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Obama starts tour with reassurance to Japan

President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

Obama made his first stop in Tokyo on a weeklong tour that will…

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Candidate Bill Wild stars in non-campaign ads

You’ve probably seen candidate Wild in not one, but two different TV ad campaigns. However, neither came from his campaign.

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Group wants eased pot laws in Oak Park

On Tuesday, organizers in Oak Park are expected to turn in signatures for a city-wide ballot proposal aimed at decriminalizing marijuana.

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UPDATE: Wade McCree wanted to be a judge again, was...

Former Judge Wade McCree, who was removed from the Wayne County Circuit bench following a sex scandal, wanted his old job back. He was declared ineligible to run.

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Deadline looms for candidates to run in August primary

Today is the last day potential candidates can file to be on the August primary ballot.

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Mark Schauer for governor

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Schauer turns in signatures for governor

Democrat Mark Schauer has made his Michigan gubernatorial campaign official by turning in about ...

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Rick Snyder SOTS 2014

Snyder 'fired up' for re-election bid

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid ...

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Detroit recovery to be subject of Wayne State course

The ongoing efforts to turn around bankrupt Detroit will be the subject of a course starting this spring at Wayne State University ...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2010

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Athletes who became politicians

After enjoying successful athletic careers, these notable sports figures opted to run for public office.

Abraham Lincoln

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Republican Party history

The Republican Party is the second oldest currently existing political party in the U.S. behind the Democratic Party. Take a look at a timeline of the key dates, events, leaders and policies that make up the history of the Republican Party.

Bush wins 2000 blurb

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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!.

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About Devin Scillian

  • Devin Scillian

    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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