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FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The latest grant awarded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has pushed its giving to causes in and around Flint past $1 billion. The milestone announced Monday reflects local grant-making by the foundation going back to its creation in 1926 by an automotive pioneer. The foundation's latest local grant is one worth $3.2 million to the Crim Fitness Foundation for ongoing support of an education effort.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An attorney says a U.S. Supreme Court decision about aid to a church preschool could have a major impact on a Michigan lawsuit. Opponents are challenging $2.5 million for private schools for fire drills and other state mandates. They say it violates the Michigan Constitution. The Supreme Court on Monday said it was illegal for Missouri to reject a church for a preschool playground grant. John Bursch, an attorney for a Grand Rapids Catholic school, believes that opinion will be felt in Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's high school graduation requirements would become more flexible and include a mandatory career readiness course under a series of recommendations and moves announced Monday by Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder called on lawmakers Monday to change the requirements, known as the Michigan Merit Curriculum, to mandate that a career exploration/job skills class be completed in seventh or eighth grade. He also says computer science should count to meet a foreign language requirement.

(AP) - Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy, brought down by a scandal involving defective air bags blamed for at least 16 deaths. But millions of the faulty devices are still out there, and it could take years to get them off the road. In the meantime, plaintiffs' lawyer Billie-Marie Morrison says they are "like bombs waiting to explode."

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