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Arts Oct 05Detroit posthumously honors Aretha Franklin with post office naming
Aretha Franklin was given a bit of posthumous R-E-S-P-E-C-T on Monday when a post office in her hometown of Detroit was named after the late singer.
Nation Jul 21Used car prices slip from dizzy heights, signaling small victory for economy
Used car prices had rocketed more than 40% since before the coronavirus pandemic began — to an average of nearly $25,000. Now, the seemingly endless streak of skyrocketing used vehicle prices appears to be coming to a close.
Nation Apr 15Ex-Minnesota cop faces hearing in shooting of Daunte Wright
She was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in what her chief said appeared to be a case of confusing her Taser with her handgun. Wright's family members, Black community leaders and others are calling for more serious charges.
Nation Apr 13Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death
A white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday.
Politics Nov 04Trump supporters demand Michigan vote center ‘stop the count!’
Video shot by local journalists showed dozens of people gathered outside the TCF Center in Detroit and inside the lobby, with policemen lined up to keep them from going into the counting area.
Nation Aug 26WATCH: Kenosha sheriff gives update on overnight shooting, after 2 are killed at protest
lllinois police have arrested a juvenile after two people were shot to death during another night of Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Nation Aug 263 shot, 2 killed in 3rd night of unrest over Blake shooting
Two people were shot to death and another was wounded during a third night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, and authorities Wednesday hunted for a possible vigilante seen on cellphone video…
Nation Aug 25WATCH: Jacob Blake not likely to walk again after police shooting, lawyer Crump says
The shooting of Blake on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, apparently in the back, was captured on cellphone video and ignited new protests over racial injustice in several cities, just three months after the death of George Floyd at the hands…
Nation Aug 25Father of Black man shot by Kenosha police says his son is paralyzed
Jacob Blake's father told the Chicago Sun-Times that he was told his son was shot eight times during the Sunday evening confrontation with police, which was captured on cellphone video and led to two nights of unrest in the city…
Nation May 05Michigan communities holding largely mail-based elections
People in about 50 Michigan communities are participating in largely mail-based local elections that might be a blueprint for the presidential battleground state in November.