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Detroit Elects New Mayor As City Hopes For Better Days

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Detroit Elects New Mayor As City Hopes For Better Days

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Detroit Elects New Mayor As City Hopes For Better Days

Detroit Elects New Mayor As City Hopes For Better Days

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Residents of the Motor City have elected popular businessman and former NBA player David Bing as its new mayor. Voting was part of a run-off election for the seat formerly held by Kwame Kilpatrick, who resigned last year in disgrace and later spent time in jail for felony obstruction of justice charges.

Jerome Vaughn of Detroit Public Radio and NPR's Frank Langfitt discuss what Bing's election means for a city hit hard by the economy's collapse.