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ClickOnDetroit National Report -- Friday, July 26, 2019

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Wind outpacing coal as power source in Texas

Wind power has surpassed coal for the first time in Texas, according to a new report.

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Around the country:

  • Mississippi: Three white University of Mississippi students have been suspended from their fraternity after a photo showing them posing with guns in front of a sign memorializing Emmett Till surfaced earlier this week. Read more.
  • Los Angeles: At least four people were shot dead and two others were wounded Thursday in Los Angeles before the gunman was captured, authorities said. Read more.
  • Chicago: Three teenage girls have been arrested for the alleged beating of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say has special needs. The beating was captured in a viral video that's been viewed millions of times. Read more.
  • Georgia: A 44-year-old Mexican man awaiting deportation has died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in Georgia, the agency said in a statement Thursday. Read more.
  • Pennsylvania: A cash-strapped school district in Pennsylvania's coal country has reversed course on its controversial approach to settling the lunch debt of several students. Read more.

Lawyer: US citizen detained by ICE lost dozens of pounds

The Texas-born high school student who was detained by immigration officials for more than three weeks told CNN Thursday he was treated less than human at a US Customs and Border Protection facility.

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DOJ approves T-Mobile's mega-merger with Sprint

T-Mobile's mega-merger with Sprint can move forward, the Justice Department said Friday, paving the way for an unprecedented combination of America's third- and fourth-largest wireless providers.

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Marines arrested for alleged human smuggling

Sixteen US Marines were arrested Thursday for alleged involvement in various illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, according to a statement from the Marine Corps.

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Farmers to start receiving $14.5 billion

The Trump administration will begin paying $14.5 billion to farmers hurt by the US-China trade war by the end of August.

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