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Biden To Push Cities To Hire More Cops With Portion Of 2021 Stimulus

President Biden on Friday will push cities to use federal stimulus money to hire more cops — while touting the use of at least $10 billion in stimulus funds for public safety, the White House said in a preview of his remarks.

Biden is seeking to position himself as a champion of policing ahead of the midterm elections in November as polls find broad disapproval of his handling of crime. But he also risks alienating left-wing Democrats who favor slashing police.

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Rand Paul Objection Delays $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) hit the brakes Thursday on bipartisan hopes that the Senate could quickly pass nearly $40 billion in Ukraine aid before leaving town for the week.

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Elon Musk Says Twitter Deal "Temporarily On Hold"

Elon Musk tweeted Friday morning that his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter is "temporarily on hold" as he seeks more details on the platform's new estimate that spam and fake accounts make up less than 5% of users.

Musk provided few details, but the tweet from his official account will ignite havoc in the tech and financial worlds. Twitter shares extended their fall in pre-market trading.

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How Every Senator And Governor Ranks According To 'Popularity Above Replacement'

Senators’ net approval ratings (approval ratings minus disapproval ratings) for the first three months of 2022 relative to the FiveThirtyEight partisan leans of their states

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How Should Parents Who Can't Find Formula Feed Their Babies?

Millions of babies rely on formula, and more than 40% of the most popular brands are sold out at stores across the nation.

For parents who can't get their hands on their babies' usual formula products, pediatricians and maternal health experts have some advice on do's and don'ts amid the shortage.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Gableman Will Be Paid $5,500 A Month Under New Deal With Vos

Michael Gableman — who last month offered to reduce his salary to $1 annually to keep his probe of the 2020 election going — will be paid $5,500 a month under an amended contract with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

The new salary is half the $11,000 Gableman was being paid monthly under the original deal he signed with the Rochester Republican.

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'Our Children Deserve To Be Found': Federal Report Examines Native Lives, Cultures Lost At Indian Boarding Schools

At least 500 Native American children died while being forced to attend federal Indian boarding schools between the years 1819 and 1969, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Eleven of those schools were located in Wisconsin.

At an emotional press conference on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland spoke about the troubling legacy of these schools and their lasting impact on Native communities, as well as on her own family.

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Northern Wisconsin Lifts Spring Thaw And Class Ii Road Restrictions On Monday

Warmer weather has reached northern Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is ending Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions for 15 counties of Zone 1 in northern Wisconsin on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 12:01 p.m.​

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'We Shouldn’t Have To Leave Class To Fight For Our Rights': Wisconsin Students Walk Out For Abortion Access

Students at Stevens Point Area Senior High School walked out of class Thursday morning in support of reproductive rights.

"In 1973, Roe vs. Wade was decided. How are we still fighting for women’s rights in 2022?" protest organizer Reghan Robinson, a sophomore, said to a group of about 100 students. "The time to act is now, and the action to take is to contact our state representatives, who have the power if our Supreme Court overturns Roe."

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Packers Schedule Released, Open Season On Road Against Minnesota Vikings

The Green Bay Packers will travel to Minnesota to kick off the season. The Packers play the Minnesota Vikings at 3:25 p.m. The game will be broadcasted on Fox.

The Packers then will host the Chicago Bears on Sunday night in week 2. The game will be broadcast on NBC. The game starts at 7:20 p.m.

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Last Update: May 13, 2022 6:07 am CDT

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