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4 Guantanamo detainees returned to Afghanistan
The Pentagon said today that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

An appeal to our readers
Message from Publisher and Editor-In-Chief John Robinson Block.

Young girls' wish helps lift morale
Compassion, spirit of girl lives on in gifts to others.

Will Toledo challenge traffic camera law?
COLUMBUS — The city of Toledo has a decision to make.

Voices ring out for cancer patient
Entire West Toledo school carols for fellow student.
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Gift Guide: The Homeowner
Find the perfect balance of function and style for your favorite homeowner.

Dam controversy spills over
Fremont looks to reject petitions for vote on Ballville Dam.

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Lousiana Lafayette victorious to start bowl season
Ragin’ Cajuns win fourth straight New Orleans Bowl
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SMU keeps Michigan reeling
Wolverines (6-5) have lost four straight, including three at home.
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27 injured in Ind. Megabus crash
Wintry weather conditions and speed may have contributed to accident.
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U.S. World War One memorial approved
Opening Nov. 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.
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COLUMNS & BLOGS

Keith Burris
How to reduce class, race divides
We can save the lives of young men in our city.
Kirk Baird
‘Boyhood’ grows on critics
Voted Best Picture of 2014 by the Detroit Film Critics Society.
Mary Bilyeu
Drink for future scholars
Burger Bar 419 hosting TPS fund-raiser.
Matt Markey
Mich. DNR investigates poaching
Wolves, bull moose may have been poached in Nov.
Jack Lessenberry
Motor City is better, but needs tune-up
Crisis may be over, but now comes the hard part.
Keith Burris
2 raps on race, class, and the law
Relationships are the key to understanding.
Barbara Hendel
Around Town: 12-18
Season sparkles with holiday parties.


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