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Inside the final days of the Standing Rock protest.

Nancy Shomin first came to Standing Rock back in September after a stint in recovery for alcoholism. She was born in Flint, Michigan and had been the only native girl in her elementary school. Her father couldn't stop Nancy's classmates from bullying her, but he tried to balance his daughter's loneliness with a steady ...

- VICE News - US

Michigan State U. Bans Whiteboards in the Dorms Because People Write Things on Them.

Are students engaging in more harassment, or are administrators defining harassment too broadly?

- Reason.com - US

Watch: Brawl Breaks Out at Michigan Bowling Alley Over a Woman Not Even There.

A major brawl broke out over the weekend at an Allen Park, MI bowl alley, and video of the brawl has gone viral. ClickonDetroit reports that a group of around eight men started a brawl at Thunderbowl that wreaked havoc in one of the club-like rooms. In the video, a woman can be seen being brutally punched in the face by ...

- Breitbart - US

Avoiding the Traps Of Transparency: How One Company Teaches Employees The Economics of the Business.

Meadowlark Builders is a well-respected design and home-building company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Last year CEO Doug Selby launched Meadowlark on a journey into open-book management.

- Forbes.com - US

Democratic Socialists make headway in US after Trump's win.

For David Green, head of the Detroit chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America , Donald Trump's victory in November was both distressing and cause for optimism in his quest to pull the Democratic Party to the left. “We need a party that's open to progressive forces, and that's...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S. EV Firm Detroit Electric Signs Deal To Manufacture Electric SUVs In China.

The U.S. based EV-maker Detroit Electric has signed a deal to manufacture electric SUVs in China. The agreement is a three-way joint venture with China Smarter Energy Group and the China Yixing Environmental Technology Industrial Park Development Corporation .

- Forbes.com - US

Jennifer Granholm: Trump must disavow Milo after demanding Berkeley let him speak.

Appearing on CNN with host Don Lemon, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm called on President Donald Trump to “disavow” conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos after previously threatening to withhold federal funds from U.C. Berkeley for banning him from speaking on campus. On ...

- The Raw Story - US

2/20: Trump names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster new national security adviser; Diminutive basketball star reaching new heights.

President Trump chose Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser; Central Michigan University basketball player Marcus Keene is on pace for a historic season

- CBS NEWS - US

Survey shows 48pc of American parents struggle to identify healthy foods.

CHICAGO, Feb 21 — One in six parents in the USA considers their child's diet very healthy,' according to a GfK survey for the University of Michigan. The poll questioned 1,727 parents about their daily approaches and challenges in providing...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Anti-Trump rallies crop up again on 'Not My President's Day'.

Renewed protests against U.S. President Donald Trump flared on the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, with grassroots activists vowing to take to the streets in dozens of cities in 'Not My President's Day' rallies. Protest leaders had said they expected thousands to rally in about 28 cities ranging from Los Angeles and ...

- GMA News - PH

Anti-Trump rallies crop up again on 'Not My President's Day'.

NEW YORK/CHICAGO - Renewed protests against U.S. President Donald Trump flared on the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, with grassroots activists vowing to take to the streets in dozens of cities in "Not My President's Day" rallies. Protest leaders had said they expected thousands to rally in about 28 cities ranging from ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Anti-Trump protesters stage 'Not My President's Day' rallies

Renewed protests against U.S. President Donald Trump flared on the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, with grassroots activists vowing to take to the streets in dozens of cities in "Not My President's Day" rallies. Protest leaders had said they expected thousands to rally in about 28 cities ranging from Los Angeles and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Court fight follows Democrats home

Conservatives are aggressively ramping up their campaign to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court this week, using a rare congressional recess to needle vulnerable Senate Democrats into supporting President Donald Trump's high court nominee.A bloc of right-leaning groups are organizing events around the country to help ...

- POLITICO - US

Decision in Detroit: Soccer Stadium, or Jail

A bid to bring Major League Soccer to Motown depends largely on a developer's vision for the “fail jail,” a half-built eyesore in the city's reviving downtown.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Libertarian Congressman Emerges as Vocal Trump Critic

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan has emerged as one of the leading Republican critics of President Donald Trump, using a tool the president himself often employs,an assertive presence on Twitter,to challenge and even taunt Mr. Trump.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Red Wings finish strong in win over Penguins

Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left. That much was evident this weekend with back-to-back wins against two of the NHL's best teams. Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored early third-period goals to lead the Red Wings to a 5-2 victory against The post Red ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Traffic study ranks Los Angeles as world's most clogged city

DETROIT — When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world.

- Billings Gazette - US

Traffic study ranks Los Angeles as world's most clogged city

DETROIT " When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world.Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers $1,200 a year: study

DETROIT - Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers an average of $1,200 a year in wasted fuel and time, and much more in Los Angeles, the city with the world's biggest rush hour traffic delays, according to a study by INRIX Inc released on Monday.

- Reuters - US

How Ford made it work in Europe

General Motors hasn't made money in Europe since Bill Clinton was president. If the world's third-largest auto-maker fails to unload its Opel European division on PSA Group, it could look to its crosstown rival in Dearborn, Mich.

- Automotive News - US

Can tiny Key Safety digest Takata?

Key Safety Systems is starting to look like the Mouse that Roared. The Michigan airbag maker is engaged in an uphill battle to acquire Takata Corp.

- Automotive News - US

Murphy, Minnesota outlast Michigan, 83-78

MINNEAPOLIS — Losers of five straight games in January, the Minnesota Golden Gophers were in desperate need of a rebound.Jordan Murphy and...

- Townhall.com - US

'Alternative facts' not just in politics and media

A Michigan State University scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution.

- PhysOrg - NL

Right-wing fringe group building multimedia empire near Detroit

A plain, two-story brick building houses the nerve center for a Catholic fringe group.         

- USA TODAY - US

Police: Former Detroit Lions player arrested in Oregon

WOODBURN, Ore. — Police say they arrested a former NFL player after he tried to force his way into an Oregon home and then took his clothes...

- Townhall.com - US

Decision in Detroit: Soccer Stadium, or Jail

A bid to bring Major League Soccer to Motown depends largely on a developer's vision for the 'fail jail,' a half-built eyesore in the city's reviving downtown.

- Wall Street Journal - US

See Ford's remake of famous Paris road-ripper

DETROIT, Feb 19 ― 1976 classic short C'était un Rendez-Vous saw Claude Lelouch roar through deserted Paris streets in a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL. On its 40th anniversary, Ford has remade the film and replaced the Merc with its very own Mustang....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers

They're worried and anxious at Freedom House in Detroit.

- FOX News - US

Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers

Lucy Neighbor knew that to start over after fleeing torture, bloodshed and repression in her native Cameroon, she needed to find something called Freedom House. She managed to reach the place in 2008, and though she wasn't exactly sure what it was, she felt at home the moment the door opened.

- WRAL.com - US

Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers

DETROIT — Lucy Neighbor knew that to start over after fleeing torture, bloodshed and repression in her native Cameroon, she needed to find something called Freedom House. She managed to reach the place in 2008, and though she wasn't…

- Billings Gazette - US

Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers

DETROIT " They're worried and anxious at Freedom House in Detroit.Freedom House is a shelter for immigrants who fled bloodshed and repression in their home countries and are asking for asylum in the U.S.Run by a nonprofit...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Civil rights panel: Flint water crisis linked to 'systemic racism'

LANSING, Mich. — The Flint drinking water crisis has its root causes in historical and systemic racism, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission said Friday in a hard-hitting report that calls the public health catastrophe ” a complete failure of government” and recommends a rewrite of the s...

- The Raw Story - US

Brawling breaks out in "Detroit of Asia" state legislature

NEW DELHI - Lawmakers broke chairs and smashed microphones in Tamil Nadu state assembly on Saturday as a weeks-long power struggle following the death of a regional politician intensified.

- Reuters - US

Brawling breaks out in 'Detroit of Asia' state legislature

NEW DELHI - Lawmakers broke chairs and smashed microphones in a state legislature in southern India on Saturday as a weeks-long...

- Townhall.com - US

Former turnbuckle biter George 'The Animal' Steele, 79, dies

STAMFORD, Conn. " WWE Hall of Fame member George "The Animal" Steele, whose given name was Jim Myers, has died at age 79.WWE announced Friday the death of Steele, who was living in Florida. The Detroit native had tweeted and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

What my subconscious saw at the Detroit show

As I walked through the Ford exhibit at the Detroit auto show, experts at a division of the company called Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience had me outfitted with biometric sensors and a pair of glasses that tracked the movement of my eyes as they...

- Automotive News - US

Woman Says Gymnastics Doc Molested Her for Years

A former US Gymnastics doctor already facing federal child pornography charges and dozens of civil lawsuits from gymnasts who say he molested them will have to stand trial for criminal sexual conduct, a Michigan judge has ruled. CBS News reports the decision was made after a 25-year-old woman testified against...

- Newser - US

Ted Nugent loudly flirts with a Senate bid against Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow

About a week ago, a tea party activist who was just elected to the Michigan GOP central committee said that it would be cool if singer Kid Rock, a vocal Trump supporter, ran against Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. This was enough to generate plenty of Kid Rock for Senate!' articles, even though there's no word that either ...

- Daily Kos - US

Michigan sports doctor ordered to stand trial

A judge orders a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor to stand trial on sexual assault charges         

- USA TODAY - US

Commission: 'Systemic racism' at root of Flint water crisis

Michigan civil rights officials say "systemic racism" going back decades is at the core of problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority black city of Flint.

- FOX News - US

Commission: 'Systemic racism' at root of Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. " "Systemic racism" going back decades is at the core of problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority black city of Flint, according to a Michigan Civil Rights Commission report issued Friday.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

BMW recalling 19,000 i3 plug-in hybrids for fire risk

DETROIT " BMW AG is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx plug-in hybrids in the U.S. because they could develop a fuel vapor leak that would increase the risk of a fire.Cars from the 2014 to 2017 model years produced between March...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

GM will build and test thousands of self-driving Chevy Bolts in 2018

Thomson ReutersDETROIT - General Motors Co plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automaker’s plans said this week. It is expected to be the largest such test of fully autonomous ...

- Business Insider - US

Exclusive: GM plans to build, test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - sources

DETROIT - General Motors Co plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automaker's plans said this week.

- Reuters - US

The Latest: Michigan sports doctor ordered to stand trial

MASON, Mich. — The Latest on a criminal case against a Michigan sports doctor who is charged with sexual assault :___12:15...

- Townhall.com - US

Court: CFPB Has Authority To Request Seven Years' Worth Of Foreclosure Documents

Back in November, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against one of the nation's largest providers of seller-financed homes after it failed to comply with a subpoena to turn over documents related to home foreclosures. This week, a judge upheld the Bureau's authority to request the documents from ...

- The Consumerist - US

Elon Musk, Travis Kalanick on self-driving cars

Car ownership in America peaked in 2006 and, minus a recent uptick, has been declining ever since, according to a recent study by Michael Sivak of the University of Michigan's Sustainable Worldwide Transportation research consortium. It's unclear whether this uptick is an aberration and that s...

- The Raw Story - US

How an Ice Age paradox could inform sea level rise predictions

New findings from the University of Michigan explain an Ice Age paradox and add to the mounting evidence that climate change could bring higher seas than most models predict.The study, published in Nature, shows how small spikes in the temperature of the ocean, rather than the air, likely drove the rapid disintegration ...

- ENN - US

'Resurrecting' tiny lake-dwelling animals to study evolutionary responses to pollution

A University of Michigan biologist combined the techniques of "resurrection ecology" with the study of dated lake sediments to examine evolutionary responses to heavy-metal contamination over the past 75 years.

- ENN - US

Michigan sports doctor facing key hearing in assault case

A sports doctor who treated female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through USA Gymnastics faces a key hearing Friday to determine if he will go to trial on sexual … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

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