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Why Madonna Was Banned from a Gay Bar in Detroit in the ’70s, as Legend Has It –  Deadline Detroit

The former “rowdy teenager.” (Deposit Photos) To celebrate Madonna’s 60th birthday on Thursday, the Daily Beast has a fun piece titled: “Seeing Madonna’s Michigan: A Cultural Tour of the Material Girl’s Home State.” The word and photo tour includes a walk down memory lane to the 1970s at Menjo’s, a gay men’s bar at 928 W. McNichols ...

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3 Priests with Ties to Metro Detroit Linked to Pennsylvania Church Sex Scandal –  Deadline Detroit

More bad news about the Catholic church: Three clergymen with Metro Detroit links are among 300 Pennsylvania priests accused of molesting more than 1,000 children since the 1940s. The information is in a state grand jury report this week that says senior church officials hid complaints. These men are among those accused, Jennifer Chambers writes ...

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NYU Makes Tuition Free For Medical Students « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — New York University will offer a scholarship that covers tuition to every new, current and future medical student, it said Thursday. All students enrolled in the MD degree program are eligible, regardless of their financial need or academic performance. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, which this year amounts to $55,018. The NYU School of Medicine ...

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State Lawmaker Regrets Calling Asian-American Opponent ‘Ching-Chang’ –  Deadline Detroit

Reps. Bettie Cook Scott and Stephanie Chang Rep. Bettie Cook Scott, D-Detroit, an African American legislator, ran against fellow Rep. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, an Asian American, for a state Senate seat in last week’s primary. Chang won nomination. Scott now apologizes for anti-Asian remarks on Primary Day about her party colleague, whom she characterized as “Ching-Chang” ...

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Vatican Calls Abuse ‘Criminal And Morally Reprehensible’ « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — The Vatican responded on Thursday to a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations described in the report “criminal and morally reprehensible.” “Regarding the report made public in Pennsylvania this week, there are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame ...

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Detroit Residents Remember Aretha Franklin, Impact On City « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — To the rest of the world, she was the “Queen of Soul” — a woman whose strong and soulful voice could effortlessly jump multiple octaves whether belting out tear-jerking ballads or jump-and-shout gospel. To residents in her hometown of Detroit who followed her more than 50-year career, she was simply “Aretha” or more personally “Ree-Ree” — the ...

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