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In a grim assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump on Saturday predicted that the coming week would be "one of the toughest weeks" of the outbreak. At the same time, the president expressed frustration with the toll social distancing measures are taking on the economy, saying "we cannot let this continue."

With data projecting cases in several regions hitting their peaks within seven days, the president told reporters that the United States could see its deadliest week since the coronavirus outbreak began.

President Barack Obama took to Facebook and Vine last week to announce his free community college proposal.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 21, 2012 - A year ago Donna Carothers applied to be one of the 85 volunteers who decorate the White House for Christmas.

First, she submited photos of the flower arrangements the frustrated interior designer sometimes shares with her co-workers at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Then came the exciting news of a preliminary yes and background and security checks. After all that, Carothers was told of her selection.

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Though the victory parade was held months ago, the St. Louis Cardinals get to do one more victory lap in honor of their 2011 World Series win. This time, however, the party moves to our nation's capital.