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Current Detroit Tigers and former New York Yankees pitcher Phil Coke is taking a stance against bullying. Coke made an appearance Monday at Wayne State University in Detroit. Speaking before the National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, Coke exposed some of his experiences in regards to bullying. The task force is co-chaired by
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