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Flint ‘promise zone’ college tuition plan wins approval

Flint ‘promise zone’ college tuition plan wins approvalBill backed by Democratic Sen. Jim Ananich would allow Flint to become a “promise zone” for tuition-free college
  • Politics
  • 10 hours, 4 minutes ago
Politics

Ex-assistant AG fights disbarment for anti-gay crusade

Ex-assistant AG fights disbarment for anti-gay crusadeAndrew Shirvell alleges members of state board who revoked his law license were biased against him
  • Politics
  • 11 hours, 35 minutes ago
Nation

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-upAmericans are grappling with unanswered questions about how “Obamacare” will function during the six-week sign-up period
  • Nation
  • 12 hours, 4 minutes ago
Politics

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millionsMillions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump’s sweeping revamp of the tax code
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  • 12 hours, 47 minutes ago
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Mich. Senate approves charter school millage shift

Mich. Senate approves charter school millage shiftCharter and virtual schools would get a cut of regional education millage property tax revenue under the Michigan bill.
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  • 13 hours, 39 minutes ago
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Mich. Senate OKs equal coverage of oral cancer drugs
Michigan would become the latest state to require equal insurance coverage of various types of chemotherapy

Mich. Senate OKs requiring equal coverage of oral cancer drugsMichigan would become the latest state to require equal insurance coverage of various types of chemotherapy
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  • 14 hours, 6 minutes ago
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Trump: US has ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ on taxes

Trump: US faces ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ on taxesTrump says, “a lot of people are liking” his plan, which still lacks specific legislation
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  • 14 hours, 55 minutes ago
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Michigan Catholic Conference settles birth control case
The group settled after the Trump administration allowed more employers to opt out of providing no-cost contraception

Michigan Catholic Conference settles birth control caseThe group settled after the Trump administration allowed more employers to opt out of providing no-cost contraception
  • Politics
  • 15 hours, 2 minutes ago
Nation

IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance mandate

IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance mandateThe IRS says it will reject electronic returns for tax year 2017 that don’t specify if the taxpayer had health insurance
  • Nation
  • 15 hours, 32 minutes ago
Politics

Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate ClintonTrump is again tweeting about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation
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  • 16 hours, 53 minutes ago
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White House: VA’s Shulkin not a candidate for HHS sec

White House: VA’s Shulkin not a candidate for HHS secretaryShulkin has been cited in media reports as a leading contender to replace former HHS Secretary Tom Price
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  • 18 hours, 10 minutes ago
Nation

Judge: Travel ban ‘same maladies’ as previous version

Judge: Newest travel ban ‘same maladies’ as previous versionA federal judge in Maryland quickly followed suit with a similar ruling
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  • 18 hours, 30 minutes ago
Politics

GOP, Dems push health deal as Trump keeps distance

GOP, Dems push health deal as Trump keeps distanceA bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after Trump reversed course
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  • 18 hours, 59 minutes ago
Nation

Trump’s lawyers to ask for dismissal of lawsuit

Trump’s lawyers to ask for dismissal of lawsuitA lawsuit accuses Trump of violating the Constitution because his businesses accept money from foreign governments
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  • 20 hours, 5 minutes ago
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Start-up cost mandate plan riles medical pot advocates

Start-up cost mandate plan riles medical pot advocatesA state board set off a controversy with proposed capital requirements for medical marijuana dispensaries and growers
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
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Steve Bannon set to address Macomb GOP dinner

Steve Bannon set to address Macomb County GOP dinnerPresident Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon will be the keynote speaker at a Nov. 8 Macomb GOP dinner
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
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Civil rights director rejects secret bonus

Civil rights director rejects secret bonusMichigan Civil Rights Director Augustin Arbulu said Tuesday he will turn down a $24,740 bonus approved in secret
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  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
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Bipartisan health care deal faces obstacles in Congress

Bipartisan health care deal faces obstacles in CongressRepublican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Autos

Trump NAFTA demands could have unintended effects

Trump NAFTA demands could have unintended effectsDemands for U.S. domestic content for vehicles built in Canada and Mexico could drive up cost, drive away jobs
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  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Nation

Trump doubles down on slain soldiers, questions Obama

Trump doubles down on slain soldiers, questions ObamaTrump casts doubt on whether his predecessor appropriately consoled the families of military personnel who died in war.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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Bill would extend regional conservation program

Bill would extend regional conservation programSen. Debbie Stabenow wants to continue a Farm Bill program using federal aid to boost conservation, restoration projects
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Nation

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of travel ban

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of travel banA judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban
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  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Flint Water Crisis

Attorneys defend costs as Flint probe tab climbs

Attorneys defend costs as Flint probe tab climbsState panel approved $2.6 million Tuesday to pay for Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Flint water criminal probe
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
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State Rep. Greimel to launch bid for Congress

State Rep. Greimel to launch bid for CongressDemocratic Rep. Tim Greimel would be the fourth Democratic candidate to run for seat of retiring GOP Rep. Dave Trott
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  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
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Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that’s key to taxes

Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that’s key to taxesThe Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
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Trump warns ‘I fight back’ after McCain hits policy

Trump warns ‘I fight back’ after McCain hits foreign policyTrump said in a radio interview that “people have to be careful because at some point I fight back”
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Nation

Trump to call families of slain soldiers

Trump to call families of slain soldiers, questions ObamaTrump on Tuesday suggested that President Barack Obama did not call John Kelly when his son was killed in Afghanistan
  • Nation
  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Politics

Trump says he’s ‘close’ to naming new HHS nominee

Trump says he’s ‘close’ to naming new HHS nomineeTrump said he’s not ready to reveal a name because the individual’s background needs to be looked into a little bit more
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  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
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Bannon snubs Trump plea to back off

Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back offBannon is rebuffing President Donald Trump’s plea for him to retreat in his war on the Republican establishment
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  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
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Benson launches SOS run with 30-minute guarantee

Benson launches SOS run with 30-minute guarantee pledgeJocelyn Benson jumped into the Michigan secretary of state race with calls for a 30-minute customer service guarantee
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
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Trump: Drug czar nominee Marino withdrawing his name

Trump: Drug czar nominee Marino withdrawing his nameTrump says the congressman he chose to be the nation’s drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Nation

McCain condemns ‘half-baked’ nationalism’

McCain condemns ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’ in speechThe Republican senator made the remarks after receiving the award for a lifetime of service and sacrifice to the country
  • Nation
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
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Michigan inmates paroled with new job skills

Michigan inmates paroled with new job skillsMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday toured the new Vocational Village at Parnell prison in Jackson.
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
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Cochran’s illness shows risks to GOP of aging Senate

Cochran’s illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging SenateCochran isn’t the only GOP senator with health issues that have caused them to miss time this year in Washington
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
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Trump getting more open to chatting in public

Trump getting more open to chatting in publicTrump’s last-minute Rose Garden scrum was the latest example of his penchant for talking to journalists on the fly
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  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
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Trump, McConnell insist they’re together for GOP agenda

Trump, McConnell insist they’re together for GOP agendaPresident Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Monday to work together.
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  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
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Stabenow builds $7M war chest in Senate re-election bid

Stabenow builds $7M war chest in Senate re-election bidCampaign: Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow has built a $6.9 million war chest after raising over $1.7 million last quarter
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  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Autos

Carmakers rattled by Trump NAFTA demands

Carmakers rattled by Trump NAFTA demandsA proposal for increasing the percentage of a car’s parts that have to made in the U.S. could lead to job losses
  • Autos
  • 2 days, 8 hours ago
Politics

Levin mum on re-election bid

Levin mum on re-election bidU.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, evaded a recent question about re-election and raised $17,000 in third quarter
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
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Snyder set to decide State Police chief’s punishment

Snyder set to decide State Police chief’s punishmentGov. Rick Snyder said he would decide this week State Police Director Kriste Etue’s punishment for a social media post
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  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
Detroit

Water agency retiree hits at Detroit Councilman Benson

Water agency retiree hits at Detroit Councilman BensonScott Benson seeks a second term against Russ Bellant, who is active in the northeast Detroit community
  • Detroit
  • 11 hours, 23 minutes ago
Nation

Justices to hear government, Microsoft email dispute

Justices to hear government’s email dispute with MicrosoftSupreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails
  • Nation
  • 2 days, 16 hours ago
Politics

Bentivolio eyes return to Congress

Bentivolio eyes return to CongressFormer U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio is forming an exploratory committee to run for the congressional seat he lost in 2014.
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  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
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State bans stir critics to ask: Does Lansing know best?

State bans stir critics to ask: Does ‘Lansing know best’?The GOP-led Legislature is pre-empting local control by banning communities from pursuing laws it deems costly
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  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
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‘I’m intact,’ Tillerson says, brushing off Trump drama

‘I’m intact,’ Tillerson says, brushing off Trump dramaRex Tillerson ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a “moron”
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  • 3 days, 11 hours ago
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