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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette traded shots on health care, taxes and other issues in their first head-to-head debate in Michigan's race for governor.

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A federal court won't reopen a major decision that gives University of Michigan students the right of cross-examination during disciplinary hearings related to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette on Wednesday doubled down on his criticism of Democratic rival Gretchen Whitmer for backing a bipartisan overhaul of Michigan's largest health insurer, saying it led to a spike in costs for supplemental insurance that covers Medicare recipients' coinsurance and deductibles.

Republican John James of Michigan says his campaign raised $3.6 million in the last three months, about double what Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow took in.

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Officials say they're not sure what's causing an itchy rash affecting more than 100 inmates at Michigan's only prison for women.

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Volkswagen is shifting an Audi executive into the top North American post for the VW brand.

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Central Michigan University says it has kicked a fraternity out of school after many allegations of sexual misconduct and hazing and the death of a member.

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Thousands of absentee voters were mistakenly sent instructions on how to vote a straight-party ticket even though that's not an option in next month's Michigan election.

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Police say a 7-year-old girl was fatally shot inside a Michigan home in a burst of gunfire that may have been intended for a family member.

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The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that will determine if people who were wrongly accused of defrauding the unemployment program can sue the state.

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University of Michigan officials say they are working to ensure that faculty members' political views won't affect their responsibilities to students after two instructors decided not to recommend students for a study programs in Israel.

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About $3 million for water hydration stations and related expenditures was approved Tuesday by Detroit’s school board as the district deals with high levels of lead and copper in some school water fixtures.

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Mark Dantonio had plenty of reasons for his frustration after Michigan State’s loss to Northwestern.  One particular stretch stood out.

Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide if the drug should be legal for any adult 21 and older. 

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The Catholic Diocese of Lansing has suspended a senior priest from public ministry because of what it calls a "credible allegation" of sexual assault by an adult male from decades ago.

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