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Chess players Magnus Carlsen (L) from Norway and Fabiano Caruana (R) from Italy compete during a game of chess at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, on January 12, 2013, as Chinese player Hao Wang looks on in the background. (KOEN SUYK/AFP/Getty Images)

Celebrated Chess Player Leaves Italy Team to Play for U.S.

St. Louis has landed one of the biggest names in chess with the move of 23-year-old Fabiano Caruana leaving the Italy team to play for the U.S.

08/24/2015

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DOJ Releases Scathing Report on St. Louis County Family Court

A department investigation being released this morning accuses the court of treating blacks more harshly than whites, denying youths their constitutional rights, and coercing confessions.

07/31/2015

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U.S. Court Says Drug-Sniffing Dog Fails Smell Test

Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.

07/29/2015

NORMAL, UNITED STATES:  Workers leave the Mitsubishi Motor plant in Normal, Illinois, 08 October 2002. (SCOTT OLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mitsubishi Won’t Confirm Reports of Illinois Plant Sale

The 918 union workers at the plant could be out of a job when their contract expires in August.

07/24/2015

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Ill. Marshals on Constant Search for Wanted Persons

Records from the U.S. Marshals show drugs and weapons are the leading categories of arrests.

06/30/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in with Grupo Fontana, an automotive company based in Milan, Italy. Courtesy of Nixon's Twitter account (@GovJayNixon).

Governors’ Trade Missions have Uneven Record of Success

Jay Nixon flew to Spain, Italy and Germany last week to talk business strategies with companies like BMW and BASF chemical plant.

06/23/2015

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Across U.S., Over 220 Prison Escapees On The Loose

Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison’s ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck.

06/19/2015

Catcher Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after teammate's Matt Carpenter #13 RBI double in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game One of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

St. Louis Ranked No. 1 City for Baseball in U.S.

WalletHub has the ranking of 272 U.S. cities based on their professional and college baseball statistics.

06/03/2015

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UPDATE: Last-Minute Reprieve for Hundreds of Granite City Steelworkers

Bill before Congress seeks to block dumping of cheap steel and other foreign-made products into U.S. markets.

05/27/2015

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Expert: Summer Gas Prices Will Be Down to 2005 Levels

National average price of $2.35/gal. predicted from June to August.

04/10/2015

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