Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., addresses supporters during the Michigan Democratic election night party in Detroit. Conyers has served in Congress since 1964, but problems with ballot petitions have threatened to keep him out of the August primary. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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A corner in Poletown, the section of Detroit where Drew Philip bought a house for $500. Courtesy of Garrett MacLean hide caption

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Theodore P. Wafer, 54, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Renisha McBride, appears at his arraignment in Dearborn Heights, Mich., on Friday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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A stray dog in Detroit last week. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Detroit's abandoned Packard car plant, seen here in a 2010 photo, could eventually sell for $21,000 if a development deal falls through, a Wayne County official says. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta bats during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. Detroit fans watching game had the option of tuning in to a broadcast that lacked announcers, featuring only the sounds from the stadium. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr (right) and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, at a Friday news conference in Detroit. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way

Detroit's Emergency Manager: 'There's Just No Money'

Kevyn Orr tells All Things Considered the crisis was the city's own making, but it doesn't help anyone to look for blame in the past.

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