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Chinese seek freedom, edge at U.S. high schools

— After getting a glimpse of the endless cramming for China’s grueling college entrance exams from the seniors in his high school, 16-year-old Zhang Kaisheng decided to take a different path. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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At 212 miles, Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale on U.S. 12 is not short on treasures, adventures

The sale started on Friday, Aug. 8, but continues through Sunday, Aug. 10, along U.S. 12 from New Buffalo to Detroit. Full News here – Detroit News

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New U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John T. Gregg follows in his father’s footsteps

As one of three bankruptcy judges on the West Michigan District, John T. Gregg replaces Jeffrey R. Hughes, who retired for health reasons. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Teacher attrition costs U.S. $2.2B a year, Michigan $59.4M, report says

Roughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year, attrition that costs the United States up to $ 2.2 billion annually, according to a report from the Alliance for Excellent Education. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

Washington — The United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, according to an international study released Wednesday. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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8 out of 25 of the fastest-shrinking U.S. cities are in Michigan

Bloomberg posted this list of the fastest-shrinking U.S. cities back in May, but we just noticed a sobering fact about the list — 8 out of the 25 of its cities are in Michigan. Bloomberg ranked U.S. cities based on the percentage change in population from 2012 to 2013. Only cities with at least 50,000 residents as of […]

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‘Feast or famine’ year for U.S. auto industry so far; strong sales expected to continue

The U.S. automotive industry is on pace for its best sales year in at least seven years. Through the first half of the year, automakers have sold roughly 8.2 million cars and trucks in the U.S., including an impressive 1.4 million vehicles sold in June. Industry analysts expect sales to top 16 million units this […]

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U.S. Education Dept. adds 12 schools to Title IX list

The U.S. Department of Education has added 12 colleges and universities to its growing list of educational institutions being investigated for their handling of sexual abuse allegations. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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U.S. soccer has bright future, if growing fan base any indication

The rally failed Tuesday, and the Americans lost 2-1 in extra time. The days for U.S. soccer, however, are brighter after its showing at the World Cup — advancing out of the ‘Group of Death’ and into the Round of 16. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Another victory for U.S. in World Cup would really seal the deal

If you are the United States soccer team and you care about the growth of the sport in this country, celebrating Wednesday’s 1-0 loss is fine. But the goal is to see more of what played out at Campus Martias on Thursday. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Despite draw, something special could be stirring in U.S.

Clearly, we’re getting the stomach for this. From an amazing gut check to a demoralizing gut punch, the U.S. men’s national soccer team is taking a ride, and I have a feeling more and more Americans are about to hop aboard. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Rate of homes bought with cash dropping in U.S. metros, including Detroit

Cash sales of residential real estate are dropping as investor activity fades and traditional home buying picks up throughout the country, according to a report on first quarter activity by real estate tracking firm Zillow. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Report shows importance of foreign-owned investment in U.S., with Detroit ranking near top

A Brookings Institution analysis found that Detroit had 124,420 jobs tied to foreign-direct investment in 2011, giving it a national rank of 10th, compared with 123,000 jobs in FDI-related companies in 1991, when the area ranked fourth in the country. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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U.S. wins World Cup opener against Ghana

Dempsey and Brooks lead U.S. to a 2-1 victory   Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Kaymer maintains lead at U.S. Open

Martin Kaymer shot a 2-over 72 on a brutal day at the U.S. Open, good enough to maintain a five-stroke lead heading to the final round. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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