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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

DETROIT (AP) - Michigan State University has denied a request to rent space to a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer. The university said in a statement Thursday that the decision was made "due to significant concerns about public safety." It cites "tragic violence" in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. Michigan State officials say they support "freedom of expression" but their "first obligation" is to safety and security on campus. Spencer calls it "obvious censorship."

DETROIT (AP) - A judge has revoked the U.S. citizenship of a Palestinian activist from Chicago and ordered her deported for failing to disclose convictions for bombings in Jerusalem. Detroit federal Judge Gershwin Drain praised Rasmea Odeh for her years of service to Palestinian women in the Chicago area. But he says the immigration system relies on honesty from immigrants. The judge stuck to a plea deal Thursday and ordered no time in prison for the 70-year-old Odeh.

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) - A new multi-use recreational trail is up and running in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Gov. Rick Snyder took an off-road vehicle ride along the pathway during a dedication ceremony this week. The 25-mile-long trail occupies a former rail corridor between Escanaba and Hermansville. American Transmission Co. paid the $3.5 million construction cost in exchange for permission to put an electric transmission line along the trail.

NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Rows and rows of sunflowers in a Washtenaw County field are popular _ maybe too popular. Police in Northfield Township have been giving trespassing tickets to people who enter the field for photos and a closer look. Public Safety Chief William Wagner tells The Ann Arbor News that some visitors have been cutting flowers and trampling others.

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