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Negaunee woman trapped after rollover crash

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI-- A woman had to be extricated from her vehicle, following a rollover accident in Negaunee Township. Sheriff’s deputies say the crash happened Wednesday around 7:10 p.m. on North Road. A Dodge Caravan driven by Joni Heino, 20, of Negaunee was southbound when she lost control of the vehicle rounding a curve. The caravan left the roadway, rolled over, and came to rest on its roof. Heino became trapped, upside-down, in her seat belt, but was uninjured. The Marquette County...
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Belt leaving Marquette Fire Department

MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette Fire Chief Tom Belt is retiring. He’s been a firefighter for 41 years, and served as chief for the past 21. Belt will leave his post at the end of the year. Ian Davis, Fire Inspector for the Marquette Fire Department, has been suggested to the city manager as a replacement for Belt.
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Some of the world's most ambitious climate change legislation is currently under consideration in America. But the lawmakers in question aren't in D.C. — they're in Sacramento.

California lawmakers are intensely debating far-reaching goals to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The bill contains three proposals: one to double energy efficiency in buildings, one to derive 50 percent of electricity from renewable sources and one head-turning proposal to cut petroleum use in vehicles by half — all in the next 15 years.

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Editor's Note: Back in February, NPR published this look at Syrian refugees entering Europe. The crisis has only intensified since then and we are republishing the original piece.

Some of the figures have changed. For example, there are now more than 4 million Syrian refugees, up from 3.8 million in February.

Read the original story.

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The white man accused of murdering nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., in June will face the death penalty, according to court documents filed Thursday.

It was the closing ceremony of the Fifth Annual Slum Film Festival and Maxwell Odhiambo's film, the centerpiece of the night, wasn't there yet.

"Did you finish it?" his mentor George Stanley Nsamba asked nervously as Max burst through the door two hours late.

"We finished it," he said with a grin.

A packed audience in downtown Nairobi, including a Kenyan actor who had flown in from Hollywood, waited for his film to begin. A blue screen stared back at them; the audience shifted nervously. There were technical difficulties.

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The U.S. Coast Guard has shut down a section of the Mississippi River south of Paducah, Ky., after two tow boats collided, causing an oil spill of unknown size.

In a statement, the Coast Guard said that the collision occurred Wednesday at 8:22 p.m. at Mile Marker 937, just north of Columbus, Ky.

The number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease at California's San Quentin prison is holding steady at six, one of three outbreaks of Legionnaires' around the country that have sickened dozens and killed 20.

Another 95 San Quentin inmates are under observation because of respiratory illness, state officials said, but they have not been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease. The inmates are being treated at San Quentin's medical unit.

Among the kangaroos and kookaburras, another creature trundled through the Australian bush.

Hooves barely visible, eyes mostly covered, the animal was the size of a refrigerator, the color of dirty snow.

A concerned hiker spotted the furry specimen days ago and raised the alarm. It was a matter of life and death — and this sheep needed a haircut.

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