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  • In a John James campaign handout photo, Republican John James, poses with his family. (Jennifer Mayo/Jennifer Mayo Studios via AP)
    Iraq War vet, businessman John James seeks Michigan Senate seat

    Republican John James, a political newcomer who flew Army helicopters in the Iraq War and now runs an automotive supply chain and logistics business in Detroit, said Thursday he is running for U.S. Senate.

  • Cameras and reporters surround Flint Fire Chief David Cox, who speaks into microphones atop stacks of bottled water during a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, announcing the arrival of seven Michigan National Guard soldiers to help aid at Flint fire stations, assigned by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday to help distribute water and relieve residents in relation to the Flint water crisis. Safe drinking water has not flowed from many Flint faucets for almost two years after the state-run city switched its source to the highly corrosive Flint River and failed to treat it properly to protect lead from leaching into it. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
    Michigan National Guard, FEMA help Flint amid water crisis

    Members of the Michigan National Guard began arriving in Flint on Wednesday for briefings on the drinking water crisis just as state health officials reported a spike in Legionnaires' disease cases in the county where the city is located.