GRAFTON, Ill. – Eckert’s is a St. Louis area family fun staple during all times of the year. Now you can vote for Eckert’s orchard in Grafton, Illinois to move to the top spot on USA Today’s list of the ten Best Apple Orchards. Top Story: St. Louis County ordered

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Vaccine effectiveness declines over time, studies say; Washington implements strict teacher vaccine mandate: Latest COVID-19 updates

Protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines declines over time, but protection against the most severe effects of the disease — including hospitalization and death — remains strong, according to three studies published Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The research, released as three articles in the agency’s Morbidity

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Russia’s space program just threw a NASA astronaut under the bus

Russia’s state-owned news service, TASS, has published an extraordinarily defamatory article about NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor. The publication claims that Auñón-Chancellor had an emotional breakdown in space, then damaged a Russian spacecraft in order to return early. This, of course, is a complete fabrication. The context for the article is

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Former Parkland deputy: ‘I did the best I could”

The former school resource officer accused of hiding during a South Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead said after a hearing Wednesday that he never would have sat idle if he had known people were being killed. Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson, 58, appeared in court, where

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Karnal-based senior advocate dies by suicide

A senior advocate has allegedly committed suicide by shooting self in his chamber in Karnal court complex on Tuesday morning. The deceased was 50-year-old and was living in Sector 13, Karnal. Police said the incident took place at around 6am on Tuesday and his family members said he left for

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Internal, bilateral: Taliban ‘clarify’ position on Kashmir

In an apparent clarification of their stance on Kashmir, days after taking over Kabul in a literal powershift of governance in Afghanistan, the Taliban called it a “bilateral and an internal matter”, news agency ANI posted on Twitter quoting people familiar with the development. The Taliban is unlikely to focus

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