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WEATHER

*Sunshine & clouds today the high is 96


LOCAL

*The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help locating a missing 10-year-old boy.  Police say Tyron Pembrook-Hagood was last seen on Friday.  Officials believe he may be with a girl and in the St. Louis area.  If you see Tyron or his companion do not approach them call the St. Louis Metropolitain Police Department at 314-444-5555.

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*Protesters took to the streets in Richmond Heights and stopped traffic during rush hour.  They marched to the Galleria but the police kept them from entering the mall.  They also moved into the middle of Brentwood Boulevard.  Police did not stop them from blocking traffic but when they tried to get On highway 40 during rush hour officers prevented that from happening. Business owners say the protesters were peaceful and polite.

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NATIONAL

*The death toll in the earthquake near Mexico City now stands at 237.

The 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 90 miles southeast of the city on Tuesday, collapsing at least 50 buildings -- most of which were built before the famed 1985 earthquake there and were not up to new building codes.

Reuters, Telegraph



Amazon Looking Into “Frequently Bought Together” Bomb Making Items-

Amazon is looking into its algorithm after the discovery that the "frequently bought together" feature was suggesting some items that could be used to make a bomb.  Britain’s Channel Four noticed the issue days after a home-made bomb injured dozens on a London Underground train last week. The chemicals are all legal but together could be made into explosives.  The company said in a statement, “In light of recent events, we are reviewing our website to ensure that all these products are presented in an appropriate manner.”

Source: Reuters


Russia Special Counsel Demands Docs From The White House-

The special counsel in the Russia probe is demanding the White House turn over key documents.

Investigators for Robert Mueller [[ MULL-er ]] want documents related to President Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey and ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. They also hope to get materials related to Trump's Oval Office meeting with the Russian foreign minister. During that meeting, Trump reportedly told the minister that by firing Comey he'd relieved himself of some pressure.

Those were just part of the broad request that covers multiple Trump administration staffers. The President’s legal team opted not to comment “out of respect for the special counsel and his process.” They did say they would cooperate fully.

Source: Fox News


CVS To Cap Opioid Prescriptions-

CVS Health is joining the battle against the opioid epidemic.

The drugstore chain is expected to announce a plan today to limit opioid prescriptions. CVS provides medications to nearly 90-million people. The company's prescription drug division, CVS Caremark, said it will use its influence to limit initial opioid prescriptions to seven-day supplies for new patients with severe ailments.

CVS will instruct pharmacists to contact doctors when they encounter prescriptions that appear to offer more medication than would be deemed necessary for a patient's recovery. The doctor would be asked to revise it.

CVS also said it will boost funding for addiction programs, counseling and safe disposal of opioids. The announcement comes amid pressure on the medical and pharmaceutical fields to reign in the epidemic. 

Source: USA Today


SPORTS

*Cards beat the Reds 9-2, they play the Reds again tonight it's an away game because the Billy Joel concert is at Busch Stadium



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