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Michigan AG Appeals Court Order Blocking Detroit Bankruptcy

A circuit judge had ruled Friday that the Motor City's bankruptcy filing violates the state's constitution and must be withdrawn.

Chicago School System Plans More Layoffs

School officials say they have to take tough steps to close a $1 billion budget deficit. Teachers say the administration is going back on a promise to keep cuts away from classrooms.

Houston Police Discover Four Men Held Captive In House

Authorities say four men ages 54 to 79 were held in "deplorable conditions" in the north Houston house.

HPV Vaccination Might Help Reduce Risk Of Throat Cancers

One study finds that women who have been vaccinated against HPV are much less likely to have throat infections with the virus. Since the vaccine helps reduce risk of some cancers, scientists think it might turn out to be effective against throat cancers, too.

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'

In extensive and personal comments about the Florida teen's death and the trial that just concluded with a not guilty verdict for the man responsible, the president urged Americans to consider why African-Americans have reacted so strongly.

U.S. Judge 'Troubled' By Government Drone-Strike Policy

The case challenges the constitutionality of drone strikes that killed three U.S. citizens in Yemen in 2011. Government lawyers seeking to dismiss the case said the courts essentially have no role in drone-strike decisions.

Asiana Crash Victim Was Alive When Hit By Emergency Vehicle

Ye Meng Yuan, a teen from China, was struck after the crash. A coroner has now ruled that she was alive when that happened. It's possible that the foam used to put out flames had covered her, making it impossible for first responders to see her.

Doctors' Questions About Guns Spark A Constitutional Fight

Health care providers are fighting a Florida law that would ban them from asking patients about the presence of guns in the home. In an NPR poll, a third of Americans agree with those doctors, while 44 percent support such measures, despite the health risks guns carry.

The Tech Week That Was: Phone Upgrade Plans And TV's Future

We've rounded up the tech week that was — on this blog, on NPR airwaves and from our fellow technology writers and observers at other organizations.

Can Bankruptcy Boost Broke Detroit?

The city hopes a bankruptcy filing can help it deal with its multi-billion dollar debt. Host Michel Martin talks with Michael Pagano of the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, and Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press.