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Law school to conduct Red Mass on Sept. 24

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will host its 107th annual Red Mass at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church, 629 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit.

The Red Mass is an occasion for judges, attorneys, civic leaders and law students of all faiths to come together and pray for blessings and strength in the coming year’s work.

A luncheon reception in the school’s atrium immediately follows the service.

For additional information or to register, visit 2019redmass.event

Michigan gets $27.9M in federal funds to fight opioid crisis

LANSING (AP) — Michigan will get $27.9 million in federal funds to help families and communities deal with the opioid crisis.

U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding the grant to expand access to treatment, prevention resources and data.

The grant is part of about $1.8 billion the department is giving states to boost their responses to widespread opioid addiction.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support the initiative.

The CDC has a three-year agreement with states and localities to promote awareness of the crisis and bolster prevention programs and response initiatives.

States can fight lawsuit to exclude migrants in census

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge is allowing a coalition of 15 states and several major cities to oppose Alabama's court fight to count only citizens and legal residents in U.S. Census numbers used for apportioning congressional seats.

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office says a federal judge ruled the states and others can join the lawsuit as defendants. Alabama sued the U.S. Census Bureau last year over the longstanding practice of counting all residents.

James said they will fight to ensure that every person is counted “just as the (Constitution’s) framers intended.” James said are intervening because case deserves a “robust defense” and questioned the Trump administration's commitment to providing it.

Alabama argues that counting everyone shifts political power to states with “high numbers of illegal aliens.”

Burglar cooks breakfast, tells resident to ‘go back to sleep’

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a burglar broke into a Florida home, cooked himself an early morning meal and told the resident there to “go back to sleep.”

The home’s occupant told investigators he awoke to discover the man cooking and eating sometime one early morning last week.

Fox 13 in Tampa reported the burglar ran from the house when the resident called 911. Pinellas County sheriff's deputies tracked down the suspect in a wooded and swampy area behind the home.

Deputies said Gavin Crim, a 19-year-old Marine, allegedly entered the home through an unlocked rear door.

An arrest report mentioned that the suspect may have been under the influence of alcohol.


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