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Human remains found in Munising Township identified

MUNISING TOWNSHIP, MI-- Michigan State Police have identified human remains found in Alger County a month ago. Hunters discovered the remains October 30 in Munising Township. Dental records indicate the deceased is Victor Wayne Salo, 40. Salo had not previously been reported as missing because his family says he lived a transient lifestyle and they hadn’t seen him in two years. Salo was believed to have been camping near the site where his remains were found. Due to the advanced decomposition...
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Gas prices fall 23 cents in past week to $1.81

DEARBORN, MI (AP)-- AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have decreased by about 12 cents in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $1.81 per gallon on Sunday. That's about $1.06 less than it was at the same point last year. The last time the average statewide gas price was at the $1.81 mark was Feb. 25, 2009. The lowest average price was about $1.71 per gallon in the Saginaw, Bay City and Midland areas, while...
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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.

Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

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Coffee lovers may have noticed a new offering in their local cafés. Cascara is a tea-like drink with a fine, fruity flavor and plenty of caffeine, and it's popping up everywhere. For this new addition to chalkboards nationwide, credit Aida Batlle.

President Obama urged Turkey and Russia to ease tensions by focusing on a common enemy: the Islamic State.

The relationship between the two countries has been frayed since Turkey downed a Russian jet in November. Turkey has refused to apologize, saying the Russian war plane crossed over into Turkish airspace. Russia has implemented a series of sanctions.

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As he prepares to leave office this month, Education Secretary Arne Duncan reunited with a former student as part of a StoryCorps interview project.

More than 25 years ago — when he was working at the Chicago Public Schools — Duncan took part in a mentorship program run by the "I Have A Dream" Foundation at Shakespeare Elementary School in Chicago. And Lawanda Duncan (no relation) was one of the young students he mentored.

Seeking to calm growing criticism about his administration's handling of police misconduct cases, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will appoint a new "police accountability task force."

In a press release, the mayor's office said the task force "will review the system of accountability, training and oversight that is currently in place for Chicago's police officers."

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Four years ago, libertarians were an important force in the Republican presidential race. In the campaign for the 2012 nomination, Ron Paul was routinely drawing big crowds on college campuses.