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Detroit – and the world – said their farewells to the late Aretha Franklin Friday.

The service drew both high-profile figures, and fans who say Franklin’s death leaves a void in their own lives.

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Experts believed the race for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District – which includes portions of Detroit and the western edge of Wayne County – would be dominated by Detroit’s John Conyers, a fixture in Congress for more than 50 years.

But claims of sexual harassment drove Conyers from office, leaving the seat open for most of this year and requiring two separate elections to fill the rest of his term and select a full-time successor.

A flood of candidates are vying to fill the void.

Chemical Back building new headquarters in Detroit

Jul 26, 2018
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Chemical Bank is bringing 500 new jobs to Detroit. The company says it is building its new world headquarters downtown.

Ford Fireworks Display to light up Detroit

Jun 25, 2018
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A Motor City tradition lights the skies over the Detroit River Monday night.

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Ford Motor Company now owns the Michigan Central Train Depot in Southwest Detroit.