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Deaths outpaced births in Missouri; COVID-19 played a role

Deaths outpaced births in Missouri; COVID-19 played a role

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More people in Missouri died in 2020 than were born, a rarity that was due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a provisional report from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says the “natural decrease” was the first for a complete year…

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Missouri Court to Mull Disciplining Gardner in Greitens Case

Missouri Court to Mull Disciplining Gardner in Greitens Case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The head of the Missouri office that oversees lawyers’ professional conduct alleges that a review of the investigation that brought down former Gov. Eric Greitens three years ago uncovered evidence that the prosecutor in charge concealed evidence that could have helped him. Alan Pratzel, Missouri’s chief disciplinary counsel, contends in a…

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SPORTS


Pujols DFA’d by Angels

Pujols DFA’d by Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger’s decade with his second major league team. The Angels announced the move a day after Pujols wasn’t in their lineup for the slumping club’s fourth consecutive loss. He was in the final…

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Blues Fall Short of Clinching, Lose 3-2 in Shootout to Ducks

Blues Fall Short of Clinching, Lose 3-2 in Shootout to Ducks

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Haydn Fleury scored the shootout winner after also connecting in regulation in the Anaheim Ducks’ 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Max Jones also scored for the Ducks. Anthony Stolarz made 25 saves and stopped all three attempts in the shootout. Fleury beat Jordan Binnington with a…

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NATIONAL


Biden to push his big infrastructure plan in GOP stronghold

Biden to push his big infrastructure plan in GOP stronghold

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will push the case for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan in the reliably Republican state of Louisiana. Biden is challenging GOP lawmakers who say low taxes for corporations and the wealthy will fuel economic growth. A White House official says when Biden visits Louisiana on Thursday he’ll pose a…

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US Backs Waiving Intellectual Property Rules on Vaccines

US Backs Waiving Intellectual Property Rules on Vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is joining calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic. It’s a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want rich countries to do more to get doses to the needy. U.S. Trade Representative…

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