think of the Lone Ranger. A similar thought might apply to “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from…
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Trump: 'I know nothing' about Kushner's WhatsApp messaging

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:21pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he knew nothing about son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's use of the WhatsApp encrypted messaging tool, a day after a top Democratic congressman pressed the White House for information on the issue.
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Engineering elections? U.S. top court examines electoral map manipulation

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:16pm
Before the Republican-led state legislature divided their city and even their college campus into two different districts in a bid to boost the party's election chances, students like recent graduate Vashti Smith could vote for the Democratic U.S. congressional candidate and know that person could win.
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Fire damages Kutis Funeral Home in Mehlville; two incendiary devices found on roof

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:15pm
One employee who works overnight at Kutis got out safely in the predawn blaze. A body that was in the parlor for an upcoming funeral service was not affected by the fire.
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Wall Street tumbles on global economic slowdown fears

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 3:00pm
Stocks had their worst day since Jan. 3.
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Deadly floods flow into Missouri, other drenched Midwestern states

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 2:44pm
Frigid Missouri River floodwaters were expected to crest in northwestern Missouri on Friday, threatening more towns and cities after causing death and ruins and drowning livestock across the U.S. Midwest's farmland.
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Feds say NGA project still on schedule for 2023 completion, despite questions about military construction spending

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 2:30pm
Corps, NGA say they've received no indication Trump could tap NGA funding to build wall on Mexican border
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Made in St. Louis: Balloon artist creates art out of thin air

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 2:30pm
Artist and entertainer Wayne Canepa breathes life and a bit of wizardry into each of the colorful, complex balloon sculptures he creates. His unusual full-time career as a balloon artist and entertainer evolved over time as he recognized his talents,…
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