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News From Around Detroit
- Grosse Ile community tries to win Mega Millions jackpot to fix bridgeby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
It's been almost a year since officials shut down and deemed the Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge unsafe, and residents are getting frustrated.
- Winning Mega Millions $1B jackpot ticket sold in Noviby USA TODAY (GANNETT Syndication Service)
The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday was worth an estimated $1 billion, making it the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history.
- GM engineers build heated tents to make food distribution easierby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
A team of GM engineers created a heated tent system so Wayne Metro can better run its food distributions during winter.
- Hackel asks Biden to give Macomb County 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per weekby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking that the county receive 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine a week.
- Feds want to unseal secret militia testimony in Whitmer kidnap plotby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
The federal government wants to unseal testimony from witnesses who allegedly have inside details about how militias plotted to kidnap Gov. Whitmer.
- UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses
A major British doctors' group says the U.K. government should "urgently review" its decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by the manufacturer and the World Health Organization.
- Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.
- Biden aims to counteract the economic damage wrought by COVID-19
President Biden has now signed at least 29 executive actions in his first few days in office, many geared toward marshaling government resources to tackle the myriad issues brought on by the pandemic. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.