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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs a law to include the rights of LGBTQ people in Michigan's Civil Rights law on Thursday, March 16, 2023, in Lansing, Mich. Rick Pluta/Michigan Public Radio Network hide caption

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Michigan Democrats are getting their way for the first time in nearly 40 years

For the first time in decades, Democrats run the show in Michigan, passing legislative priorities they've been after for years: repealing a 1931 abortion law, repealing right-to-work and more.

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For pianist Dan Tepfer, improvisation is the mother of Bach's Inventions

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For pianist Dan Tepfer, improvisation is the mother of Bach's Inventions

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Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) speaks at a news conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" (DACA) at the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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How Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, from swing state Nevada, views immigration

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs a law to include the rights of LGBTQ people in Michigan's Civil Rights law on Thursday, March 16, 2023, in Lansing, Mich. Rick Pluta/Michigan Public Radio Network hide caption

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Michigan Democrats are getting their way for the first time in nearly 40 years

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Michigan Democrats are getting their way for the first time in nearly 40 years

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William Taylor, former United States ambassador to Ukraine, speaks in front of the Lincoln Memorial on February 20, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Kenny Holston/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-U.S. ambassador says Poland's gesture toward Ukraine might encourage other allies

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