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Tractor trailer causes multiple-vehicle crash in Marquette

MARQUETTE, MI-- A tractor trailer hit a line of vehicles in Marquette Monday afternoon, causing a chain reaction of crashes. City Police say around 12:37 a line of vehicles eastbound on Wright Street was stopped near the Industrial Parkway intersection to let several bicyclists cross the street. A tandem tractor trailer approaching the vehicles was unable to stop and struck the last car in line, causing a series of crashes. Three people were taken to UP Health System Marquette for various...
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Investigation into Harris burning vehicle, death continues

HARRIS TOWNSHIP, MI-- A Wilson man has died from injuries he sustained in a burning vehicle in Menominee County Friday. The Hannahville Tribal Police Department says officers found the vehicle on fire near the Sweetgrass Golf Course around 12:10. David Tovar, 45, got out of the vehicle, but had been badly burned. Tovar was airlifted to UP Health System Marquette, then transferred to a hospital in Ann Arbor, but succumbed to his injuries. Officials believe the case is a suicide, but police...
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"Laughing Whitefish" Printing Plate from John Voelker's 1965 book

Looking for a way to get rid of that old beater?

Women with cancer often lose their fertility after chemotherapy and radiation. But fertility can be restored in some women by removing all or part the ovary, freezing the tissue before cancer treatment and then transplanting it back afterward.

Danish researchers looked at 41 women who underwent the procedure between 2003 and 2014. They found that about one-third who tried to have a baby actually succeeded.

It's the largest number of transplants evaluated since doctors started doing the procedures in the early 2000s.

Ten years ago, Stephenie Meyer put a twist on the whole boy-meets-girl thing.

In her young adult novel Twilight, girl meets vampire, and later, werewolf. The supernatural romance between Bella and Edward sparked a saga that includes four best-selling books translated into more than 50 languages and five blockbuster movies.

When it comes to eating well, should we consider both the health of our bodies and of the planet?

For the past few years, crime has been mostly a good news story — the crime rate remains near record lows. But several major U.S. cities have been experiencing a rise in homicides and other violence this year.

Now, the Justice Department is bringing together police and prosecutors to figure out what's going on, and how the federal government can help.

"China, China, China," rants Donald Trump, the presidential hopeful who loses no opportunity to blame America's economic woes on China and its "unfair" trade policies. But how did the fortunes of the free world and the Middle Kingdom become so inextricably intertwined? What started it all?

The roots of U.S.-China trade can be boiled down to one fragrant little word: tea. The history of the tea trade is a fascinating story of wealth, adventure and cultural exchange, but also a tragic one of human suffering and cruelty.

Among the institutions devastated by the flooding in South Carolina is the home of a ballet company.

Dancers from around the world have come to Columbia to dance in the Columbia Classical Ballet Company, founded more than 20 years ago by Radenko Pavlovich.

Now the company's 32 members have nowhere to rehearse or take classes. Their building, renovated just this summer, has been completely destroyed.

During the flooding, water reached up to the ceiling of the studio. Costumes and music scores were ruined.

The signs read: "Take 'em down! Renoir sucks!" and "We're not iconoclasts[;] Renoir just sucks at painting!"

Led by Max Geller, a handful of people protested Monday outside Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

Their grievance?

The fact that paintings by renowned French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir are hanging in the museum.

It sounds like a politician's dream: a machine that can tell you exactly what to say to change a voter's mind.

Well, that's what a political scientist has come up with — at least, a first tentative step in that direction.

Using text from a pro-Obamacare website and testing different combinations of sentences on volunteers, an algorithm created by Northeastern University assistant professor Nick Beauchamp was able to identify optimally persuasive terms that make people more inclined to support the landmark health care law.

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