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News at noon: Rock knocks Oscars; new events rock Flint

The Detroit News

Today is February 29, 2016, (Leap Day!) and it's back to being cold again. What are you going to do with your extra day? Check out this hilarious new Miked Up podcast, which has an added bonus of a video from this weekend's Autorama. Then get up to date on the news you need to know.

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Hollywood's biggest night

Alicia Vikander accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for “The Danish Girl” at the Oscars.

Failures in Flint

Dream of a home turns into a nightmare

Jessica Todd said of the house in Detroit that she she bought on a land contract: “I don’t let my kids sleep here. I only come around late at night to make sure no one steals the hot water heater.”

Fighting over historic districts

Happening in sports

Kyle Ahrens dunks during the second half of MSU's win over Penn State Sunday.

Around Detroit

The lighter side 

Molly Schneider, 16, and Corey Ciotti, 30, both of Detroit, follow instructions from Lyndon Sorzano at a rehearsal for the Caribbean Pans of Joy’s performance in the Marche du Nain Rouge on March 20. The dozen or so players come from all over the spectrum of experience playing the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago.

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