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Detroit: Largest city in Michigan
Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest U.S. city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County. The municipality of Detroit had a 2019 estimated population of 670,031, making it the 24th-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area, and 14th largest in the United States. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.


Boston Bans Facial Recognition After Misidentification From The Technology [Video]

Boston Bans Facial Recognition After Misidentification From The Technology

The Boston City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will ban face tracking. This includes the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city officials and police. Detroit police..

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Trump says national guard ‘cut through’ protests ‘like butter’ [Video]

Trump says national guard ‘cut through’ protests ‘like butter’

Protesters defied curfews and threats of military force on Wednesday in nationwide protests across police brutality, while President Donald Trump touted the use of the National Guard to tamp down..

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Eminem urges Detroit to keep up COVID-19 fight [Video]

Eminem urges Detroit to keep up COVID-19 fight

The 47-year-old rap star is calling on Detroit to remain strong and united amid the ongoing health crisis.

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Eminem issues rallying call to Detroit citizens [Video]

Eminem issues rallying call to Detroit citizens

Rap star Eminem has called on Detroit to stay strong amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Michigan Town Submerged Under 5 Feet of Water [Video]

Michigan Town Submerged Under 5 Feet of Water

Rising floodwaters displaced thousands of Michigan residents on Wednesday. According to Reuters, the raging waters were unleashed by two dam failures. The rising water submerged parts of the town of..

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Residents forced to evacuate after dam breach in central Michigan [Video]

Residents forced to evacuate after dam breach in central Michigan

Heavy flooding caused a dam breach in central Michigan, prompting officials to call for locals to evacuate the area on Tuesday (May 19), according to local media reports.

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