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LOCAL

*Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will make a St. Louis appearance at two events Monday. There's a rally at Ballpark Village, he'll also hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. in downtown St. Louis... St. Louis City voters will head to the polls to decide the fate of two propositions next week.

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*Some Amtrak trains operating between Chicago and St. Louis will stop running while upgrades designed to enable trains to reach 110 mph get done.  The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the affected Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service trains will halt starting April 3. Buses will replace them.

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NATIONAL

*The final four is set as South Carolina will meet Gonzaga and Oregon will take on North Carolina on Saturday. Gonzaga earned its ticket by beating Xavier 83-59. North Carolina advances with a thrilling last-second 75-73 win over Kentucky. South Carolina advanced with a 77-70 win over Florida. Oregon made the Final Four for the first time since 1939 with a 74-60 victory over Kansas

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*A woman who was arrested last week after she tried to jump the fence at The White House but got stuck by her shoelaces, was caught fence-jumping again on Sunday -- only this time next door at the Treasury building.

Secret Service stopped Marci Anderson Wahl from climbing the fence at the Treasury which is adjacent to The White House. She had with her a backpack and sleeping bag, but no weapons. She was arrested and charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court. Just five days earlier, she was arrested for trying to jump a fence closer to The White House. In that incident, she almost made it over but got stuck when her shoelaces got snagged on the fence.

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*Two teen girls were barred from a United Airlines flight on Sunday and a younger girl had to put on a dress after an airline agent working a gate said the leggings they were wearing were inappropriate. The decision set off a firestorm on social media, with some calling the airline's policy sexist.

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