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FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal...

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Missouri & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere -- and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired -- was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

POLL: Police Killings of Unarmed Blacks Top Story of 2014

The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere – and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired – was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

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Possible Chickenpox at Pinckneyville Prison

IDOC says one wing is on partial lockdown

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Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 Deaths

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

Smoke and steam rise from the dig site at the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill on May 23, 2013.
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A Smell in the Air, Contaminated Groundwater Below

Groundwater under the radioactive West Lake Landfill is contaminated with high amounts of radium, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Mo. Rep. Pushes Bill Requiring Father’s Signature for Abortion, Except in Cases of ‘Legitimate Rape’

A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.”

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Cars Stolen From V.A. Hospital Parking Lot

Spokeswoman says contractor in charge of valet parking at John Cochran is tightening up security

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St. Louis Health Director Disputes CDC’s STD Rankings

City Health Director says CDC comparing apples to oranges

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Study: Time Matters in Treatment of Stroke Victims

Two studies show improvements in the ER and ambulances possibly cutting down critical time for stroke victims.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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