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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley has officially been endorsed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder made the announcement with the lieutenant governor Wednesday at a construction company in the Detroit suburb of Southfield. Snyder says he wants to pass the baton to someone who can take Michigan "to an even higher level." He says he has looked forward to endorsing Calley ever since he asked him to be his running mate eight years ago.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's Legislature has passed a statewide ban on the antidepressant tianeptine sodium. House lawmakers voted 102-6 Wednesday to classify the drug as a Schedule II controlled substance, placing it in the same highly restrictive category that cocaine, marijuana and opiates fall under. The bill cleared the Senate last month and now heads to Gov. Rick Snyder's desk for approval upon a procedural Senate vote Thursday.

DETROIT (AP) - A union official who helped negotiate a contract with Fiat Chrysler has been charged with accepting luxuries worth tens of thousands of dollars, including fancy shoes, air travel and lavish meals. Nancy A. Johnson is the sixth person to be charged in a scheme to strip millions from a Detroit worker training center financed by Fiat Chrysler, also known as FCA. The leader, former auto executive Al Iacobelli, has pleaded guilty and is awaiting his sentence.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - Freedom has been assured for a woman who spent 17 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a Battle Creek bartender. The U.S. Supreme Court this week rejected an appeal from the state of Michigan in the case of Hattie Mae Tanner. It means that an appeals court decision throwing out Tanner's murder conviction and life sentence will stand. The appeals court said a "rational jury" should have found plenty of reasonable doubt at trial.

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