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CONGRATS to the Twenty-three new officers that joined the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. On Thursday, they were all sworn into service in a special graduation ceremony.

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U.S. Steele will host a job Friday, March 16 in Granite City. The company is re-opening its Granite City Works after President Donald Trump imposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum.


NATIONAL

 Six people were killed and 10 others hospitalized in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University, police said Friday as state and federal investigators worked to determine how and why the five-day-old span failed.


*White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is disputing reports that President Trump has fired H.R. McMaster. The Washington Post reported Thursday night that McMaster is out as national security adviser and Trump is looking for a replacement, according to five people familiar with the plans.Those people said the Trump and the three-star general never gelled on a personal level, but he's taking his time with the change because he wants to make sure he finds a capable replacement and he doesn't want to humiliate McMaster.

Source: USA Today


U.S. And Allies Call Out Russia On UK Poisoning - 

Russia is being put on notice.

The U.S., Great Britain, France and Germany are pressuring Russia to come clean about the recent poisoning attack in Britain. A statement from the four allies condemned the recent poisoning of a former spy and his daughter and call it an “assault on UK sovereignty.” Russia denies involvement in the attack. 

Source: Guardian


There’s Been A Hack On The Pentagon’s Credit Card Holders System - 

The Pentagon is reporting a massive hacking attempt on Defense Department credit card holders last weekend.  Citigroup, which manages a financial services portal for the military, said the attack was unsuccessful. According to the bank, an unknown computer system hit Citigroup's Pentagon online account application more than one-point-three million times. But it said hackers failed to get past a second layer of security and no data was compromised.

The attack targeted government credit cards used by military personnel for official travel expenses. 

Source: Axios

 

SPORTS

*The Blues lost to the Avalanche 4-2

*Mizzou takes on the Florida State Seminoles today in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

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