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Detroit daily Round-Up: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to visit Detroit and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Monday's edition of the Detroit daily Round-Up. I hope everyone had a great weekend and kicks off a productive start to their week.

Today is Monday, October 18, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Colin Powell passes away due to COVID-19 complications

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Colin Powell, who served as the United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005, has passed away due to COVID-19 complications. He was 84.

In an announcement on social media, Powell's family said “We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father and grandfather and a great American.”

In 1989, Powell was also named the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and organized both U.S. invasions of Panama and Kuwait.

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden set to speak in Detroit next weekend

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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is expected to head to Detroit next weekend to speak at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah's annual dinner at the city's Marriott Renaissance Center.

Yeshiva Beth Yehudah is a Jewish school with campuses located in Southfield and Oak Park.

Also scheduled to attend the dinner is General Motors CEO Mary Barra, who will be this year's recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award. 

Detroit Lions defeated by Cincinnati Bengals, 34-11, become NFL's only winless team

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On Sunday, the Detroit Lions lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-11, at Ford Field.

After the game, Lions head coach Dan Campbell talked about the defeat.

We got whipped. That was brutal. We took it and they got after us. Credit Cincinnati, they were ready to go and we didn’t do anything right. Thought we played a little defense early in that game, first half … and just we couldn’t sustain. And offensively, we had no rhythm, we had no tempo, we couldn’t execute on third down, missed opportunities. And that’s the story of the game, so that was a beatdown.

Michigan proposes to potentially quarantine firewood in order to kill pests and diseases

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In a recent proposal by Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, a quarantine on exterior firewood has been discussed to potentially avert the presence of pests and diseases in the state.

Under the proposal, any firewood transported into Michigan would have to be certified as heat-treated at a temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) for no less than 60 minutes.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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