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KELLOGG SPLIT

Crack, crackle, bang: Kellogg is divided into 3 companies

Kellogg Co., the maker of Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies and Eggo, will split into three companies focused on cereals, snack foods and plant-based foods. Kellogg’s, which also owns plant-based food maker MorningStar Farms, said Tuesday that the spin-off of the yet-to-be-named grain and plant-based food companies should be complete by the end of next year. The grain and plant-based food companies will be headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan, where Kellogg was founded in 1906. The snack company, which accounts for 80% of Kellogg’s sales, will be headquartered in Chicago. Shares of Kellogg rose nearly 2% to $70.15 on Tuesday.

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MICHIGAN STATE SALARY

Michigan State sued for non-disclosure of big donor deals

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A newspaper is suing to try to force Michigan State University to release agreements with two donors that help pay soccer coach Mel Tucker’s salary. The Detroit Free Press says the state of Michigan will not release the documents, citing privacy concerns. According to attorney Herschel Fink, the deals clearly fall under the State Archives Act. Michigan State has confirmed that Matt Ishbia and Steve St. Andre have donated money to fulfill a 10-year, $95 million contract for Tucker. Free Press’ attorney says the public has a right to know what promises were made to receive the donations. Michigan State declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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HOMEMADE BOMB MICHIGAN

Authorities: Homemade bomb found along Newaygo County road

NEWAYGO, Mich. (AP) – A homemade bomb was found on the side of a road in western Michigan. The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office says the device was placed in a bucket and taken to the Newaygo Police Department Monday by the person who found it. It was later moved to another location and detonated. Authorities found no other equipment after searching the area where the bomb was originally found. Newaygo is northwest of Grand Rapids.

CAPITOL RIOT INVESTIGATION JOHNSON

Wisconsin’s Johnson over fake election revelations in heat

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — Evidence unveiled at the House inquiry into the Jan. 6, 2021 riot shows that an aide to U.S. Senator Ron Johnson told staffers to former Vice President Mike Pence, who wanted Republicans from Wisconsin – deliver fake votes from Wisconsin and Michigan. That revelation led to Johnson’s Democratic opponents in Wisconsin calling for his resignation on Tuesday. Johnson’s spokeswoman, Alexa Henning, downplayed the lyrics but did not deny that Johnson intended to personally deliver the list of fake voters to Pence. She calls it a “staff-to-staff exchange” and said no action was taken after the back-and-forth.

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AP-US-CAPITOL-RIOT-INVESTIGATION-TAKE-AWAYS

Jan. 6 takeaways: Trump’s state playbook; “hateful” threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot is turning to former President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign on state and local officials to reverse his 2020 election loss. In its fourth hearing this month, the panel examines how Trump has focused on a select few swing states, directly urging officials to equalize President Joe Biden’s victory or find additional votes for himself. That campaign was part of a larger plan that also included dozens of lawsuits, pressuring Justice Department officials and eventually lobbying Vice President Mike Pence to reject Biden’s victory in the Jan. 6 congressional count.

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