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Class Action Law Suit Aims To Stop Michigan From Suspending The Licenses Of The Working Poor

You pick up a couple of routine traffic tickets, but because you live week to week on your meager paycheck, you can't pay them immediately.

The state then suspends your license, which means you can't drive to work, which means you not only can't pay it off, you risk losing your job.

It's a vicious circle which has resulted in a class action lawsuit.

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Trailer Released For Upcoming Movie About The Detroit Riots [Video]

This July 23 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Riots, which were among the bloodiest in the history of the United States.

Academy Award Director Kathryn Bigelow has a movie coming out called 'Detroit' and the trailer indicates its plot will revolve around the darkest incident of the rioting.

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Ted Nugent In Concert -  Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Ted Nugent Is Thinking Of A Senate Run

All that talk earlier this week about the GOP weighing out asking Kid Rock to run for the Senate in 2018 has gotten an old stand by all worked up.

Yup, Terrible Ted refuses to be ignored, and now he says he may seek out that Senate seat. 

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Could Shia LaBeouf’s ‘HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US’ Come to ArtPrize?

"HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US" is a controversial piece of performance art which invites the public to repeat the words "he will not divide us" into a camera.

The piece was installed in New York on the day of Trump's inauguration. It has been taken down after "dozens of threats of violence and numerous arrests."

The artists, including Shia LaBeouf, say they will continue with the project.

Could "HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US" come to ArtPrize?

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ArtPrize Issues Statement on Trump, Refugees, Free Speech, Education

As controversy continues to surround the Trump administration's policies and ideas, ArtPrize says they are "compelled to speak out" and has issued a statement sharing the mission and guiding principles of ArtPrize.

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Newly Sworn-In Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Addresses Staff At The Education Department
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Sales of ‘Not My President’ Candy Bars Spike After Betsy DeVos Confirmation

Some protesters are trading picket signs for chocolate.

"Not My President" candy bars saw an increase in sales after Betsy DeVos become Education Secretary. 

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Join A Demonstration Against Bloomberg's Proposed School Closings
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U.S. Rep. Amash Co-Sponsors Bill to Abolish Department of Education

A bill introduced today, by U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, (R-MI) and six others, would abolish the federal Department of Education.

The bill is one page long and says, "the Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018."

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Trump's Selection For Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Testifies During Her Senate Confirmation Hearing
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Betsy DeVos Approved by Senate Committee for Secretary of Education

On Tuesday, a Senate committee approved Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, as chosen by Trump. This means she's one step closer to attaining the position...

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Senator Suggests Wagering a Betsy DeVos Vote on the Super Bowl

This morning, the Senate education committee voted along party lines on whether to approve President Trump’s education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos.

It almost came down to the Super Bowl.

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Courtesy of State Representative Jewell Jones
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Meet Michigan’s Youngest State Representative

Jewell Jones, a student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, has made political history for a second time.

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More Michiganders Pardoned by President Obama Just Before Leaving Office

This week, President Obama has officially pardoned more people than any other president in our nation's history. With 273 more people being given another chance this week, his last in office, Obama's commutation record has hit a whopping 1,597 people pardoned! More pardons than the last 12 presidents COMBINED!

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Belding Area Schools Vote To Change Their Mascot

Monday night, the Belding Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to drop the controversial Redskins mascot.

The push to change the mascot came at the end of this past school year when parents began asking for the board consider doing something different...

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