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$790M settlement in lawsuit over Rams’ St. Louis departure

The NFL and Rams owner Stan Kroenke will pay $790 million to settle a lawsuit filed by St. Louis interests over the team's relocation to Los Angeles, a joint statement from St. Louis city and county said Wednesday.

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St. Louis officer sentenced in attack on colleague

A former St. Louis police officer convicted of beating a Black undercover detective during a 2017 racial injustice protest has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison — far more lenient than prosecutors and the victim had hoped for.

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Partisan tensions flare on Missouri redistricting panels

Partisan tensions have been flaring on a pair of commissions in charge of redrawing Missouri's state House and Senate districts, with Democrats and Republicans at odds over their interactions with the public.

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McCloskeys say they waved guns because of ‘violent’ mob

A St. Louis couple who gained fame after waving guns at protesters near their home in 2020 are seeking to keep their law licenses by arguing their actions were justified because they were defending their property from a violent and threatening mob.

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State attorneys general probing Instagram’s effects on kids

A group of state attorneys general are investigating the photo-sharing platform Instagram and its effects on children and young adults, saying its parent company Facebook — now called Meta Platforms — ignored internal research about the physical and mental health dangers it posed to young people.

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Couple’s $86M award in Monsanto pesticide case stands

California's highest court rejected on Wednesday a challenge by Monsanto Co.'s to $86.2 million in damages to a couple who developed cancer after spraying the company's Roundup weed-killer in their yards for three decades.

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Springfield schools sued over critical race theory request

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued the Springfield school district on Tuesday over its response to his office's requests for records related to critical race theory and anti-racist teaching.

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St. Louis County sees big jump in new COVID-19 cases

New COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County rose more than 40% in a week, pushing Missouri's largest county back above the federal government's “high” threshold for transmission, county officials said Monday.

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