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Boosting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math classrooms is the aim of a federal grant going to the University of Michigan and other schools.

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A company that contracts with the state to help stranded motorists has stopped providing courtesy vans on Detroit-area freeways.

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Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Gretchen Whitmer for governor, Garlin Gilchrist for lieutenant governor and 19 other Michigan Democrats running for Congress or the Legislature.

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Authorities say a 33-year-old homicide suspect who was injured while exchanging gunfire with officers on a freeway in western Michigan is out of the hospital and behind bars.

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The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Detroit's Belle Isle is getting a $1.9 million renovation.

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Thomas Brennan, a former Michigan Supreme Court justice and founder of Cooley law school, has died. He was 89.

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Officials say a gray wolf captured in Minnesota for relocation to Isle Royale National Park has died.

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Union nurses and the University of Michigan have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract following months of negotiations.

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A man convicted of sexually assaulting a Lansing woman he held captive for three days in a basement has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart told 25-year-old Vincent Ovalle during Thursday's sentencing that it's hard to "adequately describe the savagery of this crime."

The Lansing State Journal reports authorities said Ovalle held the woman captive for three days in a Lansing townhouse's basement in April 2017, beating and sexually assaulting her before someone else helped her escape.

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The leader of the Benton Harbor school district says fights at the high school have caused a "significant disruption" during the first month of classes.

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A retired psychologist has agreed to give up his license after being accused of failing to report assault allegations against Larry Nassar back in 2004.

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Officials now estimate that a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will open in late 2024.

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The public school district in Ann Arbor says it's working to replace older water fixtures and installing more bottle filling stations as part of an effort to deal with levels of lead detected in drinking water at some schools.

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The campus of Delta College in Michigan is working to be a more friendly place for bees.

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A new section of Michigan's Iron Belle Trail is open in the Flint area.

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