The Detroit Land Bank is hoping to get $25,000 for this Tudor-style house in Detroit's East English Village. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

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Adam Leeb (left), co-founder of Hemingwrite, and contractor Andrew Ku work in the common space area in TechTown Detroit, a nonprofit business incubator. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

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Detroit is attracting entrepreneurs who like the relatively cheap workspaces. But real estate developers and business owners like Sean Harrington, who turned the Iodent Building into an apartment complex, are paying the price in property taxes. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

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Murals on display across the street from the Red Bull House of Art gallery in Detroit, Mich. After the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Detroit hopes outsiders will focus on the city's potential, not the history of conflict and crisis that has cut its population in half since 1960. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Six months after declaring bankruptcy was over, can Detroit celebrate? Paul Sancya/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (left) has proposed a $275,000 cap on auto-related medical coverage in order to make auto insurance more affordable. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Detective Mark Williams (right) speaks with an officer in Richmond, Va. A decade ago, amid a surge in violent crime, Richmond police were identifying relatively few murder suspects. So the police department refocused its efforts to bring up its "clearance rate." Alex Matzke for NPR hide caption

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Soprano Catalina Cuervo, singing the role of Frida Kahlo, rehearses with bass baritone Ricardo Herrera, singing the role of Diego Rivera, on Feb. 21, 2015 at the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Frida Kahlo's passion for food was evident in her many still lifes of fruit, like this painting entitled "The Bride Frightened at Seeing Life Opened." She was also known for her raucous dinner parties in Mexico City. Wikiart hide caption

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Philip Levine grew up on the outskirts of Detroit and began writing poetry when he was just 13 years old. "It was like I had never enjoyed anything in my life so much," he said. "It was utterly thrilling. I began to live for it." Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Detroit Prosecutor Kym Worthy talks about the $35 million pledged by the Manhattan district attorney to help eliminate a nationwide backlog in testing rape kits during a news conference in November. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at an Economic Club of Detroit meeting on Wednesday. The Detroit event is the first in a series of stops that Bush's team is calling his "Right to Rise" tour. That's also the name of the political action committee he formed in December 2014 to allow him to explore a presidential run. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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James Robertson, 56, walks to catch a bus in Detroit last month. The bus won't take him all the way to his job in Rochester Hills, so he has to walk the last eight miles. Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press/TNS/Landov hide caption

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Ford's F-150 truck beat the Chevrolet Colorado and Lincoln MKC as the Detroit auto show's 2015 North American Truck of the Year. He Xianfeng/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Gov. Rick Snyder speaks today flanked by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (left) and emergency manager Kevyn Orr. Snyder said that the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy will end at midnight. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Theodore Wafer (center) and his attorney Mack Carpenter sit in the back of the courtroom Jan. 15 before his arraignment in Detroit in the shooting death of Renisha McBride. Rebecca Cook/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Officer Michael Crowder says his roots are too deep to leave Detroit, but he knows younger officers who were lured away by better pay. Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo hide caption

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