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Bernie Sanders heads to Canada with diabetes patients

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is heading to Canada on Sunday with Type 1 diabetes patients seeking cheaper insulin to highlight what he calls the "corruption" of pharmaceutical companies and the toll taken on Americans who can't afford the medicine.

Festival criticized for race-based ticket prices

An Afrofuturist group says it reversed its decision to charge white people more for tickets to its Detroit festival than black and brown people because they received threats, an artist dropped out and a ticketing website threatened to unpublish their event.

Officer buys tank of gas for elderly widow, goes viral

Seventy-five-year-old Delores Marotta used her cane to hobble into a metro Detroit gas station. She asked the attendant to put $3 on pump number three. A St. Clair Shores, Michigan, police officer overheard her request and surprised her by adding an extra 20 bucks of gas to her tank.

Aretha Franklin's funeral fit for a queen

Family, friends and the many admirers of Aretha Franklin packed Detroit's Greater Grace Temple on Friday to celebrate the life, legacy and music of the "Queen of Soul."

Obama honors Aretha Franklin with letter

President Barack Obama said singer Aretha Franklin "rocked the world of anyone who had the pleasure of hearing her voice" in a letter that was read during her funeral service Friday to honor the "Queen of Soul."