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The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking into an Inspector General's report that found the FBI failed to properly investigate charges against Larry Nassar.

Demonstrators with signs line a sidewalk, in front of a grassy slope
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A union representing landscapers, cooks, carpenters and other workers at Western Michigan University says its contract negotiations have stalled. Like faculty and part-time instructors earlier this summer, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees say they’ll rally in protest tomorrow on campus.

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On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the nation pauses to remember. Ceremonies take place at memorials in New York City; Shanksville, Pa.; and at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. President Biden travels to all three sites today to pay respects. And former president George W. Bush speaks at the Flight 93 Memorial in Pennsylvania

MSU Trustee Slams College Mask Mandates

Sep 10, 2021
The trustees sit at a long table at the back of a large room, with a screen with text behind them. We see the backs of attendees' heads in the foreground
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A Michigan State University trustee is criticizing higher education institutions like MSU for requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Republican Pat O’Keefe used his comment time at Friday’s trustees meeting to blast vaccine mandates. O’Keefe says the decision to vaccinate should be left up to individuals.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

In 1971, Erika Loeffler Friedl and her husband bought a three-bedroom ranch house near Western Michigan University, where Erika went on to have a long career as an anthropologist. Fifty years later, retired, their kids grown, the couple lives in the same house. So when a realtor described it as a starter home, it surprised Erika.