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Detroit Mayoral Race Looks Like NBA Reunion

(Newser) - NBA Hall of Famer Dave Bing, who’s running for mayor of Detroit, is turning to the political branch of the “NBA family” for support, the Detroit News reports. Former senator and presidential candidate Bill Bradley will appear next week with retired Suns point guard Kevin Johnson, now the... More »

City of Detroit Seeks $10B Bailout

Council votes to seek funds to create jobs, stop foreclosures

(Newser) - Detroit's city council is calling for the federal government to bail out the city to the tune of $10 billion, reports the Detroit News. The funds would be used to create jobs, improve mass transit, and tackle the city's foreclosure crisis. Council members are also seeking meetings with federal officials,... More »

'I'm Set for Comeback,' Boasts Booted Detroit Mayor

Plea-deal felon apologizes, talks of his 'standards for excellence'

(Newser) - Hours after pleading guilty to two felony perjury charges, disgraced Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick gave a televised address that the Detroit Free Press called part apology, part campaign speech. "This city always gets up," said Kilpatrick, pointing out the "standards for excellence" he has established. "I... More »

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