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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation on Tuesday creating harsher penalties for doctors, parents and others convicted of female genital mutilation. Above, the state Capitol in Lansing in 2012. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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A tart cherry orchard in Michigan. Warmer days in early spring and erratic spring weather have hurt yields in recent years. Still, cherry growers are reluctant to discuss the role of climate change. Peter Payette/Interlochen Public Radio hide caption

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Michigan's Tart Cherry Orchards Struggle To Cope With Erratic Spring Weather

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Miners favored the pasty due to its portable nature — a small meat pie that could easily be carried into the mines for 12-hour workdays. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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The Detroit area is the No. 1 destination in the state for Syrian refugees, but a local leader says it's time for that to stop. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Michigan Community Clashes Over Embrace Of Immigrants

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Matt Myers started the M22 business with his brother, Keegan. They trademarked the logo in 2007, but now the Michigan attorney general is challenging the trademark in court. Rick Pluta/Michigan Public Radio hide caption

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In Michigan, A Highway Sign Is At Center Of An Unusual Trademark Dispute

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Jozef Jason, 7, reads a book to Ryan Griffin at the Fuller Cut in Ypsilanti, Mich., as part of the barbershop's literacy program. Keith Jason/Courtesy of Keith Jason hide caption

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Checking Back In On The Barber Who Encourages Kids To Read

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A red flag flies over Warren Dunes beach in western Michigan, warning visitors of a high risk of drowning. Like many Great Lakes beaches, Warren Dunes has no lifeguards on duty. Elizabeth Miller/WCPN ideastream hide caption

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Great Lakes Waters Can Take A Savage Toll On Swimmers

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Mayor Karen Weaver takes a sip of water at the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee hearing titled, "The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons for Protecting America's Children." Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images hide caption

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Flint Mayor: 'Everybody Played A Role In This Disaster'

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Passengers aboard the Lady Michigan peering through its glass bottom in hopes of spotting one of the area's many shipwrecks. Veronica Volk/WXXI hide caption

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In Lake Huron, Underwater Treasures And A Marine Sanctuary Boost Tourism Industry

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