At Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym, kids find athletic and academic success

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The gym, a grassroots effort to keep kids off the streets, had no heat, and was beyond capacity. Since the story aired, the gym has received an outpouring of support from their community and from viewers across the nation.

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BREAKING: Judge rules the city of Detroit is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

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Detroit is eligible to file for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a judge ruled Tuesday, underscoring the city’s dire financial condition.

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Keeping tabs on beer: Michigan law would require each beer pint to have 16 ounces

Several Michigan lawmakers want to make sure that a pint of beer is really a pint of beer, down to the last drop.

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Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy

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Detroit, saddled with more than $18 billion in debt, became the biggest U.S. city in history to file for bankruptcy on Thursday.

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Man with altered Saudi passport arrested with pressure cooker at Detroit airport

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A man traveling with an altered Saudi Arabian passport in federal court Monday after a pressure cooker was discovered in his luggage at the Detroit airport over the weekend.

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Deadly flooding swamps Midwestern states

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Heavy river flooding in six Midwestern states that forced evacuations, shut down bridges, swamped homes and caused at least three deaths was at or near crest in some areas Sunday evening.

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Michigan blows out Florida, headed to first Final Four in 20 years

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The outcome of the South Region final between 3-seed Florida and 4-seed Michigan was decided in the game’s first four minutes.

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Man wins $7.2 million playing slots in friend’s memory after funeral

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A Michigan man went to Mississippi for a friend’s funeral last week, and came back a multimillionaire.

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Snow snarls Detroit interstates; winter storm warning for New England

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Whiteout conditions in the Detroit area on Saturday caused pile-ups involving dozens of cars and trucks that closed several highways, including Interstates 75 and 94, all part of a weather system that brought winter storm warnings for parts of Massachusetts.

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Detroit prosecutor vows justice after thousands of rape kits go untested

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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has seen her share of grisly crime, but even she was shocked by a discovery in 2009 at a former police warehouse: thousands of untested rape kits, some decades old.

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Mayan end-of-world rumors prompt Michigan officials to close 33 schools

More than 30 Michigan schools closed for the holidays two days early, in part because the Mayan calendar predicts the world will end on Friday, an official said.

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Michigan House passes right-to-work legislation

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Michigan will become the nation’s 24th right-to-work state after Republicans in the state legislature approved historic changes to the state’s labor laws over the strenuous objections of Democrats and union members.

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