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Detroit News at noon: Political polls, Corktown all-stars, hockey flap

The Detroit News

Today is Friday (yay!), February 19, 2016 and it's shaping up to be a beautiful weekend. Before you go off to embrace the spring-like weather, here's the news you need to know.

It's election season so we've got polls!

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 in Gaffney, S.C.

UM rejected Flint partnership

Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to examine the ongoing situation in Flint.

Corktown is hopping

People walk along Michigan Avenue in Detroit's Corktown outside Slow's BBQ. The restaurant, with its hip decor and its attention to the menu by chef Brian Perrone, became an instant success upon its opening in 2005.  Today the strip has become one of the most gentrified in Detroit, and more development is on the way.

DPS troubles

Happening in sports

Looking ahead to the weekend

The bold flavors of spices, including crushed red pepper, and lemon add flavor to a lighter take on pizza.

The lighter side

Mike Aviles, with the Indians last season,  waits to catch the ceremonial first pitch from his daughter Adriana as his wife Jessy, left, and Miaya, right, look on.

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