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Records Show Mummified Detroit Woman Voted 2 Years After Her Death

A mummified body was found in a garage of a Pontiac, Michigan, home.

Investigators found her body in a vehicle that was parked in the garage and believe it has been there for at least six years.

Even more puzzling is voting records show that the woman voted in November 2010 but investigators believe she died in 2008.

The clerk for the city is blaming it on a computer error but her family thinks there was foul play and that she did not die from natural causes.

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Dr. Ben Carson: Beyond affirmative action

As a child growing up in Detroit and Boston, I had many opportunities to experience the ugly face of racism and witnessed the devastating toll exacted by its mean-spirited nature.

I was a victim of the racism of low expectations for black children, but in retrospect, I can see that many of those attitudes were based on ignorance. Large numbers of white people actually believed that blacks were intellectually inferior, and there was a host of other inaccurate beliefs that whites held about blacks and that blacks held about whites.

Many of those misperceptions probably would have persisted if measures had not been taken to abolish the separation of the races. One of those measures was affirmative action, which was based on the admirable concept that we should take into consideration inherent difficulties faced by minorities growing up in a racist society...

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Welcome to Debtroit…

There are certain events which are extremely predictable, one being any city run by progressive Democrats will ultimately fail. Detroit, or Debtroit if you like, is a gleaming example. Unfortunately, it is a harbinger of things to come in America as the most progressive, ideologically driven administration is clearly fulfilling two promises made in 2008: fundamentally changing America and spreading the wealth around...

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Tractors in Detroit? Farmland To Replace Urban Decay In The Motor City

Bankrupt and hemorrhaging population, the city of Detroit is banking on greener pastures to lead its rebirth.

A private company is snapping up 150 acres on the Motor City's East End -- property where more than 1,000 homes once formed a gritty neighborhood -- and turning it into what is being billed as the world's largest urban farm. Hantz Woodlands plans to start by planting trees, but hopes to raise crops and even livestock in the future, right in the midst of the once-proud city...

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Federal Bailouts For Cities Would Reward Bad Behavior

Bailouts for Cities?

Advocates for cash-strapped municipalities want Washington to clean up their mess.

Detroit's July bankruptcy filing, prompted in part by its huge worker-retirement debts, has led to calls for a federal bailout of the beleaguered city — and also, by extension, of retirement debt in other fiscally squeezed municipalities. From the New York Times to blogs and union-issued position papers, bailout supporters argue that the citizens and workers of Detroit and other troubled places aren't to blame for their retirement debts...

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