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East St. Louis has had it tough. But here’s how one woman celebrates the good.
Charmaine Savage wouldn’t want to start a conversation about herself with grim stereotypes of East St. Louis, Ill., her hometown. A once-prosperous manufacturing, rail, and shipping center, East St. Louis had a peak population of 80,000 around 1950. This town has nurtured African-American icons – from jazz great Miles Davis and singer Tina Turner, to Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee and renowned sports and race sociologist Harry Edwards, to former US Ambassador to the United Nations Donald McHenry.

Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge its way out of ‘Brexit’, The world should awaken to Romanian corruption, Beware of bitcoin
“In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands...,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical.

Readers write: Hope for the future in St. Louis, politics in Peru, insightful review of ‘Paddington 2,' perspective on current events
Regarding the Jan. 1 & 8 cover story, “Bridging black and white”: I posted this story on my Facebook page because I want everyone to read it. St. Louis, we care about you and all the residents. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

L.L. Bean rebuffs boycott over granddaughter’s big Trump donation
A man wipes off the headlights of the L.L. Bean Bootmobile in the parking lot at the facility where the famous outdoor boot is made. L.L. Bean is pushing back against a boycott led by a group urging consumers not to shop at retailers that support President-elect Donald Trump after it was revealed that Linda Bean, heir of the Maine-based company’s founder, had donated to a political action committee that helped elect Trump. “We are deeply troubled by the portrayal of L.L. Bean as a supporter of any political agenda,” Shawn Gorman, L.L. Bean’s executive chairman, said in a statement posted to Facebook late Sunday.

Union leader who says Trump lied about Carrier deal refuses to back down
Trump tours a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 2016. Chuck Jones, the union leader who claims President-elect Donald Trump lied to Carrier employees while touting a deal to keep jobs in the U.S., says he started receiving harassing phone calls a half hour after Trump slammed him on Twitter. “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years,” Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, told CNN on Thursday morning.

Working, eating and sleeping at the office
The sight of workers sleeping on the job is common in China, where a surplus of cheap labor can lead to downtime and employees at startup companies work long hours.

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Bernie Sanders: 'Maybe [Obama] should have done more' on Russia
In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says that President Obama was in a difficult position when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

I Lost My Little Brother At Sandy Hook. Here's What's Different About The Florida Shooting.
Last week on Valentine’s Day, a 19-year-old gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he had been expelled.

Scott Pruitt Cancels Israel Trip Amid Backlash Over Travel Expenses
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has scrapped plans for a business trip to Israel previously scheduled for this week, an agency official said.

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