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  • United Auto Workers back Whitmer for Michigan governor
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer won another key endorsement from organized labor Monday in the race for Michigan governor, this time from the state’s largest union. The announcement by the United Auto Workers, which came less than five months before the August primary election, was the latest in a... Read more »
  • Video captures gorilla walking upright — to keep his hands clean
    PHILADELPHIA — Video has captured a gorilla walking upright for several seconds — all to keep his hands clean, according to zoo officials. The Philadelphia Zoo posted the video on Twitter March 5. It's since been shared or liked nearly 5,500 times. Gorillas don't typically move around bipedally, a term for walking upright... Read more »
  • ‘My heart welled’: Woman shares man’s good deed for veteran at Iowa Walmart
    ANKENY, Iowa – A man’s selfless deed for a veteran at an Iowa Walmart store has been shared thousands of times after it moved one shopper to post on her Facebook page. Alana Ruthann wrote that she was looking at her phone while waiting to check out Saturday, “absorbed in my... Read more »
  • ‘Be Here Tomorrow’ t-shirts made after death of Caledonia teen
    CALEDONIA, Mich. — After the unexpected death of 14-year-old Kyle Oaks Jerls last week, his classmates are finding a way to honor his memory. A group of Duncan Lake Middle School seventh graders helped create t-shirts with a special message: #BeHereTomorrow. There has already been more than 500 shirts ordered from the... Read more »
  • ‘Producer Joe’ of ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ show arrested in Chicago area
    Photo from the DuPage County Sheriff NAPERVILLE, Ill. – A member of the Free Beer & Hot Wings radio show has been arrested for an alleged assault. Joseph Gassmann, who is known on the show as “Producer Joe” was arrested Sunday in Naperville, Illinois, which is just west of Chicago in DuPage... Read more »

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