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President Trump invited to testify by Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi


WASHINGTON D.C.  (CCN) — President Donald Trump has been invited to testify in front of a congressional committee investigating the impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Trump to testify or submit answers to questions in writing ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Peloski was pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been stacked against him, telling CBS' Face the Nation: “If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame, then we look forward to seeing it." She added that President Trump “could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants.”  READ MORE STORIES IN NATION & WORLD SECTION

Michigan Supreme Court to hold public hearing Wednesday on possibly allowing cell phones to be used in court buildings, clerk offices


LANSING (CCN) — Using cell phones at county clerk offices around Michigan will be the topic of a public hearing Wednesday in Lansing by the Michigan Supreme Court. Most county clerks now charge $1 fees for each page citizens want copied of various public records and many suggest the revenue is important to their budgets. Allowing cell phones in county clerk offices would reduce revenue if they are used to copy records, opponents of the idea argue. Besides copying documents, the hearing will explore changing the rule that would allow people to use an electronic device to take notes, search the internet and send or receive text messages in a courtroom. READ MORE STATE NEWS SECTION STORIES

Back-up QB Jeff Driskel shines but Lions can't stop Cowboys' star Dak Prescott in 35-27 loss at Ford Field


DETROIT (CCN) — Back-up quarterback Jeff Driskel threw for two touchdowns and ran for another one but it wasn't enough as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions 35-27 at Ford Field in Detroit. Dak Prescott led the Cowboys by passing for 440 yards  to push his two-game total to a franchise record 841 yards. His club improved to 6-4 on the season while the Lions fell to 3-6-1. READ MORE SPORTS STORIES

Reports confirm Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's IT Department target of search warrant raid by Attorney General at Detroit City Hall


DETROIT (CCN) — Multiple reports by Detroit media outlets reveal that the Michigan Attorney General served a search warrant raid Friday afternoon at Detroit City Hall. All of the reports indicated the search warrant targeted items at Mayor Mike Duggan's IT department. A recent Solicitor General report confirmed that dozens of e-mails were deleted by staff members on orders by Mayor Duggan's Chief of Staff — Alexis Wiley. The mayor was also criticized in the report for awarding a contract to a non-profit without any bids being taken for the city deal.  READ MORE STATE NEWS

MSU basketball star Cassius Winston releases statement on Twitter about death of his brother after reports that he walked in front of train in Albion


EAST LANSING (CCN) — All-American Cassius Winston played Sunday night at the Breslin Center with his parents and younger brother, Khy, in attendance. They are mourning the death of Winston's other brother, Zachary. He died after reports by Albion police that he intentionally stepped in front of an Amtrak train at about 8:30 pm on Saturday. READ MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS

Former MSU All-American Charles Rogers dead at age 38; Tweets say No. 2 overall pick by Lions in 2003 suffered from liver disease, cancer


FORT MYERS, FLOIDA (CCN) —  Former Michigan State Spartans' All-American Charles Rogers died overnight, according to a Monday morning report by the Lansing State Journal. Yahoo Sports had an earlier report about tweets from former teammates saying Rogers had passed away. MORE SPORTS NEWS






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