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After weeks of living as a fugitive — and reportedly trying to steal the identity of a look-alike — Lois Riess has been arrested. Riess, 56, is wanted in connection with murders in two states and with stolen and forged checks.

"We look at her appearance. She looks like anybody's mother or grandmother," Undersheriff Carmine Marceno of Lee County, Fla., said Friday. "Yet she's an absolute cold-blooded murderer."

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Avicii, the Swedish producer who was one of the world's most successful DJs, was found dead today in Muscat, Oman, his publicist confirmed to NPR Music. He was 28. No cause of death was given.

It's a problem that has come seemingly out of nowhere. Over the last five years a worrisome number of low income countries have racked up so much debt they are now at high risk of being unable to pay it back — with potentially devastating consequences not just for their economies but for their citizens, many of whom are already living in extreme poverty.

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The Michigan ACLU wants a suburban Detroit public school to get rid of its ban on political signs at student protests.

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Some doctors in Michigan are concerned about unintended consequences to their profession if state lawmakers pass some sexual assault bills they’re considering.

Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Tuesday that he will file a lawsuit against a company allegedly responsible for the break of two power lines beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

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Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is the fourth Republican running for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the primary ballot.

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An electrical cable that leaked hundreds of gallons of mineral oils into the Straits of Mackinac will be inspected – as soon as the weather clears up.

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Governor Rick Snyder rolled out a plan today to improve school safety following the Parkland-Florida shootings.

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Rivers, streams, and lakes around the Great Lakes are full of mussels filtering our water to make it clean. But researchers say native mussel populations are in decline, largely driven by invasive zebra mussels.

New research out of Central Michigan University aims to reverse this trend.

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While the peak of flu season is behind us, health officials say there is still a wave of the flu virus moving through the state.

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Democrats want Dana Nessel as their candidate for state Attorney General in 2018. The party held its endorsement convention Sunday. Thousands gathered to vote on who should be on the ballot.


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Kaylee Lorincz, a survivor of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse, accused Michigan State University Interim President John Engler of privately offering her a $250,000 check to drop her civil lawsuit against the school.