Ex-Gymnastics Doctor Gets 40-Plus Years for Abusing Girls

After a week of more than 150 wrenching victim-impact statements, a Michigan judge sentenced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting young female athletes. With a separate 60-year child pornography sentence, Nassar will almost certainly die in prison but the inquiry into one of the worst sexual abuse cases in American sports has just begun.

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Wisconsin Tribe Sues Over Proposed Mine in Upper Peninsula

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin claims in a federal lawsuit that the Environmental Protection Agency must take control of the permitting process for a proposed sulfide mine along a river on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula because the river and its wetlands are protected interstate waters.

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Green Energy Declines as Cheap Fossil Energy Floods Market

After several years of strong growth, the renewable energy market is showing signs of slowing down, as the United States revels in cheaper electricity from natural gas. And the slowdown is causing ripples of change across the nation, with some state utility commissions drastically cutting the contract lengths of green energy companies.

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