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On this day: August 31

Jack the Ripper claims his first victim, Coca-Cola makes its European debut, Jimi Hendrix rocks in the early morning hours at the Isle of Wight, and the "People's Princess" dies in a car crash, all on this day.

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Notable deaths of 2015

Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.

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25 surprising celebrity facts

Think you know everything about your favorite celebrity? Think again. Here are 25 surprising facts about celebrities that we bet you didn't know.

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New Orleans: 10 years after Katrina

Ten years after being devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans continues to rebuild.

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12 things you didn't know about dogs

In honor of National Dog Day, here are 12 things you may not have known about dogs!

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Most memorable MTV VMAs moments ever

Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards 31 years ago in 1984, the show has always provided memorable moments. Ahead of the 2015 edition, set for Aug. 30, check out some of the most memorable.

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NFL's highest-paid players for 2015

When the NFL came into existence 95 years ago as the American Professional Football Conference on Aug. 20, 1920, players earned as little as $100 to $300 per game. Today, things are quite different. Check out the league's highest-paid players for the upcoming season.

Slipknot Comes Back to Detroit

Famed heavy metal band Slipknot rocked DTE Energy Music Theatre Tuesday night along with Lamb Of God. Forming in 1995 and having a total of 16 members through the band Slipknot have not slowed down a bit. With their high energy and in your face attitude, Slipknot has to be one of the many best live acts around. Also a part of this amazing concert were openers Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White.

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IMAGES: Most common flying insects in Michigan

It's that time of year! Bugs are flying around everywhere. Take a look at some of the common flying insects found around Michigan.

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The VMAs never disappoint: Fashion and shock

Here is a taste of the fashions and the performances at MTV's Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sunday in Los Angeles.

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20 ultimate travel destinations

Lonely Planet is publishing its definitive wish list of the 500 best places to visit on Earth. Check out the top 20 destinations selected for the "Ultimate Travelist."

Red Bull Global Rallycross Detroit

This past weekend Belle Isle was booming, and it was not from the multiple weddings or any of the many bbq's going on. It was from the Red Bull Global Rallycross event that went on from Friday through Sunday. It was the first time the GRC stopped in Detroit and it was a little rocky for the circuit. Despite limited promotion and virtually a baron infield, the spectators that did attend seemed to still enjoy it. The racing itself is fast paced with short 4 lap heats that go through a huge jump, dirt section, and a lane called "The Joker" which is a short cut every driver must take once during a race.

Slideshow: Famous Michiganders in black history

In honor of Black History Month, we're taking a moment to recognize some famous Michiganders who have had an influence. We will be adding new names every week day.

PHOTOS: De La Salle vs. Mona Shores game

A look at some of Friday afternoon's action at the Division 2 state championship game.

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On this day: August 30

The vacuum is invented, Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut, Bob Dylan releases "Highway 61 Revisited," and Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first black justice on the Supreme Court, all on this day.

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NFL Deflategate: Tom Brady timeline

Tom Brady and Roger Goodell will appear in federal court on Monday for a hearing on the quarterback's Deflategate suspension. Check out the timeline of events in the case so far.

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Top 10 dog names in the U.S.

Nextdoor.com has released its list of most popular dog names, based on data from 69,000 neighborhoods signed up on the site. Check out the most popular dog names in the United States!

Kristen Stewart through the years

As Kristen Stewart appears in "American Ultra" this past weekend, join us for a look at images of the actress throughout her career.

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Tom Brady Deflategate courtroom sketches

Courtroom sketches from Wednesday's Deflategate hearing in U.S. District Court have gone viral, particularly some that cast Tom Brady in a new and unusual light.

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Celebrities who died too young

Thursday marks 25 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash. In honor of the legendary blues guitarist, join us in remembering him and other stars who died too young, some at the height of their careers.

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On this day: August 29

American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.

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Ashley Madison hack: What to know

The CEO of Ashley Madison's parent company, Avid Life Media Inc., stepped down Friday, Aug. 28. Here are the latest developments in the Ashley Madison hack.

Films of Jesse Eisenberg

As he appears in "American Ultra" this past weekend, join us for a look at images of Jesse Eisenberg throughout the years.

Films of Owen Wilson

As "No Escape" opens in the theaters this weekend, take a look back at varied and colorful roles of Owen Wilson.

Pictures: Scene of MSP trooper crash on I-75

Trooper Chad Wolf was struck by a vehicle Friday morning while working in northern Oakland County's Springfield Township

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America's most frugal cities

Who pinches pennies the most? Find out which cities in the U.S. are the most frugal, according to coupons.com.

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Child stars gone wrong

Many a child star has found success a hard act to follow, including Wednesday's 35-year-old birthday boy Macaulay Culkin and these other former stars who struggled with the transition to adulthood.

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15 American manners that are rude abroad

Here are some manners Americans take for granted that are actually faux pas abroad, according to Yahoo! Travel.

Films of Jeremy Renner

As he appears in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," take a look at images of Jeremy Renner from his previous films.

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Top 5 Detroit Pistons free agent targets

NBA free agency opens on July 1 and the Pistons are looking to make a splash. Take a look at who they could be targeting.

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How to talk to your kids about child predators

Tonight at 11 p.m. - In a Defender Special Report, we'll show you step-by-step, the best way to handle this tough subject.

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