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Throughout Aretha Franklin's career, "The Queen of Soul" often returned to Washington, D.C. for performances that at times put her in line with key moments of U.S. History where she sang for diplomats, welcomed new presidents and made the first black president of the United States cry. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 900 words, photos, video.



DETROIT — Property speculation is causing dysfunction in Detroit's housing market and leading to blight and instability in neighborhoods, according to a newspaper investigation. University of Michigan-Dearborn Assistant Professor Joshua Akers documents Detroit property speculation on his website Property Praxis. Akers told the Detroit Free Press the annual Wayne County tax foreclosure auction "is one of the greatest destabilizing forces" in the city. SENT: 350 words.


BRIGHTON, Mich. — A Michigan facility is opening to treat autism and other conditions. Oxford Recovery Center works to do that through a "synergistic" approach Dr. Tami Peterson said, using multiple therapies to treat children and adults with a wide variety of medical conditions ranging from autism, cerebral palsy and attention deficit disorder to macular degeneration, traumatic brain injury and depression. By Susan Bromley, Livingston Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1711 words, photos.


HOUGHTON, Mich. — Michigan Technological University recently unveiled its Maritime Autonomy Research Site, which the university hopes will spur new developments in unmanned research vessels. Officials also announced the Smart Ships Coalition. It includes scientists, policymakers, navigators, educators and others from around the Great Lakes looking to develop guidelines for conducting research with autonomous boats. By Garrett Neese, The Daily Mining Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 499 words, photos.


— MARIJUANA RAID-CANOE FLIGHT: An eastern Michigan man was arrested after attempting to evade police who raided a marijuana growing operation by paddling away in a canoe.

— BROADBAND MICHIGAN: Gov. Rick Snyder has unveiled a plan that would make universal access to high-speed internet available throughout Michigan.

— HEALTH FUNDING: Michigan has received up to $10 million to promote the integration of primary and behavioral health care efforts.



MINNEAPOLIS — Manager Ron Gardenhire and the Detroit Tigers wrap up a four-game series in Minnesota against the Twins, Gardenhire's former team. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 2:10 p.m.


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