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Michigan's first black female federal judge, Anna Diggs Taylor, has died at age 84.

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A small Michigan community scheduled a candlelight vigil for two Michigan natives who are believed to be among the dead after a gunman opened fire in a South Texas church. 

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Michigan State's Miles Bridges has everyone's attention. The 6-foot-7 sophomore headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team as the leading vote-getter by a wide margin for the five-player squad. 

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Police say a Michigan State University student who died after being struck by a car last week was from suburban Detroit.

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Nearly half of local officials in Michigan's large municipalities report struggling to find enough people with the necessary skills to work at the polls on Election Day.

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have jumped by about 20 cents per gallon in the past week amid tighter supplies in the Great Lakes region.

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Michael Geiger had the windmill. Now Matt Coghlin has the slide.

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A group has turned in more than 380,000 signatures for initiated legislation to repeal Michigan’s law requiring higher “prevailing” wages on state-financed construction projects.

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The state of Michigan wants the mayor of Flint to sign a 30-year deal for water next week.

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Former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar is due in court today for hearings on multiple motions including an effort to change the trial location.

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In an about-face, Michigan regulators said Wednesday that medical marijuana businesses can stay open while seeking a state license as long as they have been operating with the approval of their local community.

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The latest in a criminal case against Michigan’s health director, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint (all times local):

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Detroit police recently told the parents of a woman reported missing in 2009 that investigators actually found her body in 2010 and later buried her unidentified remains, blaming the mistake in part on investigative records that wrongly listed her ethnicity. 

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra says four foundations are giving a combined $18.5 million to the organization to boost programming and its permanent endowment. 

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Gov. Rick Snyder is moving Michigan's Office of the Great Lakes from the state Department of Environmental Quality to the Department of Natural Resources. 

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