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The director of the Michigan State Police has met privately with black lawmakers more than a week after she shared a Facebook post that called NFL players kneeling during the national anthem "anti-American degenerates."

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Over 140 faculty members at Michigan State University have signed a letter urging the school to hand over the investigation of Larry Nassar to an external agency.

The letter was read on Tuesday during a university council meeting.

MSU president Lou Anna K. Simon was in attendance.

The investigation is currently being led by the MSU police department.

Nassar faces several charges, including sexual assault, possession of child pornography and also faces civil lawsuits from women who claim they were assaulted by him.

The full text of the letter:

State capitol
Jake Neher / MPRN

A recent report could serve as a blueprint for overhauling the state corrections system and saving taxpayers money. It aligns with Governor Rick Snyder’s plans to save money on prisons, not winning support from the Legislature is a different story.

Earthquake Felt in Mid-Michigan

May 2, 2015

This just in from the Ingham County Homeland Security and Emergency Management: "A magnitude 4.0 earthquake occurred southwest of Battle Creek just after noon today. While on the low end of the scale, it is still quite rare for Michigan. There has been a report of one structure damaged in East Lansing - if you have additional information or see any damage please contact our office." 517-676-8223 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.