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NOTE: You can see mayor-elect Mike Duggan at the far end of the table NOTE: You can see mayor-elect Mike Duggan at the far end of the table

DETROIT (AP) - President Barack Obama has told Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan and 15 other mayors and soon-to-be mayors that he hopes to set up partnerships with their administrations.

The newly elected city leaders met Friday with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House.

Obama told the group that he wants a "clear sense" of their visions and "how they're trying to deliver services."

Detroit voters elected Duggan in November. The former medical center chief executive takes office in January and succeeds Mayor Dave Bing who didn't seek re-election.

Earlier this month, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to enter bankruptcy.

The Obama Administration in September said it was directing more than $100 million in grants to help Detroit tear down vacant buildings and spur job growth.

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