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Anxious St. Louis Businesses Want Shutdown To End

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The partial government shutdown is now in its eighth day, and experts say the closure could be siphoning as much as $300 million out of the economy every day. St. Louis is home to around 25,000 federal workers, and just like in other cities across the country, many of those workers are wondering when they'll get back to work.

ABC Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

ABC will air "It's Your 50th Christmas Charlie Brown" Monday night. On the classic Christmas cartoon's golden anniversary, NPR explores what makes this ageless special endure.

When Tipping Was Considered Deeply Un-American

Imported from Europe, the custom of leaving gratuities began spreading in the U.S. post-Civil War. It was loathed as a master-serf custom that degraded America's democratic, anti-aristocratic ethic.

Trump Meets Privately With Black Pastors After Confusion Over Endorsement

Donald Trump met with black pastors Monday in an event that was at first billed as an endorsement. Trump has been criticized for his suggestion that a Black Lives Matter protestor who was roughed up at a Trump event deserved it.

Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Pledge To Take On Climate Change

Twenty countries and 28 investors promised on Monday to jointly fund the development of energy alternatives. Backers of the initiative say private money is key to the next big push in energy.

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