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Boston Bans Facial Recognition After Misidentification From The Technology [Video]

Boston Bans Facial Recognition After Misidentification From The Technology

The Boston City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will ban face tracking. This includes the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city officials and police. Detroit police..

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Trump says national guard ‘cut through’ protests ‘like butter’ [Video]

Trump says national guard ‘cut through’ protests ‘like butter’

Protesters defied curfews and threats of military force on Wednesday in nationwide protests across police brutality, while President Donald Trump touted the use of the National Guard to tamp down..

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Eminem urges Detroit to keep up COVID-19 fight [Video]

Eminem urges Detroit to keep up COVID-19 fight

The 47-year-old rap star is calling on Detroit to remain strong and united amid the ongoing health crisis.

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Eminem issues rallying call to Detroit citizens [Video]

Eminem issues rallying call to Detroit citizens

Rap star Eminem has called on Detroit to stay strong amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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

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, 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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United Auto Workers union sought two-week U.S. auto plant shutdown over coronavirus

The United Auto Workers said Tuesday it had asked Detroit's Big Three workers to shutdown all U.S. plants for two weeks in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Delta suspends some London, Dublin flights after new U.S. travel restrictions

Delta Air Lines Inc said Sunday it will halt service to London from Detroit and Dublin flights from New York after the White House announced it was imposing new travel restrictions on United Kingdom..
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'You're full of s***': Joe Biden gets in heated gun control debate with Detroit auto plant worker

The worker, among a group surrounding Biden at the Fiat Chrysler plant, accused Biden of "actively trying to end our Second Amendment right."
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Biden adviser knocked to ground during rally

A senior adviser of former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden was knocked to the ground during a rally in Detroit on Monday. (March 10)  
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In Divided Michigan District, Debbie Dingell Straddles the Biden-Sanders Race

It’s a balancing act in a congressional district that stretches from liberal Detroit to Trump country downriver. At times, it seems, she pleases no one.
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Biden joined by Booker, Harris in show of unity ahead of key Michigan vote

Seeking a decisive win in the Michigan primary, Joe Biden was joined onstage in Detroit on Monday by two former Democratic presidential rivals, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, in the latest sign the..
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Sanders goes after Trump over coronavirus

Sen. Bernie Sanders criticizes President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus during a campaign event near Detroit (March 9)  
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Cory Booker Endorses Joe Biden

The endorsement from Mr. Booker comes 24 hours after Kamala Harris endorsed Mr. Biden, and the two senators will appear with the former vice president at a rally in Detroit on Monday night.
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Warren tells voters to 'vote from your heart'

In the most pivotal night of the Democratic presidential primary, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed an enthusiastic crowd in Detroit, Michigan - whose voters won't take to the polls..
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Deaf Detroit rapper set to make chart history, debuting amid Eminem, Royce da 5'9"

A grassroots effort in the deaf community has Sean Forbes on track for a Billboard album debut — what would be a first by a profoundly deaf musician.
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Ford v. Ferrari movie cars coming to Detroit, Kansas City, Chicago in tour

Cars from the movie "Ford v Ferrari" will be showcased in Chicago, Kansas City and Detroit on a tour.
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Catholic parishioners sue to get back ousted priest accused of molestation

In a novel lawsuit, parishioners claim their Detroit priest was falsely accused of sex abuse, framed by church leaders, and are suing to get him back.
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'Stay in Mexico' remark disrupts school meeting

A public meeting called to address racist social media posts by students at a suburban Detroit high school turned volatile when a white parent asked a Hispanic parent why he didn't "stay in Mexico."..
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1,000-hp GMC Hummer electric SUV to roll out of Detroit assembly plant in 2021

GMC's 1,000-hp Hummer electric SUV will combine Hummer's immediately recognizable looks with a zero-emission electric drivetrain.
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'Kind of pointless': In battleground Michigan, impeachment takes back seat to everyday issues

Ask Victor Burch about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and he will rattle off a string of issues of more pressing concern to him, starting with making a living as a barber in this..
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Detroit man sues bank for not taking checks

A black Air Force veteran who tried to deposit settlement checks from a discrimination lawsuit was rejected by his suburban Detroit bank, which suspected fraud and called police (Jan. 23)  
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Detroit’s Revival Is Anchored in Its Train Station

Ford Motor is transforming the long-vacant Michigan Central Station, part of the city’s overall resurgence.
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2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray Coupe sells for $3 million at Arizona auction

A 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the first-ever mid-engine Corvette, sold for $3 million which will go to charity for Detroit children.
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Eminem drops surprise album, urges gun reform in video citing Las Vegas concert shooting

Detroit rapper Eminem's new album, "Music to Be Murdered By" arrived Friday -- with a new video sure to ignite controversy in its call for gun reform.
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Condom conflict, ghost net, smart trash bins: News from around our 50 states

Chicago's infamous Lincoln Towing gets OK to keep truckin', pens allowed again in Detroit court, and more
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'Every day I was praying': Detroit dad deported after 30 years returns home to US

Jorge Garcia was deported on Jan. 15, 2018, and was stuck in Mexico for almost two years, separated from his family in Michigan.
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Hackers on the other side of the world can take control of your vehicle

Cyber security experts say the threat of hacked vehicles is real and manufacturers in Detroit and globally are joining forces to prevent attacks.
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On This Day: 6 January 1994

In 1994, American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked at a championship event in Detroit. (Jan. 6)  
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Detroit firefighters under fire for posing in photo in front of burning home

Detroit's fire commissioner says he is going to investigate the circumstances of the photo posted on social media on New Year's Eve.
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Michigan woman discovers her Secret Santa is Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates

A metro area Detroit woman had a very merry Christmas when Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates turned out to be her Secret Santa.
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Senate confirms Trump's North Korea envoy and possible Pompeo successor as No. 2 at State

Detroit native Stephen Biegun may eventually replace Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if Pompeo leaves to run for an open Senate seat in Kansas.
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Ford to invest $1.45 billion in 2 Detroit area plants, add 3,000 jobs

Ford said about $750 million will go the the Wayne plant , where 2,700 jobs will be added, and $700 million will be invested in the Dearborn plant.
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Mich. Rep. Slotkin will vote to impeach Trump

Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a freshman Democrat who flipped a battleground Republican seat, said Monday she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. Slotkin explained her thinking at an intense..
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What really happened during ugly, chaotic scene at high school football game in Michigan?

In the wake of a viral altercation between Detroit Denby high school football players and Almont fans, the Free Press went searching for the truth.
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Historic Detroit power plant demolished

A Detroit power plant that was more than 100 years old has been demolished to accommodate a Jeep factory. Explosives were used to bring down the Conners Creek plant near the Detroit River. (Dec...
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Man gives DNA to find out if he's Detroit boy missing since 1994

A Michigan man give a DNA sample to the Livonia Police Department to find out if he is D'Wan Sims, a boy who has been missing for 25 years.
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AP finds Detroit heads hard-to-count cities list

An Associated Press analysis finds that Detroit tops the list of cities that will be hardest to count in the 2020 census (Dec. 12)  
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