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Mark Beardslee provides in-home nursing for seven seniors in Cheboygan with Comfort Keepers.

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OK. For the first time ever, we have video from another planet that includes sound. On Thursday, NASA landed its rover Perseverance on Mars on the Jezero Crater.

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Democrats did not do as well in the 2020 Election with Latino voters as they had hoped they would — particularly in South Florida, where the Latino vote is crucial. So what happened?

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The Queen of the Moon can be seen wandering through her snowflake palace this week when she dons her gibbous gown and passes through the asterism of the Winter Hexagon. There are six first-magnitude stars here setting a terrific stage for her to cast her snowflakes from on high, including among them our brightest star, Sirius.


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Essay: Bag of Pretzels

Feb 19, 2021

At the grocery store, I pick up orange juice and cat food and a few other essentials. I’m on my way to the check-out when I see my husband’s favorite pretzels. I know that the bag at home is almost empty and yet I hesitate.


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The Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City is a lot noisier than normal. That's because it's now home to 10 blow-up sculptures, each inflated by air pumps.


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The rift within the Republican Party spilled out into full view this week.

After voting to acquit Donald Trump on an impeachment charge of incitement of insurrection following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said unequivocally that the former president is to blame.

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Millions of Texans are without water due to the storm. President Biden will speak at the Munich Security Conference. And, Native Americans have had an extremely effective COVID-19 vaccination plan.

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People watching this week's weather include Marshall Shepherd, who is director of the Atmospheric Studies Program (ph) at the University of Georgia. Professor Shepherd, welcome back to the program.

JAMES MARSHALL SHEPHERD: Thank you for having me.

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