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About 250 people turned out for a Trump rally led by the President’s son, Eric. Many in the crowd wore red "Make America Great Again" caps and a variety of Trump t-shirts. While they had to wear masks to get into the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, most pulled them down or took them off once inside.

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Today on Stateside, COVID-19 hits home with Michigan’s Republican leaders. We hear from two journalists about how the lack of a mask mandate at the Michigan state Capitol hampers work in the legislature. Also, a veterinarian weighs in on the cheap vaccine that can prevent Eastern Equine Encephalitis in horses--if owners choose to use it. Plus, an artist on bringing texture to children’s book illustrations.

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White evangelical Christian voters are all in for Donald Trump—or, at least, that's the conventional wisdom. And while the president continues to see high approval ratings among that group, there are some faith leaders who hope to convince religious voters to move away from Trump in the November election. The nonprofit group Vote Common Good is holding rallies across the state through next week to try and do just that. 

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A Trump administration rule change to the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act dropped fines for industries killing birds unless the deaths were intentionally caused.

Conservation groups such as the National Audubon Society sued to stop the rules.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has sent a letter to President Trump asking him to declare a Major Disaster in Michigan due to COVID-19.

Whitmer says she is hopeful that President Trump will grant her request for disaster relief within the new few days.

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President Donald Trump touted the benefits of the nation's new North American free trade agreement, known as the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement, at an event at the Warren factory of Dana, Inc.

The president signed the agreement Wednesday.

Trump said the new deal will bring jobs and factories back to the U.S.