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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

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Waking up early on a Saturday. Sharpened No. 2 pencils and a calculator. For teenagers headed to a four-year college, taking a standardized entrance exam such as the ACT and SAT is typically a requirement. But it's far from a universal experience.

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California Governor Approves Law Targeting Wage Gap

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a gender wage equality law that his office says is among the strongest in the nation.

"Sixty-six years after passage of the California Equal Pay Act, many women still earn less money than men doing the same or similar work," Brown said. "This bill is another step toward closing the persistent wage gap between men and women."

Their work details how cells repair damaged DNA and preserve genes. And now three scientists — Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar – have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Their work promises years of better treatment and better drugs.

The three researchers carried out their work separately, unearthing different mechanisms cells use to fix problems in a range of cells.

Lindahl, born in 1938, is a Swedish citizen; Modrich, born in 1946, is a U.S. citizen — as is Sancar, who is also a citizen of Turkey. Like Modrich, he was born in 1946.

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have become an everyday part of life for many young people — and increasingly, the way some, including rival gang members, threaten each other.

The practice is called "cyber banging," and it's often led to fights and even death.

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American culture has long held a soft spot for Volkswagen. There was Herbie in the 1968 comedy, The Love Bug. And, more recently, the chronically honking, classic VW bus featured in Little Miss Sunshine.