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MARQUETTE, MI-- Northern Michigan University is preparing for a world record try and a visit by NBC’s Al Roker. Tuesday morning Roker will broadcast live from the Superior Dome during the Today Show as NMU students try to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of freeze tag. The university is encouraging faculty, staff, and community members to don green and gold and fill the dome as spectators for the broadcast. Advance registration is requested at nmu.edu/mc/world-record....

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Leaders of the large and unprecedented pro-democracy protests that roiled parts of Hong Kong in 2014 have been told to report to police on charges of causing a public nuisance, in an apparent crackdown that comes one day after Hong Kong selected a new chief executive.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette owl rehabbed after being shot a couple of years ago is back at the Chocolay Raptor Center. 

On Friday “Papa Owl" was found on his back on the ground across the street from St. Peter Cathedral. Center Director Jerry Maynard says the owl was x-rayed but no injuries were found. He says Papa may be concussed from getting hit by a car.

The owl is on medication and seems to be headed toward recovery. 

MASS CITY, MI (AP)--   Truckers and farmers in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula plan to haul hay to help victims of a Kansas wildfire, which has burned more than 1,000 square miles. 

Marty Dehaan of Mass City says that many ranchers in southern Kansas "have lost everything."

Dehaan is leading the effort with trucker and beef farmer Jan Streater of Lake Linden. Dehaan's father, Rick Dehaan, of Mass City is also aboard.

Round bales of hay weigh 900 pounds or more. The hay will be hauled more than 1,000 miles to Kansas next Friday.

President Trump was downright low energy.

The look on his face, as he meandered through unscripted remarks Friday after the defeat of the Republican health care plan he supported, told the story. The unusually subdued Trump called the loss a "learning experience." Then he seemed to shrug it all off and said he was moving on.

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A holy man, recently installed as the chief minister of India's largest state, is stirring things up. A meat crackdown began within 48 hours of Yogi Adityanath assuming office. Critics say this has antagonized the country's largest religious minority: its Muslims.

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