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Photo by Associated Press | published: October 7, 2013

State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr, right, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder address reporters during a news conference in Detroit after Orr asked a federal judge for bankruptcy protection. Though no other city is expected to join Detroit in bankruptcy court anytime soon, Detroit’s bankruptcy is casting a shadow over a long list of cities across the U.S. and giving mayors new urgency in the search for solutions to the greatest challenge to face America’s cities in a generation.



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