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A resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for the coronavirus in 2020. A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in the heavily populated province of Gauteng.
Jerome Delay
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The World Health Organization deemed it a variant of concern, and the U.S. is banning travel from parts of Africa where it's spreading. Here's what scientists know and what they're trying to learn.
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APM Reports is suing the police department for withholding data about which homicide cases have been solved. The department told APM Reports and St. Louis Public Radio that information was a part of an investigative record.
In a concert dedicated to the memory of longtime classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller, guest conductor and former SLSO resident conductor Gemma New leads a program of works by Elgar, Jake Heggi and Rimsky-Korsakov featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, concertmaster David Halen and cellist Elizabeth Chung.