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Bush-Trump feud intensifies in GOP presidential primary

September 2, 2015 MIAMI— Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has escalated his feud with Donald Trump, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on. more »»

The politics of wildfires

September 1, 2015 As wildfires plague much of the American West, one must ask, Who is paying to put them out? The answer is largely the American taxpayer. more »»

Common Core results trickle in; initial goals unfulfilled

August 31, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below... more »»

State Department routinely sent secrets over email

August 27, 2015 WASHINGTON— The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret... more »»

Heroism, American-style

August 26, 2015 Every country has its heroes, but something in America’s cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety. more »»

Diversion of funds is the sticking point in road deal

August 25, 2015 LANSING — Michigan’s deteriorating roads will not be fixed anytime soon unless Gov. more »»

Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids’ tests

August 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey. more »»

Feeling the heat: Earth in July was hottest month on record

August 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet’s warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said. more »»

World War I Memorial design narrowed to five

August 20, 2015 By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Five design concepts have emerged in a competition to build a new national World War I Memorial in Washington, with ideas ranging from neoclassical... more »»

Two Michigan lawmakers fight for their political lives

August 17, 2015 LANSING — A bizarre sex scandal involving Michigan lawmakers and their potential misuse of public resources in a cover-up plot possibly prompted by blackmail shows no signs of abating. more »»

Poll: Terror tops foreign policy concerns

August 15, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Few Americans want to see the United States take a more active approach to foreign policy, but the vast majority thinks it may be appropriate to take military action to achieve at... more »»

Trump’s warmup act

August 12, 2015 There’s this great scene from “Law & Order” where Detective Briscoe shows a victim’s picture to a prostitute. He asks whether she knew of anyone who had “dated” him. more »»

Holdout Michigan considers compensating innocent inmates

August 11, 2015 LANSING — One newly exonerated inmate walks free every couple of months in Michigan, which has released more innocent prisoners than all but four states. more »»

Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

August 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government’s largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its histor. more »»

Cecil 'disaster' disturbs hunters

August 7, 2015 OZEMAN, Mont. — That picture of Cecil the lion’s corpse and the American dentist posing triumphantly over it was ghastl. more »»

Holder rejoins his corporate family

August 7, 2015 Novelist Thomas Wolfe famously wrote: “You can’t go home again.” But Eric Holder has proven him wron. more »»

Economists skeptical of Trump’s vow to bring jobs back from China

August 6, 2015 WASHINGTON— Donald Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors if voters put him in the White Hous. more »»

Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges

August 4, 2015 DANA POINT, Calif. — One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koc. more »»

A look at Michigan sentencing after supreme court strikes law

August 3, 2015 LANSING, Mich — The Michigan Supreme Court’s milestone decision to strike down state sentencing guidelines and make them “advisory” only for judges may influence how defendants are sentenced for... more »»



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Late start to the school year

August 31, 2015 By state law, Michigan’s public schools can’t start classes until after Labor Day. more »

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