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New report is 'huge warning sign' that desegregation has failed in US schools

Report illuminates extent to which US schools are becoming more segregated, with more than 60% of schools with high levels of poor students racially divided

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Recall campaign targets Michigan governor Rick Snyder amid Flint water crisis

In late January 2015, Michigan governor Rick Snyder sent an email to several aides with a list of priorities he wanted his administration to tackle in the forthcoming year.

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Michigan governor Rick Snyder faces yet another lawsuit – this time over Detroit schools

Detroit public schools’ students are experiencing “serious and permanent” damage from Michigan governor Rick Snyder’s appointment of multiple emergency managers to run the district, according to an expansive federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

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Michigan officers suffocated man with a 'spit hood' despite pleas he couldn't breathe: lawsuit

Naked, agitated and restrained in a chair, Jack Marden pleaded with officers to remove a “spit hood” covering his face, to let him breathe.

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Detroit braces for' 'sickout' by teachers frustrated by class sizes and conditions

A “substantial” number of teachers from at least 40 schools in Detroit’s public school district will participate in a “sickout” on Monday, the Guardian has learned. The move for teachers to simultaneously call in sick, fuelled by frustration over large class sizes and “abominable” working conditions, could close nearly half the district.

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Republicans push bills to allow guns on university campuses in Wisconsin and Michigan

Two states are proposing bills to expand access to guns on campuses and elsewhere, less than two weeks after a campus mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, killed nine people.

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Protesters want answers over drug addict left to die in Michigan jail while serving traffic ticket sentence

Friends and family of a Michigan man who died naked in a jail cell of drug withdrawal while serving a sentence for a traffic ticket staged a rally on Saturday, as the FBI continued to investigate the incident. Local authorities said deputies had done nothing wrong in the case.

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Increased lead in Michigan's water is harming children's health: 'We're paying to poison our kids'

When Lee-Anne Walters learned in March that her son’s immune system was compromised after being exposed to lead in the city of Flint’s water supply, she did what any parent would likely do: break down and cry.

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Jailed at 17 for a drug crime in 1988, 'White Boy Rick' is still behind bars. Why?

Of more than 200 people sentenced to life without parole under a controversial Michigan drug law only one remains. At last he has a hope of freedom

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Kim Davis is one of three Kentucky clerks refusing to issue marriage licenses

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis made international headlines this week for her continued refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite a US supreme court order mandating otherwise.

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Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk denying licenses to gay couples, has been married four times

When a gay couple went to the Rowan County courthouse on Tuesday to obtain a marriage license, clerk Kim Davis turned them away – despite the fact she herself has tied the knot four times.

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Detroit’s transgender community after murder of Amber Monroe: 'Police have have no sympathy for us'

“It could have been me,” Lilianna Reyes, a transgender woman of color, told a crowd of 50 at meeting hosted by the Detroit police department.

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Cincinnati promises reform after Samuel Dubose's death but a family demands justice and answers

Kimberly Thomas stood in the pouring rain Sunday at the intersection where her brother, Samuel Dubose, was shot dead by police one week prior. The loss of her “biggest fan” has been devastating, just as she was planning to open a new restaurant with Dubose’s assistance.

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Cincinnati mayor pledges reform after fatal shooting during traffic stop

Mayor John Cranley held a press conference after Officer Ray Tensing shot Samuel Dubose, who was driving without a license plate, in the head

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