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LANSING, Mich. — Republicans hoping to extend their 24-year reign at the helm of the secretary of state's office will choose between an academic who co-chaired Donald Trump's Michigan campaign and an accountant with business and nonprofit experience. The winner of the nomination at Saturday's GOP convention in Lansing will advance to face Democrat Jocelyn Benson. Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is term-limited. By David Eggert. SENT: 590 words.



NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week. By Nekesa Mumbi Moody. Developing.


DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and residents have filed a federal lawsuit over Michigan's no-fault auto insurance law, saying the system has caused excessive rates and is unconstitutional. SENT: 130 words. Developing.


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A Michigan mother plans to honor her murdered son on his birthday by giving backpacks with school supplies to children who've lost a parent to homicide. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words. Pursuing photo.


— US HOUSE-MICHIGAN-WRITE IN: A retired Marine Corps officer who is seeking a seat in Congress will get a November ballot spot after a successful write-in campaign.

— LAKE MICHIGAN-HAZARDS: The National Weather Service is warning swimmers about risky weekend conditions at some of the Michigan's most popular Lake Michigan beaches.

— WEST NILE-DEATH: At least one person has died from West Nile virus in Michigan.

— OFFICER SHOT: An off-duty Port Huron police officer has been fatally shot at an apartment building.

— FIREFIGHTER KILLED: Detroit police say an 18-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an off-duty firefighter.

— DETROIT POLICE-LAWSUIT: The Detroit Police Department has been hit by a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of black officer who alleges a racially hostile work environment.



DETROIT — Michael Fulmer returns to the mound for the Tigers after missing over a month with an oblique injury. Reynaldo Lopez starts for Chicago. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


TAMPA, Fla. — Coaches Dirk Koetter and Matt Patricia take an extended look at most of their starters when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions meet in Week 3 of the NFL preseason. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


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