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University groups hold "Resistance Day" event

MARQUETTE, MI-- Three Northern Michigan University groups are sponsoring an event opposing Columbus Day. The Native American Student Association, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and the Native American Language and Culture Club are holding a petition drive for NMU to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. October 12 marks the day Columbus landed in the Americas in 1492. For Native people it also marks the beginning of colonialism, suppression of their culture, and...
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Mackinac County bridge renamed after Navy SEAL dedicated

EPOUFETTE, MI (AP)-- Relatives and friends of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan have attended the dedication of a Michigan bridge renamed after him. State Transportation officials said the ceremony was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge. The bridge is in Mackinac County, between Epoufette and Brevort. Military honor guard units and representatives from the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard also attended the dedication. Robinson was among 30 American...
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Hungary Steps Up Arrest And Deportation Of Migrants

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On a road weaving through a forest on Hungary's southern border with Serbia, police lie in wait.

Migrants who manage to squeeze through holes cut in a barbed-wire border fence and walk north eventually have to cross Route 55 — where Hungarian police are ready for them.

Backed by agents from Frontex, the European Union's border control agency, the cops stop dozens of migrants and refugees as they emerge from the forest. They point guns and shine bright lights into the faces of frightened Iraqis and Syrians.

On Sunday night, the New York Giants celebrated a thrilling 30-27 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

But one player wasn't there to join in the jubilation.

Big food companies are buying up small ones. Honest Tea is now part of Coca-Cola. The French company Danone controls Stonyfield yogurt. Hormel owns Applegate natural and organic meats.

A debate over academic freedom of speech was ignited in summer 2014 when the University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over a controversial set of tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with the professor, Steven Salaita, about his experience.

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Schools tend to be the center of the community in small towns across America. That's probably never been more the case for Middletown, Calif., than right now.

Last month, when a wildfire destroyed more than half of the town in the mountains north of San Francisco, the schools were miraculously spared. They've since reopened and are offering a respite from the sad, day-to-day struggles many students and staff are facing.


Upper Peninsula food resource people discuss local progress and issues since the establishment of regional food hubs.  A key topic will be how small farmers are dealing changes in federal regulations on food safety. 

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Cybercrime is costing the global economy nearly half a trillion dollars a year, according to the insurer Allianz. It's a major threat to businesses, which are looking for ways to protect themselves. One option is cybercrime insurance.