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Michigan: State in the northern United States
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. Its name comes from the Ojibwe word mishigami, meaning "large water" or "large lake". With a population of approximately 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, the 11th most extensive by area, and the largest by area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation's most populous and largest metropolitan economies.

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Who Are Biden's Top VP Prospects? [Video]

Who Are Biden's Top VP Prospects?

Joe Biden has started the vetting process to choose a running mate for the Democratic ticket. Reuters reports the process expected to wrap up by July. Who are some of the names on the list? Senator..

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Michigan's Attorney General Criticizes Trump Not Wearing A Mask [Video]

Michigan's Attorney General Criticizes Trump Not Wearing A Mask

Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel called President Donald Trump “a petulant child.” She said he “refuses to follow the rules,” as shown during his tour of a Ford factory. Nessel said..

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Sumo inspires U.S. church on social distancing

U.S. church turns to sumo for social distancing inspiration

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Ford Forced To Close Down Chicago And Michigan Assembly Plants [Video]

Ford Forced To Close Down Chicago And Michigan Assembly Plants

Ford Motor Co. closed two U.S. assembly plants amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plant in Michigan was closed because a worker tested positive for COVID-19. The other plant in Chicago was closed..

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Michigan Governor Warns 'Devastating' Floods Getting Worse [Video]

Michigan Governor Warns 'Devastating' Floods Getting Worse

During flooding in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned residents it could get worse. While he said floods were already “devastating,” Whitmer said they were expected to rise. According to the..

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Trump rules out future US lockdowns, even for a Covid-19 resurgence [Video]

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Donald Trump says the United States won't be closed down for a second time, even if there's a resurgence of the coronavirus. The US president wasn't wearing a mask as he toured the Ford Motor plant in..

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President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid tensions with its Democratic governor during the coronavirus..

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Could Trump's Resistance To Mail In Voting Backfire?

President Donald Trump has escalated his crusade against absentee voting. The President has threatened to withhold federal funds from two states, Michigan and Nevada, for making it easier for their..

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Disparate death rates may fuel U.S. divide over COVID-19

A Reuters analysis of demographic and public health data found that death rates in Democratic parts of the U.S. are triple those in Republican ones. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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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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Frying Pan, Meet Fire: 500-Year Flood Hits Central Michigan Amid Pandemic [Video]

Frying Pan, Meet Fire: 500-Year Flood Hits Central Michigan Amid Pandemic

Days of heavy rain in central Michigan have triggered a 500-year flood, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. The flood of the Tittabawassee River in Midland led to the failure of two dams and..

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Trump drops funding threat to Michigan [Video]

Trump drops funding threat to Michigan

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted plans to expand voting by mail in Michigan and briefly threatened to withhold federal funding for the state, but dropped the warning after an avalanche of..

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Michigan Funding Threatened By Trump [Video]

Michigan Funding Threatened By Trump

Michigan Funding Threatened By Trump

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Michigan governor declares emergency after dams collapse [Video]

Michigan governor declares emergency after dams collapse

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared an emergency for Midland county after two dams breached and on expectations of extreme flooding. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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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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STD Rise During Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

STD Rise During Coronavirus Pandemic

A contact tracer of sexually transmitted infections reported that her “case load is not as heavy as before” the coronavirus pandemic. Jenine Clements works with people in Michigan country at risk..

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U.S. auto plants restart their engines [Video]

U.S. auto plants restart their engines

The U.S. auto industry slowly returned to life Monday. As Fred Katayama reports, some assembly plants reopened after the two-month lockdown.

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Justin Amash Drops Out Of Run For The White House [Video]

Justin Amash Drops Out Of Run For The White House

During his short-lived run for the US presidency, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan faced an uphill battle. According to Business Insider, Amash announced Saturday he will not seek the Libertarian..

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Scuffles at Michigan anti-lockdown protest [Video]

Scuffles at Michigan anti-lockdown protest

Armed protesters yet again descended on Michigan’s state Capitol on Thursday denouncing the governor’s stay-at-home order extension. Gavino Garay has more.

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Michigan Faces More Protests Over Stay-At-Home Order [Video]

Michigan Faces More Protests Over Stay-At-Home Order

Hundreds of people in Michigan went to the Capitol to protest Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order. According to Reuters, it was the third but smallest major demonstration in the state...

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Aimee Stephens, Transgender Rights Leader Has Died At 59 [Video]

Aimee Stephens, Transgender Rights Leader Has Died At 59

Aimee Stephens, the transgender woman who took her fight for LGBTQ rights to the US Supreme Court, has died. Stephens was fighting for her rights in a workplace discrimination case. She served as a..

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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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Costume-wearing walkers boost morale amid Michigan's COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

Costume-wearing walkers boost morale amid Michigan's COVID-19 lockdown

Members' costumes vary each time, from hippos to sharks and dinosaurs to bears.View on euronews

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'Parents are understandably scared': Boy recovers from rare syndrome MIS-C linked to COVID-19

As the number of kids with a rare syndrome known as Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children grows, the mother of a Michigan boy offers hope.
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'Slap in the face to our veterans': Michigan war memorial destroyed by flooding

Over 100 people from the community played a role in building Sanford's war memorial. Last year, the town's Memorial Day parade started & ended there.
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Matthew Stafford's epic home renovation left builders in awe of Detroit Lions QB

The Michigan-based builders were impressed with Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, when they built their home in 2017.
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'A nightmare movie': Tales of Michigan residents escaping the catastrophic Midland flood

A catastrophic gush of water wipes out a community in Midland County, Michigan. And no one saw it coming.
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Before and after: See destruction of Michigan flooding in satellite images

The Landsat 8, an American observation satellite, depicts the two mid-Michigan dams — Edenville and Sanford — that failed and the Tittabawassee River.  
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Builders call Whitmer's COVID-19 work rules unconstitutional, asks court to throw them out

A builders group says Michigan's governor exposed them to enormous fines without going through the proper process, exceeding her authority.
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Memorial Day travel projections are 'weak.' Trump skipped a mask in Michigan. Florida to host huge youth baseball tourney. Friday's coronavirus news.
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Republicans, Democrats push ahead on absentee voting even as Trump blasts Michigan over it

Mailing absentee ballot request forms to all voters has been widely used in other states, helmed by Republicans and Democrats alike, in recent weeks.
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In Michigan Visit, Trump Forgoes Criticism and Talks About the Economy and the Flood

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Trump declares state of emergency as Michigan floodwaters recede

Floodwaters that breached two dams in central Michigan began to recede on Thursday after displacing thousands of people while spreading to a Dow Chemical plant and an adjacent hazardous waste cleanup..
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Judge tosses Michigan lawmakers' suit over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency powers

The lawsuit by the GOP-controlled state House and Senate argued that Whitmer's emergency orders were invalid because of a lack of statutory authority.
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Trump visits Ford plant in politically crucial Michigan, leaves mask off for cameras

President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid tensions with its Democratic governor during the coronavirus..
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Ford 'encouraged' Trump to wear mask during factory tour, but it came off for the cameras

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Trump accuses Democratic governors of keeping lockdowns because of 'politics' as he visits Michigan

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Trump says Army Corps of Engineers galvanized to help with Michigan flooding

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the Army Corps of Engineers has been galvanized to help with flooding in Michigan, which has displaced thousands of residents near the city of Midland.
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Floodwaters start to recede in Michigan after flooding

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Someone in Michigan tried to recycle a live Civil War cannonball. A bomb squad arrived.

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Trump visits Michigan, unemployment claims, Michael Cohen released from prison: 5 things to know Thursday

President Trump visits Michigan, Jobless claims released as the economic toll from the coronavirus ticks on and more news to start your Thursday.
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Thousands of residents of Midland, Mich., fled their homes as waters rose, trying to keep safe social distances even in shelters.
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Trump slams Michigan, Nevada for expanding voting by mail, but drops funding threat

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Building seen floating down Tittabawassee River after Michigan dams break

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