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News@noon: Immigration ban, Super Bowl don'ts

The Detroit News
Erik Olson plans to close up shop at his Eastern Market sports bar early Sunday afternoon, ignoring the Super Bowl.

Today is Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Let the countdown begin for Super Bowl Sunday? (Pro tip: Buy your avocados now to make sure they're perfectly ripe for guacamole!)  And as you're making plans, here's a tip on where not to go: a certain sports bar in Eastern Market. At least not to watch the Falcons-Patriots matchup. If your taste runs more to the Manchester United-Swansea rivalry, get to Thomas Magee's early, because once Man U is done, the doors are closed for the day.

Elsewhere in the news on this Monday morning:

Trump's aim was to head off 'bad dudes'

President Donald Trump on Monday denied his immigration order was to blame for the chaos at the nation’s airports over the weekend, instead pointing to computer glitches, protesters and even the “tears of Senator Schumer.” He also took to Twitter to defend his travel ban, saying there are “a lot of bad ‘dudes’ out there.”

Dirty tools at DMC in fed spotlight again

Federal health authorities are once again investigating dirty tools at the Detroit Medical Center, conducting an unannounced inspection of its Midtown Detroit hospitals on Monday morning following more reports of filthy surgical equipment.

Red Wings might be in sell mode soon

The Wings have an ample supporting cast, but they need stars, writes The News' Gregg Krupa. Replacing several players not performing with big time, perennial achievers would restore the Red Wings to contention.

GM, Honda join forces on fuel cells

General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. equally will together invest $85 million to expand their fuel-cell partnership into a new manufacturing venture in southeast Michigan, the companies announced Monday.

And in more Super Bowl news:

For the first time in company history, Ford Motor Co.’s Super Bowl commercial does not focus on a new vehicle. Instead, the 90-second ad focused on Ford’s development of “long-term mobility solutions” will air before the kickoff of Sunday’s Super Bowl. If you can't wait to hear about long-term mobility solutions, view the ad here.

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