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Pregnant Mich. Mom, Walking Around Her Neighborhood to Help Induce Labor, Harassed, Called Racial Slurs 

Imagine being nine months pregnant and enduring contractions, which can be stressful enough already. Now imagine you’ve decided to take a walk around your neighborhood to help move your labor along. Now imagine that while you’re strolling along with your other two kids, enjoying the weather, someone starts hurling…

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Mich. Teacher ‘Violently’ Drags Black 6th-Grader Out of His Seat After He Declines to Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance: Report

Everybody is all about freedom of speech and expression until a black person (hey, Colin Kaepernick; hey, Jemele Hill) decides to exercise his or her right to do so. And in this particular case, a black sixth-grader out of Michigan says he was assaulted by his homeroom teacher all because he was exercising his rights…

Mich. Health Director, 4 Other Officials Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter for Their Roles in Flint’s Water Crisis

Six current and former Michigan and Flint officials—including Michigan Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon—were slapped with criminal charges Wednesday for their roles in the city’s water crisis, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has confirmed. The tainted water has been suspected to be the cause of an…