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Detroit Lions 2014 schedule: Opener on Monday Night Football vs. New York Giants

freep.com — Jim Caldwell's first game as Detroit Lions coach will come under the bright lights of Monday Night Football. The Lions will open the season in prime time against the New York Giants, according to the Giants' flagship radio station WFAN-AM. The NFL will release its full 2014 schedule at 8 p.m.
Lions schedule is leaked. Week 10 vs. Dolphins (and Lions will be coming off bye) freep.com/article/201404…
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Stephen Henderson: I am affirmative action

freep.com — There's a compelling desire in our culture to pretend that history doesn't matter anymore, to say opportunity is now equal in America. But how absurd is that?
Affirmative action opened @SHendersonFreep's path to a Pulitzer. He calls Michigan's ban "awful policy." freep.com/article/201404…
Stephen Henderson: I am affirmative action// That Pulitzer he just won adds some gravitas, yes? freep.com/article/201404… via @freep
Pulitzer winner @SHendersonFreep on SCOTUS's embrace of Michigan's affirmative action ban: "I Am Affirmative Action." freep.com/article/201404…
Want to know who affirmative action benefits? Folks like @SHendersonFreep, my (AHEM) #Pulitzer-prize-winning editor. on.freep.com/RKGRml
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Mackinac Island tourism season ready, but ice freezes out spring

freep.com — It's not exactly spring on Mackinac Island. After the coldest winter in memory, spring is barely to be found on Mackinac, which usually welcomes its first tourists by May 1. Not a single ferry is running. The horses are not back. There are 10-foot snowbanks on the island.

Iconic Diego Rivera mural in DIA named National Historic Landmark

freep.com — WASHINGTON - Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts was designated a National Historic Landmark Wednesday by U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The designation places the inconic murals by the Mexican master on a list of more than 2,500 sites across the U.S.

Ex-boyfriend arrested in fatal stabbing of mother found with baby

freep.com — Detroit Police have arrested the ex-boyfriend of the 31-year-old woman whose body was found, along with her dehydrated 8-month-old daughter, in a house on the city's west side Monday. ■ Related: Detroit mom found dead in house next to baby died of stab wounds, autopsy shows Sgt.

Suspect arrested in 'good Samaritan' purse snatching

freep.com — Detroit Police have arrested a 21-year-old man they believe posed as a good Samaritan before snatching an 83-year-old woman's purse outside of a gas station on the city's east side. The 21-year-old was arrested today after investigators received tips from the public, according to a news release.

GM may post first quarterly loss since 2009

freep.com — General Motors could report Thursday its first unprofitable quarter in four years, largely due to the estimated $1.3 billion cost of its ignition switch recall, but it remains profitable in North America aside from one-time accounting provisions. So far U.S.

Man gets life without parole in strangling death of Grosse Pointe Park woman

freep.com — To Verona Gianino, God has another angel in heaven. Her daughter, Sabrina Gianino, who was beaten and strangled in a Grosse Pointe Park duplex in May during a robbery, was taken from her much too soon.

2nd Johnny Noodle King pop-up coming Thursday in Detroit

freep.com — When it comes to restaurants, Jacques Driscoll seems to have a golden touch. When he opened Green Dot Stables in an old bar in Detroit two years ago with a menu of $2 and $3 sliders, some people may have wondered whether the business plan would succeed. It did - wildly.

Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer = Sports Illustrated cover boy

freep.com — The crux of writer Albert Chen's story, which doesn't seem to be online yet (and if it is, please send us the link), is how Scherzer turned down $144 million guaranteed from the Tigers last month, in hopes of getting an even bigger contract in free agency this fall.

Detroit Schools offer parents computer workshops

freep.com — The Detroit Public Schools is offering free computer training workshops for district parents. March 28 is the deadline to register for the workshops which will be held April 2-3 and April 9-10. The district says parents will be taught essential computer skills and how to use portals like Gaggle and Parent Connect to monitor student academic progress from home.

Potholes in Southfield put drivers, road crews to the test

freep.com — A series of monstrous potholes, craggy and wide, appeared to sneak up on drivers along a service road recently in southeast Southfield. Some drivers swerved, others slowed to a crawl. A swift jolt caught one female driver off-guard. She held her face in her hands as her car's front bumper scraped the pavement - a pothole briefly gobbling the tires.

Schuette: Supreme Court 'made the right call' on affirmative action

freep.com — Schuette: Supreme Court 'made the right call' on affirmative action In upholding a ban on the use of race in admission decisions at Michigan's public universities, the U.S. Supreme Court didn't end affirmative action - it just very strongly upheld the right of A link to this page will be included in your message.
MI AG: Supreme Court ‘made the right call’ on affirmative action. Ya think? via @Freephighered #Stateline Roundup ow.ly/w4WrQ

Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard's private workout with Detroit Lions 'went real well'

freep.com — Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard's private workout with Detroit Lions 'went real well' Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard said he held a private workout for the Detroit Lions and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin last month. Dennard is considered one of the top cornerbacks A link to this page will be included in your message.
RT @joerexrode: For those wondering why Darqueze Dennard isn't going to NYC for the draft, he told @davebirkett here: freep.com/article/201404…