Morning Headlines - Friday, Sept. 15, 2023

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Morning Headlines - Friday, Sept. 15, 2023

U.S. and World Headlines

Inside Years-Long Secret Affair Of Married South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem And Trump Advisor Corey Lewandowski

A rising Republican star tipped by many to be Donald Trump's running mate should he win the presidential nomination has been involved in a clandestine affair for years, multiple sources tell DailyMail.com.

Married South Dakota governor Kristi Noem, 51 – who stresses her belief in 'family values' – and Trump advisor Corey Lewandowski, who is also married, began carrying on in 2019, if not before.

Now news of the relationship threatens to wreck Noem's chances of joining Trump's ticket in a potential rematch with President Joe Biden.

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Legal Experts Say The Charges Against Hunter Biden Are Rarely Brought

The charges brought against President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden are rarely prosecuted, legal experts say.

Hunter Biden was charged Thursday with three felony gun-related counts, including possession of a firearm by a person who is an “unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance." Under a plea deal that later fell apart, Biden was also charged with two misdemeanor charges of failing to pay taxes, which he later reimbursed; those charges are not included in Thursday's indictment.

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House GOP Grows Skeptical On Ukraine: ‘It’s Not Just The Freedom Caucus’

Skepticism is growing among House Republicans on the approval of more Ukraine funding as Congress faces its first test on America’s role in the war against Russia.

The House could face a vote as soon as this month as the Senate looks to fold a Ukraine aid package into a continuing resolution that would push back the deadline for a potential government shutdown.

While a minority wing of far-right lawmakers have long opposed more Ukraine funding, several GOP lawmakers told The Hill this week that more moderate House Republicans are also raising concerns.

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United Auto Workers Go On Strike Against Ford, GM, Stellantis

Detroit's Big Three automakers failed to reach a new labor agreement before their contract with employees represented by the United Auto Workers expired at midnight Thursday, triggering one of the largest strikes to hit the U.S. in years.

UAW President Shawn Fain said in a Facebook Live address late Thursday that employees at three Ford, General Motors and Stellantis factories would immediately walk off the job: a GM assembly plant in Wentzville, Missouri, a Ford assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan, and a Stellantis assembly complex in Toledo, Ohio.

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Abandoned Apollo 17 Lunar Lander Module Is Causing Tremors On The Moon

A spacecraft left behind by US astronauts on the lunar surface could be causing small tremors known as moonquakes, according to a new study.

Researchers revealed the previously unknown form of seismic activity on the moon for the first time through an analysis of Apollo-era data using modern algorithms.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Attorneys Weigh In On Legality Of Abortions In Wisconsin Amid Planned Parenthood's Announcement

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin says it is confident abortion care can currently be provided in the state.

Planned Parenthood says it’s already taking calls for appointments and it will resume providing abortions on Monday at its Milwaukee and Madison clinics.

An attorney who isn’t affiliated with Planned Parenthood or the abortion lawsuits in Wisconsin thinks Planned Parenthood is taking a legal risk, but one that is calculated.

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Wisconsin Assembly Republicans Pass Sweeping Redistricting Reform, But Likely Veto Awaits

Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Assembly has passed a sweeping redistricting reform plan that takes the power of drawing maps out of the hands of lawmakers and gives it to nonpartisan staff.

But Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has all-but promised to veto the bill that he called "bogus," even though it largely resembled a nonpartisan redistricting plan he's pushed for years.

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Wisconsin Senate Moves To Fire Elections Administrator Meagan Wolfe, Setting Stage For Legal Battle

The Wisconsin Senate voted Thursday to fire Meagan Wolfe, the Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator, immediately setting off a legal challenge from the Democratic attorney general.

The decision Thursday will test the application of a recent state court decision suggesting appointed officials can stay in office after the expiration of their terms if they do not step down. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has said that applies to Wolfe, so Senate confirmation proceedings — up to and including Thursday's vote — are illegal.

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Assembly Approves Bills Aiming To Boost Child Care Availability, Reduce Costs

The Assembly today approved a package of child care bills Republicans argue are designed to make it easier for child care providers to expand services and save money.

The six-bill package includes measures that would create a revolving loan program for facility renovations, among other things. The package also creates a new category of licenses, which means there would be licenses for serving up to four children, four to eight children and more than eight children.

Every measure passed along party lines except two, with Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha, joining Dems on two measures.

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Florida Man Sentenced To 30 Months For Illegally Transporting An Alien

Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Gerardo Hernandez Anselmo, 34, of Kissimmee, Florida, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 30 months in prison for illegally transporting an alien. Hernandez Anselmo pleaded guilty to this charge on June 9, 2023.

On June 10, 2022, an officer in the Colby-Abbotsford Police Department received information from a relative that R.E. had not returned home from work the day before. The complainant reported that he went to R.E.’s place of employment to find him, and while there, learned there was a video of the parking lot that showed R.E. getting into the backseat of a car that had parked next to R.E.’s car.

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Last Update: Sep 15, 2023 10:18 am CDT

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