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Ash Carter: China must end South China Sea militarization

As China rapidly builds new artificial islands in the South China Sea to expand its territory claim there, Washington is adamantly refusing to recognize those claims.

On Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Beijing to stop amid…


Leaders: No excuse for lawmakers to ignore Detroit K-12 debt

Leaders of a coalition seeking a shake-up in Detroit's public schools implored Michigan lawmakers to not ignore the system's educational and financial crises.


LIVE STREAM: Mackinac Policy Conference

Watch here as Michigan business and political leaders take part in the annual conference.


Devin: Mackinac's lack of political buzz holds promise

With no major election this year, and, other than the residue of a failed Proposal 1, very little political electricity at the Grand Hotel compared to past conferences.


Virgil Smith returns to Michigan Senate

State Sen. Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) has returned to the Michigan Capitol Tuesday.


Lawmakers accelerate work to finish next Michigan budget

Michigan lawmakers are accelerating efforts to finish state government's next budget.


Mackinac focus: roads, schools, cities

The architects of Detroit's debt-clearing bankruptcy case, a presidential historian and Michigan's business and political elite will take part this week in the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island.


Oakland County passes short-term roads fix

The Board of Commissioners moved $2 million to a one-time expenditure for short-term road repair.



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Odds of winning the presidency?

Like most high-profile events, there are odds placed on who will win the 2012 presidential election. Find out what the odds are saying about the 2012 election.

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5 closest U.S. presidential elections

Here are five of the closest presidential races in U.S. history since 1840 as compiled by Yahoo!.

Best memes of the 2012 election

From "binders full of women" to Clint Eastwood's empty chair, here are some of the best memes of the 2012 election.

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    In addition to anchoring Local 4 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., Devin Scillian is also the host of "Flashpoint," Local 4's weekly community hot topic program which airs Sundays at 10 a.m.

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