The Census Said Detroit Kept Shrinking. The Mayor Begs to Differ.

Mayor Mike Duggan, who ran on a promise to reverse generations of population decline, blamed the Census Bureau, not himself, after the head count fell again.

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Not ‘Bad Boys’ Anymore, the Pistons Just Want to Be Good Again

Detroit has the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s N.B.A. draft, the culmination of years of mediocrity. The team is banking on the top pick and a young core for revival.

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In Detroit, Trump’s Postelection Offensive Has a Familiar Feel

In a city that is used to being disparaged, President Trump’s attempt to overturn an election that he lost seems both extraordinary and business as usual.

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‘Power to the People’: Detroit Students Preserve This Moment in Paint

A mural on the city’s main thoroughfare that honors the spirit of the protests was the result of a contest in which students chose their favorite rendering, and helped paint it.

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