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MSU Board of Trustees approves Phase II of GR Research Center project

Michigan State University has set the wheels in motion for the construction of phase II of its downtown Grand Rapids Research Center. It was a little over one year ago when Michigan State University cut the ribbon on its $88 million Grand Rapids Research Center. Now, the six-story, nearly 163,000-square-foot building housing 44 research teams focusing on cancer research, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, autism and women’s health scientific studies will soon have a companion structure....

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President Trump said Friday evening that Mick Mulvaney, his director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be the acting White House chief of staff.

It's unclear how long Mulvaney will serve in the role, succeeding outgoing chief of staff John Kelly. Trump announced on Dec. 8 that Kelly would leave at the end of the year.

Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law controversial changes to minimum wage and earned sick time measures.

In September, the Legislature adopted measures that were headed for the November ballot.

The Legislature’s bills significantly scaled back potential changes to the state’s minimum wage and earned sick time laws.

   Ari Adler is a spokesman for Governor Rick Snyder. He says the governor treated these like any other bills.

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Rolling Thunder, the veterans advocacy group that organizes a massive annual motorcycle ride through the nation's capital, announced this week that the gathering in 2019 will be its last big rally.

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He's a chaplain for Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry. His hat even says it.

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Updated at 6:40 p.m. ET

President Trump said Friday evening that Mick Mulvaney, his director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be the acting White House chief of staff.

It's unclear how long Mulvaney will serve in the role, succeeding outgoing chief of staff John Kelly. Trump announced on Dec. 8 that Kelly would leave at the end of the year.

Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law controversial changes to minimum wage and earned sick time measures.

In September, the Legislature adopted measures that were headed for the November ballot.

The Legislature’s bills significantly scaled back potential changes to the state’s minimum wage and earned sick time laws.

   Ari Adler is a spokesman for Governor Rick Snyder. He says the governor treated these like any other bills.

Create and star in a blockbuster hip-hop musical, and you get to do pretty much anything you want. For Lin-Manuel Miranda, the playwright and composer behind Hamilton and In the Heights, that means starring in the sequel to a hallowed Disney classic.

Come 2020, Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C., will be a whole lot quieter.

Rolling Thunder, the veterans advocacy group that organizes a massive annual motorcycle ride through the nation's capital, announced this week that the gathering in 2019 will be its last big rally.

The sound of thousands of motorcycles rumbling through the city has been a staple of the holiday weekend for decades.

In Pennsylvania, People Lined Up For Free Naloxone

3 hours ago

David Braithwaite was standing next to his pickup truck Thursday in a parking lot outside the Cumberland County health center in Carlisle, Pa.

He's a chaplain for Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry. His hat even says it.

Braithwaite said he and another chaplain minister to truck drivers, homeless people and anyone else who needs help at the truck stop seven days a week.

MSU's GR Research Center Phase II map
Michigan State University

Michigan State University has set the wheels in motion for the construction of phase II of its downtown Grand Rapids Research Center. It was a little over one year ago when Michigan State University cut the ribbon on its $88 million Grand Rapids Research Center. Now, the six-story, nearly 163,000-square-foot building housing 44 research teams focusing on cancer research, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, autism and women’s health scientific studies will soon have a companion structure.

For nearly two weeks in September, developers who created apps for Facebook were able to access user photos that they should never have been allowed to see, the social media company announced Friday.

Up to 6.8 million users may have been affected, Facebook says.

The "bug" affects users who gave permission to a third-party app to access their Facebook photos. Normally, that would only include photos that someone actually posted to their timeline.

A years-old Disney trademark on the use of the phrase "Hakuna Matata" on T-shirts has stirred up a new debate among Swahili speakers about cultural appropriation.

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