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State Reps. Propose Independent Investigations in Police KillingsA Missouri State Representative is trying to pass a measure requiring an independent investigator anytime law enforcement is involved in someone's death.
Arch Grants Executive Director Moves OnArch Grants executive director Ginger Imster announced she's leaving the organization that's attracted 96 start-ups to town. But she's moving up to the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership as Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Yahoo and Verizon Strike a Deal after Cyber AttacksVerizon and Yahoo have cut another deal in the wake of two massive cyber attacks. Verizon will buy Yahoo's internet properties for $4.48 billion, down $350 million from the original agreement.
Discussion Continues on New NGA SiteThe National Geospatial Intelligence Agency continues to make slow but steady progress toward moving from its current location near Anheuser-Busch to its new home just north of downtown.
Kentucky Coach Calipari Walks Away From Question About Mizzou FansThe coach of the No. 11 ranked Wildcats probably didn't have anything nice to say about the 'Cal, you suck' chant.
St. Louis Looks to Open Trade with the Port of New OrleansSt. Louis is looking to spur trade with the New Orleans area centered around the Mississippi River.

Politics

State Reps. Propose Independent Investigations in Police KillingsA Missouri State Representative is trying to pass a measure requiring an independent investigator anytime law enforcement is involved in someone's death.
CAIR Stands with Jewish Community After VadalismThe Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR, is standing by the Jewish community amid concerns of a hate crime at the Jewish cemetery where some two hundred headstones were desecrated.
Missouri Secretary of State Supports Immigration OrderJay Ashcroft, Missouri's new Secretary of State, supports President Trump's new executive order on Immigration.
Bill Would Mandate E-verify Checks for Missouri BusinessesCurrent state law requires businesses with government contracts, tax breaks or grants to use the free E-verify progra
Missouri Bill Would Limit Transgender School Bathroom AccessMissouri lawmakers are considering a ``bathroom bill'' targeting transgender children in public schools.
Democrats Ask Greitens to Allow Expanded Family LeaveThe governor supports family leave for state employees and the administration is reviewing the proposed rule changes.

Business

Arch Grants Executive Director Moves OnArch Grants executive director Ginger Imster announced she's leaving the organization that's attracted 96 start-ups to town. But she's moving up to the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership as Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Yahoo and Verizon Strike a Deal after Cyber AttacksVerizon and Yahoo have cut another deal in the wake of two massive cyber attacks. Verizon will buy Yahoo's internet properties for $4.48 billion, down $350 million from the original agreement.
St. Louis Looks to Open Trade with the Port of New OrleansSt. Louis is looking to spur trade with the New Orleans area centered around the Mississippi River.
Lawsuit Against Scottrade Upgrades Withdrawn Hours After FiledSLU Law Professor John Ammann says they withdrew the suit, because the ordinance they used as its basis wouldn't work.
Reports: Gander Mountain to File For BankruptcyThere are three St. Louis-area Gander Mountain locations: Chesterfield, Fenton and Fairview Heights.
LaunchCode Provides Tech Training for Coding JobsLaunchCode, the St. Louis-based organization helping companies fill their thousands of un-filled coding jobs, does that by both training people who've never done computer programming before and by placing people with some experience into apprenticeships.

Entertainment

Top Presidential Films & Documentaries To Watch This WeekendTo celebrate this long Presidents' Day weekend, enjoy a few of these top movies about the Oval Office!
Thimble Tossed! Game Piece Voted Out of Monopoly Board GameHashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version.
2017 ACM NomineesFull list of 2017 ACM nominees.
Valentine's Day Restaurant DealsCelebrating on a budget? Check out this list of Valentine’s Day freebies and deals offered by restaurants!
Katherine Heigl Battles "Doubt" In CBS' Newest DramaKatherine Heigl stars in the new courtroom drama, "Doubt." Tune in every Wednesday at 10/9c, only on CBS.
Couples Share Love Stories That Began with MetroLinkThere are a lot of places to find love, and this Valentine's Day, MetroLink is profiling passengers who've found love on the rails.

Health

Physicians Concerned for Patients in Hospital MergerWe told you yesterday about the merger of Saint Anthony's Medical Center and Mercy Saint Louis. Some physicians are expressing concerns mergers like this are affecting patient care and choice.
Alzheimer's Advocates to Protest Budget Cuts in Jefferson CityMore than two hundred Alzheimer's advocates, including a hundred from St. Louis, will descend on the state capitol Wednesday to say funds to help families care for their loved ones should be restored to the budget.
Medication Schedules Could be Key to Managing Heart DiseaseAccording to Todd Ruppar, poor adherence to a medication schedule is a big reason that cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of Americans 18 and older.
Wash U Research Could Predict Autism EarlyWashington University researchers have made progress in predicting autism in infants with a family history of the disorder.
St. Louis Comptroller Hosts Blood Drive for Sickle Cell AwarenessComptroller Darlene Green, in partnership with the American Red Cross, hosted a blood drive for Sickle Cell awareness.
Flu Cases Continue to Rise in MissouriThe flu was so bad last week in the Missouri boot-heel town of Clarkton that Superintendent DeLane Beckwith closed the public schools for a few days.

CBS National News

Bernie Sanders on "skyrocketing" price of insulinBetween 2002 and 2013, the price of insulin more than tripled, to more than $700 per patient. A federal lawsuit accuses three insulin manufacturers -- Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi -- of conspiring to raise their prices. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a federal investigation, alleging collusion among the companies. The drug makers deny the allegations.
Lawmakers face angry constituents at town hall meetingsIn what is being called "resistance recess," voters are crowding town hall meetings, shouting down lawmakers and each other. Lines run out the door at some meetings, full of people challenging the Trump administration's agenda. Nancy Cordes reports.
Racist video draws condemnation on college campusYouTube video shows white woman in Old Dominion University sweatshirt using expletives, racial slurs in rant
Video shows Harrison Ford's airport close callAirport surveillance video captures the moment actor Harrison Ford's plane narrowly missed a passenger jet when he was landing last week. The jet on the ground at John Wayne Airport in California was carrying more than 100 people. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Free shipping wars: Retailers ramp up battle for online customersAmazon is making it easier to get free shipping for online orders. The retailer has lowered its free-shipping minimum from $49 to $35 for non-Prime members. The move comes less than two months after Walmart started offering free two-day shipping on eligible orders of at least $35. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins "CBS This Morning" from Chicago to discuss the retailers' goals.
Testosterone therapy poses risks, studies findA series of new studies on testosterone therapy for older men finds some serious risks and few benefits. The latest research in trials looked at the impact of hormone replacement on the heart, bone density, brain function and anemia. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the findings.

CBS World News

Ukraine lawmaker who met Trump associates faces treason probeAndrei Artemenko reportedly met Trump's lawyer and a business partner in January over plan to lease Crimea to Russia
Rex Tillerson: The silent man at the State DepartmentTillerson has yet to hold a news conference, many of his meetings and calls are not publicly disclosed, and there have been no daily State Department briefings
Portugal to hand ex-CIA agent convicted of kidnapping over to ItalySabrina de Sousa was among 26 Americans convicted of kidnapping a terrorism suspect in Milan for interrogation
Were female suspects trained to attack Kim Jong Nam?Malaysian police are searching for two new suspects in connection with the apparent assassination of the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong Nam died last week after an attack at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Adriana Diaz reports.
Police say women “trained” to poison Kim Jong Un’s half brotherMalaysian police contradict claims that at least one woman was duped into alleged assassination of Kim Jong Nam
Convicted pedophile arrested in Asia on U.S. requestAmerican sex offender wanted on unrelated charges in Missouri will be deported from Philippines for posing a risk to public safety

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