News@noon: A weekend to remember
Today is Friday, May 27, 2016, and Memorial Day weekend is upon us:
We know you're probably planning to spend your weekend with friends or family or traveling, so you won't have much time to spend reading news. So here's a quick version of what you need to know:
Children at risk
- As 2016 nears the halfway point, Detroit’s list of child casualties grows, a problem underscored by two cases this week involving toddlers close to their third birthdays. It brings to eight the number of youths injured or killed by gunfire in Detroit in the past two months.
Detroit on display
- Some 4,000 miles away, in a European city renowned for its old-world architecture and ancient canals, an exhibit about Detroit is sparking some international curiosity.
- Reporters from at least a dozen nations swarmed the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 on Thursday, the first day that media got a look at an event that’s considered the Oscars of the architecture and design world.
Eminem's ex in court
- Attempts to throw out evidence and dismiss the drunken driving case against Eminem’s ex-wife have been denied by a judge.
Remembering the bombs
- Ahead of Memorial Day, President Obama is in Hiroshima. Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blast.
The weekend ahead
- If you've got some time off, you might be looking for something to do this weekend. You can catch a movie: new this weekend are "Alice Through the Looking Glass," "X-Men: Apocalypse," "The Lobster" and "Love and Friendship"
- The Movement Festival is also this weekend! Here are the acts, which vary from the newest artists to the founders of Detroit techno.
- It's also a good time to get some work around the house done. Fix up your deck for summer. Get the garden going. Just be careful of rain.
Memorial Day must-knows
- Most importantly, take some time this weekend to recognize and appreciate the sacrifices of those who have fought for our country. Find a parade near you. Behave yourselves on the road, because Michigan State Police has beefed up patrols. And be prepared for traffic and delays if you are traveling.
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