Morning Buzz- 5 things to know for June 1

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  1. Graduation requirements could soon be changing for Michigan high school students.

The State House approved a couple bills that could change graduation requirements.

One would let high school students could swap out French or Spanish classes for computer coding.

Another requires stricter civic class requirements. That means students would have to take a civics exam mimicking the one immigrants must pass to become a U.S. citizen.

No word on when or if these changes might occur.

 

2. East Grand Rapids has announced this year's lineup for the community's movies in the park series.

The films will be shown outdoors at John Collins Park on Lakeside Drive right next to Reeds Lake.

The series kicks off on June 17with “Pan”, followed by “The Good Dinosaur”, “The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2,” and “Cinderella.”

All movies begin at dusk and proceeds from snack sales will benefit the East Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation department and Kent District Library's teen programs.

 

3. The Tigers lost a tough one last night in Anaheim.

It was especially brutal, since the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were up 9 to 2 at one point.

But The Tigers tied it up at 9, scoring 7 unanswered runs.

Flash forward to the bottom of the 9th, and that's where the heartbreak happens. The Angels get a game-winning two-run home run. 11 to 9 was the final score.

 

4. General mills is recalling more than 10 million pounds of flour because it may be linked to an E. Coli outbreak.

The recall includes Gold Medal Flour, Wondra Flour, and Signature Kitchens Flour.

About 38 cases of the illness were reported across 20 states, and at least 10 of those people have been hospitalized. General Mills hasn't listed out which states reported the illness.

Consumers who have any recalled flour should not use it. You can find the specific details on which products may be affected here.

 

5. Doctors can now give women with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes a clearer genetic picture of their risk for developing ovarian and breast cancer.

It's all thanks to a database that has helped scientists look at hundreds of genetic variations.

Previously, a lab could identify a genetic variation but could not always pinpoint whether a particular form of the mutated gene indicated a cancer risk.

Now, participating commercial labs can tell doctors more specifically which form of the gene a patient has.

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