Morning Headlines - Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

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Morning Headlines - Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

U.S. and World Headlines

More Migrants Arrive In NYC From Texas, David Paterson Calls Strategy ‘Brilliant’

Another busload of border-crossers from Texas arrived in the Big Apple on Sunday morning — as a top city official ripped the Lone Star State governor’s policy and a former New York gov called it “brilliant.”

Thirty-one mask-wearing, young-adult migrants got off a white bus about 7 a.m. at Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal amid the ongoing public war of words between GOP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Dem Mayor Eric Adams’ administration about the bussed border-crossers.

City Hall’s head of Immigrant Affairs, Manuel Castro, on Sunday said the latest “bus full of asylum seekers coming from Texas” was part of a shameful “political ploy.

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Fox News Looms Large As 2024 GOP Primary Approaches

The 2024 GOP presidential primary will run through Fox News, and Republicans are already eyeing strategies on how to get on the network and reach its audience.

It’s a Fox primary of sorts, with Republicans hoping to get favorable airtime and attention on a network that has boosted GOP hopefuls in the past.

The efforts to get attention on Fox are especially important ahead of an open primary where a host of potential candidates will be vying for space — and where former President Trump will be a heavyweight.

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FBI And DHS Warn Of Increased Threats To Law Enforcement And Government Officials After Mar-A-Lago Search

Federal authorities are warning of an increase in threats to law enforcement officials following the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.

The threats, which are "occurring primarily online and across multiple platforms, including social media sites, web forums, video sharing platforms, and image boards," were identified by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the days following the FBI's authorized seizure of 11 sets of classified documents from the former president's home, including four sets that were classified "top secret," according to the unsealed search warrant.

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Violence, An ‘Imploding’ Economy And Discrimination: Inside Afghanistan A Year After The Taliban Reclaimed Power

A year ago Monday, a ragtag army of extremists swept into Kabu without firing a shot after having seized most of Afghanistan. After spending trillions on military and humanitarian aid, the two-decade U.S.-led international campaign to remake the desperately poor and violence-ridden country was over.

Western nations raced to depart in a largely chaotic and embarrassing exit, and the victorious Taliban, whose previous government was toppled in the aftermath of 9/11 after refusing to hand over the author of the attack, Osama bin Laden, promised to form an “open, inclusive Islamic government.”

Instead, after the collapse of the U.S.-backed administration of Ashraf Ghani, the Taliban introduced policies that “form a system of repression that discriminates against women and girls in almost every aspect of their lives,” according to a recent report from Amnesty International that said the “suffocating crackdown against Afghanistan’s female population is increasing day by day.”

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Learning Spaces, Wellness Rooms, Nature Trails. This Is The K-12 School Of The Future

The hallway-and-classroom model of school architecture is out. Instead, forward-thinking schools feature flexible "learning spaces," wellness rooms, touch-free lighting and plumbing — and of course, souped-up HVAC for optimum ventilation.

Lots of pandemic relief money is earmarked for school improvements, so there's a big window of opportunity for construction projects that boost pedagogy as well as students' physical and mental wellbeing.

At the same time that teaching has shifted from a "sage on a stage" to a "whole child" approach — which emphasizes collaboration, small groups and hands-on learning — some school districts find themselves with cash for complementary architecture.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigation In Appleton, Wis.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident (OICI) in the City of Appleton, Wis. that occurred on the evening of Friday, August 12, 2022.

At approximately 7:22 p.m., Appleton Police Department officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence on the 1500 block of N. Birchwood Ave. in Appleton, Wis. Officers arrived and confronted a male subject who was armed with a handgun. Officers attempted negotiations with the subject. Officers later discharged their firearms, striking the male. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

A firearm was recovered at the scene and body camera footage captured the incident.

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15 Years Later, Wisconsin University’s Massive Lake Michigan Seawall Frustrates Downstream Neighbors

Six years ago, David Spector bought an 80-year old house perched on a 120-foot bluff that provided a panoramic view of Lake Michigan’s endless horizon.

But that priceless view may cost Spector more than he could have imagined as ongoing shoreline erosion edges his house ever closer to the bluff’s precipice and crashing waves below.

Spector, who works in real estate, knows it’s only a matter of time until the bluff gives way and his home will be gone.

"It’s such a beautiful view. It makes up for some of the heartache," he said.

The Great Lakes collectively hold 20 percent of the world’s surface fresh water, and Lake Michigan is the second-largest of those lakes by volume.

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Vote For Wisconsin State Patrol In Best-Looking Cruiser Contest

The polls are open in the race for America’s best-looking cruiser! Show your support for Wisconsin State Patrol in the 2022 edition of this nationwide contest.

The American Association of State Troopers is holding its ninth annual competition to find the best-looking state police vehicle in the nation.

Wisconsin’s 2022 photo features a State Patrol cruiser and motorcycle parked in front of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Cast your vote in the 2022 Best Looking Cruiser Calendar Contest by choosing Wisconsin in the dropdown at the end of the list of contenders.

Voting ends August 25, 2022 at 5 p.m. The top 13 vote-getters will be featured in the association’s 2023 wall calendar.

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Vos Fires Gableman After Former Justice Endorsed Primary Opponent

Speaker Robin Vos announced today he has fired Michael Gableman as special counsel to the Assembly.

The move comes three days after the Rochester Republican beat back a primary challenge by Adam Steen, who Gableman had endorsed.

The move brings to a close an investigation that lasted more than a year and has cost taxpayers more than $1 million. Taxpayers also could be on the hook for $260,000 in legal fees for the group that sued to obtain records from the former Supreme Court justice’s probe.

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Look: Aaron Rodgers Reportedly Made Big Appearance Change

Aaron Rodgers showed up to the Green Bay Packers' first preseason game this weekend with quite the facial hair look.

The MVP quarterback was rocking a mustache and some long hair as he strutted into the locker room.

Rodgers' look went viral.

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Last Update: Aug 15, 2022 7:10 am CDT

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