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WATCH LIVE: Senate impeachment trial

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress.

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Immigrant children sent to Michigan, as parents forced to stay in Mexico under Trump policy

Self-driving technologies like Tesla's Autopilot mode are limited by the sensors they use to detect obstacles on the road.
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Tesla, the Silicon Valley automaker, is getting its revenge.

The maker of infamous electric vehicles got approval this week to sell directly to customers in Michigan – the epicenter of the automotive establishment.

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A new bill would create a citizens advisory panel for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

Democratic State Representative Jon Hoadley introduced the bill. 

EGLE

Preliminary test results indicate pollution from Electro-Plating Services in Madison Heights is not contaminating drinking water, nor is it moving into residential areas.

I Prevail

This weekend will be a monumental moment for the Michigan-based band, I Prevail. When their album, "Trauma," came out last year, it became an instant chart-topper. Their single, "Bow Down" hit Billboard's Rock Top 10. Their band has been nominated for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony. 

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Flint’s mayor admits his city should have started preparing for this year’s census a year ago. But he says the city is trying to catch up.

Gov. Whitmer
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the Democratic Response following President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address on February 4, 2020. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced the news in a press release Friday.

Updated Jan. 25, 12:30 p.m. ET

A new strain of virus that appears to have originated in China is spreading rapidly and crossing borders. There are more than 1300 confirmed cases worldwide and more than 40 reported deaths as of Jan. 25.

Here's what we know so far about this virus, as reported by NPR's daily science podcast Short Wave.

What kind of disease is this?

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Michigan is seen as critical in this year’s presidential election.

President Donald Trump, a Republican, won Michigan by a narrow margin in 2016. He was the first Republican to win the state since 1988.

Nationally, Democrats were criticized for not paying enough attention to Michigan, Wisconsin and other battleground states.

In the lead up to the 2020 election, the national Democratic Party is investing heavily to win states they lost in 2016 that were formerly believed to be reliably ‘Blue.’   

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In 1935 Detroit earned the title, “City of Champions” — and for good reason. That year the Tigers won the World Series, the Lions were NFL champions, and the following spring the Red Wings claimed their first Stanley Cup.

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To be sure, there are some people who are perfectly happy working in the gig economy. Lyft drivers who appreciate the flexible hours and social engagement. Shipt pickers who enjoy the challenge of filling grocery orders for other people. 

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Life on the Inside: Stories from a Michigan prison

Stateside’s week-long series will capture what life is like for the people who live and work inside Lakeland Correctional Facility.

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