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    November 19, 2014

    Nickelback Writes Song Inspired By Ferguson Unrest, Finally

    At long last, the musical and political luminaries that comprise Nickelback have written a song inspired by the protests and unrest in Ferguson. We waited with bated breath as events unfolded in the St. Louis suburb, lacking direction in a world seemingly gone mad. But without guidance from the 'Bac ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    Reuters Calls Delmar Loop "Downtown St. Louis" in Report on Protests

    It's been 101 days since Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown, but the media covering the story still have a lot to learn about St. Louis. Back in the early days of unrest and protest, outsider news outlets struggled to explain the complicated sociopol ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    Ferguson Police Chief Says CNN Report Is Wrong, Denies Plans to Resign

    CNN caused quite a stir late Tuesday by breaking the news that Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson will step down soon as part of a multifaceted plan to overhaul the department. But so far, there's no sign that CNN's big scoop is true. Jackson, St. Louis County's police chief Jon Belmar, Ferguson ma ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    How Michael Brown News Dominated Twitter, Played Out on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN

    Forty-eight hours before cable news networks picked up the story of Michael Brown, the story exploded on Twitter with hundreds of thousands of people tweeting about the shooting, rioting and heavily-militarized police response. A report from the Pew Research Center shows that in the first week aft ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Rapper Talib Kweli Claims Police Threatened His Life in Ferguson

    Brooklyn-based rapper/activist Talib Kweli, probably best known for his 2002 single "Get By," produced by Kanye West, as well as his work with Mos Def as one half of Black Star, famously got into a heated argument with CNN anchor Don Lemon in Ferguson a couple of weeks ago -- but apparently that was ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Talib Kweli Visits Ferguson, Squares Off With CNN Reporter

    Socially conscious rapper and activist Talib Kweli came to Ferguson this week to participate in the protests surrounding the shooting of eighteen-year-old Mike Brown by a police officer on August 9. Kweli says that part of the reason for his visit is to help "control the narrative" of the situation, ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    LIVE UPDATES: With Curfew Lifted, Ferguson Protesters, National Guard Hit The Streets

    Another long night begins. After two nights under a state-mandated curfew failed to quell escalating violence in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb prepared Monday for a night without a curfew under the watchful gaze of the newest security force on the scene, the National Guard. The atmosphere in Ferg ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    St. Louis Native Amber Lyon Starts News Site Devoted to "Psychedelic Journalism"

    As a journalist for CNN, St. Louisan Amber Lyon had reported on some heavy issues, including war, government oppression, and sex trafficking. Being around that took its toll, and she showed symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. But instead of taking prescription medication for relief, Lyon tur ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    New Missouri Mayor Totally Understands Why That Kansas City Shooter Hated Jews

    Only a week into his job as the mayor of Marionville, a small town outside of Springfield, Dan Clevenger is already making national headlines. But it's not his town or his elected position attracting a media scrum. It's his friendship with F. Glenn Miller, the KKK leader accused of shooting and kil ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Here's How Much Celebrities Are Getting Paid to Wear Stuff at Coachella

    By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    "Aunt Claudette" Is A Proud Troll We Can't Help But Love

    Who is Claudette Higgins, really? Is she the intrepid, neck brace-wearing journalist who chases down interviews in parking lots and accuses Target of hating fat people? Or is she the doting aunt of Justin Bieber? When Daily RFT wrote about "Aunt Claudette" last week, many commenters took her pretty ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Spooked Elephants Break Loose from St. Charles Circus

    The crowd at the Moolah Shrine Circus was too much for three pachyderm pals Saturday afternoon. Loud noises spooked the circus elephants, who made a break for the employees-only parking lot, damaging several cars and trailers, witnesses told KSDK NewsChannel 5.

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    October 17, 2013

    Daisy Coleman: Robert Rice Asks Judge To Choose New Prosecutor In Teen Rape Case

    See update below: Calm down Anonymous, Daisy Coleman may get her chance to testify in court after all. After three days of public outcry and intense media coverage, Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice announced Wednesday that the Maryville rape case will be re-investigated by a court-sel ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    VIDEO: Former Streetfigtherz Member Dennis Cardwell Blasts NYC Bikers' Road Rage Assault

    Dennis Cardwell left the stunting world of the Streetfighterz for good in 2009, but his retirement didn't stop him getting on CNN on Friday to comment on the brutal road rage incident between the driver of an SUV and a large group of sports bike riders in Manhattan last Sunday. A six-minute YouTu ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Alice Cooper on Today's Bands: "They Usually Just Look Like Six Guys From the Mall"

    Recently we spoke with Alice Cooper. That same day British newspaper The Guardian posted an archived article from 40 years ago highlighting efforts of high-ranking government officials to ban his shock-rock stage shows from entering the United Kingdom. Needless to say, it just helped build his legen ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    TSA: Claire McCaskill Speaks About "Aggressive Pat-Down" At Lambert Airport (VIDEO)

    It may not have been quite as dramatic as the attempted pat-down of a wheelchair-bound three-year-old last month, but Senator Claire McCaskill was not pleased with her airport security experience this week. As she often does, McCaskill took to Twitter on Monday to vent about her time at Lambert an ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Missouri Lottery: Winning Dearborn Couple Spends $50,000 on Sewage Treatment Plant

    What would you do if you won the lottery? Mark and Cindy Hill, by all accounts an "utterly delightful" couple that lives in Dearborn, have decided to do something not quite as sexy as the $293.7 million they won last year. Help fund a sewage treatment plant. And the couple's kind hearts -- and ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    [PHOTOS] Euphoria and Overpriced Champagne at the Chase: MO Dems Watch Party

    Who was the saddest man at the Chase Park Plaza last night? He was tough to find amid a jubilant crowd 500 strong celebrating big Democratic victories at all levels of government, but tucked in a corner behind shrieking college students and a woman sobbing into her cell phone, we found him. Mark "J ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Sikeston-Based Designer of Star Wars Guitar "Does it For the Ladies"

    Brian Fisk, a 22-year-old from Sikeston, appeared on CNN's website Monday thanks to this little video:

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    April 28, 2011

    Bans Help People Too Stupid to Feed Their Kids, Themselves

    Wikimedia Commons​ It's not just Jamie Oliver trying to save American kids from their parents. The Law is getting involved. Again. Reuters reports today that the Federal Trade Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agricultu ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    February 21, 2011

    Ten Best Tweets from Fake Dana Loesch

    If you haven't heard by now, someone last week created a fake Twitter account for Dana Loesch, St. Louis' most hated and/or adored political pundit depending on your leanings.  ​The fake account (@fake_dloesch) closely resembles Loesch's real account (@dloesch), except for the comments -- int ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    CNN Adds Dana Loesch In Effort to Become More Political, Save Ratings

    Dana Loesch: Does she have the right (wing) stuff to save CNN?​The original cable news network (a.k.a. CNN) announced yesterday that it has hired St. Louis Tea Party co-founder Dana Loesch for its 2012 election coverage. The contract is the latest coup for Loesch, who -- in just a few years' time ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Genetically Modified Apples From Canada Poised to Invade U.S.?

    Frankenapples from Canada! The Associated Press reports that a Canadian company has requested U.S. approval for an apple that doesn't turn brown. Okanagan Specialty Fruits of Summerland, British Columbia, got the technology from an Australian company who developed it to keep potatoes white by silenc ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Show Review: Loudon Wainwright III Brings Mirth Without Mercy at the Old Rock House, Monday, November 22

    Roy Kasten​ A Loudon Wainwright III gig is a performance but not a show. He stands on the stage alone, with a big Martin D-28 acoustic guitar, a small table with scattered cheat sheets and a bottle of water. He barely even dresses the folksinger part. With rumpled Dockers slacks, a button-down ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    St. Louis' Afroworld Gets the CNN Treatment

    CNN's John King visits North County's Afroworld hair and fashion boutique in an article on the network's Web site today. CNN reports that Afroworld owner Sheila Forrest continues to see a spike in business thanks to the sundry Barack Obama merchandise she has up for sale at her store -- including sh ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 2.10

    Details are sketchy, but it appears that the FBI has raided Peanut Corp. of America, and the company at the heart of the salmonella outbreak has suspended operations. (CNN)The salmonella outbreak has frightened many consumers off peanut butter, even when it's totally safe. (Reuters)And now to fulfil ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    The Morning Peanut Butter: Friday, 2.6

    A Senate hearing on the salmonella outbreak in peanut butter features the expected righteous anger. (CNN)No more federal contracts for Peanut Corp. of America, the firm at the center of the outbreak. (Reuters)Elsewhere...Parts of the Arctic Sea are closed to commercial fishing. (New York Times)A sho ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    What Are You Not Doing This Inauguration Day?

    I can't take it. Here at the Center of All Knowledge, aka Riverfront Times, I've literally been inundated with press releases and e-mails from local and national groups alerting me to all the FUN! and EXCITING! things they're doing for today's inauguration. They're twittering their inauguration thou ... More >>

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    January 17, 2009

    FDA: Don't Eat That Peanut Butter!

    The FDA today advised consumers not to eat peanut butter or products containing peanut butter unless they are certain that it did not come from the Peanut Corp. of America, which has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 400 and may be responsible for six deaths. (CNN)

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    December 9, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.9

    In today's news: job cuts at Anheuser-Busch, Whole Foods sues and a bird-flu outbreak in Hong Kong.

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    November 25, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 11.25

    What will be public-health enemy #1 in 2009? Early indications from leading food firms suggest that salt will be the bad guy. (USA Today) The emerging market for fine wine in India. (Reuters) Because all of you are such good, loyal readers, I give you news -- and video -- of a Japanese restaura ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9.22

    China's food-safety head steps down as the melamine-tainted infant formula crisis widens: Over 53,000 have been sickened. (CNN) In Japan, the agriculture minister steps down after a scandal over contaminated rice. (AP) A look at the new PBS series featuring Mario Batali, Mark Bittman and Gwyneth P ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008

    Breaking: Salmonella Found on Jalapeno

    The FDA has found evidence of the salmonella bacteria matching strand causing the current outbreak on a jalapeno pepper. This might be the break investigators need to find the outbreak's source. Developing.... (CNN) - Ian Froeb

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    July 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 7.1

    The U.S. provides food aid to North Korea. (New York Times) The American Heart Association believes demographics could be key to reducing U.S. obesity levels. (HealthDay News) Great Britain's Prince Charles has altered his car to run on fuel made from excess wine. (CNN) - Ian Froeb

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    June 5, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 6.5

    The latest on the United Nations summit on the global food crisis: Many nations are more concerned with defending their own policies. (New York Times) The threat of famine looms over Somalia. (CNN) Monsanto announces plans to engineer seeds that would double crop yields. (New York Times) On a lig ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.8

    Survivors of Myanmar's devastating cyclone face severe food shortages. (CNN) Restaurants are feeling the pinch of the higher cost of rice. (AsianWeek) Irvine Robbins, co-founder of Baskin-Robbins ice cream, has died. (New York Times) Häagen-Dazs is trying to educate the public about collapsing h ... More >>

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    May 2, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.2

    Will the U.S. government alter its farm policies to combat rising food costs? (Los Angeles Times) OK. Enough about the food crisis for this week. Inside the world of Bordeaux futures. (Fortune) A look at the healthiest dishes from chain restaurants. (CNN) And if you haven't seen it yet, the feat ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 4.7

    On this day, 75 years ago, beer and wine returned (officially) to America. In celebration, we're drinking a cold one right now.* (CNN) More warnings that rising food costs could lead to social disruption. (Daily Telegraph) In fact, riots over food costs have broken out in Haiti. (BBC News) A mach ... More >>

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    March 26, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.25 Are Michelin's restaurant guides outdated and inconsistent? Marco Pierre White and a few other well-known chefs say yes. (Daily Telegraph) Are cantaloupes from Honduras contaminated with salmonella? The country's president says no -- and then eats cantaloupe on national TV ... More >>

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    February 27, 2008

    Wanted: Scott Spiezio

    Another spring, another booze-related Cardinals train wreck? From the Associated Press: An arrest warrant has been issued by the Irvine Police Department for St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio on six charges stemming from a crash in late December. CNN/SI The warrant alleges driving un ... More >>

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    February 27, 2008

    Wanted: Scott Spiezio

    Another spring, another booze-related Cardinals train wreck? From the Associated Press: An arrest warrant has been issued by the Irvine Police Department for St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio on six charges stemming from a crash in late December. CNN/SI The warrant alleges driving un ... More >>

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    February 26, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 2.26 Congress is holding a special hearing today to question food-firm execs about recent safety issues, of course including the recent recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef. (CNN) In response to yesterday's story: The head of Slow Food says French cuisine doesn't deserve spec ... More >>

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    February 18, 2008

    A Little More on the Massive Beef Recall

    The latest on the recall of 143 million pounds of beef, per CNN: There have been no cases of illness connected to the meat, and the USDA believes much of the meat has already been eaten. Regular posting resumes tomorrow. -Ian Froeb

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    February 6, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 2.6 As you might expect, a proposed bill in Mississippi to ban the obese from restaurants has generated a fair amount of outrage. (USA Today) A plea for a reasoned, moderate debate on eating cloned animals. (New York Times) KFC without the F? What would the Colonel say? (C ... More >>

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    December 21, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 12/21 One more China story to round out the year? Why not? Chinese government officials urge consumers to use common sense when shopping for food. Like, don't buy the expired or botulism-bulging cans. (Reuters) Looking forward to some humpback sashimi? Screw off. Japan has "temporari ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10/4

    Here are two words you never want to see in the same sentence: salmonella and chocolate. Kraft is recalling white baking chocolate for possible contamination. (BusinessWeek) This is a serious matter, and you should read the article, but the headline is ridiculously obv ... More >>

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    September 24, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9/24

    British farmers, already reeling from hoof-and-mouth disease, now face the livestock disease bluetongue. Your foodie nightmare fuel for the day. (Guardian) A look at the phenomenon of "mindless eating" by a researcher who has written a book called, well, Mindless Eatin ... More >>

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    August 29, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8/29

    China to the World Health Organization: Our food is safe. Really. (CNN) How food scientists are using edible films (think Listerine breath strips) to fight pathogens, rot and more. (New York Times) The entwined relationship of a celebrity chef and the food company w ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007

    Cardboard Bun Story Faked!

    I board a plane for Dallas, and my whole world crumbles around me! The story of the Chinese street vendor selling steamed buns made with cardboard is a fake! Beijing authorities said investigations had found that an employee surnamed Zi had fabricated the report to garner "higher audience ratings", ... More >>

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