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Michigan Gov. Snyder signs right-to-work bills

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed right-to-work legislation, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a state that has been a cradle of the movement for generations.
    
He put his signatures on the bills Tuesday, hours after the state House passed the measures as the chants of thousands of angry pro-union protesters filled the Capitol.
    
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During a news conference, he called the protests "an exercise in democracy."

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