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Republican running for 38th Senate seat

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI-- An Iron Mountain man is running for Michigan’s 38 th Senate District. Republican Mike Carey says he hopes to bring his unique brand of Yooper conservatism to the place he calls home. He says his campaign will focus on issues such as school safety, fiscal responsibility, and promotion of the Upper Peninsula’s natural resources. Carey also believes excessive spending and regulation at all levels of government will starve communities. Carey is running for the seat currently...

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The United Arab Emirates will contribute $50.4 million to rebuild a mosque and cherished leaning minaret that were destroyed after the Iraqi city of Mosul was overrun by the Islamic State.

Interest rates reached a milestone Tuesday and the stock market frowned.

Tuesday morning, for the first time in four years, the rate on the 10-year U.S. government note topped 3 percent. The bond market move contributed to a sharp sell-off in stocks, as investors wondered whether the long-running bull market might be at a pivot point.

The Dow Jones industrial average swung more than 750 points in the trading day. The key stock index closed down 425 points, or about 1.7 percent. The S&P 500 index lost 1.3 percent for the day.

After months of searching, the fourth annual Tiny Desk Contest winner has been announced!

The Secret To Deep Diving May Lie In The Spleen

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Members of the nomadic Bajau people often spend up to five hours a day underwater. They're hunting for fish, octopus and other seafood.

And they don't even use diving gear.

So what's their secret?

New research suggests this extraordinary diving ability is due to a special trait the Bajau have developed: larger spleens.

It's feeding time at Brad Felger's farm in Washington's Skagit Valley. And he's about to feed 40 hungry falcons.

Yes, falcons.

They're an important, albeit often unseen, part of farming in some states, used as a defense mechanism to keep away pesky birds like starlings, which love to eat berries and apples.

Since age 12, Felger has had a self-described love for everything with feathers, scales or tails.

"Falconers are, what's the word I'm looking for ... eccentric," Felger says.

How many attacks are there on health care facilities in Syria?

Dr. Rohini Haar, a public health researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, led a team that collected ground reports of attacks in 2016 in northern Syria, filed by civilians via cellphone text.

The man suspected of killing at least 10 people on Monday by plowing a rented white van down crowded Toronto sidewalks appeared in court Tuesday morning and has been charged with 10 counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that foreign corporations cannot be sued for damages in U.S. courts for aiding in terrorist attacks or other human rights violations. The vote was 5-to-4.

Writing for the conservative majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said the"courts are not well suited to make the required policy judgments implicated by corporate liability in cases like this one."

Rather, the political branches — Congress and the executive — should deal with these issues, he said.

BIG BAY, MI--   Registration is open for the Becoming an Outdoors Woman summer program.

The BOW is set for June 1-3 at Bay Cliff Health Camp near Big Bay. Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the program offers instruction in more than 24 different types of activities. They include kayaking, wilderness survival, lake and fly fishing, shooting sports, and geocaching.

Participants will be housed in a dorm-style facilities with access to a sauna, pool, tennis courts, and hiking and biking trails.