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The investigation into how Michigan State University handled the Larry Nassar is still ongoing. Attorney General Dana Nessel appealed to MSU Trustees in a public briefing Thursday asking them to waive privilege and release oustanding documents.
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel held her first public briefing on Thursday. She briefed reporters on three major investigations that were passed to her from her Republican predecessor, former Attorney General Bill Schuette, including the state’s investigation into Michigan State University’s internal handling of the Larry Nassar scandal.  

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says an investigation into possible sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Michigan may last two years, and she wants the state's seven dioceses to suspend their own internal review processes until the probe is complete. 


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MSU junior guard Cassius Winston leads the way for MSU over Rutgers on Wednesday night in light of the first game without junior forward Nick Ward due to a broken hand. 

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The investigation into how Michigan State University handled the Larry Nassar is still ongoing. Attorney General Dana Nessel appealed to MSU Trustees in a public briefing Thursday asking them to waive privilege and release oustanding documents.
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Attorney General Pleads With MSU Trustees To Waive Privilege, Release Documents

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel held her first public briefing on Thursday. She briefed reporters on three major investigations that were passed to her from her Republican predecessor, former Attorney General Bill Schuette, including the state’s investigation into Michigan State University’s internal handling of the Larry Nassar scandal.

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Renowned Michigan State University sociologist Carl Taylor is being honored by the university with the MSU Community Engagement Scholarship Lifetime Achievement Award. 


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In her first address to a joint convention of the State House of Representatives and Senate, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer lays out her new legislative year agenda.

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