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39 min ago | BizzyBlog.com

USAT Fails to Identify Strong 6-2 Majority in Supremes' Mich. Affirmative Action Decision

In his story on the Supreme Court's decision this morning upholding Michigan voters' 2006 approval of a ban on race-, ethic- and gender-based preferences in university admissions, USA Today's Richard Wolf failed to identify the size of the court majority, which was 6-2.

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Related Topix: US News, Michigan, Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, John G. Roberts

4 hrs ago | KFVS12

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Bulgaria, World News, Missouri, Agriculture, Science

5 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: Affirmative action is yesterday's solution to inequality

The Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan's voter-approved ban on race-based affirmative action effectively puts an end to what was always a controversial strategy.

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Related Topix: Michigan, California, Asian-American, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Detroit News

Michigan schools aren't moving forward

Michigan schools have been far too slow to adapt to the changing world, Cook writes.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, Opinion

KTEN-TV Denison

Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much... In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Michigan, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma

Tri-cityherald.com

Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

Jose Alvarenga, center, BAMN national organizer, and others protest the Supreme Court ruling on the campus of the University of Michigan Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Related Topix: Michigan, US News, US Supreme Court, Standardized Testing, Education

Hot Air

Video: GOP candidate mocks mansplaining Democrat

I'm actually not a fan of the term "mansplaining," but it works here in a sort of hoist with his own petard sense.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, US Senate, Carl Levin

Inside Bay Area

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan anti-affirmative action law, California's Prop. 209 stands

In a decision that likely makes California's Proposition 209 bullet proof against legal attack, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an identical Michigan law that bans affirmative action in public programs such as university admissions.

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Related Topix: US News, Michigan, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, California, US Supreme Court

WMC-TV Memphis

High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions.

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Related Topix: Michigan

Detroit Free Press

Recruiting: Michigan Wolverines football sending out offers in waves

In recent years, Michigan's recruiting class for the following February has seemed mostly complete by this point.

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Related Topix: Michigan

Detroit News

How Mich. can fuel U.S. military with clean energy

Throughout the 20th century, Michigan was at the forefront of innovation, pioneering the rise of the automobile and creating a modern transportation sector.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Michigan, US Military, US Army, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

MLive.com

Michigan marijuana activists to file signatures for first local legalization proposal of 2014

Michigan activists looking to legalize or decriminalize marijuana in at least a dozen communities this fall will spark up the effort Tuesday morning in Oak Park.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Michigan, Marijuana, Oak Park, MI, Prison

MLive.com

What Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson wants you to do 'from the comfort of your home'

When ballot committees file campaign finance reports this week in advance of a May 6 vote on a city streets tax proposal , the fundraising data won't be available online.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Kent County, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Patch.com

75 Percent of Michigan Voters Support 'Classrooms & Kids' School Plan, Increased Local Control

Three-quarters of Michigan voters support the "Classrooms and Kids"proposal that would redirect more money into classrooms and preserve local control, a new poll released today shows.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Modern Healthcare

New Michigan rules seek to tighten doctor discipline

New state regulations that take effect July 1 aim to eliminate the ability of chairs of the Michigan Board of Medicine and 26 other health-licensing boards to unilaterally end investigations of physicians , nurses and other healthcare professionals.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Grand Ledge, MI

Maize N Brew

Monday Michigan Football Recruiting Roundup Has Visit Reactions

The MRR updates you on the very latest regarding Michigan football recruiting. Michigan's two WR offers are touched on, visit reactions are discussed and an offensive lineman is taking his time.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Michigan NCAA

Detroit Free Press

Michigan legislators weigh giving drivers saliva tests for marijuana

Under a bill proposed in Lansing, Michigan could become the first state to adopt a roadside saliva test that aims to tell police whether a driver is impaired due to consuming pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Michigan, Lansing, MI

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Detroit News

Is Land the answer in Michigan?

Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978.

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Related Topix: US News, Michigan, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Georgetown University, Big Box Retailers, Opinion

Lansing State Journal

Letter: Judge had no right to overturn vote of Michiganders

U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman now says, "you are all wrong." As far as I am concerned, he should be removed from the bench.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Kids, Family

Detroit Free Press

The 'Stevies': Joe Dumars, Justin Verlander and more

Each week, Steve Schrader hands out "Stevies" to the best, worst and weirdest from the week that was in sports.

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