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Napoleon wins Detroit mayoral primary, board rules

Napoleon wins Detroit mayoral primary, board rules

DETROIT – The Wayne County Board of Canvassers issued an unprecedented ruling Tuesday afternoon declaring victory for mayoral candidate and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon in the hotly contested Aug. 6 primary election.

Napoleon, according to the board, finished first in the mayor's race, with his challenger and former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan coming in second.

Initially the Detroit Department of Elections had declared Duggan winner of the election at 46 percent to Napoleon's 30 percent. But now the political fortunes have turned and Napoleon, according to the election panel, netted 28,391 votes or 41 percent while Duggan received 23,970 votes or 34 percent.

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  • Written by Bankole Thompson
  • Category: News

Disney actor Lee Thompson Young found dead

Disney actor Lee Thompson Young  found dead

LOS ANGELES – Actor Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment Monday morning, police said.

Investigators did not immediately reveal a suspected cause of death, noting the coroner would determine that later.

Young, 29, is best known for the leading role on Disney's "The Famous Jett Jackson" television series starting in 1998.

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  • Written by Alan Duke/CNN
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How to fly when you’re driving solo

How to fly when you’re driving solo

For everyone – even people in an ideal relationship with a lifelong partner – there will be times when you are alone, says serial entrepreneur Susan Alpert.

For 46 years, Alpert lived the dream with her husband, Larry; they had a happy home, children and thriving careers. When Larry died, Susan experienced the ultimate aloneness, fearing her happiness would never return.

"No, it wasn't easy to recover from the loss of a loving partner at my side, but I did, and learned how to be very happy on my own. It's possible at any stage of life," says Alpert, author of "Driving Solo," (susanalpertconsulting.com).

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Teen gets heart device after transplant list saga

Teen gets heart device after transplant list saga

Now on the waiting list for a heart transplant, Anthony Stokes had a procedure Friday to insert a device to support the failing heart he has, a family spokesman said.

The 15-year-old had a ventricular assist device, or VAD, implanted at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, family friend Mark Bell told CNN.

A VAD is a mechanical pump that's used to support heart function and blood flow in people who have weakened hearts, according to the National Institutes of Health. It includes a small tube that carries blood out of the heart into a pump, and another tube carries blood from the pump to blood vessels. The vessels deliver the blood to the body.

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  • Written by Elizabeth Landau/CNN
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