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Tax Credits / Aerotropolis
2:24 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

GOP lawmakers reach agreement on business incentives, Nixon to call special session

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis.
(via Flickr/dbking)

Updated 5:26 p.m. with further detail and comment from lawmakers

Updated 2:24 p.m. with statement from office of Gov. Nixon on special session

A statement issued today from Scott Holste, a spokesperson for Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon, announces that the governor will call the Missouri legislature into special session.

The date of the special session has not been determined.

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President Obama
10:04 am
Fri July 15, 2011

President Obama's news conference on deficit-reduction talks

President Barack Obama.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza/via White House Flickr account)

Thank you for joining us for this event earlier this morning.

NPR held special coverage of President Obama's news conference this morning regarding the deficit-reduction talks.

For more on how the press conference played out, see live-blogged coverage from NPR's "The Two-Way."

President Obama
10:10 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Obama briefs press on deficit-deal

President Barack Obama.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Thank you for joining us this morning for NPR's special live coverage of this event.

From NPR's "The Two-Way":

"Saying he is prepared 'to take significant heat' from members of his own party in order to achieve meaningful debt and deficit reduction, President Obama this morning again pushed for a big, long-term budget deal with Republicans.

And he heaped praise on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for his efforts to strike such a grand bargain, even though the Republican leader has said that he probably can't get such a plan approved by members of his party. The president said that both he and Boehner need to convince skeptics in their parties' ranks of the need for action.

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Severe Weather in St. Louis
9:15 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Series of storms affects listening area

Hail from this evening's storms in the Tower Grove South neighborhood in St. Louis.
(Taken by Melissa Pabst.)

Updated 9:16 a.m. May 26

The St. Louis Public Radio listening area experienced waves of severe storms Wednesday.

Here are the latest updates from the National Weather Service.

See earlier updates after the jump.

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Officer Killed
4:19 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Final respects paid to slain St. Louis police officer

Officer Daryl Hall.
(Courtesy of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

Together with mourners, members of the St. Louis Police Department paid final respects to Officer Daryl Hall this morning at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Hall was shot and killed while trying to break up an off-duty incident last weekend.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the tragedy underscores the sacrifice officers are asked to make, even while off duty.

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