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Longtime Illinois federal judge to retire

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:08pm
U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon was nominated and confirmed in 1998.
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Wisconsin court allows lawsuit against gun sale website to proceed

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:01pm
(Reuters) - A Wisconsin appeals court on Thursday ruled that the daughter of a woman killed in a 2012 mass shooting can sue the operator of a firearms classified ad website from which the killer illegally bought his gun.
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Eye on the Tigers podcast: Can Mizzou land Courtney Ramey?

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:45pm
In this edition of the Eye on the Tigers podcast, Mizzou beat writer Dave Matter and sports columnist Ben Frederickson break down the recruitment of local star basketball prospect Courtney Ramey, who has become a target of the Tigers' attention.
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Worker killed when Missouri public TV tower collapses

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:43pm
Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires.
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Sony is suing craft brewery that made a 'Breaking Bad'-themed beer

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:39pm
Those who fit in the middle of the Venn diagram of "Breaking Bad" and booze lovers might miss Sony's 2015 short-lived promotional spirit for the show - Heisenberg, "The One Who Knocks" Blue Ice vodka. But as craft beer fans…
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Ex-Venezuelan official pleads guilty in U.S. corruption case

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:22pm
(Reuters) - A former Venezuelan official on Thursday pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme involving bribes paid by U.S. companies to Venezuelan officials to secure energy contracts and speed up payments on outstanding invoices, U.S. prosecutors said.
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Alabama to execute inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:59pm
(Reuters) - Alabama is set on Thursday to execute an 83-year-old convicted pipe-bomb killer, believed to be the oldest person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment.
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Willie Nelson’s Peabody show is by-the-numbers but entertaining

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:33pm
Willie Nelson last played St. Louis almost exactly two years ago, only a few days after his friend, occasional duet partner and, at the time, tourmate Merle Haggard died.
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Columbine students to register voters in Colorado ahead of anti-gun walkouts

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:31pm
LITTLETON, Co. (Reuters) - Colorado teenagers will kick off a voter registration rally on Thursday, a day ahead of the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, when students nationwide plan to walk out of class in the latest demonstrations against gun violence.
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School administrators arrested in Conn. student 'fight club' case

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:21pm
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A school superintendent, principal and assistant principal were arrested for not telling authorities about a student "fight club" at their Connecticut high school, state police said Thursday.
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Puerto Rico governor will not impose pension cuts sought by board

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Thursday that he would not implement pension cuts and changes to employment rules sought by the bankrupt U.S. territory's oversight board.
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Oops! Deutsche Bank accidentally sends a $35 billion payment

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:09pm
Imagine sending someone money you owe them — but with more than a few extra zeros.
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Chicago's gun-toting students outnumber those of New York, Los Angeles: study

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:01pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago high school students were far more likely to report carrying a firearm in recent years than their peers in New York and Los Angeles, a probable factor in Chicago's 2016-17 spike in gun violence, a study showed on Thursday.
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Kevin Bowers gives St. Louis a taste of Brazil with his music

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:00pm
St. Louis musician Kevin Bowers brings an exotic flavor to the local music scene.
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Clayton School Board calls for 'sensible gun safety legislation'

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:00pm
Local education experts say they believe Clayton is the first area school board to issue a resolution on guns.
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Trump launches effort to boost U.S. weapons sales abroad

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:51pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of U.S. arms export policy on Thursday aimed at expanding sales to allies, saying it will bolster the American defense industry and create jobs at home.
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Justice Department watchdog to report on Clinton-related FBI leaks

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A long-awaited U.S. Justice Department internal watchdog report on former FBI chief James Comey's public disclosures on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state and whether FBI employees leaked information to try to hurt her 2016 presidential bid is expected to be issued next month.
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Indictment says fake FBI agent from Wentzville also had fake Fox News White House ID

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:38pm
Wentzville man had fake FBI ID and Fox News White House credentials, an indictment claims.
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Best Bets: David Sedaris, Jack White, Curtis Sittenfeld, onesie 'pup' crawl, 'The Boys of Brookdale,'

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:30pm
Our staff picks the best things to do this week — with a look ahead.
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Trump, as expected, launches effort to boost U.S. weapons sales abroad

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:30pm
Policy, among other things, makes it easier to sell smaller lethal and surveillance drones.
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