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Obama Backs Gillum And Ocasio-Cortez In New Endorsement Wave « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Former President Barack Obama backed a slate of leading progressive Democrats in a second round of national endorsements released on Monday, a little more than five weeks ahead of the midterm elections. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who in June defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking House Democrat in their primary, received Obama’s support this time around. Her name ...

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‘I’m a victim of sexual assault’ « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Kellyanne Conway revealed Sunday that she is a victim of a past sexual assault during a discussion about the allegations facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape,” Conway told CNN “State of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper. Conway then paused for a moment and ...

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String Of Fires In Rural Michigan Investigated As Suspicious « Detroit News Watch

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP (AP) — Authorities say fires at a barn, a trailer and at least two other structures in a rural part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula are being investigated as suspicious. Crews responding early Monday to a fire in Mecosta County’s Deerfield Township found three structure fires in the area about 140 miles northwest of Detroit. The Mecosta County sheriff’s ...

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Dedication Planned At Detroit Park Named After Civil Rights Activist « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A dedication ceremony is planned at a renovated Detroit park named after a civil rights activist slain in 1965 in Alabama. A ribbon-cutting will be held Saturday morning at Liuzzo Park in northwest Detroit. The Viola Liuzzo Park Association secured funding from several sources to make improvements to the park which is part of Mayor Mike Duggan’s ...

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