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Officials say a backlog of 11-thousand untested rape kits is almost cleared. In some instances, the cases go back more than three decades. But some victims will have to wait years for justice.

"Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio announced his tax platform in Detroit today. Rubio used Detroit and Michigan as examples in his speech of how entrepreneurial-based policies can help the United States move the economy forward. Rubio says bureaucracy in Washington D.C. is inhibiting business growth and innovation." (WDET)

"The U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday it is awarding $5 million to help the city of Detroit fund a project to help reduce a stubbornly high youth unemployment rate and create more than 2,000 job opportunities. The Obama administration said it is awarding the dollars to Michigan to fund a demonstration project for youth in Detroit." (Detroit News)

"The Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame Museum is permanently moving to Detroit. The traveling museum has exhibits on 68 R&B artists and producers such as The Temptations, James Brown, and Little Richard." (WDET)

Public meetings will be held across the state this summer to discuss a potential passenger rail line connecting Metro Detroit to Holland. (WDET)