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The governor of Michigan today defended last week’s bankruptcy filing by Detroit even as lawyers for his office moved to contest a ruling by a lower court judge that it violates the state constitution and must be withdrawn.

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Jim Armitage: Desolation of Motor City carries a warning for other American cities as Detroit files for bankruptcy

Bondholders and unions will see Detroit as a test-case for cash-strapped cities

The rise and fall of Detroit: Was Henry Ford to blame?

Even in 1827, when the founding fathers of Detroit fumbled for a city motto, they knew it was destined to struggle.

Spotlight falls on artworks in Detroit’s search for sellable assets

As Detroit goes down what could be a painful path to resolve its debts, attention has turned to the city assets that might be sold off to raise much-needed funds, including the valuable paintings and other objects that are part of the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

November 2008: A person walks past the remains of the Packard Motor Car Company, which ceased production in the late 1950s in Detroit

The beat goes on, but the city of Detroit might not

Home to some of the most celebrated music of the past sixty years, Motor City has filed for bankruptcy

Ilegally dumped tires sit in front of a vacant, blighted home in a once thriving neighborhood on the east side of Detroit, Michigan

Detroit: 'Motor City' becomes largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy

City is crippled by debts of up to $20bn following decades of decline in the automotive industry

Saeed al-Shihri, deputy leader of al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula

Confirmed: US drone strike killed key al-Qa'ida leader Saeed al-Shihri in Yemen

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner was hit last year but Yemen branch has just announced death

Musician Jack White has paid a tax bill for a Detroit Masonic Temple

Jack White pays $142,000 tax bill for a Detroit Masonic Temple

Musician Jack White has played springtime Santa, paying a $142,000 back tax bill for Detroit's historic Masonic Temple. The move prevents a threatened auction of the famed venue where The Who and the Rolling Stones once played.

Detroit now has a mountain of unwanted coke

Struggling with urban decay, Detroit now has a mountain of unwanted coke - thanks to anti-environmentalist Koch brothers

By-product of tar-sands refining pits struggling industrial city against billionaire brothers

Texas, The Conversation ([PIAS])

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Returning after eight years away, Texas shoot straight to the top of 2013's Unnecessary Albums chart with The Conversation. It's not that it's actively bad – that would be interesting, at least – but that it lacks impetus, panache and compulsion, just for starters. The title track is OK, in an ersatz country-soul way, and the country-pop of “Dry Your Eyes” works well too.

Saudi Arabian man brought pressure cooker into US to make food - not bombs, says lawyer

A Saudi Arabian man arrested in the US after a pressure cooker was discovered in his suitcase knew nothing about the device's use in the Boston Marathon bombings, his lawyer said.

Review: The Last Days of Detroit, By Mark Binelli. Bodley Head, £20

At its peak in 1950, the city of Detroit housed nearly two million people; today, fewer than 750,000 live there.

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