Evans, a businessman who had just buried his father, couldn’t stomach the idea of this woman losing her home right after losing her child. He approached the window. “I don’t mean to butt in,” he said to the cashier, “but if y’all can get her house back, I’ll pay for her taxes.” The amount due: $5,000.
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THE BIKER WITH A BIG HEART
Her son’s organ donation saved his life. So he rode 1,426 miles to meet her.
Starting a New Chapter
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Off the Beaten Path
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Putting a Ring Back on It
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The Art of The “Good” Meltdown
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National Teacher Of The Year
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A Grizzly Encounter
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A Certain Southern Gothic
A Soldier's Vision
He lay wounded in the Iraqi desert, ready to accept his death. Then he saw and heard his future
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The Michigan State Police told officers to remove a phone app that keeps no record of outgoing text messages, a newspaper reported this week.
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Detroit pivots to next-generation mobility and other new industries.
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DETROIT RESIDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT TRAFFIC CAMERA EXPANSION
Detroit officials’ plan to install 200 more traffic light-mounted cameras at city intersections is facing community resistance amid privacy and racial discrimination concerns.