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Mich. Senate OKs youth sentencing rules in wake of Supreme Court decision

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate voted unanimously Thursday to create new sentencing rules for young killers, 16 months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles. The legislation sent to the House on 36-0 votes ...

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Report: Detroit’s bankruptcy could set tone

DETROIT — Moody’s Investors Service says Detroit’s road through bankruptcy could set the tone or precedent for other financially distressed communities. The report released Friday says it doesn’t anticipate numerous defaults and bankruptcies, but more could come if Detroit successfully ...

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Unemployment rates rise in half of U.S. states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. The Labor Department said Friday that rates increased in 26 states. They fell in 12 states ...

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Unemployment fell in 43 states in November

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 43 states in November, the most number of states to report such declines in eight years. The falling state rates reflect the brightening jobs picture nationally. The U.S. unemployment rate fell sharply in November ...

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