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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 23rd-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. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design.

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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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U.S. auto workers return to assembly lines [Video]

U.S. auto workers return to assembly lines

Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday (May 11), paving the way to reopen the U.S. auto sector but stoking fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections as strict..

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Eminem sends meals to hospital workers amid coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Eminem sends meals to hospital workers amid coronavirus pandemic

Eminem ensured hospital workers in Detroit were well-fed this week by sending some of his Mom's Spaghetti meal pots.

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Eminem donates 'Mom's Spaghetti' to Detroit healthcare workers [Video]

Eminem donates 'Mom's Spaghetti' to Detroit healthcare workers

Henry Ford Health System revealed that the Detroit rapper donated cups of spaghetti to healthcare workers in his hometown.

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A ski town key to COVID-19 antibody testing? [Video]

A ski town key to COVID-19 antibody testing?

Tucked away in Colorado is a community of 8,000 that one U.S. biotech company is using as a prototype for coronavirus antibody testing, that could be crucial as the U.S. fights the spread of the..

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Coronavirus hits U.S. police forces amid protective gear shortages [Video]

Coronavirus hits U.S. police forces amid protective gear shortages

Major U.S. police departments, from New York to Philadelphia and Detroit, are being forced to sideline officers as infections rise in the ranks, according to a Reuters survey. This report produced by..

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Three young organizers in the Detroit area started a group for people to offer face masks, emergency cash or help navigating unemployment. They see it as part of a larger vision.
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Eminem reveals dream collab while celebrating 20th anniversary of 'The Marshall Mathers LP'

The Detroit rapper continues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his blockbuster "Marshall Mathers LP," this time with a listening party and Q&A.
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All three Detroit automakers had workers test positive for COVID-19 since plants reopened

In the week since U.S. auto factories reopened after coronavirus lockdowns, workers at all three Detroit automakers have tested positive for COVID-19 but only Ford Motor Co has temporarily closed..
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Michigan Dams Breached, Forcing Evacuation of Midland: Live Updates

Officials warned of life-threatening danger after the two dams northwest of Detroit failed.
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Workers return to automotive plants across US

Workers streamed into a Detroit-area Fiat Chrysler truck plant, ready to get back at it after a couple of months away due to the coronavirus pandemic. (May 18)  
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Special Report: 'Death Sentence' - the hidden coronavirus toll in U.S. jails and prisons

When COVID-19 began tearing through Detroit’s county jail system in March, authorities had no diagnostic tests to gauge its spread. But the toll became clear as deaths mounted. First, one of the..
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Detroit priest goes viral after using squirt gun with holy water to bless parishioners

Photos of priest in the Detroit area using a squirt gun to shoot holy water into cars during a drive-thru Easter blessing have gone viral.
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Kindness comes one slice of pizza at a time

When Shalinder Singh's temple closed temporarily due to the pandemic, he and his family found a new way to give back to the community, by buying and delivering pizza to Detroit's first responders. (May..
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Costumed parades lift spirits in Detroit suburb

Members of a walking club in Ferndale, Michigan, provide entertainment to their neighbors by donning full-body inflatable costumes and parading through the Detroit suburb. (May 12)  
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COVID-19 testing for anyone draws a crowd in hard-hit Detroit

Detroit residents waited for hours on Tuesday to get free COVID-19 tests at a new facility that for the first time offered testing to people who did not already have symptoms of the disease and a..
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As virus ravages Detroit, rural Michigan chafes at heavy job losses

For Amy Schuch, who co-owns a tree-removal business in rural Michigan, social distancing was part of the job long before the coronavirus pandemic largely shut down her state's economy.
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Medical students vital in Detroit's virus response

A fleet of medical students has been critical in Detroit's response to the coronavirus. (April 28)  
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Detroit Students Have a Constitutional Right to Literacy, Court Rules

A major ruling in a lawsuit involving the Detroit public schools comes at a time when school shutdowns are expected to affect poor children most adversely.
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Coronavirus efforts could be a big moment in history of Detroit automakers

Arsenal of Democracy Resources details the auto industry's WWII transformation across the country, and is adding material about COVID-19 projects.
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A 5-year-old Detroit girl dies of COVID-19, becoming the first child to die in Michigan

Skylar Herbert became the youngest person in Michigan to die of COVID-19 Sunday. Up until now, the state's youngest victim was 20; the average age 73.
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UAW, Detroit automakers in talks over safety rules to reopen U.S. plants

Detroit's automakers and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union are in talks about safely restarting U.S. production halted by the coronavirus pandemic, but local union leaders said on Monday any workers..
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Family ravaged by coronavirus begged for tests, hospital care, but was repeatedly denied

Gary Fowler went to the emergency rooms of three Detroit hospitals in the weeks leading up to his death, begging for a coronavirus test.
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On the No. 17 Bus Rolling Through the Pandemic in Detroit

Some people can do their best to socially distance. But there’s no distance on a city bus full of people who, virus or no virus, have to get to work.
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Irene Inouye, 71, Fund-Raising Champion of Japanese-Americans, Dies

She headed two major foundations, established a Japanese-American museum and, the widow of a senator, quietly helped lift Detroit out of bankruptcy.
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Rapid virus tests return Detroit officers to work

A Detroit police captain who was quarantined for being exposed to a fellow officer diagnosed with coronavirus is back on the job thanks to a rapid test. (April 10)  
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Detroit bus riders given free surgical masks

Those riding Detroit's public buses are being given a free surgical mask when they board. (April 8)  
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Chemo treatments, a sick wife, the birth of a baby: A snapshot of why people are flying during the coronavirus crisis

Airline passenger manifests include a 2-year-old brain cancer patient and a Detroit man whose wife was hospitalized with the coronavirus.
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Work nearly finished on Detroit field hospital

Work is almost done on the week-long effort to transform a convention center in Detroit into a 1,000-bed field hospital used to treat coronavirus patients. (April 6)
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Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers legend and baseball Hall of Famer, dies at age 85

Hall of Fame outfielder Al Kaline, who played his entire 22-year career for Detroit and was known as "Mr. Tiger," died Monday at age 85.
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'Zoombombers' hack dance teacher's lesson to racially taunt her about coronavirus

The founder of a dance studio in Detroit had her morning Zoom session interrupted by two session crashers who spewed racial taunts at her.
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11 Days After Fuming About a Coughing Passenger, a Bus Driver Died From the Coronavirus

Jason Hargrove, a bus driver in Detroit, posted a widely viewed Facebook video that underscored the dangers blue-collar workers face as they find themselves on the front lines of the pandemic.
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Detroit health system to study virus treatment

Henry Ford Health System in Detroit will lead a 3,000-person U.S. study to determine the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in preventing COVID-19 infections. (April 3)  
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Driver who said woman coughed on his bus has died of coronavirus

Bus drivers in Detroit shut down public transportation last month, fearful of the coronavirus. News of the driver's death has reignited those fears.
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Its tough: Woman seeks unemployment benefits

A Detroit-area woman is having a tough time getting through to anyone to apply for unemployment benefits. More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. (April 2)  
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Amazon workers fear for safety amid virus spread

Amazon warehouse workers outside Detroit say they fear for their health and safety amid the coronavirus outbreak. They say they are working in unsafe conditions. (April 2)  
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Workers building field hospital in Detroit center

Military personnel and civilians are working together to quickly transform a Detroit convention center into a 1,000-bed field hospital in response to the coronavirus. (April 1)  
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Amazon warehouse workers protest near Detroit, days after NYC walkout

Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday a handful of workers staged a demonstration at one of its warehouses near Detroit, another U.S. protest this week over staff concerns about contracting the novel..
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Detroit becomes a hot spot for coronavirus cases

A health expert says Detroit has become a hot spot for coronavirus cases for a number of reasons that include the city's high poverty rate. (March 30)  
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Coronavirus Sweeps Through Detroit, a City That Has Seen Crisis Before

Cases of the virus were being reported around the city and in the police department. “Every day I drive home, I start crying,” a nurse said.
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Pedestrian bridge collapses onto Detroit freeway

A truck collides with a pedestrian bridge in Detroit, sending a portion of the span onto a freeway and blocking traffic along part of the heavily traveled roadway. (March 27)  
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Detroit mayor sounds statewide alarm as coronavirus cases surge

A surge in coronavirus cases in Detroit has put Michigan on track to be one of the U.S. states hardest hit by the pandemic, the city's mayor said on Thursday, adding that hospitals were scrambling to..
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Michigan hospital sets up 2-step triage process

A suburban Detroit hospital has a two-step outdoor triage process that empowers health care workers to screen and test patients for coronavirus infection while the people sit in their cars. (March..
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Billionaire Dan Gilbert gives free rent to small-business restaurants, retailers during coronavirus

Detroit billionaire Dan Gilbert is giving free rent to small-business retailers and restaurants during the coronavirus.
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Molly Brodak, Poet and Memoirist of Her Father’s Crimes, Dies at 39

Her father, Joseph Brodak, robbed 11 banks in and around Detroit when she was a teenager. But his crimes were just the jumping off point for her unsparing memoir.
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Detroit automakers idle U.S. plants to combat coronavirus outbreak

The Detroit Three automakers will shut down their U.S. plants to stop the spread of coronavirus, bowing to pressure from the union representing about 150,000 hourly workers at those facilities,..
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Detroit automakers agree to UAW request to shutter U.S. plants

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Detroit automakers, UAW agree to curb production to contain coronavirus

The Detroit Three automakers and United Auto Workers agreed on Tuesday to curtail production at U.S. factories and limit the number of workers on the job at one time to prevent the spread of the..
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UAW seeks U.S. auto plant shutdown as COVID-19 crisis deepens

The head of the United Auto Workers on Tuesday turned up pressure on Detroit automakers to shutter U.S. factories for two weeks due to the fast-moving coronavirus, and warned that the union could take..
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Detroit buses stop running amid coronavirus fears

Bus riders in Detroit were stranded Tuesday after most drivers didn't report to work, apparently concerned about the spread of the coronavirus and whether Michigan's new restrictions on gatherings..
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