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Exploratory drilling in Western U.P. stops

GOGEBIC COUNTY, MI-- Highland Copper has temporarily halted drilling at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Exploration of the one-mile-square section of the park stopped because of unseasonably warm weather. A permit issued by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources stipulates that drilling take place only on frozen ground, preferably when there’s more than a foot of snow cover. The provisions are meant to protect the surface of the drilling area. Orvana Resources—a subsidiary of...

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Witnesses Say Kansas Bar Shooting Was Racially Motivated

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Jonathan Rado and Sam France were in eighth grade when they first met and began making music together. Their tastes were simple at first — straight-ahead rock songs banged out on drums and guitars in a garage. But a dramatic shift happened when they decided to take a less linear approach to recording their work.

"I got really into buying cheap, cheap instruments on eBay — lots of xylophones and melodicas and kind of useless junk — and that was kind of everywhere," Rado says. "We'd just kind of play for like 30 minutes, and then chop the best bits down to a three-minute song."

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Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

C'mon, Texans.

In an era of ever-advancing phone technology, can nostalgia give a boost to a not-so-smartphone?

The Nokia 3310 — a beloved phone model that's been out of date for a decade — has been relaunched as a new, colorful, pared-down phone for sale by HMD Global.

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