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The 60th anniversary of Emmett Till's murder
August 27, 2015 11:30 pm
Emmett Till was murdered 60 years ago, and the U.S. Department of Justice is still struggling to resolve civil rights-era murders.
NASA says 3 feet is the minimum sea level rise
August 27, 2015 8:54 pm
NASA predicts sea levels will rise by 3 feet this century, minimum. It's the latest news that we may be too late to stop certain climate changes.
Editorial: Fix Michigan roads now!
August 27, 2015 8:35 pm
For a number of years, Michigan drivers have spent a fortune on their vehicles due to crumbling roads and potholes. Our roads rank among the worst in America and most costly to drivers.
Trump isn't sweating his hate group followers
August 27, 2015 3:57 pm
A number of white supremacist groups have publicly endorsed Donald Trump's run for the presidency, and Trump isn't discouraging them.
'Fit For Work' employees in the UK are dying
August 27, 2015 12:30 pm
The U.K. welfare system is under fire after a report showed about 80 Britons died each month shortly after they were deemed "fit for work."
Trump's Ramos feud may cost him the Latino vote
August 27, 2015 5:54 am
Donald Trump's latest feud with a reporter could be dangerous for his campaign.
Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104
August 26, 2015 11:42 pm
Amelia Boynton Robinson, who survived "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama in 1965, died at 104 years old.
Other countries with birthright citizenship
August 26, 2015 3:00 pm
The U.S. is one of about 30 countries that grant automatic citizenship to babies born to undocumented immigrants.
Univision anchor takes on Trump
August 25, 2015 8:44 pm
Jorge Ramos, one of Time's 100 most influential people, sparred with Donald Trump over immigration after being kicked out of a press conference.
VPs becoming presidents: what are the odds?
August 26, 2015 1:09 am
Joe Biden, if he chooses to run, would be the latest in a long line of vice presidents to seek the nation's highest office.
Jeb Bush bungles defense on 'anchor babies'
August 25, 2015 9:13 am
While trying to defend his use of the term "anchor babies," presidential hopeful Jeb Bush dug himself a little deeper by applying the term to Asians.
Clinton slips, Trump & Bush gain in new MI poll
August 24, 2015 6:18 pm
Hillary Clinton has taken a major hit among voters in Michigan, according to results of an exclusive new WXYZ-TV 7/Detroit Free Press poll conducted by EPIC/MRA.
Oklahoma politician fatally stabbed
August 24, 2015 8:14 am
Witnesses say the son of an Oklahoma politician stabbed his father multiple times in a restaurant where they'd met to settle an argument.
Hurricane Katrina often portrayed as a blessing
August 23, 2015 10:32 pm
Katrina devastated New Orleans, but the recovery gave officials the chance to test business-friendly reforms — although the growth has been uneven.
Could Deez Nuts be our next president?
August 22, 2015 10:18 pm
A prank presidential candidate called "Deez Nuts" is picking up respectable numbers against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. How are people reacting?
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