Morning Headlines - Monday, Mar. 11, 2024

U.S. & World and Wisconsin headlines, and today's meme.

Morning Headlines - Monday, Mar. 11, 2024

U.S. and World Headlines

Biden Budget Proposal Would Raise Taxes On Large Corporations, Lower Deficit Over 10 Years

President Biden on Monday will unveil his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, calling for tax increases for large corporations and for billionaires to pay a minimum 25 percent tax rate.

The president’s budget proposal for the 2025 fiscal year would reduce the federal deficit by about $3 trillion over a 10-year period, the White House said, largely by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans and businesses. The budget would also crack down on corporate profit sharing.

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U.S. Military Airlifts Embassy Staff From Port-Au-Prince Amid Haiti's Escalating Gang Violence

The United States military conducted an overnight operation Saturday into Sunday to evacuate American personnel by airlift from the U.S. Embassy in Haiti as violence escalates in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and across the Caribbean country, U.S. Southern Command said in a statement Sunday. Additional security was deployed as part of the operation, officials said.

"At the request of the Department of State, the U.S. military conducted an operation to augment the security of the U.S. Embassy at Port-au-Prince, allow our Embassy mission operations to continue, and enable non-essential personnel to depart," the U.S. Southern Command said.

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Reddit Gets Ready For IPO, Setting A Top Valuation Of $6.4 Billion

Reddit on Monday disclosed that it plans to raise up to $748 million in its initial public offering, at up to a $6.4 billion valuation.

It would be the first U.S. social media company to go public since Pinterest in 2019. Reddit filed to offer 22 million shares — including 15.3 million Class A common shares and 6.7 million shares from insiders like CEO Steve Huffman and COO Jen Wong — at between $31 and $34 per share.

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'Oppenheimer' Dominates Oscars, Collecting Trio Of Major Awards Among Its 7 Wins

“Oppenheimer,” Christopher Nolan’s portrait of the father of the atomic bomb, won best picture Sunday at the 96th Academy Awards, along with six other awards.

The movie dominated the night, earning honors for best director (Nolan), best actor (Cillian Murphy), best supporting actor (Robert Downey Jr.), best cinematography (Hoyte van Hoytema), best film editing (Jennifer Lame) and best original score (Ludwig Göransson).

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NBA Player Fined $100,000 For 'Money Sign' To Ref

The NBA fined Minnesota center Rudy Gobert $100,000 on Sunday, two days after he implied that referee Scott Foster was not calling games fairly and further suggesting that gambling is having a detrimental impact on the outcome of games.

The fine is the maximum that the NBA could give under terms of the collective bargaining agreement that went into place last year, matching the $100,000 fine given to then-Philadelphia guard James Harden for his public trade demand last fall.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Democrats Continue Push To Protect Birth Control Access In Wisconsin

Wisconsin Democrats are renewing a push to protect access to contraception in state law as battles over reproductive rights continue in the Republican-controlled state Legislature and in the courts.

Senate Minority Leader Diane Hesselbein and other Democratic state lawmakers on Thursday called on Republicans to pass the Right to Contraception Act, which would guarantee legal access to birth control.

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Annual Report: Wisconsin Hospitals Struggle With Healthcare Workforce Shortages

The Wisconsin Hospital Association released its annual workforce report Monday, showing healthcare workforce vacancies remain a challenge for Wisconsin hospitals and health systems.

In the months after the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, vacancy rates skyrocketed across the healthcare industry. Four years later, the workforce hasn't fully recovered. The report listed the state's nursing vacancy at 10%, showing lagging growth for what's needed to meet demand.

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Milestone Reached In Bringing New Cancer Treatment To Wisconsin

A new type of cancer treatment is one step closer to debuting in southeast Wisconsin. The last structural beam was added last week at the proton therapy clinic under construction at the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert Hospital campus in Wauwatosa.

Proton therapy is a type of radiation therapy that delivers a precisely targeted dose of radiation directly to a cancer tumor using high-energy beams of proton particles rather than X-rays. This can help prevent damage to adjacent organs or critical tissue.

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Trump Supporters Hoping To Oust Wisconsin Leader Say They Have Enough Signatures To Force Recall

Backers of an effort to oust Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos from office over his opposition to former President Donald Trump announced Sunday that they’ve collected enough signatures to force a recall vote.

Supporters of the recall campaign plan to present signatures Monday to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, saying they have more than the required 6,850 signatures from voters in Vos' southeast Wisconsin district.

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9 Dead In Wisconsin Crash Between Semi And Van

Nine people are dead after a van was struck by a tractor-trailer at an intersection on a Wisconsin state highway Friday, officials said.

Only one person, someone in the van, survived the crash, which was reported at 7:53 a.m. in Dewhurst Township, around 45 miles southeast of Eau Claire.

The crash occurred when an eastbound tractor-trailer on Highway 95 hit a van going northbound on intersecting County Road J, the sheriff's office said.

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Last Update: Mar 11, 2024 6:37 am CDT

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