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BREAKING: Larry Nassar Sentenced to 40-175 Years in Prison in Sexual Abuse Case

LANSING, Mich. – Former sports physician Larry Nassar has been sentenced 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young athletes. More than 150 victims — 156 to be exact — delivered impact statements during the seven-day sentencing hearing that started last week. Nassar, who worked as a physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, sat and listened to each statement as many were followed by a courtroom applause. Read the full story here!...

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White supremacist Richard Spencer will speak at Michigan State after all

  White supremacist Richard Spencer will speak for two hours on Michigan State University’s campus on March 5, the university and Spencer’s lawyers have agreed. That is the first day of MSU’s spring break. The agreement came in a settlement of a lawsuit filed by attorney Kyle Bristow against MSU after it denied Spencer’s representatives space to speak on campus. “This is a resounding First Amendment victory for the alt-right,” Bristow told the Free Press on Thursday. “Left-wing censorship of right-wing ideas in academia is unacceptable. Read the full...

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2 Black women launch law firm in metro Detroit

Attorneys Jehan Crump-Gibson and Ayanna  Alcendor have joined forces to create the powerhouse law firm Great Lakes Legal Group PLLC in metro Detroit. The minority women-owned law firm was launched at the beginning of 2018, and will offer one-stop-shop service to a range of clients. They will provide “real people, having real issues, with real solutions.” Get the full story...

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1917 American Bistro Abruptly Closes

Avenue of Fashion mainstay 1917 American Bistro has closed its doors after nearly nine years of business. Attempts to reach the restaurant ownership were unsuccessful. However, individuals with knowledge of the business confirmed the closure to Eater. The popular Livernois Avenue eatery’s equipment was listed for auction this week, drawing attention from former customers. Located in a two-story building on the now burgeoning business corridor between 7 Mile and 8 Mile, 1917 American Bistro opened its doors in late-2009 with a menu featuring Cajun catfish, shrimp & grits, and a weekend brunch buffet. Its rooftop patio was an prime destination for customers in warm months....

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