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State could lose track of tethered felons w/out tech update

A technology upgrade that’s supposed to help consumers threatens to shut down the system for keeping track of felons and sex offenders who’ve been released from prison.
Electronic tethers that keep track of offenders could go dark at the end of the year.

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The latest victim in the recent string of American tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic was identified by family as Vittorio Caruso of Glen Cove, N.Y.

More than 200 migrant children detained in a remote Border Patrol station in southwest Texas without adequate food, water and sanitation have been moved after news of the conditions became public last week.

"This morning, my office was informed that only 30 children remain in the Clint Border Patrol station in El Paso County," Rep. Veronica Escobar tweeted Monday. She said that last week lawyers for Human Rights Watch had "found 255 children in beyond alarming conditions."

After U.S. Customs and Border Protection moved 300 immigrant children out of a detention center in Texas, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with attorney Elora Mukherjee, who visited the facility last week.

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Study: Misconceptions about driving high

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A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found there is a growing misconception about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a spending bill worth more than 28 million dollars. The money will be distributed to a variety of areas. 

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The Michigan Wolverines continue an im-probable run through the N-C-double-A’s College World Series tournament Monday.

The best-of-three national championship finals features one of college baseball’s top-rated teams, against one making its first appearance in more than three decades.


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A technology upgrade that’s supposed to help consumers threatens to shut down the system for keeping track of felons and sex offenders who’ve been released from prison.
Electronic tethers that keep track of offenders could go dark at the end of the year.

             


Take This Job and Love It: Infielder/Outfielder

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When you think of a summer job, you might think of an ice cream parlour, a lifeguard, or maybe construction, Andrew Morrow’s summer job is a bit different.


Detriot Firework Show

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The City of Detroit’s annual fireworks display takes place this Monday. Officials say the show will be visible from all along the riverfront. Parade Company President and C-E-O … Tony Michaels says this year’s fireworks will see more individual shells being launched than ever before.


McCann proposes limits on campaign contributions

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A state Senator from Kalamazoo County wants to roll back the limits on what individual donors can give to state campaigns. 

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Michigan State University says it has established a permanent fund to provide counseling and mental health services for survivors of sexual assault. 


MSU launches new Nassar investigation

Jun 21, 2019

Michigan State University says it's launching a new "independent investigation" into Larry Nassar. It will look at how the former Olympic and University doctor was able to sexually abuse patients for decades.


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