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DNR looking for wolf shooter

MARQUETTE, MI-- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed a wolf in Houghton County. Conservation officers say the shooting happened Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. along M-26, half a mile south of Twin Lakes. The shooter’s vehicle would have been parked on the western shoulder of the road. Officers say the subject shot the wolf from the vehicle as the animal stood on a...
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Michigan to finalize more than 120 adoptions on Adoption Day

LANSING, MI (AP)-- Michigan courts are finalizing more than 120 adoptions during the state's annual Adoption Day. Five of the state's seven Supreme Court justices are among judges participating in adoption ceremonies across Michigan on Tuesday. There are 36 events scheduled where adoptions will be finalized or informational events will be held for potential adoptive parents. Chief Justice Robert Young Jr. says the day traditionally held near Thanksgiving is aimed at raising awareness and...
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Submit your car donation form by December 31st and you can still claim a 2015 deduction even if your car has not yet been picked up or sold.

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"The reality is this outbreak's not over," says Dr. William Fischer, speaking about Ebola. "It's just changed."

Fischer, a professor at the University of North Carolina who's been studying Ebola survivors, was speaking about the new cases in Liberia. On Monday, a 15-year-old died of the disease. The teenager's father and brother have also tested positive for Ebola. Health authorities have not yet determined how the family was infected.

An explosion ripped through a bus carrying presidential security in central Tunis on Tuesday, prompting the Tunisian president to issue a state of emergency for the North African country.

NPR's Leila Fadel reports that a spokesman for Tunisia's Interior Ministry said at least 11 people were killed in the attack and 17 others were wounded. The state of emergency will last for 30 days and an overnight curfew is also in place until tomorrow morning local time.

A Russian warplane shot down over the Turkish border on Tuesday crashed in an area of Syria that advocates want to protect with a no-fly zone, or even a "safe zone" — fenced off from attacks by the Syrian regime or extremist groups like the Islamic State.

It's a heart-stopping scene: The protagonist of The Good Dinosaur, an 11-year-old Apatosaurus named Arlo is chasing a little thief who's been stealing his family's food. Arlo's not looking where he's going and he slips and falls into a river. Panic-stricken, he gasps for air as his body goes hurtling down the raging rapids. The splashes, the currents, the rocks, the sound, the details are so vivid — you feel real fear for this animated dinosaur.

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Big news this week in commercial space travel. And to tell us all about it, NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel is here. Hey, Geoff.


SHAPIRO: What exactly happened this week?

The last time you ate cranberry – perhaps as a dried snack, in a glass of juice or as a saucy condiment with the Thanksgiving turkey – it was likely paired with sugar, and a lot of it. A cup of cranberry juice may be packed with antioxidants, but it has about 30 grams (or 7.5 teaspoons) of sugar.

They won't actually get to host Saturday Night Live, but four GOP candidates have completed agreements with NBC allowing them to broadcast campaign messages on affiliate stations in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina over Thanksgiving weekend.

These deals resulted from "equal time" requests made after leading GOP candidate Donald Trump guest-hosted Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7.

America's beekeepers are having a rough time. They lost an estimated 42 percent of their hives last year.