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Fire kills Michigamme woman

MICHIGAMME, MI-- A house fire in Michigamme turned deadly on Sunday. State Police from the Negaunee Post say the fire at 326 West Lake Street was reported to 911 at 6 a.m. When the Michigamme Fire Department arrived at the scene the second floor of the structure was fully engulfed. Officials say Colette Heasley, 46, was killed in the fire. She had recently moved to the area, and was formerly from Osceola, Wisconsin and Chicago City, Minnesota. The Michigan State Police Fire Marshal is helping...
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Prescription drugs likely a factor in Blaney Park crash, officials say

BLANEY PARK, MI-- A Mackinac County man is being blamed for causing a two-vehicle accident in Schoolcraft County. The crash happened Saturday around 12:15 p.m. on M-77 in Blaney Park. State Police from the St. Ignace Post say Pamela Jones, 71, of Atlanta, Michigan was driving northbound at 55 miles per hour when she was rear-ended by another vehicle driven at a high rate of speed by a 61-year-old Curtis man. Both vehicles went out of control and into the ditch. The drivers were taken to...
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The smartphone has given us a whole new genre of cultural expression: the selfie.

If you're into selfies, it's safe to say you've probably taken one, and maybe wished you didn't have those dark circles under your eyes.

Now there are plenty of apps out there to fix that.

But whether you think your selfies can be elevated to art may depend on how much effort you are willing to put into them.

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The executive board of the Boy Scouts of America has ended its outright ban on gay scout leaders today, but there's a caveat. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports that the resolution allows each scout unit to decide for itself whether to accept gay adult leaders.

When undocumented immigrants move through government-run detention centers in the U.S., it can take months before they find out if they'll be deported or allowed to stay in the country.

During this long wait, many become frustrated. And some turn to religion.

It's the job of the in-house chaplain to help connect detainees to religious services.

Keith Henderson, chaplain at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., says, "I love it. I love the job," partly, he says, because he likes challenges.

Immunizations

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Guests discuss immunizations and their place in healthcare and public health. Topics include the development and production of vaccines, availability, effectiveness and public policy. 

The U.S. State Department has taken Malaysia and Cuba off its list of worst human trafficking offenders — which many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say has more to do with politics than facts on the ground.

The department's latest annual Trafficking in Persons Report also upgraded Uzbekistan and Angola, while Belize, Belarus and South Sudan were among 18 nations downgraded this year. Russia, Iran, Eritrea and Algeria are some of the countries that have been on the blacklist for years.

"We want Pirlo! We want Pirlo! We want Pirlo!"

On Sunday night, this chant thundered through Yankee Stadium, where Major League Soccer's prized acquisition from a top European club, legendary Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo, was set to make his debut with the New York City FC. The 36-year-old former Juventus star took the field as a sub in the second half, but from the cheers of the more than 30,000 fans, it was as if Babe Ruth had just scored the winning touchdown for the Knicks.

Australia's Jehovah's Witnesses Church failed to report more than 1,000 cases of alleged sexual abuses against children, a national inquiry has found.

The BBC reports:

"Angus Stewart, counsel for the commission, said that of 1,006 alleged perpetrators of child sexual abuse identified by the Jehovah's Witnesses Church, 'not one was reported by the church to secular authorities.'

Tweets Welcoming #ObamaInEthiopia

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President Obama made history this week as the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. He was welcomed with flowers, flags and plenty of tweets.

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

Candidates, politicians and groups were quick to denounce — or defend — the Holocaust reference.

Here's Huckabee's full quote, said in an interview with Breitbart News' editor-in-chief, Alexander Marlow, on Saturday:

A $57 million experiment to provide better, more efficient care at federally funded health centers struggled to meet its goals and is unlikely to save money, says a government report on the project.

The test to coordinate treatment for high-risk Medicare patients in hundreds of communities was one of many demonstrations run by the Department of Health and Human Services' innovation center.

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