Tag: Detroit (Mich)

Autoworkers Union Calls for Strike Against G.M.

The United Automobile Workers said Sunday that it planned to go on strike at General Motors at midnight after the two sides could not reach an agreement on a new labor contract. The current bargaining agreement expired at midnight on Saturday, with the union and company far apart on most of the major issues on […]

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We Sent Jimmy Aldaoud to Die in Iraq

When you foresee a death, there’s no joy in being right. On June 4, I told my colleagues that Jimmy Aldaoud — a medically frail Michigan man who came to the United States in 1979 when he was an infant — was not going to survive. That was the day his sister Rita Bolis called […]

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Body of Michigan Man Deported to Iraq Is Returned to the U.S.

A coffin arrived in Detroit from Iraq on Friday with the remains of 41-year-old Jimmy Aldaoud, whose death this month prompted bipartisan efforts to curb the Trump administration’s deportation of Iraqi nationals. Mr. Aldaoud, whose parents were Iraqi, was born in a refugee camp in Greece, entered the United States legally in 1979 when he […]

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These 3 Cities Are Destinations for Democrats. They’re Not in Iowa.

MILWAUKEE — An energized crowd of 500 packed into a mixed-use space here on a summer Sunday afternoon to hear a rousing stump speech from Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, who was making the final stop in a 12-day campaign blitz in a state that won’t hold its primary until April. “A Democratic victory […]

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ICE Deported Him to a Country He’d Never Seen. He Died 2 Months Later.

ERBIL, Iraq — Life was already a struggle for Jimmy Aldaoud. He was bipolar and schizophrenic, and battled depression and diabetes. He got into trouble, frequently landing in jail or on the street in and around Detroit, where he grew up. Then, in June, he was deported to Iraq, and life got even more difficult. He […]

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‘Fire Pantaleo,’ Lead Poisoning and the Perils of Going National

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When Bill de Blasio embarked on his long shot campaign for president, he hoped to convince voters that his record as New York City mayor argued for a chance to prove he could pursue progressive policies from the White […]

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Trump Fuels Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?

DETROIT — Mark Greer is a black Detroiter so outraged by President Trump’s regular stream of invective toward people of color that he does his best to avoid exposure to him. So when he clicked on a YouTube link last month to watch an episode of “The Breakfast Club,” a morning radio show popular with […]

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Biden-Harris Rivalry Flares From the Start in Testy Exchange Over Health Care

DETROIT — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Kamala Harris of California renewed their political rivalry almost instantly on the debate stage Wednesday night, as Mr. Biden accused Ms. Harris of peddling “double talk” on the central campaign issue of health care and Ms. Harris defended her newly unveiled plan as a […]

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Democratic Debate Night 2: Live Updates

Here’s what we’re watching: ImageThe first night of the Democratic presidential debates at the Fox Theater in Detroit on Tuesday.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times How is Biden preparing for the debate? At the first presidential primary debate, Joseph R. Biden Jr. gave a halting, unsteady response when Senator Kamala Harris attacked his record on busing, […]

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Marianne Williamson Has Her Moment. And Republicans Are Gleefully Trumpeting It.

WASHINGTON — If you asked President Trump’s supporters who won Tuesday night’s Democratic primary debate, their first answer — unequivocally — was Mr. Trump. But they also expressed a surprising, if not always entirely sincere, admiration for Marianne Williamson, the author and self-help guru who set herself apart with warnings of a “dark psychic force” […]

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What to Watch For in Tonight’s Democratic Debate

You can watch it on CNN, CNN en Español and CNN International. It will also be available on streaming services. The debate is taking place in Detroit. Who won last night’s debate? Want just the highlights? The 10 Democratic candidates will have 60-second opening statements followed by 60 seconds to answer questions from the CNN […]

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Sanders and Warren Battle Accusations of ‘Free Everything’ as Center-Left Rift Flares

DETROIT — The leading liberal populists in the Democratic presidential primary, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, strenuously fought back against accusations of impracticality and warnings of electoral ruin on Tuesday night, as a group of moderate underdogs sought to dent their momentum in the second round of presidential primary debates. From the first moments […]

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Democratic Debate 2019 Live: Candidates Face Off in Detroit

What we’re watching: ImageFrom left, Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, and Steve Bullock.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times “You’re wrong!” The first question of the debate went to Mr. Sanders, who was asked about Mr. Delaney’s accusation in his opening statement that his […]

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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s Democratic Debate

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What I’ll Be Looking for Tonight

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. The second round of Democratic primary debates begins tonight in Detroit, followed by another debate on the same stage Wednesday night. Most analysts expect confrontation, because these are the last debates before the standards for qualifying get […]

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What to Watch For Tonight in the CNN Democratic Debate

You can watch the debate, which is taking place in Detroit, on CNN, CNN en Español and CNN International. It will also be available on streaming services. The 10 Democratic candidates will have 60-second opening statements followed by 60 seconds to answer questions from the CNN moderators, Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper. Each […]

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The Met’s Next Big Fashion Show Comes From One Little-Known Woman

Back in the middle of the last century, Sandy Schreier would come once a year to New York from Detroit, her hometown, and wander around the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her husband, Sherwin. “Someday,” Ms. Schreier, now in her 80s, would tell him, “my pieces of couture will be here with all these gorgeous […]

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As Cameras Track Detroit’s Residents, a Debate Ensues Over Racial Bias

[For more coverage of race, sign up here to have our Race/Related newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.] DETROIT — Twenty-four hours a day, video from thousands of cameras stationed around Detroit, at gas stations, restaurants, mini-marts, apartment buildings, churches and schools, streams into the Police Department’s downtown headquarters. The surveillance program, which began in […]

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