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Cinco de Mayo history: Why the US celebrates Mexico’s 1862 Battle of Puebla victory
On the fifth of May each year, Americans across the nation celebrate Cinco de Mayo -- a holiday often mistaken as Mexican Independence Day.
Mexicans actually celebrate their independence on Sept. 16, and Cinco de Mayo is not a national holiday in Mexico.
So what is Cinco de Mayo, and why is it celebrated in the U.S.?
Lawsuit breaks down how longtime Michigan Kroger worker confronted shoplifter before being fired
A lawsuit filed by a woman who worked at a Michigan Kroger store for 31 years described in detail how she confronted a shoplifter and was praised as a “hero” by coworkers before being fired because of the incident.
Police increase presence at Clawson schools after student ‘in crisis’ made ‘threatening’ comments
More police officers than usual will be patrolling Clawson schools on Thursday after a concerning incident occurred with a student on Wednesday, officials announced.
According to Clawson police, a Clawson High School student was observed talking to himself loudly and punching a fence on Wednesday evening. A witness reportedly said the student made comments that were threatening toward the schools.
Woman dies after falling into Upper Peninsula waterfall
A woman died Wednesday after falling into a waterfall in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan State Police said.