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Wayne State Welcomes Largest Freshman Class In 150-Year History « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT– Wayne State University’s Midtown campus is busier than ever this fall, as the university welcomes the largest group of full-time freshmen in its 150-year history. When classes began Aug. 29, there were 2,955 full-time freshmen — an increase of 15 percent over last year’s incoming freshman class. “Now, more than ever, students are excited about Wayne State and about ...

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President Trump Cancels Pay Raises For Federal Employees « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — President Donald Trump told lawmakers on Thursday he was scrapping a planned pay raise for civilian federal workers, saying the nation’s budget couldn’t support it. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Trump described the pay increase as “inappropriate.” “We must maintain efforts to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and Federal agency budgets cannot ...

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Rochelle Riley Recalls a Backstage Moment with Aretha That ‘Brought Me to Tears’ –  Deadline Detroit

A day before Aretha Franklin’s funeral, which Rochelle Riley will attend, the Detroit Free Press columnist and author looks back at professional contacts with the superstar and childhood memories of hearing her sing.  Riley, who joined the Freep 18 years ago next month, tells the Poynter Institute journalism site how Franklin was among artists she listened to ...

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Storms Cause Thousands Of Outages In Western Michigan, No Power For Some Until Late Friday « Detroit News Watch

MUSKEGON (AP) — Thunderstorms with strong winds and heavy rain pounded western Michigan, causing thousands of power outages and some road flooding. The National Weather Service says wind gusts reached nearly 70 mph Sunday night near Muskegon, where 5 inches of rainfall was reported in places. The Grand Rapids area also saw up to 3 inches of rain. Consumers Energy ...

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Happy 60th Birthday Michael Jackson « Detroit News Watch

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s estate and IMAX are partnering to digitally remaster “Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D” into IMAX 3D. The partnership was announced Wednesday, which would have been the singer’s 60th birthday. It will be released in IMAX theaters across the U.S. for one week, beginning Sept. 21. The estate’s co-executors say Jackson loved to give his fans ...

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