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Michigan: State in the northern United States
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. Its name comes from the Ojibwe word mishigami, meaning "large water" or "large lake". With a population of approximately 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, the 11th most extensive by area, and the largest by area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation's most populous and largest metropolitan economies.

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Spectacular Implosion as Palace of Auburn Hills Demolished [Video]

Spectacular Implosion as Palace of Auburn Hills Demolished

The remnants of The Palace of Auburn Hills were demolished in a spectacular implosion in Michigan. ‘The Palace’ was the hometown arena of the Detroit Pistons basketball team, who relocated to..

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Police Wrongfully Arrest Another Black Man Falsely Identified By Face Recognition [Video]

Police Wrongfully Arrest Another Black Man Falsely Identified By Face Recognition

For more than a year, people opposed to giving police access to face recognition technology. New cases of erroneous facial recognition matches are cropping up in Michigan says Gizmodo. Police arrested..

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T-Mobile Launches Home Internet Signups In Michigan [Video]

T-Mobile Launches Home Internet Signups In Michigan

T-Mobile Launches Home Internet Signups In Michigan

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Teen In Foster Care Facility Killed By Staff For Hurling A Sandwich [Video]

Teen In Foster Care Facility Killed By Staff For Hurling A Sandwich

A Michigan teen in a youth foster care facility in Kalamazoo died from cardiac arrest on May 1. Two days earlier, 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks had been restrained by multiple staff members of..

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Jewel On The Choice Humans Must Make About The Pandemic And Mental Health [Video]

Jewel On The Choice Humans Must Make About The Pandemic And Mental Health

Singer-songwriter and native Alaskan Jewel can relate to those experiencing anxiety during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Now 46, Jewel left her abusive childhood home at 15 and eventually..

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Boring pavements come to life, thanks to artist's drawings [Video]

Boring pavements come to life, thanks to artist's drawings

Anamorphic drawings transform boring pavements, dull fences and cracked surfaces to colourful, lively works of art

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Who Are Biden's Top VP Prospects? [Video]

Who Are Biden's Top VP Prospects?

Joe Biden has started the vetting process to choose a running mate for the Democratic ticket. Reuters reports the process expected to wrap up by July. Who are some of the names on the list? Senator..

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Michigan's Attorney General Criticizes Trump Not Wearing A Mask [Video]

Michigan's Attorney General Criticizes Trump Not Wearing A Mask

Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel called President Donald Trump “a petulant child.” She said he “refuses to follow the rules,” as shown during his tour of a Ford factory. Nessel said..

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Sumo inspires U.S. church on social distancing [Video]

Sumo inspires U.S. church on social distancing

U.S. church turns to sumo for social distancing inspiration

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Ford Forced To Close Down Chicago And Michigan Assembly Plants [Video]

Ford Forced To Close Down Chicago And Michigan Assembly Plants

Ford Motor Co. closed two U.S. assembly plants amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plant in Michigan was closed because a worker tested positive for COVID-19. The other plant in Chicago was closed..

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Michigan Governor Warns 'Devastating' Floods Getting Worse [Video]

Michigan Governor Warns 'Devastating' Floods Getting Worse

During flooding in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned residents it could get worse. While he said floods were already “devastating,” Whitmer said they were expected to rise. According to the..

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Trump rules out future US lockdowns, even for a Covid-19 resurgence [Video]

Trump rules out future US lockdowns, even for a Covid-19 resurgence

Donald Trump says the United States won't be closed down for a second time, even if there's a resurgence of the coronavirus. The US president wasn't wearing a mask as he toured the Ford Motor plant in..

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Trump visits Ford plant, leaves mask off for cameras [Video]

Trump visits Ford plant, leaves mask off for cameras

President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid tensions with its Democratic governor during the coronavirus..

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Economic burden 'has not been evenly spread' -Fed Chair [Video]

Economic burden 'has not been evenly spread' -Fed Chair

“We are in the midst of an economic downturn without modern precedent... and while the burden is widespread, it's not evenly spread" Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said before speaking to..

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Could Trump's Resistance To Mail In Voting Backfire? [Video]

Could Trump's Resistance To Mail In Voting Backfire?

President Donald Trump has escalated his crusade against absentee voting. The President has threatened to withhold federal funds from two states, Michigan and Nevada, for making it easier for their..

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Disparate death rates may fuel U.S. divide over COVID-19 [Video]

Disparate death rates may fuel U.S. divide over COVID-19

A Reuters analysis of demographic and public health data found that death rates in Democratic parts of the U.S. are triple those in Republican ones. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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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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Frying Pan, Meet Fire: 500-Year Flood Hits Central Michigan Amid Pandemic [Video]

Frying Pan, Meet Fire: 500-Year Flood Hits Central Michigan Amid Pandemic

Days of heavy rain in central Michigan have triggered a 500-year flood, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. The flood of the Tittabawassee River in Midland led to the failure of two dams and..

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Trump drops funding threat to Michigan [Video]

Trump drops funding threat to Michigan

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted plans to expand voting by mail in Michigan and briefly threatened to withhold federal funding for the state, but dropped the warning after an avalanche of..

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Michigan Funding Threatened By Trump [Video]

Michigan Funding Threatened By Trump

Michigan Funding Threatened By Trump

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Michigan governor declares emergency after dams collapse [Video]

Michigan governor declares emergency after dams collapse

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared an emergency for Midland county after two dams breached and on expectations of extreme flooding. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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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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STD Rise During Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

STD Rise During Coronavirus Pandemic

A contact tracer of sexually transmitted infections reported that her “case load is not as heavy as before” the coronavirus pandemic. Jenine Clements works with people in Michigan country at risk..

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U.S. auto plants restart their engines [Video]

U.S. auto plants restart their engines

The U.S. auto industry slowly returned to life Monday. As Fred Katayama reports, some assembly plants reopened after the two-month lockdown.

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John James Has Something to Say On Racism. Less So On Trump.

John James, a candidate for Senate in Michigan, is grappling with heavy and complicated questions as he tries to lead in Donald Trump’s Republican Party.
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Human skull found in fire pit in Michigan home previously owned by man killed in police shootout

Homeowners found a human skull in the fire pit of a Michigan home previously owned by a man who died in a police shootout in Tennessee last month.  
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Michigan drivers met with startling billboard message: 'Driving while Black? Racial profiling just ahead'

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America Disrupted: US on edge as election nears

America Disrupted: It is in places like Saginaw County, Michigan -- which narrowly flipped from voting for Barack Obama to voting for Donald Trump -- where clarity about a divided America's future is..
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Tick disease with coronavirus-like symptoms is on the rise in Michigan

After a mild winter and warmer temperatures, ticks not only came out earlier than usual, but they're carrying a disease that has coronavirus-like symptoms.
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Coronavirus updates: 112 Washington fraternity students infected; Broadway actor Nick Cordero dies; Michigan reports zero deaths

More than 100 Washington fraternity students test positive; Actor Nick Cordero dies; Michigan reports zero deaths for first time since March
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Immigrant workers at Michigan greenhouse: We were cheated, tricked into deportation

Migrants from Mexico came to Michigan to work at a greenhouse, but were cheated of pay and tricked into being detained, according to a lawsuit.
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Station Casinos, Red Rock Resorts president dies in July 4 watercraft accident

The company said Haskins died on July 4 in Michigan in a watercraft accident. Station Casinos is best known for its Palms Resort near the Strip.
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Couple Charged After Videos Show White Woman Pulling Gun on Black Mother

Widely circulated videos showed a white woman pointing a gun at a Black woman as she filmed with her cellphone in a parking lot in Orion Township, Mich.
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Rep. Tlaib: Inmates 'left to die' during pandemic

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, is calling for the release of eligible inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent them from contracting the virus while in custody. She says mass incarceration..
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Michigan woman draws handgun on Black family during confrontation in viral video

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Defiant gym owners in Mich. staying open, refuse to obey governor's order

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'A mask is not a symbol': These restaurants had seen too many disrespectful customers. They closed rather than serve them.

Restaurants in California, Arkansas and Michigan have temporarily closed because some customers refuse to wear face masks and have harassed employees.
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Mitch Albom: Young people and bars are a recipe for coronavirus. Ready, set, outbreak.

This Michigan bar had a COVID outbreak despite painstaking preparations to reopen. If we keep refusing to take precautions, we'll keep getting sick.
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Trump trails Biden in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona, poll finds

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Trump’s Sagging Popularity Drags Down Republican Senate Candidates

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A Governor on Her Own, With Everything at Stake

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Michigan Teenager Died After Being Restrained at Youth Academy

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Teens Are on Front Lines of Black Lives Matters Protests

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13 more J.C. Penney store closings revealed: Department store continues bankruptcy store closures

J.C. Penney revealed the locations of another 13 stores it will close permanently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, including seven in Michigan.
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Michigan governor optimistic about school in fall

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she is optimistic about a return to in-person instruction at K-12 schools in the fall, announcing she will release further guidance on June 30. (June 17)  
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NAACP, police in Michigan announce listening tour

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Supreme Court grants federal job protections to gay, lesbian, transgender workers

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Over 300,000 without power in Michigan after severe thunderstorm downs trees, drops hail

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Michigan governor over coronavirus orders

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Whitmer to allow haircuts in Michigan in latest step to open economy

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Outpouring of rage over George Floyd killing tests limits of U.S. police tactics

Responses by law enforcement authorities in the U.S. capital and in Flint, Michigan, to protests over the police killing of George Floyd illustrated starkly contrasting approaches to handling angry..
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Heads of U.S. automakers, other Michigan companies condemn racism, injustice

Top executives of the Detroit Three automakers and other major Michigan employers on Wednesday condemned racism and injustice in the United States following the death last week of an unarmed black man..
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Michigan mosque official praises peaceful protests

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