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Bill Gelineau has won the Lerbertarian gubernatorial primary race.  Gelieau defeated John J. Tatar to move on to the November general election. 

There, he’ll face an uphill climb in a race with Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette. Whitmer and Schuette each won their party’s primary on Tuesday night.

The Lincoln-Consolidated School District has won voter approval to borrow up to 25-million dollars for facilities and security improvements.

Former Saline Mayor and State Representative Gretchen Driskell will again try and unseat 7th District Congressman Tim Walberg in November.

With nearly 69-percent of the vote, Colton A. Campbell defeated Ora Wright and won the Republican Primary in the 54th State House District.

Incumbent Ronnie Peterson found himself on a rather crowded ballot in the democratic race for the 54th district state house seat. Peterson is finishing up his first term in office now, and faced a challenge from three other candidates.

A current state senator is likely to become the next representative for the 55th State House District. Rebekah Warren is being term-limited out of the senate. She was elected to the senate while serving as the 53rd District State House Representative and, under term-limit law, is eligible to serve one more term in the House.

Bob Baird won a three-way race in the Republican Primary in the 55th State House District. Baird moves on the November general election and will face Democrat Rebekah Warren.

A 10-year, 1-mill tax levy has won approval in the Whitmore Lake Public Schools.

Voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township have given a “thumbs up” to continuation of expanded service routes and bus hours.

Updated at 8:26 a.m. ET

Republican Troy Balderson held a narrow lead over Democrat Danny O'Connor in a hotly-contested Ohio special congressional election, with outstanding provisional and absentee ballots still to be counted.

Even if Balderson secures victory in the end, the result is sending the GOP warning signs for what's to come in November.

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Long before he began studying for a career in health care, Marlon Munoz performed one of the most sensitive roles in the field: delivering diagnoses to patients.

As an informal interpreter between English-speaking doctors and his Spanish-speaking family and friends, Marlon knew well the burden that comes with the job. He still becomes emotional when he remembers having to tell his wife Aibi Perez she had breast cancer.

How do you get a woman to report to the police that she's been assaulted or abused if she doesn't trust the police to take action?

That, says activist Jamila Juna, is a serious problem in Zanzibar.

Juma is the executive director of the Zanzibar Female Lawyers Association (ZAFELA), which she helped found in 2003 to provide free legal aid to women and children. When a woman is assaulted in Zanzibar and wants to make a police report, there's a good chance Juma will be involved, in some capacity, as an advocate in her case.

After serving 14 months in a Turkish jail on terrorism charges that human rights groups say are baseless, Taner Kiliç stepped free on Wednesday into the embrace of his family.

Amnesty International posted a picture of its local honorary chair. Kilic is smiling, his arms wrapped around his wife and daughters, who are beaming as they grip him tightly.

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