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Authorities say they've identified a 16-year-old boy as a suspect in a fire that destroyed a mosque in Michigan. The Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety says in a statement that an investigation has found that the fire isn't considered a hate crime. The statement says the determination followed a "thorough review of evidence and investigative information." 

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The State Board of Education is unanimously against issuing A-to-F grades for every public school in Michigan.
 
     The bipartisan board adopted a statement Tuesday opposing a letter grade accountability system as part of the state's plan to comply with a new federal education law.
 

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Diverse houses of worship across metro Detroit are seeking ways to become sanctuaries for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally and fearing deportation amid the Trump administration's immigration crackdown.

About 50 church leaders gathered last month in Dearborn to figure out how to become sanctuaries and understand the legal ramifications of the decision.

Many churches and synagogues have already declared their congregation as sanctuary houses of worship.

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State police say a trooper followed agency protocol in a high-speed chase in western Michigan that ended with a crash that killed two people.

Lt. Chris McIntire says he reviewed in-car video and talked with the trooper following the chase, which began Saturday night with an attempted traffic stop of a car going 90 mph in Kentwood, near Grand Rapids.

McIntire says he believes the pursuit was justified.

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A Michigan utility says snow and icy road conditions impeded efforts to restore electrical service to several thousand customers still without power following last week's high winds.

DTE Energy says as of Tuesday morning about 7,000 customers affected by last Wednesday's winds remain without power.

Michigan got several inches of snow Monday and roads are slippery Tuesday.

Linzie Robinson of the Detroit suburb of Wayne was without power Monday and tells The Detroit News it's been "a frustrating process."

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and a Canadian official say they want to be heard as President Donald Trump seeks to refashion U.S. trading relationships with Canada and Mexico.
 
     The Detroit News  reports that Snyder and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met in Detroit on Monday. They heralded the benefits of trade between Michigan and Canada.
 
     Snyder told reporters that Canada is Michigan's biggest trading partner and he wants that to continue. The Republican said the U.S. needs to be "very thoughtful in talking about trade issues."
 

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The annual auto insurance fee Michigan drivers pay toward caring for people catastrophically injured in crashes is rising to $170, a $10 increase.
 
     The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association announced Monday the new per-car assessment for the 12 months starting July 1. It increased by the same amount last year.
 

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Michigan's superintendent is dropping a plan to give a letter grade to every public school and instead will issue a report card showing indicators such as each school's proficiency on the state exam.

Superintendent Brian Whiston had intended to develop the A-F grading system as part of an effort to make Michigan a top state for education. But the concept, while supported by some Republicans in the GOP-led Legislature, is controversial and has been questioned by many in the education community.

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Most of Michigan is getting snow as utility crews work to restore electrical service to thousands of customers still without power following last week's high winds.

Snowfall early Monday left roadways slippery in the Detroit area for the morning commute.

The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory is in effect most of the day, with 2 to 4 inches expected Monday in the Detroit area followed by more snow into Tuesday.

Parts of western Michigan are in line for 2 to 5 inches of snow.

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in Genesee County in the death of a friend who was shot in the back of the head.
 
     The victim, 18-year-old Brady Morris, had been staying at the home of Abdu Akl in Fenton Township. Morris was killed Saturday night while other members of the Akl family were in the house.
 
     Akl was charged Friday with murder, possessing a stolen firearm and two more crimes. He was arrested when deputies responded to a 911 call.
 

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