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Iron Mountain troopers seize explosives in Mastodon Township

MASTODON TOWNSHIP, MI-- State Police from the Iron Mountain Post discovered a large amount of explosive material following an explosion in Mastodon Township. Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. troopers were called to a residence to investigate a report of an explosion and gunfire. They found two people had tried to bring down a structure using large amounts of Tannerite and fireworks. Troopers seized commercial-grade fireworks, a large quantity of Tannerite, and pipe-bomb-type explosives. The...
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New GM for Eagle Mine

MARQUETTE, MI-- Eagle Mine has announced an interim general manager for the mine on Marquette County’s Yellow Dog Plains. Peter Richardson’s position became effective Monday. He holds a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering and spent more than 20 years with Swedish-based mining company Boliden before coming to Lundin Mining. Richardson was most recently the director for strategy and business development for all Boliden mines. Eagle is the nation’s only primary nickel mine.
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A trio of journalists from Al-Jazeera English has been found guilty and sentenced to three years in prison after their re-trial in an Egyptian courtroom on terrorism-related charges.

There are a lot of stories to tell about New Orleans.

There are uplifting stories about new houses, new shops and gigantic drainage projects. There are melancholy stories about everything residents lost in Hurricane Katrina, about all that can never be recovered. There are stories about all that remains to be done, ten years after the hurricane and the levee failures.

And, throughout it all, there are love stories.

Want to hear one?

'It Was Still Mardi Gras'

A sheriff's deputy has been fatally shot at a gas station near Houston as he was filling up his patrol car in what authorities are describing as an ambush.

Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas Friday evening when a "male suspect came up behind him and shot the deputy multiple times," said Harris County Deputy Thomas Gilliland at a news briefing.

The Houston Chronicle says:

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How much, if any, of the shocking sights and sounds should newsrooms report when two people are murdered on live television and the video whips around the world on the Web?

Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two local TV journalists, were gunned down while on the air Wednesday. They were near Roanoke, Va., interviewing local Chamber of Commerce official Vicki Gardner about tourism. Gardner was seriously injured.

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You need some water. You open the faucet. And you wait. And wait.

You twiddle your thumbs. You wait for the first drop to come out of the tap so you can get water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. You wait for hours so that when the water comes, you're ready.

A lot of the time, nothing comes out.

That's the way water works — or, rather, doesn't work — in many parts of the world.

But in India, a group of young entrepreneurs based in Bangalore have figured out how to let people know when there's water on its way. And it's as simple as sending a text message.

One of history's greatest engineering feats is one you rarely hear of. It's the Inca Road, parts of which still exist today across much of South America.

Back in the day — more than 500 years ago — commoners like me wouldn't have been able to walk on the Inca Road, known as Qhapaq Ñan in the Quechua language spoken by the Inca, without official permission.

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