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5.1 Magnitude Earthquake In Los Angeles Friday Night

An earthquake near LA on Friday night.

Reports of out of California tonight that a series of earthquakes, the strongest at 5.1, struck near Los Angeles at 9:09pm California time (12:09am Saturday in Michigan)

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‘Batman’ TV Series Creator Lorenzo Semple Jr. Dead at 91

Lorenzo Semple Jr., the screenwriter best known for creating the hilariously campy 'Batman' TV series from the 1960s, has passed away at the age of 91.

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Miguel Cabrera Inks Long-Term Deal With Detroit Tigers: Is It Worth It?

Today in Lakeland, Fla., the Detroit Tigers announced that first baseman Miguel Cabrera was signed to a long term deal worth $248 million over eight years.

That means Miggy, counting the two years left on his old contract, will stay in Motown through 2024.  

While baseball experts say the deal may backfire on the team in the future, what do you think?

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The ‘R-Word’ Will Be Removed From Michigan Laws

A word that's been used in many different Michigan laws for years will now be removed from the books completely.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed legislation Friday morning that will remove the word "retarded" from all state laws that currently contain the word. 

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‘The Colbert Report’ Racist Tweet Outrages Fans, #CancelColbert Now Trending

Both Comedy Central and Stephen Colbert have well-established that 'The Colbert Report' features the political satirist in a deliberately-heightened and ultra conservative fictional representation of himself, though a new controversy has emerged from the most recent episode. Following an out-of-context tweet from 'The Colbert Report''s page, accusations of racism have been leveled at the host, with some even calling to "#CancelColbert."

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Federal Government Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of roughly 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those marriages on hold.

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Now That Winter’s Over (Almost), Prepare For the Next Season In Michigan: Road Construction

As the old joke goes, there are two seasons in Michigan: winter and road construction.

The Michigan Department of Transportation has released a comprehensive list of where the orange barrels will be blooming this spring and summer in the Grand Rapids area.

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Gov. Snyder: Marriages Were Legal, But Michigan Will Not Recognize Them Unless Stay Is Lifted [Video]

Michigan will not recognize the more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend (though the marriages were performed legally at the time) before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay marriage, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday.

The announcement was made just a day after an appeals court  stopped any additional same-sex marriages while it reviews the decision that struck down a 2004 Michigan law that states that marriage only is between a man and a woman.

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Nurse Stabbed In Downtown Spectrum Health Parking Lot

Several news outlets are reporting that a female nurse was stabbed in the shoulder in a parking ramp Wednesday morning while leaving work at Spectrum Health. 

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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer: Live, Die, Repeat

Tom Cruise is stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of running away from explosions while trying to save the world ... and that's the plot of his latest film, too! The new 'Edge of Tomorrow' trailer sees the veteran action movie star in another sci-fi world, only this time he can't die.

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Michigan State’s Adrian Payne on Friendship With 8-Year-Old: ‘Lacey is a Special Friend’ [Video]

At this year's NCAA tournament, there's one story that'll make you forget all about your bracket—the story of Michigan State star forward Adreian Payne and 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth.

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