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  • Low-income Grand Rapids preschoolers are catching up. Will Lansing notice? Today 7:55 am
    In some of the poorest neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, in places inured to academic failure, children are grasping at a chance to defy the odds. So it was one recent spring day, in a pre-K classroom on the city’s southwest side. In a poor, la...
  • Healthier diets can mean more wasted food Today 7:22 am
    In the U.S., we waste about a pound of food per person per day. The things we throw away the most often? Fruits and vegetables. Lisa Jahns is a research nutritionist with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. She’s an author of a n...
  • State senator Bieda joins race for Macomb County clerk after ending campaign for Congress Today 7:18 am
    Democrat Steve Bieda of Warren had been running to replace U.S. representative Sandy Levin , who's retiring. Now Bieda is running for Macomb County clerk. In a statement yesterday, he said his decision was influenced by the "corruption and scandal...
  • Bieda can do more locally than in Congress Today 6:49 am
    State Senator Steve Bieda is perhaps the biggest history buff in the Michigan legislature. He’s an expert on coins, once designed one for the mint, and fought to get new replicas of Civil War cannons installed on the lawn, and to get the Cap...
  • Little eggs, high winds and waves: a piping plover rescue story Today 5:00 am
    Piping plovers are little shorebirds, and they're an endangered species in the Great Lakes region. But they’re making a comeback thanks to conservation efforts and even some heroics.


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    • Cambridge Analytica Fights Back on Data Scandal 46 minutes ago
      Cambridge Analytica unleashed its counterattack against claims that it misused data from millions of Facebook accounts, saying Tuesday it is the victim of misunderstandings and inaccurate reporting that portrays the company as the evil villain in ...
    • WhatsApp Raises EU Minimum Age Ahead of New Data Privacy Law 54 minutes ago
      WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month. WhatsApp will ask European users to confirm they are at...
    • Egypt's Former Anti-graft Chief Jailed for 5 years for Spreading False News Today 10:18 am
      A military court has sentenced Egypt’s former anti-corruption chief to five years in prison on charges of spreading false news harmful to the military, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Hisham Genena ran alongside former military chief-of-staff ...
    • Israel Abandons Plan to Forcibly Deport African Migrants Today 10:17 am
      The Israeli government said on Tuesday it was abandoning a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally. The government had been working for months on an arrangement to expel thousands of mostly Eritrean and Sudanes...
    • Police Continue to Seek Motive in Nashville Massacre Today 10:10 am
      Police in the southern city of Nashville, Tennessee, continued their search for a motive Tuesday in the shooting deaths of four people at a local restaurant early Sunday. After a prolonged manhunt, police too suspect Travis Reinking into custody...