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PHOTO: Detroit became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy when State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge for municipal bankruptcy protection on July 18, 2013.Paul Sancya/AP Photo
Detroit became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy when state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge for municipal bankruptcy protection July 18, 2013.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Detroit Files For Bankruptcy

Detroit became the biggest American city to file for bankruptcy after its emergency manager filed for Chapter 9 protection on Thursday, with more than $18 billion in accrued obligations, according to the governor.

2. Witness in Bulger Trial Found Dead

Stephen "Stippo" Rakes, a possible witness in the murder trial of alleged crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, was found dead, authorities said.

3. Florida Governor Supports 'Stand-Your-Ground'

Florida Governor Rick Scott said he supports the "stand-your-ground" law and would not call a special session despite pressure from protestors.

4. Body Found in Woods is Missing Woman

Michigan police confirmed that a body found in a wooded area is that of 20-year-old store clerk Brenna Machus, who was kidnapped on Monday in an incident that also included the murder of her co-worker.

5. 'American Horror Story' Leads Emmy Nominees

"American Horror Story: Asylum" leads the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards with 17 nominations, and Netflix's "House of Cards" made history as the first online TV show nominated in the top drama category.