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Downstate man who dragged MSP sergeant, fled police finally caught

ST. IGNACE, MI-- A Harbor Springs man is in the Mackinac County Jail for various felonies, including dragging a Michigan State Police sergeant with his vehicle. Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. Alger County Sheriff’s deputies were in pursuit of a reckless driver in a Chevy Tahoe. They terminated the chase but alerted other police agencies. A short time later the Tahoe drove into the parking lot of the St. Ignace Post. A sergeant tried to contact the driver, who fled. The sergeant caught up with the...

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Everyone Needs A Buddy. Even Sharks

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Sharks are often maligned as Hollywood monsters, the lone wolves lurking in the deep, hunting for prey. (Cue theme song).

But that caricature of sharks is increasingly out of step with what scientists are learning about the animals. Instead, they say, some species of sharks are social creatures, who return day after day to a group of the same fellow sharks.

It is remembered as one of the great atrocities of El Salvador's 12-year civil war. In 1989, a Salvadoran military battalion raided a private Jesuit university before dawn and executed six priests, their cook and her teenage daughter.

One of those killed, university rector Ignacio Ellacuría, had promoted dialogue between the U.S.-backed right-wing government and leftist guerrillas in the country's civil war. He and four of the other slain priests were Spanish citizens.

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to forge a path toward normal diplomatic relations, and Israel says as part of the agreement it will suspend its controversial plans to annex more territory in the West Bank.

The historic deal was brokered during a call between leaders of the two nations and President Trump.

The UAE's leader, crown prince Mohammed Bin Zayed, announced on Twitter that the deal calls for "setting a roadmap towards establishing a bilateral relationship."

On Thursday, thousands of women, many dressed in white and carrying flowers, turned out in the streets across Belarus for a second day of protests. They're reacting to a violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrations triggered by a weekend election widely viewed as fraudulent.

Security forces have repeatedly clashed with protesters in recent nights, using batons, stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets. Belarusian authorities said they have arrested some 7,000 people.

Breonna Taylor's mother says she hopes investigators will "come out with the right answer" about her daughter's death, as Taylor's family renews their call for criminal charges against the Louisville police officers who shot and killed Taylor five months ago.

"One hundred and fifty days," Tamika Palmer, Taylor's mother, said Thursday at a news conference in front of Louisville City Hall.

ST. IGNACE, MI--   A Harbor Springs man is in the Mackinac County Jail for various felonies, including dragging a Michigan State Police sergeant with his vehicle. 

Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. Alger County Sheriff’s deputies were in pursuit of a reckless driver in a Chevy Tahoe. They terminated the chase but alerted other police agencies.

It's one of the cheapest ways to help kids in extremely poor countries: Twice a year, give them a 50-cent pill to kill off nasty intestinal parasites. Now, a landmark study finds the benefits carry over long into adulthood — and the impact is massive. But dig deeper and the issue quickly becomes more complicated — and controversial.

To understand why, it helps to start at the beginning, when newly minted economist — and future Nobel prize winner — Michael Kremer says he stumbled into this study by lucky happenstance.

Fresh Air's longtime language commentator Geoff Nunberg died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 75.

Geoff was a regular contributor to Fresh Air since 1987, when we made the transition from a local radio program to a daily NPR show. I met him even before that, when he was the usage editor at The American Heritage Dictionary, and I interviewed him about the new edition.

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While President Trump has long railed against mail-in voting, falsely claiming it leads to rampant fraud, he appeared to confirm Thursday morning that he opposes Democrats' proposed boost in funding for the U.S. Postal Service because he wants to make it harder to expand voting by mail.

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