Well out of the closet of taboos, suicide is getting talked about -- and, one might say, walked about -- in metro Detroit this week. Suicide prevention, that is, and with a focus on police officers and the young. The issue has grown in urgency and prominence as the suicide rate has risen nationwide since 1999, particularly among youths 15 to 24, according to nonprofit groups that chart the issue. About 2,000 walkers are expected Saturday morning for Walk to Fight Suicide in downtown Detroit.
The swastikas and words "white power" painted on garages in suburban Detroit last weekend have been traced to a man who lives nearby with his parents, police said. But he won't be arrested. Instead:"This individual has serious mental-health issues and we're using this investigation to make sure he gets that help," Royal Oak Chief of Police Corrigan O'Donohue said. "We are working with state agencies to put him in a long-term facility.
When it comes to bears, the Detroit Zoo says less is more -- sending a black and brown bear to a Colorado preserve to give more space for grizzlies. The Detroit Zoo said Monday it was sending off its Syrian brown bear Polly and its North American black bear to a preserve to give more room for its trio of grizzlies.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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