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Are we a nation in fear, as Trump’s convention speech claims?

While experts denounce Donald Trump’s apocalyptic portrayal of a country beset by violence and fear as exaggerated, they acknowledge that there are many in America who respond emotionally to high-profile police shootings, Islamic jihadist attacks or killings by police of unarmed men – especially when they receive unprecedented attention not just on television, but also in today’s world of social media.

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Urban pioneers create Granite City Art and Design District

The founding president of Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts on Cherokee st in St. Louis is working on making the 1800 block of State St. into a cultural hotspot with galleries, artist lofts and venues for music, lectures and performance art known as GCADD.
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Urban pioneers create Granite City Art and Design District 2:29

Urban pioneers create Granite City Art and Design District

Fairview Heights police ranked in the top 10 with DUI arrests 2:02

Fairview Heights police ranked in the top 10 with DUI arrests

Donald Trump through his family's words 1:45

Donald Trump through his family's words

Donald Trump accepts the Republican presidential nomination 3:18

Donald Trump accepts the Republican presidential nomination