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Democrats promise new push for gun control

This year’s Democratic National Convention is making gun violence a higher priority than it was at the past three. Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine have put the fight for tougher gun laws at the heart of their campaign for the White House.

Politics & Government

Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys and Elizabeth Banks among host of stars at Democratic convention

Donald Trump promised not to throw a “boring” political convention like ones he’d seen in the past. He promised a convention full of celebrities — and then social media slammed him because B-lister Scott Baio was the most high-profile celebrity in Cleveland. No ifs, ands, or buts about it, the Democrats have already staged the most star-studded convention — if that counts for anything.

World

Baghdad suicide bomb kills 6; province takes on militants

A suicide bomber targeted a police checkpoint in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least six people. South of the Iraqi capital, a provincial council approved a decision allowing authorities to demolish homes of convicted militants and banish their families from the province.

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Olivia Gregory sings 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' plays Ukulele

Student of the week Olivia Gregory has a passion for singing. She will be a senior at Metro East Lutheran in the fall.
Derik Holtmann dholtmann@bnd.com
Olivia Gregory sings 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' plays Ukulele 2:03

Olivia Gregory sings 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' plays Ukulele

Collinsville leaders make arguments for, against new TIF, business districts 1:27

Collinsville leaders make arguments for, against new TIF, business districts

Water main break at Frank Scott Parkway and West Main Street in Belleville 0:53

Water main break at Frank Scott Parkway and West Main Street in Belleville

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"Death by papercut": O'Fallon family cares for son with rare disease