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PHOTOS: New Additions to the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park

"Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem" is a new attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood that brings the popular movie franchise to life. The 4-D simulator ride was built by Intamin and designed by Universal Creative, Illumination Entertainment and Reel FX. Each vehicle holds eight riders, four in each row. The new "Minion Mayhem" attraction lasts eight minutes long. Visitors can also get photos with the minions before or after the ride. It is part of the new Super Silly Fun Land at the southern California theme park. Other new additions include a new Pink's Hot Dogs restaurant inside the park and the Original DeLorean from "Back to the Future" on display inside the NBCUniversal Experience museum.

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WSU to Host Foreign Language Career Day with Polish and Slavic Speakers

The Wayne State University Foreign Language Career Day will be an opportunity for Metro Detroit area students to learn firsthand about career opportunities for language and culture, including international employment. Current and prospective students of Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian are invited to the WSU Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CMLLC) Career Day on Thursday, September 25, from 3-5:30 p.m. The event will be at the Student Center in the middle of the WSU campus on the second floor in the Hilberry rooms.

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Ilitch organization shares bold vision for building world-class, mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Detroit

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