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McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

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McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

- WASHINGTON • John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on GOP health care legislation Tuesday, just days after getting diagnosed with a brain tumor. The decision by the 80-year-old senator to travel to Washington from his Arizona home was announced by his office in a brief press release late Monday night. It comes with the GOP health care bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" on the brink as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushes toward a pivotal vote Tuesday prodded by an impatient and frustrated President Donald Trump
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AbbVie ordered to pay $150 million to Oregon man in `Low-T' trial

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AbbVie ordered to pay $150 million to Oregon man in `Low-T' trial

- AbbVie was ordered to pay $150 million to an Oregon man who accused the drugmaker of hiding the heart-attack risks of its AndroGel testosterone booster, a loss for the company in the first case to be weighed by jurors over what was once one of its top-selling products. AbbVie misled Jesse Mitchell and his doctor about AndroGel's propensity for causing blood clots, which can lead to fatal heart attacks, a federal court jury in Chicago concluded Monday
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Did Trump carry Blunt 'over the line' -- and on his back?

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Did Trump carry Blunt 'over the line' -- and on his back?

- In a fresh tweetstorm, President Donald Trump complained about fellow Republicans doing “very little to protect their president,” and singled out “even some that were carried over the line on my back.” In the U.S. Senate, where Republicans’ attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare have stalled, the only one of 22 Republican senators elected in 2016 for whom that “carried over the line on my back” line could be reasonably argued was Sen
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Messenger: County seeks to remove accountability from Metro police contract

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Messenger: County seeks to remove accountability from Metro police contract

- It was April of 2015, and John Nations left the office of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar feeling hopeful. Nations, the president and chief executive of Bi-State Development Agency, the organization created by a federal compact to build and operate the MetroLink transit system in the St. Louis region, was trying to finish up contract negotiations with the county’s police department
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Oregon Zoo to watch animals closely during eclipse

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Oregon Zoo to watch animals closely during eclipse

- PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Zoo Director says the solar eclipse may cause peculiar behavior in some animals. Dr. Don Moore says staff will be watching the animals closely on Aug. 21. "We'll be watching their behavior for sure." Moore says wild animals have evolved to light and dark cycles. The eclipse will be an unexpected dark cycle. "We might see active animals going to sleep during the eclipse when they might not normally go to sleep, we might see animals kind of get a little bit nervous during the eclipse," Moore explained
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Plan set to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land

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Plan set to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land

- REDMOND, Ore. — State and local officials in Oregon have come up with an agricultural land management plan that involves removing about 200 to 400 people living in homeless camps located on private and public property. The plan for the 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) of land east of the city of Redmond in central Oregon addresses illegal activity, such as dumping and cutting trees, The Bend Bulletin reported on Sunday
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Plan set to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land

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Plan set to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land

- REDMOND, Ore. -- State and local officials in Oregon have come up with an agricultural land management plan that involves removing about 200 to 400 people living in homeless camps located on private and public property. The plan for the 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) of land east of the city of Redmond in central Oregon addresses illegal activity, such as dumping and cutting trees, The Bend Bulletin reported on Sunday
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Food pantry fights to keep doors open in Overland

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Food pantry fights to keep doors open in Overland

- It's feels like a funeral to some volunteers in this little Overland food bank. Day after day, workers at the Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry have to tell people the bad news. They tell their patrons — including impoverished seniors, working parents and people with disabilities — that the food supply they rely on each month may be coming to an end
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Aisha Sultan: Dealing with a bad roommate

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Aisha Sultan: Dealing with a bad roommate

- College students across the country will be moving into dorms soon and encountering a significant new relationship — their roommate. This person has the potential to enhance or ruin the rest of the school year. Whether you end up with a great new friend or a mortal enemy is largely a matter of luck. But learning to deal with a bad roommate also offers an opportunity for valuable life lessons
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Florissant city janitor took illicit photos of female employees, stole underwear, police say

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Florissant city janitor took illicit photos of female employees, stole underwear, police say

- A City of Florissant custodian is accused of taking photos up the skirts of city employees and breaking into women's homes to steal underwear. Ronald Pixley, 59, of Florissant, was charged Saturday with three counts of burglary and one count of invasion of privacy. Florissant police began to investigate the janitor Friday after getting a report of "suspicious activity." Investigators soon discovered Pixley had been taking photos under the skirts of female employees at City Hall without their knowledge since March 2016, police said
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Public employee union drops plan to oppose transportation deal

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Public employee union drops plan to oppose transportation deal

- Leaders of Oregon's powerful public employee union said Monday that they will not try to overturn a transportation funding bill at the ballot. That backtracks from previous statements by Steve Demarest, the union's president, who testified to the Legislature last month that the Service Employees International Union Local 503 might push to overturn the transportation plan if lawmakers did not also increase corporate taxes
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4 Oregon residents sue jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or hearing

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4 Oregon residents sue jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or hearing

- Four Oregon residents have sued a jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or a hearing on their status. The four assert they are taxpayers who helped pay for the jail in Wasco County, and the facility is violating an Oregon law that prohibits local authorities from helping federal authorities enforce immigration laws. The suit names Wasco County and the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility
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Temporary air conditioning units delivered to St. Louis jail

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Temporary air conditioning units delivered to St. Louis jail

- ST. LOUIS • Temporary air conditioning units were delivered to the City Workhouse on Monday, where officials hope they can provide relief to inmates currently housed without air conditioning in the hot summer months. Five units from TempAir, ranging from 25 to 50 tons, will be installed in the older sections of the jail this week, said St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson
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Man charged in hammer attack on 4 homeless people at abandoned St. Louis school

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Man charged in hammer attack on 4 homeless people at abandoned St. Louis school

- ST. LOUIS • A suspect has been charged with assault in a hammer attack on four homeless people as they slept in a vacant building in St. Louis on Saturday morning. Edward Moore, 61, is facing four counts each of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. He was ordered held with bail set at $500,000 cash. Police gave an address for Moore in the 12100 block of Epernay Court in Maryland Heights
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Chicago-area home sales lose momentum

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Chicago-area home sales lose momentum

- The momentum Chicago-area housing sales had earlier this year has faded. In June, 14,052 homes were sold in the Chicago area, just a 1 percent gain over a year earlier. Just a few months ago, the metro area was posting double-digit sales increases. In the city, June sales were down 1.7 percent compared with a year earlier, to 3,266 homes, as home prices continued to post modest increases, the Illinois Realtors reported Monday
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Suspect charged in June killing of man working on car in St. Louis

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Suspect charged in June killing of man working on car in St. Louis

- ST. LOUIS • A suspect has been charged in the June killing of a man shot while working on his car in St. Louis last month. Michael Edward McClendon Jr., 23, was charged with first-degree murder. He was being held in the St. Louis Justice Center. Bail was set at $500,000. Police said Marquis Townsend, 23, was was working on his car in the 3300 block of Goodfellow Boulevard on June 24 when someone drove up, started an argument and opened fire
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Boat, wave runner crash at Lake of the Ozarks injures 7

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Boat, wave runner crash at Lake of the Ozarks injures 7

- SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. • A personal watercraft struck a boat Sunday afternoon on the Lake of the Ozarks, injuring seven people on the boat, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. The accident happened when the Yamaha Wave Runner, driven by a 17-year old, hit the starboard side of a boat in the Lick Creek Cove in Camden County, the patrol said. One person was flown to a hospital in serious condition, and one other person suffered moderate injuries
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  • Did Trump carry Blunt 'over the line' -- and on his back?
    Did Trump carry Blunt 'over the line' -- and on his back?

    , stltoday.com

    In a fresh tweetstorm, President Donald Trump complained about fellow Republicans doing “very little to protect their president,” and singled out “even some that were carried over the line on my back.” In the U.S. Senate, where Republicans’ attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare have stalled, the only one of 22 Republican senators elected in 2016 for whom that “carried over the line on my back” line could be reasonably argued was Sen
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Politics & Government

  • Trump, opponents launch last-ditch campaign on Obamacare repeal
    Trump, opponents launch last-ditch campaign on Obamacare repeal

    , stltoday.com

    WASHINGTON • On the eve of Tuesday’s Senate vote to begin debate on replacing Obamacare, opponents and supporters played to the cameras in an 11th-hour attempt to swing public opinion their way. At the White House on Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump was flanked by “victims of Obamacare,” as he shared their personal stories of high premiums, narrow physician networks and other “broken promises” under the Affordable Care Act
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Sports

  • Cards limp home from 4-6 trip, yet insist 'we've got a good team here'
    Cards limp home from 4-6 trip, yet insist 'we've got a good team here'

    , stltoday.com

    CHICAGO • A pleasant, well-lit stage that allowed the Chicago Cubs to unveil their latest, brightest addition to the home crowd on Sunday night baseball felt like just more of the same on the other side of the diamond. The Cardinals know well what they lack. Randal Grichuk and Paul DeJong did all of the heavy lifting for the offense, but for the fifth time on the 10-day road trip the Cardinals misplaced a lead late in the game and lost
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Business

  • Chicago-area home sales lose momentum
    Chicago-area home sales lose momentum

    , chicagotribune.com

    The momentum Chicago-area housing sales had earlier this year has faded. In June, 14,052 homes were sold in the Chicago area, just a 1 percent gain over a year earlier. Just a few months ago, the metro area was posting double-digit sales increases. In the city, June sales were down 1.7 percent compared with a year earlier, to 3,266 homes, as home prices continued to post modest increases, the Illinois Realtors reported Monday
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Health

  • The Latest: In Paris, Trump tweets GOP on health care bill
    The Latest: In Paris, Trump tweets GOP on health care bill

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Paris (all times local): President Donald Trump is urging fellow Republicans to approve a health care plan in the Senate, declaring on Twitter it "must happen!" rump is tweeting shortly before his appearance at the annual Bastille Day parade in Paris. He says Republican senators are working hard to "get their failed ObamaCare replacement approved" and says he'll "be at my desk, pen in hand!" The president says it's important for Republicans under Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get a health care plan approved
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Society & Culture

  • 4 Oregon residents sue jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or hearing
    4 Oregon residents sue jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or hearing

    , oregonlive.com

    Four Oregon residents have sued a jail that holds immigrants awaiting deportation or a hearing on their status. The four assert they are taxpayers who helped pay for the jail in Wasco County, and the facility is violating an Oregon law that prohibits local authorities from helping federal authorities enforce immigration laws. The suit names Wasco County and the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility
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Religion & Spirituality

  • St. Louis clergyman prays package thief will return stolen religious garment
    St. Louis clergyman prays package thief will return stolen religious garment

    , stltoday.com

    A St. Louis clergyman is offering prayers to a package thief. Bishop Francis Krebs only hopes that can convince whoever stole the box outside his home in The Gate neighborhood to do the right thing. Inside the stolen U.S. Postal Service package was a handmade religious garment sewn by Krebs' sister. Members of the clergy wear the item, known as a stole, during liturgical services
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, James Finley, dies at 76
    Longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, James Finley, dies at 76

    , stltoday.com

    James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, died Sunday (July 23, 2017). He was 76. Finley, a member of the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame, died of peripheral vascular disease at his home in St. Louis where he had been under Hospice care for several weeks, said his sister, Denise Porter
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Education

  • With Illinois budget deal secured, public universities still face challenges
    With Illinois budget deal secured, public universities still face challenges

    , chicagotribune.com

    For the first time in more than two years, Illinois' public universities can start the school year with the promise of state money from Springfield. Illinois went 736 days without a budget when lawmakers overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a spending plan and tax hike July 6. State universities received a fraction of their typical state funding before the spigot was shut off in 2017 — spurring campus shutdowns, layoffs, program cuts, maintenance failures and construction delays along the way
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Travel & Recreation

  • Steak 48 opens Friday from the Mastro steakhouse founding family
    Steak 48 opens Friday from the Mastro steakhouse founding family

    , chicagotribune.com

    The founding family of the Mastro's Steakhouse chain will debut its latest concept, Steak 48 (615 N. Wabash Ave.) on Friday. Yep, it's another steakhouse. But for the Mastro family, who sold their interest in Mastro's Steakhouse and Mastro's Ocean Club a little more than 10 years ago, Steak 48 represents the family's Chicago debut. (The Chicago Mastro's location will be seven years old in September
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Law & Crime

  • Messenger: County seeks to remove accountability from Metro police contract
    Messenger: County seeks to remove accountability from Metro police contract

    , stltoday.com

    It was April of 2015, and John Nations left the office of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar feeling hopeful. Nations, the president and chief executive of Bi-State Development Agency, the organization created by a federal compact to build and operate the MetroLink transit system in the St. Louis region, was trying to finish up contract negotiations with the county’s police department
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Real Estate

  • Plan set to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land
    Plan set to remove hundreds of homeless from Oregon land

    , kgw.com

    REDMOND, Ore. — State and local officials in Oregon have come up with an agricultural land management plan that involves removing about 200 to 400 people living in homeless camps located on private and public property. The plan for the 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) of land east of the city of Redmond in central Oregon addresses illegal activity, such as dumping and cutting trees, The Bend Bulletin reported on Sunday
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Life & Style

  • Aisha Sultan: Dealing with a bad roommate
    Aisha Sultan: Dealing with a bad roommate

    , stltoday.com

    College students across the country will be moving into dorms soon and encountering a significant new relationship — their roommate. This person has the potential to enhance or ruin the rest of the school year. Whether you end up with a great new friend or a mortal enemy is largely a matter of luck. But learning to deal with a bad roommate also offers an opportunity for valuable life lessons
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Motoring

  • UPDATE: At least two injured during motorcycle ride for Evansdale cousins
    UPDATE: At least two injured during motorcycle ride for Evansdale cousins

    , kcrg.com

    STANLEY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said three motorcycles collided Saturday afternoon during an annual motorcycle rally for two missing Evansdale cousins, whose bodies were discovered back in 2012. It happened around 1:00 as the group approached Highway 3 and J Avenue near Stanley. "Once deputies arrived they discovered that during a motorcycle rally traveling through the county, three motorcycles struck each other and crashed to the ground," said Fayette County dispatch in a news release
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