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2-year-old girl who disappeared from Michigan campsite found alive

2-year-old girl who disappeared from Michigan campsite found alivePolice have found the 2-year-old who went missing from a campsite in Comins Township, Michigan, on Monday. The search lasted more than 24 hours.



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Michigan Man Allegedly Shot Two Men ‘Because They Were Gay’: Prosecutors

Michigan Man Allegedly Shot Two Men ‘Because They Were Gay’: ProsecutorsLeon Neal/GettyA Michigan man was charged Friday for allegedly shooting two men he contacted through a dating app “before they were gay.” Demetris Nelson, 26, was charged with several crimes, including first-degree murder, after allegedly trying to rob and fatally shoot Brian Anderson, 31, and critically wounding 26-year-old Malcolm Drake, Wayne County prosecutor’s office said. Authorities say Nelson used the popular dating app, Grindr, to target and locate the two men. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison for the murder charge. “To some, this will be just another hateful and violent act in America. They will read about this case and continue to go about their day. To me, that is quite tragic,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement.Two Men Sentenced for Serial Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Using GrindrProsecutors allege on July 6, Nelson used the app to “targeted Anderson and Drake because they were gay.” The pair were driving along a highway less than a mile from Nelson’s Detroit home, prosecutors during Nelson's arraignment Friday, when the 26-year-old got into the back of the vehicle. After announcing a robbery, Nelson shot Drake in the back of the head, then fatally shot Anderson."We are saddened and outraged by this despicable crime. This case is just the most recent example of how members of Detroit's LGBTQ community are too often targets of violence," Alanna Maguire, president of the Fair Michigan Foundation, a nonprofit civil rights group assisting in the investigation, said in a statement. Nelson set up a series of social networking profiles, including Grindr,  with the intent on finding victims and is being investigated in a series of other similar incidents, prosecutors said in court Friday.According to WXYZ,  the July 6 incident might be Nelson's latest series of incidents involving people he met on online dating apps. Nelson, who allegedly uses different profiles and aliases to avoid being caught, allegedly robbed another victim two hours before he fatally shooting the two Detroit men. On Friday evening, a judge ordered Nelson to be held without bail. He is expected in court on July 26. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Michigan Rep. Amash formally withdraws from House GOP caucus

Michigan Rep. Amash formally withdraws from House GOP caucusAmash, who had been the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, told GOP leaders he is withdrawing from the House GOP conference and resigning from the House Oversight and Reform Committee. In an opinion article published July 4 in The Washington Post , Amash said partisan politics is damaging American democracy.



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Michigan Rep. Justin Amash quitting Republican Party

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash quitting Republican PartyIn an opinion article published in the Washington Post , on July 4, Amash said partisan politics is damaging American democracy. “I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party,” Amash said.



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Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes

Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great LakesMichigan’s attorney general sued Thursday to shut down twin 66-year-old oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an “unacceptable risk” and the state cannot wait five to 10 years for Enbridge Inc. to build a tunnel to house replacement pipes running through the Straits of Mackinac. Democrat Dana Nessel’s move came the same day she also sought to dismiss the Canadian company’s request for a ruling on the legality of a deal it struck last year with former Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to encase a new segment of its Line 5 in the proposed tunnel. “I have consistently stated that Enbridge’s pipelines in the Straits need to be shut down as soon as possible because they present an unacceptable risk to the Great Lakes,” Nessel said.



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Ford Is Getting a New Electric Vehicle from Michigan Startup Rivian

Ford Is Getting a New Electric Vehicle from Michigan Startup RivianFord's $ 500 million investment is another check mark for the startup American electric-truck company.



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Triumphant Trump heads to Michigan for Rust Belt rally

Triumphant Trump heads to Michigan for Rust Belt rallyDonald Trump is certain to highlight Robert Mueller's findings while also reasserting his 2020 agenda on health care, trade and other issues.



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'Russia hoax is finally dead': Trump touts end of Mueller investigation to supporters in Michigan

'Russia hoax is finally dead': Trump touts end of Mueller investigation to supporters in MichiganTrump used a raucous rally in Michigan Thursday to take a victory lap following the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation



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'These are sick people’: Trump fires furious broadside at perceived enemies in Michigan rally

'These are sick people’: Trump fires furious broadside at perceived enemies in Michigan rallyDonald Trump has launched an emotional attack on his critics, accusing them of hurting the country by pursuing the Mueller investigation, in a raucous speech in front of supporters in Michigan. In his first rally since Robert Mueller completed his probe and the president learned it had apparently cleared him of colluding with Russia, Mr Trump basked in constant applause as he lashed out at the media, Democratic politicians and the “deep state”. Referring to the completion of Mr Mueller’s report, he said: “The collusion delusion is over.



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'A dark day': Muslims in Michigan anxious but determined after New Zealand mosque shootings

'A dark day': Muslims in Michigan anxious but determined after New Zealand mosque shootings"I could not even sleep last night," Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi said. "It's really a sad day, a dark day."



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