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Identities of Marquette Township victims released

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI-- State Police have released the names of three people who died in a Thanksgiving Day domestic incident in Marquette Township. Troopers from the Negaunee Post say the deceased are Charles Masterson, 26, Jessica Drummond, 22, and Brodie Dagenais, 22. All three lived in the house where they were found. Police say the incident began at about 4:40 a.m. Thursday with a 911 call to Marquette County Central Dispatch by Drummond. Initial investigation indicates Masterson shot...
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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.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks changed the course of history when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on bus in Montgomery, Ala. Her action sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott which would eventually lead to the end of legally segregated public transportation. For many Americans, that makes Parks the civil rights icon they love to love: the unassuming seamstress who, supposedly, just got tired one day and unwittingly launched the modern civil rights movement.

The two civilians killed in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday were Ke'Arre Stewart, a father of two and Army veteran who served in Iraq, and Jennifer Markovsky, a mother of two who was reportedly at the clinic to support a friend.

Today I was thinking about something one of the Freedom Riders told me a few years ago, when I had the opportunity — the privilege — to interview a group of them. Remember, these were the courageous men and women, both black and white, who rode the Southern bus routes for seven months in 1961 — facing vicious beatings, fire bombs, arrests and jail — all to draw attention to the fact that public facilities were still segregated despite the passage of laws saying it should be otherwise.

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A controversial government surveillance program has come to an end. As of midnight, the United States National Security Agency has stopped the bulk collection of the metadata from Americans' phone calls.

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French police fired tear gas to break up a group of activists defying a ban on mass demonstrations in Paris on Sunday.

The activists were gathered on the eve of a huge United Nations climate conference, which will bring together leaders from across the world.

Following the terrorist attacks of Nov. 13, France declared a state of emergency and banned huge rallies that had been planned to coincide with the COP21 climate summit.