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Today is Thursday, March 3, 2016, and the Republicans are coming! Actually, they've arrived ahead of tonight's Detroit debate, making campaign swings. Before you turn your attention to the jabs and stabs from the presidential candidates, catch up on the news you need to know.

Debate dervish

The stage is set the day before the Thursday, March 3 GOP debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Democrats up next

Flint appeal

Kalamazoo competency

  • A part-time Uber driver charged with killing six people during a shooting spree will be examined to see if he’s mentally competent to stand trial.

Happening in sports

  • The University of Michigan has a great chance to grab another extraordinary talent from Deerfield Beach -- last time they visited, they came back with Denard Robinson -- in defensive end Ge’Mon Eaford. However, they will have to wait a few years because Eaford is only a freshman.

Ge’Mon Eaford

  • Now that the combine is over, take a look at Josh Katzenstein'smock NFL draft. What do you think of his picks?
  • The baseball card find of a lifetime: A cache of century-old Ty Cobb cards turned up in a crumpled paper bag in a dilapidated house somewhere in the South. Seven cards have been verified, out of around 15 still known to exist.

One of seven Ty Cobb baseball cards, a baseball-card find of a lifetime, that were found crumpled paper bag in a dilapidated house. Card experts in Southern California say they have verified the legitimacy, and seven-figure value, of the seven identical Ty Cobb cards from the printing period of 1909 to 1911. Before the recent find there were only about 15 known to still exist.

The lighter side

  • What happened when you went to Detroit? Two college students asked the question for a class project. And Neal Rubin tells us how people answered.

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