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Queen Elizabeth Ii Is Dead: Here Are The Plans For The Next 10 Days

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled for more than 70 years, the United Kingdom has been plunged into mourning and at least 10 days of solemn ceremony. 

Few alive anywhere in the world will have witnessed anything like the carefully orchestrated and detailed plan, including gun salutes, bells pealing across the land and millions gathering to pay tribute. Britain is in a period of official national mourning that lasts until the queen’s funeral.

Code-named London Bridge, the plan for the queen’s death, which has been years in the making, will stage-manage an otherwise uncertain few weeks for the nation, from the succession to a new king to a period of national mourning, the queen’s funeral and the eventual coronation of her eldest son, King Charles III, 73, according to advance briefings with Buckingham Palace officials.

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Obituary: Queen Elizabeth II

The long reign of Queen Elizabeth II was marked by her strong sense of duty and her determination to dedicate her life to her throne and to her people.

She became for many the one constant point in a rapidly changing world as British influence declined, society changed beyond recognition and the role of the monarchy itself came into question.

Her success in maintaining the monarchy through such turbulent times was even more remarkable given that, at the time of her birth, no-one could have foreseen that the throne would be her destiny.

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Changes Spark Chatter Of CNN Shifting To The Right

Major changes at CNN in recent weeks have sparked chatter in media and political circles that the network’s new corporate ownership is pulling it to the political right.

CNN strongly denies such a change is taking place, saying it is entirely focused on objective journalism.

But recent high profile on-air departures, coupled with what’s seen by some as a shift in tone in the network’s political coverage, are drawing intense scrutiny.

Criticisms of President Biden by on-air personalities in particular have triggered questions from the political left about whether things are changing at CNN, which has a new corporate owner in Discovery.

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Nonprofit Partnered With AFT Provides Books With Sex Imagery, Drag Queens And Gender Ideology To K-12 Teachers

A nonprofit organization called First Book, which said it has partnered with Disney, the American Federation of Teachers and other entities, provides free and heavily discounted books to low-income schools. Some of those listed in its marketplace contain sex imagery or have been challenged by parents for promoting gender ideology.

First Book, which calls itself an "innovative leader in education equity," has been partnered with Randi Weingarten's AFT union for over 10 years. The AFT also promotes the First Book marketplace for its teachers.

Some of the titles they offer to educators in K-12 schools cover topics such as gender identity, sex, and drag queens. While First Book lists both Disney and American Federation of Teachers generally as its partners, it does not specifically list them as part of an initiative to promote the titles listed in this article.

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Bills Dismantle Rams As NFL Opens With A Bang

The Buffalo Bills came into the season as a favorite to go to the Super Bowl, and lived up to that championship hype with a dominating 31-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in the NFL Kickoff Game Thursday.

Buffalo overcame four turnovers and still put up 31 points in an impressive performance, dominating the game in the second half to put away Los Angeles.

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Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Running Again

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly, who served for four years before losing election in 2020, announced Thursday he will run for an open spot on the court next year.

The race will determine majority control of the court.

Kelly, a conservative, joins two liberals who have previously announced their candidacies. Those are Dane County Circuit Judge Everett Mitchell and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz.

The top two-vote getters in the February primary will advance to the April election.

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Expert From Marquette Explains Why The U.S. Is Fascinated With The Royal Family

There are a few people who have traveled, seen, and touched as many lives as the late Queen Elizabeth II.

She has been a staple in the monarchy with one of the longest reigns in modern history. Her loss hits home with an entire nation overseas, but also right here in the United States.

Marquette Administrator Steve Frieder says there is a reason the U.S. has such a fascination with the Royal Family.

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St. Croix County Stabbing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Charges

The man charged with killing a teenage boy and hurting four other people in St. Croix County pleaded not guilty to the charges against him during his arraignment Thursday.

52-year-old Nicolae Miu of Prior Lake, Minn., who is being held at the St. Croix County Jail on a $1 million cash bond, is charged with one count of 1st-degree intentional homicide and four counts of attempted 1st-degree intentional homicide after allegedly stabbing five people on the Apple River on July 30.

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Here’s What To Know About Abortion Access In Post-Roe Wisconsin

Since the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal constitutional right to an abortion in June, Wisconsin physicians have operated under a near-total abortion ban from the 1800s. Physicians say the language articulating the ban’s narrow exceptions is vague. That makes the question of what they should do in certain situations open to interpretation, including when the pregnant person’s health is at risk.

Legal questions surround Wisconsin’s abortion law as well. Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is suing legislative leaders over the 173-year-old ban, hoping that state courts will agree with his argument that it conflicts with more recent abortion legislation and should not be enforced.

"It’s very hard for people to be in a sense of limbo — to not know what the future holds for Wisconsin," said Mike Murray, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin.

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Vikings Open O'Connell Era, Aim For Lafleur-Like Packers Run

When Kevin O'Connell takes the field with the Minnesota Vikings for his first game as a head coach, the 37-year-old will carry with him the blank slate that's one of the benefits of being a rookie in this high-pressure, much-coveted job.

O'Connell needn't be concerned for now about being booed at home by impatient or inebriated fans. His play calls and game management will be closely scrutinized in the media, at the stadium and on the couch, sure, but even with a ready-made roster full of proven starters and more than a couple of stars, the heat won't turn up every week he doesn't win for a while.

Matt LaFleur hasn't helped his cause.

No head coach in NFL history has fared better over his first three seasons than LaFleur, who will take his staggering 39-10 record with the Green Bay Packers and three NFC North titles to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

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Last Update: Sep 09, 2022 6:33 am CDT

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