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An independence day for Britain? »

"Leaders of the campaign to end Britain’s membership in the European Union hope that next month’s referendum will make June 23, 2016, a date as luminous in modern British history as May 3, 1979, when voters made Margaret Thatcher prime minister."

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Freighter stuck in Whitefish Bay in Upper Peninsula »

"Sault Ste. Marie — The U.S. Coast Guard says a freighter has run aground in Whitefish Bay off Michigan’s Upper Peninsula."

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Violence takes rising toll on Detroit kids »

"On New Year’s Day, a crowd of about 100 gathered on Steel Street on the city’s northwest side to mourn the death of 7-year-old Channell Berry, who earlier that week was killed by a stray bullet while playing with her Christmas presents."

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DSO receives $2.9 million donation »

"Music education programs at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will get a $2.9 million boost, thanks to a bequest from the estate of the late Dr. Clyde and Mrs. Helen Wu."

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Ruling could bring local governments more money from 'big box' stores »

"LANSING — In what is seen as a significant victory for local governments, the Michigan Court of Appeals has rejected a controversial method of assessing the value of “big box” stores that has cost Michigan local governments millions of dollars in property tax revenue."

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Safer with a smarter criminal justice system »

"Michigan’s criminal justice system needs modernizing. It’s time to take action with smart justice reforms that break the cycle of incarceration and ensure that the safety of the public is always the top priority."

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Reading Works: How to help, how to find help »

"Here's how you can help organizations in their efforts to improve adult literacy:"

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Does incrementalism work? »

"Incrementalism is the proverbial frog in the kettle. Turn the heat up gradually to a boil and the frog is cooked alive, unaware of what’s happening."

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Detroit Teachers Under Pay Freeze, But Union President Gets Big Pay Hike »

"While teachers at Michigan’s largest school district were living under a wage freeze, and more recently hearing rumors of possible payless paydays, one school employee who is also president of the local teachers union got a huge raise."

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