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DETROIT (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden plans to attend a working dinner with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan during a visit to the city.

The White House says Biden will travel Wednesday to Detroit and attend the dinner Wednesday evening. He also is scheduled to attend an afternoon Michigan Democratic Party fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer and U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters.

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