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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge will decide whether to force Michigan State University to allow campus space to be rented to white nationalist Richard Spencer so he can deliver a speech later this month.

An 11-page lawsuit filed Sunday night in U.S. District Court in western Michigan contends that the East Lansing school’s refusal to rent a conference room or lecture hall to a Spencer supporter on security grounds violates free speech and other constitutional rights.

Current Sports | August 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017
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Charlottesville, Virginia; Detroit Tigers; Zach Berridge; MSU Football; High School Football


Current Sports | August 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
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Detroit Lions; Brandon Copeland; Kerry Hyder, Michigan State Volleyball; Cathy George; Jim Harbaugh.


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Two days after a deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump denounced the actions of white supremacist groups.  The president largely criticized for failing to blame them specifically in the hours after the incident.

 

WKAR’s Kevin Lavery speaks with Dr. Ron Hall, a professor of social work at Michigan State University, about what motivates people to join hate groups. 

 


More than 100 people took part in a peaceful gathering in Dearborn designed to counter the violence in Virginia over the weekend.