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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

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Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the United States invasion of Normandy in the Second World War.

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A former teacher and author who died in April at the age of 101 has left her $1.3 million estate to a community foundation in Michigan.

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A gray wolf that was moved from Canada to Michigan's Isle Royale National Park over the winter has been found dead.

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 Authorities say an 11-year-old boy who was riding a minibike has been fatally struck by a southern Michigan sheriff's deputy who was heading to the scene of a burglary.

Authorities closed streets in downtown Lapeer, Michigan, to traffic after gasoline from an unknown source apparently leaked into the city's sewer lines.

Detroit Water Front
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

 Delta Dental is giving $5 million to help build a 5-acre (2-hectare) playground along the Detroit River in what will be Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park.

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Authorities say they've identified decomposed human remains found in March in a wooded area of mid-Michigan as those of a 35-year-old woman.

Damon Keith

Flags are being lowered and federal court offices are closed for the day in parts of Michigan to honor prominent Judge Damon J. Keith, who was a figure in the civil rights movement.

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A jury has awarded a former Michigan prison warden $438,000 after finding supervisors retaliated against him for defending a female subordinate who complained about sexual discrimination and harassment.

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A 9-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his mother in their southern Michigan home, according to court documents.

Downtown Grand Rapids
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Michigan’s Civil Rights office is investigating 23 complaints accusing the Grand Rapids Police Department of discrimination.

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A 19-year-old man suspected of defacing the gravesite of former President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Holland Tulip Festival

Two pairs of oversized wooden shoes displayed as part of an art competition that were stolen ahead of the annual Tulip Time Festival in Michigan have been recovered by police.

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Tesla is increasing the amount of money it will attempt to raise to as much as $2.7 billion.

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A report shows that more than 4,300 families in Detroit avoided losing their homes last year through a program designed to prevent properties from entering a county tax foreclosure auction.