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    In Final Mayoral Debate, Candidates Must Convince Detroit Voters

    Page 1 of 2Retired South African President Nelson Mandela once said, “A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger.”If these words ring true for one of the world’s most respected leaders, surely they can serve as a guiding light for Detroit as it…

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    HealthCare.gov: What works and what doesn’t

    Washington (CNN) — The government-run health insurance exchanges have been open for business for 20 days. But a host of issues have plagued the highly anticipated launch, making it difficult for both consumers and insurance providers.”There’s no sugarcoating it,” President Barack Obama said from the Rose Garden on Monday. “The problem has been…

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    What Mama didn’t know (and did know)

    Without question, “Remembering Whitney” by Cissy Houston is one of the most captivating, incisive, honest and informative books ever written. In addition to learning so much about her superstar daughter Whitney, who was on her way to becoming an icon, the book provides plenty of information on Cissy Houston, a star in her own right, and provides an…

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    City Council Rejects Belle Isle Lease

    The City Council on Monday rejected Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s agreement with the state for the lease of Belle Isle according to reports by Fox 2 News: Detroit City Council approved an alternate plan, a shorter lease of 10 years, by a vote of 4 – 2. JoAnne Watson and Brenda Jones voted no. The council says a shorter lease is better for the…

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    Government Shutdown – No End In Sight

    Washington (CNN) — After weeks of talking past each other, congressional leaders and President Barack Obama talked to each other Wednesday evening — only to emerge evidently no closer to a deal to halt the government’s budget stalemate.The White House meeting, coming a day after the start of the federal government shutdown, served at least one…