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Today is Tuesday, March 22, 2016, and it's a difficult day in Belgium. Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 31 people were reported dead and dozens of others injured.

With Brussels on lockdown and the French prime minister saying that Europe is “at war,” European leaders tightened security at airports. Get live updates here.

President Barack Obama, traveling in Cuba, was briefed Tuesday morning on the Brussels attacks. The White House said U.S. officials were in contact with Belgian officials about the explosions.

Here's what else is making news today:

DPS and Flint

Ahead of the game

Big Apple autos

Happening in sports

  • Some players want to play at UM so badly, they are already announcing their commitment a season ahead of time. That was the case for Josh Ross, a four-star linebacker from Orchard Lake St. Mary's,  who committed to Michigan's 2017 recruiting class this morning. 

A shelter by any other name...

The lighter side 

  • Dequindre and 15 Mile has become the heart of a Metro Detroit Polish community that spans several generations. Photographers Charlotte Massey and Robin Buckson feature this block in their latest piece on the many ethnic food businesses you encounter while traveling north on Dequindre Road. Check out the first and second pieces here. 

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