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USC and UCLA to the Big Ten!? Reaction to bombshell news as Big 10 goes Hollywood

47% Center coverage: 19 sources
The two sports powerhouses would increase the Big Ten to 16 teams. The shift has major implications for upcoming media rights agreements. USC says it will see out its current deal with the Pac-12 until it expires in 2024. The Big Ten issued a statement saying it voted unanimously to accept both universities.See the Story

Santa Clara County identifies 2nd probable case of monkeypox

50% Center coverage: 12 sources
Monkeypox is rare and belongs to the same group of viruses as smallpox. The patient is from Rockingham County which is north of Boston. State health officials are working to identify others who may have been exposed. They say the general public remains at low risk of exposure.See the Story
US & Canada

Grads of first US Apple Developer Academy feted in Detroit

56% Center coverage: 9 sources
The academy in Detroit for people interested in a career in the app economy is the first in North America. It was launched as part of Apple's Racial Equity and Justice Initiative. The 90 grads range in age from 18 to 64 and include a high school student, a pastor and a mother and son.See the Story
Civil War

2nd trial set for Aug. 9 for 2 men charged in Whitmer kidnapping plot

62% Center coverage: 8 sources
Adam Fox, 39, and Barry Croft, 46, were found not guilty in April. A jury failed to unanimously convict the four men of plotting to kidnap Whitmer. The defense argued there's not enough evidence for a retrial. Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker disagreed, and want to start a new trial.See the Story

Delta pilots picketing at JFK, airports nationwide in contract push ahead of July 4 holiday weekend

Coverage: 5 sources
Delta pilots in metro Detroit gathered at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Delta Captain Darren Hartmann says it's been over three years since Delta pilots have received any type of pay increase. He says he hopes today's protests lead to meaningful negotiations that show the airline's commitment to Delta pilots.See the Story
Belle Isle · Belle Isle

Michigan DNR launches free shuttle service on Detroit’s Belle Isle

Coverage: 2 sources
The Michigan DNR has launched a shuttle that will run on the island from Thursday through Sunday. The goal is to limit moving vehicles around the island, especially after a deadly hit and run incident earlier this year on Belle Isle. The shuttle service is free to use and runs from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.M.See the Story
Southfield · Southfield

Southfield police charge boyfriend of victim in hit-and-run, not driver

Tiara Jones was hit at Country Court Apartments on Sunday. She later died at a hospital, while her baby boy was saved. Her boyfriend and the father of the baby, Davon Lovan, is charged. Lovan and Jones' ex-boyfriend got into an argument in the parking lot.See the Story

Travelers beware: Flight delays, cancelations, busy roads expected July 4

As many Michiganders prepare to hit the roads and take on the skies speed bumps and turbulence may be causing some travel headaches along the way.See the Story

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