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It was four months after he gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and only four weeks after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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The lawyer for an American man being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying said on Tuesday that his client was given a flash drive containing Russian “state secrets” before he was arrested, but did not know he had them and had not looked at them.

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was detained in Moscow at the end of December. The arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped for one of the Russians held in the U.S., such as gun rights activist Maria Butina, who has pleaded guilty to acting as a foreign agent in the U.S.

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The city of Jackson is considering a new ordinance to protect tenants if their housing is declared unsafe.  

Officials say the city has been taking on the responsibility of finding and even sometimes paying for temporary housing for renters when inspectors declare their regular housing unsafe, in some instances to keep people from becoming homeless.

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Kalamazoo is dealing with a rash of water main breaks due to the extremely cold temperatures.

Jeff Chamberlin, Kalamazoo Deputy City Manager, says if the ground around a main freezes, "the earth will actually shift and when that happens we'll get cracks or breaks in water mains occasionally."

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Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday honoring the life and work of one of the most dedicated and celebrated leaders of the civil rights movement. It falls on the third Monday of each January to mark King’s birthday, which is January 15. This year, he would have been 90 years old.

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The technicians who maintain the nation’s air traffic system warn the ongoing partial federal government shutdown is affecting air safety.

A weekend offer that President Donald Trump says is a compromise with Democrats doesn't appear to be on track to ending the partial government shutdown, now in Day 31.

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U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin is co-sponsoring a bill that would allow federal workers to borrow money from their retirement accounts without penalty during the partial government shutdown.

Black Legacy Coalition called for changes at the Charles H. Wright Museum at a press conference Monday
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A coalition of Detroit organizations continues to challenge an exhibit planned for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

The Black Legacy Coalition wants the museum's Board of Trustees to reconsider an exhibit featuring Thomas Jefferson’s plantation that's set to open in March.

Sen. Jim Ananich, the next Minority Leader in Michigan's Senate.
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Democrats in the state Senate want to change a controversial law that passed during last year’s lame duck session.

The bill was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder in late December. It changes the requirements for collecting signatures to get a measure on the ballot. Democrats say it makes the process too difficult.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Michigan connections

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There will be lectures, marches, and celebrations across the state recognizing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today. The federal holiday marks King’s birthday, January 15th.

The nation celebrates it on the third Monday of January. This year, he would have been ninety years old.

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Over the weekend, parts of Michigan recorded temperatures well below zero.

The bitter cold temps come as many Michiganders are struggling to get help from the state to keep the heat on in their homes.

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