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UPDATE: Motorcycle driver killed in Marquette Township crash

UPDATE, 3/24/17: The motorcycle driver has been identified as Kody Wayne Lenon, 23, of Marquette. ___________________________________________ MARQUETTE TOWSHIP, MI-- The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says a motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday. Just after 2 p.m. deputies were called to County Road 550 just south of Little Presque Isle. It appears the driver was southbound when he lost control of the motorcycle and hit some trees. Officials say the crash likely...

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The death toll in Wednesday's terrorist attack near the U.K. Parliament has risen, after a 75-year-old man died of his injuries. Police say Leslie Rhodes of south London is the fourth person killed by British-born Khalid Masood, who was killed in the attack.

Other victims include Kurt Cochran of Utah, 54, whose wife was also seriously injured; Police Constable Keith Palmer, 48; and Aysha Frade, 43, who was reportedly on her way to pick her children up from school.

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The following schools are closed Friday, March 24, 2017:

Arvon Township

AuTrain-Onota

Baraga

BHK Baraga County Headstart

Breitung Township

Burt Township

Dickinson-Iron Tech

Florence

Gwinn

Holy Spirit (illness)

Ishpeming

KBIC Headstart and Early Headstart

KBIC Pre-Primary

KBIC Little Eagles

KBOCC

KBOCC Little Eagles

L’Anse

Marquette

Marquette-Alger RESA

Mid-Peninsula

Munising

Munising Baptist

Negaunee

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When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised.

But a new federal report, released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for.

Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned, after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken following a damning account of sexual harassment. The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO's ability to lead, they're looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company.

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President Trump has been urging voters to pressure Congress to pass a replacement to the Affordable Care Act. He spoke in a video message.

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In a bid to improve the health insurance purchasing clout of small businesses, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives dusted off a piece of controversial legislation more than a decade old and passed it this week as part of their effort to remake the market after they throw out the Affordable Care Act.

The bill, the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017, had the support of 232 Republicans and 4 Democrats. It now heads to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain, experts say.

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