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Fight against blight in St. Louis gets boost from Twitter’s Dorsey, Detroit’s Pulte

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:00am
The new St. Louis Blight Authority represents a major philanthropic commitment to one of Mayor Lyda Krewson’s top initiatives.
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Fewer people in St. Louis jails, city's top prosecutor tells town hall meeting

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:30am
Since Jan. 1, 2019, there are 207 fewer people locked up in the City Justice Center and the Medium Security Institution, also known as the Workhouse, according to Gardner's office.
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A year after 17 died, a divided community grieves duck boat tragedy

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:30am
Discussion about the boats and the tragedy of last year gets tangled in emotion. The former mayor who had to tell 17 families their loved ones had drowned is against their return. The mayor just elected in April says it's…
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Messenger: It's triage time in St. Louis County. Is there a doctor in the house?

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:25am
New County Executive Sam Page starts with a list of problems. First among them: Diagnosing the reason for a spate of jail deaths.
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AB InBev sells Australian subsidiary to pay off debt

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:00am
BRUSSELS —AB Inbev, the world's biggest brewer with brands like Budweiser and Corona, is selling its unit in Australia to reduce debt after it decided against listing shares in Asia.
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On the job: professor's research seeks to shine light on health behaviors and access to care

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:10am
"With the significant increases in STIs all over the world, we need to restructure how we talk about sex, how we address sexual health needs and deliver care," Enbal Shacham said.
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Teens learn about conservation and career development through Audubon’s Flight Crew

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:05am
WEST ALTON — On a bird sanctuary on the banks of the Mississippi River, a group of St. Louis-area teenagers are spending their summer acquiring science, leadership and career development skills through the Audubon Center at Riverlands’ Flight Crew program.
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As ‘superstar’ cities keep winning, worrisome U.S. divide widens

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:57am
Places like Nashville have won big, while much of the rest of the country has struggled to stay even or slipped behind.
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St. Louis comptroller, mayor clash over financing of America's Center expansion

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:45am
Comptroller Darlene Green accuses Mayor Lyda Krewson of trying to usurp Green's authority as the city's chief financial officer. A top mayoral aide denies that and notes that the expansion ordinance approved last year by aldermen requires both officials to…
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That's grand: Cardinals first slam of the season from Tommy Edman helps beat Reds

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:30am
The sixth-inning slam snapped a tie game and led to the Cardinals 7-4 win in the team's first trip to Cincinnati this year.
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U.S. House Democrats to focus Mueller testimony on Trump's conduct

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:11am
When former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears in Congress on Wednesday, House Democrats will try to focus his testimony on clear examples of conduct by President Donald Trump that would lead to criminal charges against any other American.
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Trump's attacks on congresswomen could boost Biden campaign

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:05am
As U.S. President Donald Trump intensifies his efforts to brand four progressive congresswomen as the new face of the Democratic Party, its presidential front-runner, Joe Biden, has been quietly reminding voters in Iowa there remains a middle ground.
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FBI documents point to Trump role in hush money for porn star Daniels

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 2:12am
FBI documents unsealed on Thursday suggest that Donald Trump was actively involved in engineering a hush-money payment shortly before the 2016 election to a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with him, as his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, campaign team and others scrambled to head off a scandal.
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Four Chicago police officers fired for cover-up in Laquan McDonald killing

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:15am
A Chicago police panel on Thursday fired four officers over the shooting death of a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, in 2014, a case that highlighted racial tension in the United States' third-largest city.
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A ‘Ferguson Effect’ — or its opposite?

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:00am
The phrase generally describes police being less aggressive in their policing out of fear of escalation and adverse publicity of the kind that engulfed Ferguson.
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Illinois man jailed for life over murder of Chinese graduate student

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:45pm
An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago.
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BenFred: Blues celebration is making some folks look bad — and it's not the players

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:00pm
From pushers at pool parties, to swing-and-miss columnists, the Blues' Cup celebration is making some look silly
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Edman's grand as Cardinals rally to topple Reds, 7-4

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 9:45pm
Edman's first career grand slam in the majors was also the Cardinals' first grand slam of the season -- and it catapulted them to a 7-4 victory
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Illinois to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule'

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 8:44pm
Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration's rule barring federally subsidized family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday, vowing the state would step in to fund most of those clinics itself.
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