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MDOT: I-696 closure to begin with little warning

 Cross said the closure date will be determined when a contract is approved. Once the contract is approved, Cross said construction will begin almost immediately. “Once we know, we will announce the closure date and it will happen pretty fast,” she said. The route is expected to affect 50,000 to 70,000 drivers during the summer, Cross said. That closure coincides with another I-696 project MDOT officials announced this year to repair 18 miles in Oakland County. The $20 million effort includes asphalt joint repairs and concrete replacement between Interstates 94 and 275. The state is tackling both projects at once in...

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Black Panther will be the first film released in Saudi Arabia in 35 years, breaking country’s ban on cinema.

Black Panther will be the first film released in Saudi Arabia in 35 years. It will be released by Disney and its distribution partner in the Middle East, Italia Film. According to Variety, a gala will be held for the screening, taking place in “a new theatre with more than 600 leather seats located in the King Abdullah Financial District in a building originally intended to be a symphony concert hall, with orchestra and balcony levels and marble bathrooms.” Movie theaters were banned in the early 1980s once the country adopted ultra-conservative standards in 1979. AMC wants to open 40 cinemas in Saudi...

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17 Year Old Applied To 20 Of The Best Colleges And Got A Full Ride To All Of Them

Micheal Brown stared at the acceptance letter in front of him: It said yes. So did the next one. And the one after that. The 17-year-old from Houston applied to 20 of the best universities in the US. He was admitted to every single one with a full ride and $260,000 in additional scholarship offers. “It’s something I’m proud of because I see my hard work paying off, determination paying off, sacrifices paying off,” the student told CNN. Of those 20, he listed his top eight choices as: Harvard, Princeton, Northwestern, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Georgetown and Vanderbilt....

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