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State of Michigan set to pay $80M to settle sex abuse suit with former juvenile offenders »

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The Michigan Department of Corrections will pay $80 million to settle a lawsuit with former juvenile offenders who claimed they were sexually abused in Michigan prisons between October 2010 and February 2020, state officials said Thursday. "

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Ex-wrestler says UM ignored his abuse claims, kicked him off team »

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Southfield — Tad DeLuca says he wrote to his wrestling coach at the University of Michigan in 1975 to tell him Dr. Robert E. Anderson had sexually abused him during an exam, which, he alleges, resulted in him being kicked off the team and stripped of his scholarship by the university.

 
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Buttigieg set to visit Macomb County on Super Tuesday »

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Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will visit Macomb County on Tuesday, one week before Michigan's March 10 presidential primary election."

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State rep hand-delivers letter to Trump seeking clemency for Kilpatrick »

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Washington — Michigan state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo hand-delivered a letter to President Donald Trump from Detroit leaders seeking clemency for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Thursday. "

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Sanders surges toward Michigan as doubts swirl on beating Trump »

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Ann Arbor — In a hat and gloves on a February night in Michigan, Bob McMurray holds a campaign sign touting Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in one hand and waves to passers-by with his other."

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Opinion: The facts about Michigan charter schools »

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On any given day, it’s possible to open your social media feed and wonder what’s true and what isn’t. In an era of “fake news,” many of us are beginning to wonder if we are becoming a society that cares more about rhetoric than facts."

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Editorial: Put an end to the handshake »

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In addressing the coronavirus, this is the time for preparation and prevention, not panic, politics or pork-barreling."

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Jacques: Whitmer snubs another law »

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If things were already a little tense between Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders, a continued dustup over an entitlement program will likely deepen their divide."

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Howes: Rising virus fears, slumping stocks complicate Trump re-election bid »

"The markets tanked again Thursday, powered by continuing fears the spreading coronavirus will disrupt the robust U.S. economy, trim its growth rate and increase anxiety in an election year."

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Michigan schools are failing special needs students. But we can fix it »

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A new report is shining a light on a serious problem that hinders the ability of our students to have equal opportunity at educational success and our state’s ability to reach its full economic power: the lack of fairness and equity in school funding."

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