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School closures for 2/10/16

The following schools are closed Wednesday, February 10, 2016: AuTrain-Onota Father Marquette Gwinn Marquette Marquette-Alger RESA classrooms Mid-Peninsula Munising Munising Baptist North Star Academy Powell Township Redeemer Lutheran Preschool Superior Central Wells Township Delays: Marquette-Alger RESA offices will open at 10 a.m.
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Marquette County ranks high on best mortgage list

MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette County is third on the list of top places to get a mortgage in Michigan. That’s according to SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company that recently released its second annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage. The study determines the top markets by comparing the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, as well as mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs, and property taxes. Marquette County comes in behind only Leelanau and Livingston...
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Before he arrived in Omaha as a doctoral student in computer science, Jason Jie Xiong says, "I didn't even know there was a state called Nebraska."

Jie Xiong, 29, who hails from a small city outside Shanghai, had landed a full scholarship at the University of Nebraska to teach and do research. He says he only knew "more famous states like California and New York."

He admits he found the program initially "by randomly checking information," but he's quick to add that he's happy there.

As the international community grapples with how best to stymie North Korea's nuclear development, South Korea is making one move on its own. It's shutting down the last remaining vestige of inter-Korean cooperation, the Kaesong Industrial Complex.

The special zone, located north of the border just six miles inside of North Korea, employs an estimated 55,000 North Koreans. South Korea's government and industries pay to operate the park. 124 South Korean companies run businesses and factories there, mostly making goods like shoes and clothing.

Tuesday night's New Hampshire results offered little surprise in terms of who actually won: Donald Trump triumphed big on the GOP side while Bernie Sanders crushed Hillary Clinton with Democratic voters, just as polls had predicted.

The following schools are closed Wednesday, February 10, 2016: 

AuTrain-Onota

Father Marquette

Gwinn

Marquette

Marquette-Alger RESA classrooms

Mid-Peninsula

Munising

Munising Baptist

North Star Academy

Powell Township

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

Superior Central

Wells Township

 Delays:

Marquette-Alger RESA offices will open at 10 a.m.

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Shortly after arriving in Washington for diplomatic meetings this week, Egypt's foreign minister, Sameh Hassan Shoukry, stopped by NPR to speak with Morning Edition's David Greene.

Shoukry, a veteran diplomat and former ambassador to Washington, represents the government of Abdel Hassan el-Sisi, a former general who took power in 2013.

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Why Work From Home Scams Persist

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