Morning Headlines - Monday, Sept. 12, 2022

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

Morning Headlines - Monday, Sept. 12, 2022

U.S. and World Headlines

Border Sheriffs Slam DC Mayor, Officials For Declaring Emergency Over Migrant Buses: 'They Have Seen Nothing'

Sheriffs dealing with the crisis at the southern border are taking aim at Washington D.C. for declaring a public emergency over the migrants that have been bused into the sanctuary city by Texas and Arizona -- and bristling at claims that the buses have turned D.C. into a "border town."

"They have seen nothing. They are not a border town. They don't know what a border town is," Goliad County, Texas, Sheriff Roy Boyd told Fox News Digital.

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday declared a public emergency over the migrant buses which have been coming to D.C. from Texas and Arizona since April. She said the move allows the city to create an Office of Migrant Services to provide migrants with accommodation, health care, transportation and other services.

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GOP Senators Led By Graham Slam Trump Jan. 6 Pardon Promise

Former President Trump’s promise to grant pardons to the rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is running into strong opposition from Senate Republicans.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of Trump’s closest allies, told The Hill that granting pardons to Jan. 6 protesters is “a bad idea.”

“Pardons are given to people who admit misconduct, rehabilitate themselves. They’re not supposed to be used for other purposes,” he said.

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Possibility Of Railway And Port Strikes Threaten Supply Chain Recovery

We made it! After six months of voting — remember Texas? — Tuesday marks the final primary day of the 2022 election cycle, with New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware all set to choose their party nominees.

And while these states are some of the nation’s smallest in both land area and population, New Hampshire and Rhode Island are making up for their size by hosting five big primaries that could have repercussions for control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as decide the next governor of Rhode Island. (Sorry, Delaware, there’s just not much happening in the First State.)

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A Former MLB Pitcher Who Became A Police Officer Was Killed In A Crash While On His Way To A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

A former Major League Baseball pitcher who retired from the sport to become a New York City area police officer was killed in a wrong-way crash Sunday, authorities said.

Anthony Varvaro, 37, was on his way to an assignment at Manhattan’s World Trade Center 9/11 ceremony when the crash happened, the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association said in a statement.

Varvaro, who was an officer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department for about six years, previously played for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners.

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What Some Lawyers Joke MAGA Actually Stands For

A dark joke has begun circulating among lawyers following the many legal travails of former President Donald Trump: MAGA actually stands for “making attorneys get attorneys.”

Over six years and nine major investigations by Congress, the Justice Department and local prosecutors, as Trump has managed to avoid removal from the presidency and indictment, it has become clear that serving as one of his lawyers is a remarkably risky job — and one that can involve considerable legal exposure. Time after time, his attorneys have been asked to testify as witnesses to potential crimes — or evaluated as possible criminal conspirators themselves.

While the consequences his lawyers faced were extraordinary when Trump was in the White House, the dangers have only intensified since he left office and have become increasingly acute in recent weeks, as the former president has come under scrutiny in two different Justice Department investigations and has been forced yet again to find lawyers willing to represent him.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Federal Government Renamed 28 Wisconsin Sites To Remove Racist Word

The government has renamed more than two dozen lakes and other sites on federal land in Wisconsin to remove a racist term for a Native American woman.

The changes announced Thursday capped a nearly yearlong process that began when Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, an American Indian, took office in 2021 and worked to remove the offensive word "squaw" from the names of nearly 650 peaks, lakes, streams and other places nationwide.

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Suspect In Wisconsin Parade Attack Withdraws Insanity Plea

A man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens of others by driving an SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin last year withdrew his insanity plea Friday.

Darrell Brooks Jr., 40, appeared in Waukesha County Circuit Court where he's facing nearly 80 charges, including six homicide counts, in connection with the Nov. 21 incident in Waukesha. Brooks had changed his not guilty plea to not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect in June.

Brooks offered little explanation for his decision when questioned by Judge Jennifer Dorow, saying, "I have my own reasons why." He confirmed he had discussed the change with his attorneys.

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Declining Enrollment In Wisconsin's Public Schools; Parents Seek Alternative Education

Public schools have experienced the largest drop in enrollment since World War II, and it's in no small part thanks to the pandemic.

National public school enrollment dropped from 50.8 million students in 2019 to 49.4 million students in 2020, erasing more than a decade of growth, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

In Wisconsin, public school enrollment has also been on a steady decline since 2017, losing more than 25,000 students from 2019 to 2021. According to the Wisconsin of Department of Public Instruction, public schools lost almost 800 enrollments just in the last year.

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Jefferson, Vikings Beat Packers 23-7 For O'Connell's 1st Win

Rodgers' first game without Davante Adams was filled with frustration, and the three-time defending NFC North champion Packers fell flat in their opener for the second straight season. The Packers are going to need a healthy offensive line for once, too, after they played most of the second half with three backups.

"There's expectation for whoever's in there, that they're going to play well. We had a lot of chances today. I'm not taking anything away from their defense, but we hurt ourselves many times, myself included," said Rodgers, whose last loss by more than one score to the Vikings in a game he started and finished was a 38-26 loss on Nov. 1, 2009, at home.

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Wisconsin Football: Three Things We Learned From Saturday’s Loss

Wisconsin had more passing yards, and rushing yards, and made early statements on defense...yet lost. This sucks. How? HOW? HOW?!?!? Sorry, I got a little carried away there. But what happened Saturday still feels foreign for a Wisconsin Badger team that’s almost always found a way to win at home versus lesser opponents going back the last thirty years.

Let’s take a look at a few of the things we think we might have learned.

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Last Update: Sep 12, 2022 6:29 am CDT

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