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Detroit braces for emergency manager’s arrival

Doubts, fears outweigh hope

DETROIT — The City Council is both anxious and defiant. Public employees’ unions are bracing for a showdown. Protests and lawsuits are promised. Meanwhile, the mayor has simply stopped talking about what is on nearly everyone’s mind in this troubled city.

Tension is building here as a state-appointed emergency manager prepares to take control of the city government on Monday and begin restructuring of its finances and operations.

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