Trump Supports Improving Background Checks, But Will That Mean Action?

Updated at 9:30 a.m. ET President Trump is facing calls to act in the wake of the latest mass shooting, which killed 17 people Wednesday at a high school in Florida, and the White House is not ignoring them. The president will participate in a pair of listening sessions on school safety this week, and on Monday morning the White House said he supports efforts to improve the federal background check system, something Congress has expressed broad support for without acting on after past...

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The Chamber's Role Connecting Businesses with Government

Government, everyone’s favorite topic. OK, maybe not, but it is an important topic and one we try to stay updated on. Part of the chamber’s service to the business community is to build relationships with local, state and federal elected and full-time government officials. Most of the time our businesses don’t need anything from the government, but when they do, it can be really impactful on their business. Whether it’s new regulation hindering them or new proposed legislation that would make...

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Stacey Smith is an Olympian.

The former figure skater competed for the U.S. at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. 

As the ice dance competition wraps up at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the Clayton resident is watching with a mix of pride, patriotism and accomplishment.

Smith recently spoke with St. Louis Public Radio about how she started in the sport, her memories of Lake Placid and the importance of embracing St. Louis' Olympic legacy.

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitckii, who won a bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Winter Games, a spokesman for the Olympic Athletes from Russia team says. The team says it will investigate to learn how the banned drug came to be in the curler's system.

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In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience.

First is the man often called "the father of the Internet," Vint Cerf. Between the early 1970s and early '80s, he led a team of scientists supported by research from the Defense Department.

Initially, Cerf was trying to create an Internet through which scientists and academics from all over the world could share data and research.

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Hidden Brain: A Study Of Airline Delays

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Left Of The Dial #547 - This One Time, On Bandcamp

There's a new release from Car Seat Headrest out, and a lot of people, myself included, had not heard the quirky wit of Will Toledo until he started putting out music on Matador. Turns out the guy is crazy prolific, and the Car Seat Headrest Bandcamp page is a treasure trove of brilliantly crafted, if a bit lo-fi, recordings. The new release from the band is a re-recording of the 2011 album Twin Fantasy . I went out and grabbed the original in anticipation for this release. I'd not seen a...

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Steve Bannon Sees #MeToo As An 'Existential Threat' To Trump, Journalist Says

Though six months have passed since Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist , he continues to follow the drama inside the Trump administration. Journalist Joshua Green says the right-wing provocateur is particularly attuned to the #MeToo movement , which he has dubbed "the matriarchy." Green notes that Bannon sees the movement as "an existential threat" not just to President Trump, but also to Republicans in Congress. "Bannon, despite his many flaws, is a very shrewd...

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