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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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Alaska is on the "bucket lists" for a lot of people, but for President Obama it's on his famous list of things that rhyme with bucket.

Oliver Sacks, a neurologist and best-selling author who explored the human brain one patient at a time, has died of cancer. He was 82.

Sacks was best known for his books The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings, which became a 1990 feature film starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.

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Three refugee children who were rescued from a minivan as they were being smuggled into Europe have reportedly disappeared from a hospital where they were being treated for dehydration.

Meanwhile, there were more arrests in a similar case in Austria last week in which 71 migrants were found dead in a truck.

Oliver Sacks, the famed neurologist and best-selling author of books such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, died of cancer today in New York City at the age of 82, a long-time friend and colleague has confirmed.

The London-born academic's 1973 memoir Awakenings, about his efforts to use the drug L-Dopa to bring patients who survived the 1917-1928 encephalitis epidemic out of their persistent catatonic state, was turned into a 1990 Hollywood film starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. He was the author of a dozen other books.

A motive remains elusive as investigators in Texas try to determine why a 30-year-old suspect in custody would have gunned down a sheriff's deputy while he was fueling his patrol car at a gas station near Houston.

Shannon J. Miles, 30, was charged Saturday in what authorities have described as an "execution-style" killing of 47-year-old Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth.

When a wispy-haired, septuagenarian senator from Vermont with a Larry David-style and a life-long passion for talking about income inequality decided to run for president, not many took him seriously.

That's especially true, considering that senator, Bernie Sanders, was going up against the New York Yankees of Democratic politics — the Clintons.

But now Sanders is gaining in the polls, including in the gold-standard poll in Iowa — out Saturday night.

On a Saturday morning, in a group of Rio de Janeiro's notoriously violent shanty towns, or favelas, heavily armed pacification police stand on one side of the street, on the other side, protestors call for them to withdraw.

On the protest side, Mayse Freitas lists the people she knows who have been injured or killed in shootouts in the area recently.

"I'm a mother and a grandmother," Freitas says. "I don't want my children or grandchildren to be next."

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