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Detroit’s bankruptcy recovery plan gets U.S. court hearing

Failing-marriage defense, billion-dollar settlement, amicus 'facts' round out the roundup.

Welcome to Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed the Labor Day weekend. Here are some news items to get the abbreviated week started.

— Federal judge hears Detroit’s bankruptcy-recovery plan.

— Will the failing-marriage defense work?

— Haliburton reaches billion-dollar settlement in 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

— Should the Supreme Court cite “facts” from amicus briefs?