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Key ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline due by end of Friday
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge is set to deliver a key ruling on the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline that has drawn thousands of protesters to a construction site in North Dakota in recent weeks.
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The Latest: Large crowds in 3 states protest pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenges and coordination of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):
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Letters: Readers respond to Trump’s Detroit visit
Some Detroit churchmen seem to think Donald Trump would be “bad” for them, a reader writes        
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Friday's forecast: Eastern heat, rainy Plains
Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.       
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Food producer relocates to southern Indiana from Illinois
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A manufacturer of gluten-free and allergy-friendly cookies and other foods says it has moved its production and distribution operations from suburban Chicago to southern Indiana. Enjoy Life Foods said Thursday it plans to create 200 new jobs in Jeffersonville by the end of 2017. It already ...
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Thursday's forecast: Central soaking, hot East
Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.       
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1 critically injured in NW Side crash
A 35-year-old man was critically injured after crashing the car he was driving into a building on the Northwest Side early Thursday, police said. The crash occurred at 4:15 a.m. in the 4500 block of West Montrose Avenue. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical...
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Man hurt in West Garfield Park shooting
A man was wounded in a shooting early Wednesday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
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Driver in critical condition after Northwest Side crash
A man was critically injured in a crash early Wednesday on the Northwest Side.
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Trump says undocumented immigrants in the military are a 'special situation'
"I think that when you serve in the armed forces, that's a special situation," Trump said Wednesday night.
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Crash partially closes Interstate 90 east near West 25th Street
A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 eastbound has closes the left lanes of the highway Wednesday afternoon, police said. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A three-vehicle crash has closed three lanes of Interstate 90 east near the West 25th Street exit, police said.  The crash was reported about 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to OhGo.com. The traffic site states that the left lanes are closed. Cleveland police warn that three lanes are shut down from the West 25th Street exit to the interchange with Interstate 176. It's unclear if anyone was injured in the crash. Drivers should avoid the area and expect delays. This post will be updated when more information about the crash is available.
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19-year-old man shot in face on Northwest Side
A man was shot Friday evening in the Lincoln Square neighborhood on the North West Side.
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No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight
Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals         
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Highlights from the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16
        
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PHOTOS: DU Pioneers poised for first hockey title since 2005
It was perhaps the most somber senior exit in the history of Magness Arena. After an on-ice group picture, the seven seniors on the University of Denver hockey team made the short walk from the Zamboni exit to the locker room. They had just spearheaded a 14th consecutive victory over rival Colorado College, further substantiating the Pioneers' No. 1 national ranking.
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The Latest: Kansas has friendly crowd, halftime lead
Purdue coach Matt Painter said Kansas deserved to have a homecourt advantage, playing just down the road from campus in Kansas City, because of what the Jayhawks accomplished this year         
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Gov. Burgum signs concealed carry bill into law
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Siding with the Second Amendment rights of North Dakota citizens' over others' concerns about safety, Republican Gov. Doug Burgum late Thursday signed legislation that would allow most adults to carry a hidden firearm without a permit. The legislation means North Dakota will become one of about ...
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NCAA tournament: Oregon 69, Michigan 68
       
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Michigan’s magical run ends in heartbreaking fashion
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The ride is over. It’s time for Michigan to return to the runway. The seventh-seeded Wolverines’ remarkable run through March ended in heartbreaking fashion Thursday night in the Midwest Region semifinal, with Derrick Walton Jr.’s missed 3-pointer in the closing seconds sealing a 69-68 loss to third-seeded Oregon at the Sprint...
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Woman shot in Logan Square
A woman was shot Thursday afternoon in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
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Hear from The Whiskey Hollow at Brite Winter 2017 (video)
The Whiskey Hollow performed at Brite Winter for the first time this year; hear what they had to say, and see some of their performance. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- This year was The Whiskey Hollow's first year performing at Brite Winter music festival. They took the stage with Fluri, a blue furry mascot of the festival, who danced to the soul-rock band's first song. They took the stage at 5:25 p.m., while the sun was still shining, for a performance underneath the Main Avenue Bridge. The blue bridge stretches from the West Bank of the Flats into downtown Cleveland, and hovered above most Brite Winter activities of the day. See the band's Brite Winter performance, along with a short interview, in the video above.
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Brite Winter brings music, art and fire to the Flats
While the weather may have felt more like the awakening of Spring than a chilly Winter's night, the Brite Winter festival brought warm feelings to the West bank of the Flats. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The weather felt more like the awakening of spring than a chilly Winter's night, and the Brite Winter festival brought even more warm feelings to the west bank of the Flats. Now in its eighth year, Brite Winter brings together local musicians, visual artists, craftspeople and food vendors for one night of fun and creativity. You could watch an ice sculptor chip away at his creation, play around with an interactive projection and catch a live hip-hop show all on the same block. Watch the video for event highlights, and see why this festival has has become a community favorite
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Recalled sauces made in Minnesota are found in Fargo store
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Three sauces that are the subject of a recall in Minnesota and North Dakota were found at an ethnic food store in Fargo. KFGO reports the products were removed from the store's shelves, but officials say there may be more in North Dakota. The sauces were ...
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Police investigating shooting after car chase
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police in Ohio say a shooting near a UPS distribution center led to a car chase. Officials say Columbus police responded after a woman was shot around 4:00 a.m. on Friday. Police say a team of officers chased the shooting suspect along Interstate 70 before apprehending ...
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Judge: Man can't be tried in forgotten '72 cop-shooting case
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An 82-year-old man who was indicted, but never prosecuted, in the nonfatal shooting of an Ohio police officer almost 45 years ago cannot be tried now, a judge ruled Thursday.
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No injuries in Cleveland city salt truck crash
The crash happened at the intersection of West 58th Street and Detroit Avenue in Cleveland's Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, police said. CLEVELAND, Ohio - No one was injured Wednesday night in a crash involving a city salt truck, police said. The crash happened about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of West 58th Street and Detroit Avenue in Cleveland's Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood. A Cleveland city salt truck was involved in the two-vehicle crash, Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said. Police were on scene to divert traffic while the crash was investigated and cleared. The cause of the crash was not immediately released. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section.
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Great Lakes Brewing Co. tops national best brewpub competition; voting under way
Great Lakes Brewing Co. is atop the leaderboard in USA Today's best brewpub competition. Voting is under way. CLEVELAND, Ohio - As of Tuesday evening, Great Lakes Brewing Co. held the top spot in USA Today's best brewpub competition. Ohio's first craft brewery is the only one from the Buckeye state in the top 20. Voting runs through Monday, March 13, so the leaderboard can rotate based on incoming votes over the next month. Winners will be announced Friday, March 17. One vote per day is allowed. Here's how USA Today describes Great Lakes: "Great Lakes Brewing Company was started by two brothers with limited brewing experience in 1986. Today, it's one of Cleveland's top destinations for good beer and good food. Located in the Ohio City neighborhood, the GLBC brewpub features an eco-friendly beer garden with a retractable roof, where guests can sip a beer while sampling from a menu of seasonal menu items made from locally-sourced ingredients." The brewery actually opened in 1988. All 20 of the list's brewpubs, which were nominated as the best in the country by a panel of beer experts, serve their own beers. Check out the leaderboard.
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Game thread: Michigan State beats Ohio State, 74-66
9 p.m., ESPN, WJR-AM (760): MSU seeks taste of revenge at home against Buckeyes        
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Man injured in shooting in Cleveland's Central neighborhood
The shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. on the 4600 block of Central Avenue, just west of East 55th Street, police said. CLEVELAND, Ohio - A man was hurt in a Tuesday night shooting in the city's Central neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. on the 4600 block of Central Avenue, a couple blocks west of East 55th Street, Cleveland police spokesman Det. Reginald Lanton said. The victim, a 38-year-old man, was shot in the side. He was taken to University Hospitals for treatment, Lanton said. His current condition is unknown. No further information about the shooting was immediately released. This post will be updated if more details about the shooting are released Tuesday night. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section. 
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Game thread: MSU vs. OSU as NCAAs push continues
9 p.m., ESPN, WJR-AM (760): MSU seeks taste of revenge at home against Buckeyes        
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#DetroitLoveLetter rouses Detroit love poems
#Detroitloveletter tweets brought some love to the Motor City on Valentine's Day.        
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Man shot in leg in Austin
A man was shot Tuesday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
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Driver liability bill aimed at pipeline protesters fails
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Legislation aimed squarely at protesters who blocked some roads in North Dakota during the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrations has failed in the state House. The bill said a driver who "unintentionally" caused an injury or death to a person blocking a road would not be charged. ...
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15-year-old boy grazed in North Lawndale shooting
A 15-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to the leg Monday evening in a shooting on the West Side in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
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Man shot during robbery in West Pullman
A man was shot during a robbery early Monday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
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Man, 28, shot in Belmont Central
A man was shot Sunday night in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
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Man, 37, shot in West Humboldt Park
A 37-year-old man was shot Sunday evening in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
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Police warn of home burglaries in West Town
Police are warning residents of two recent burglaries in the West Town neighborhood.
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How Urban Community School helps students and families thrive
Urban Community School, founded and supported by the Ursuline Sisters, uses innovative educational methods and a whole-child, family-centered approach to help its students succeed. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Urban Community School serves children from 3 years old through eighth grade on the near West Side, 78 percent from families living at or below the poverty level. The independent ecumenical school, founded and supported by the Ursuline Sisters, uses innovative educational methods and a whole-child, family-centered approach to help its students succeed. Here are some of the ways Urban makes a difference: Teachers make home visits before the start of the school year to get to know students and their parents. The average classroom size is 21 students. The early childhood and elementary classrooms have both a teacher and a teacher's aide. Classrooms are multi-age, with grades 2/3, 4/5 and 6/7/8 combined. Students progress at their own pace in a differentiated educational approach. This means that while all students in a classroom study a particular topic, a layered system allows students of varying abilities to navigate through the subject at their own rate.   Teachers assess the students' progress not with grades, but with individual goals set by the teacher and student together. Standardized tests and academic testing software help teachers identify each child's needs, but are not the only measurement of performance. Children can begin their education in the school's Montessori preschool program for kids 3 through 5. Students learn peer-mediation skills in their classrooms, and use those skills to mediate disputes among themselves, with teachers monitoring but not participating. Family engagement is key. Parent-teacher conferences twice a year are mandatory, and the school encourages parents to volunteer in classrooms and become involved in the school. Through community partnerships, Urban connects families with resources for health care, nutrition, education and housing.
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Lederman unseats incumbent to win South Dakota GOP chair
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's Republican Party has a new chair. Former state Sen. Dan Lederman (LEE'-dur-muhn) unseated incumbent Chairwoman Pam Roberts on Saturday. The Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2l5YPl1 ) reports the announced vote at the State Central Committee meeting in Pierre was 73-53 for Lederman. Roberts was chairwoman ...
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Defending champion Villanova receives early No. 1 seed
The Sports Xchange Villanova, the defending college basketball national champion, was selected as the No. 1 overall seed by the NCAA Tournament selection committee.
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NCAA tournament committee announces top 16 seeds
Villanova, Gonzaga, Baylor and Kansas are No. 1 seeds with four weeks left in season.         
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Woman shot inside car in Uptown
A woman was shot in the leg while sitting inside a car early Saturday in Uptown.
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1 questioned after shooting inside Austin apartment
A 24-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded early Saturday inside an Austin neighborhood apartment on the West Side.
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Two teens hurt, two arrested in shooting outside Cleveland shopping plaza
Two teens were shot and two people were arrested outside a Cleveland shopping plaza. Watch video CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two teens were injured and two people were arrested Friday afternoon in a shooting near a shopping plaza in the city's Lee-Harvard neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened about 3:50 p.m. Friday on Harvard Avenue and Access Street outside the Lee-Harvard Plaza. One boy was shot in the upper thigh and another was shot in the ankle, police said. Two people driving from the scene of the shooting crashed into pole at the plaza, according to police. They were arrested. Police reported finding a gun at the scene. No additional information was immediately released on the shooting.  If you'd like to comment on this story, visit Friday's crime and courts comments section.
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27-year-old man shot in Homan Square
A 27-year-old man was shot Friday afternoon in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side.
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Tornadoes in New Orleans to meteors over the Midwest: Check out AccuWeather viral weather videos of the week
Check out AccuWeather's viral weather videos of the week from across the world.
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Missing 22-year-old man last seen in Austin
A 22-year-old man was reported missing Thursday after he was last seen three weeks ago in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
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Michigan Republican official resigns after suggesting repeat of Kent State shootings
A Republican party official in northern Michigan who implied a repeat of the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University might be warranted has resigned. CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Republican party official in northern Michigan who implied a repeat of the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University might be warranted has resigned. Marquette County Republican Party secretary Dan Adamini came under fire after he posted several comments on Twitter and Facebook a week ago. According to media reports, Adamini wrote on Twitter: "Violent protesters who shut down free speech? Time for another Kent State perhaps. One bullet stops a lot of thuggery." Adamini wrote in a separate Facebook post: "I'm thinking that another Kent State might be the only solution...They do it because they know there are no consequences yet." The comments were in response to protests at the University of California Berkeley regarding a scheduled speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, the senior editor of the rightwing website Breitbart. Four Kent State students were killed and nine wounded in 1970 after an Ohio National Guard unit opened fire on an anti-Vietnam War protest. Adamini's posts attracted media and social media attention after they caught the attention of the Michigan Democratic Party. "This is an abhorrent and painful use of our tragedy and has no place in healing the divide in America. We will respond," Kent State President Beverly Warren wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning. Adamini, who removed the posts, apologized.  He told the Detroit News on Wednesday he has received hundreds of death threats over the uproar and he resigned hoping the move will satisfy those outraged by his statement. "Whenever you're involved in an organization, you want to be an asset," he said. "At the moment I've become a distraction, and that's not helping anybody. I stepped aside so hopefully the people that are so angry will feel that they've accomplished what they set out to do, and maybe we can all get on with our lives."
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Best New Restaurant #2: Grey Ghost, Detroit
Grey Ghost is moody and masculine and romantic all at once, giving off a distinct Chicago-esque vibe with its dim incandescent lighting and dark polished wood interior        
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