Morning Headlines - Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023

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Morning Headlines - Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023

U.S. and World Headlines

Biden Announces 2024 Reelection Campaign

President Joe Biden formally announced his bid for reelection Tuesday, setting off a battle to convince the country his record merits another four years in the White House and his age won't impede his ability to govern.

In a video released early Tuesday, Biden framed next year's contest as a fight against Republican extremism, implicitly arguing he needed more time to fully realize his vow to restore the nation's character.

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Fox News 'Took Issue' With Tucker Carlson's 'Derogatory Remarks' Towards Staff And Bosses Before Shock Departure

Tucker Carlson was ousted by Fox News in part because executives were angry at his bitter criticism of them following the 2020 election, according to The Wall Street Journal - which, like Fox, is owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Carlson, who joined Fox in 2009 after stints at CNN, PBS and MSNBC, was not told why he was being dismissed when CEO Suzanne Scott called him on Monday morning.

Scott told him the decision was made 'from above.' The decision was made on Friday night by Lachlan Murdoch.

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Writer E. Jean Carroll’s Rape Allegation Against Trump Goes To Trial In New York

A trial is set to begin Tuesday on E. Jean Carroll's civil claim that Donald Trump raped her in a New York City department store in the 1990s — but it's unclear whether the former president will show up to testify in his defense.

Carroll, a magazine writer and columnist, alleges the attack took place in a Bergdorf Goodman department store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, when the "playful banter" she'd been engaged with the businessman took a "dark turn." She alleges in her lawsuit that Trump "seized" her, "forced her up against a dressing room wall, pinned her in place with his shoulder, and raped her."

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Don Lemon Says CNN Fired Him, Is "Stunned" By His Termination

Longtime CNN anchor Don Lemon has been fired from the cable network, he tweeted on Monday.

"I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN," the "CNN This Morning" co-anchor tweeted. "I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN, I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly."

The network confirmed in a statement that they had "parted ways" with Lemon. "Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years. We wish him well and will be cheering him on in his future endeavors," the network said.

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Bud Light Rivals Stealing Sales After Dylan Mulvaney Controversy

Amid ongoing consumer backlash to the Dylan Mulvaney marketing campaign, Bud Light’s dollar share for the latest week lost almost the same amount as competitors like Miller Lite and Coors Light gained, according to a report from Beer Business Daily.

Data compiled for the week showed Coors Light and Miller Lite’s dollar share went up 3.5% and 3.1% respectively, suggesting Bud Light’s losses in dollar share resulted directly from consumer recoil rather than a lapse in beer demand, the report continued.

Over the same period, Coors Light cases went up 10.6% and Miller Lite jumped 11.5%.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Wisconsin Republicans Clear Out Projects Stalled By Secretive 'Pocket Veto'

Wisconsin’s powerful Republican-controlled budget committee, under fire for using a secretive “pocket veto” to block certain funding, denied several of those requests in a public meeting on April 18, including for one of the largest conservation projects in state history.

The abrupt about-face by the Joint Finance Committee came after Wisconsin Watch reported on how some groups have questioned the legality of the committee not setting a date for a public meeting to review the projects halted by anonymous committee members.

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Tiffany, Gooden Introduce Bill To Boot Communist Chinese Regime Operatives Out Of New York City

Congressman Tom Tiffany (WI-07) and Congressman Lance Gooden (TX-05) announced plans to introduce legislation tomorrow that would direct the Biden administration to close the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (ETO) in New York City and expel their employees.

This legislation comes after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced earlier this week charges against two individuals for allegedly operating a secret police station in New York City for the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) of the PRC, as well as charges against 44 defendants, including 40 MPS officers, that would “harass Chinese nationals residing in the New York metropolitan area and elsewhere in the United States.”

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Missouri Man Sentenced For Cattle Fraud Scheme That Led To Murders Of 2 Wisconsin Brothers

A Missouri man has been sentenced in federal court for a $215,000 cattle fraud scheme, which he tried to cover up by murdering two brothers from Wisconsin.

Garland Joseph Nelson, a 28-year-old from Braymer, was sentenced to 32 years in federal prison without patrol and ordered to pay $260,925 in restitution to the victims.

As the result of a separate state case, Nelson is also serving two life sentences for the murders of Nicholas and Justin Diemel. His federal sentence will be served consecutively to the state sentence.

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Packers Trade Aaron Rodgers To Jets For Multiple Picks

For the second time in 15 years, the Green Bay Packers are trading an aging icon to the New York Jets.

The Packers agreed Monday to deal quarterback Aaron Rodgers and their 2023 first-round pick (No. 15) and a 2023 fifth-round pick (No. 170) to the Jets for New York's 2023 first-round pick (No. 13), a 2023 second-round pick (No. 42), a 2023 sixth-round pick (No. 207) and a conditional 2024 second-round pick that becomes a first if Rodgers plays 65% of the plays this season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Monday.

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Butler Scores 56, Heat Stun Bucks 119-114 For 3-1 Lead

Jimmy Butler had the game of his life, and the Miami Heat had a comeback for the ages.

Butler scored 56 points - tying the fourth-best scoring performance ever in an NBA playoff game - and the Heat roared back from 14 points down in the final quarter to stun the Milwaukee Bucks 119-114 on Monday night to put the NBA's top overall seed on the brink of early elimination.

The 56 points also became Butler’s career high, as well as a franchise playoff record. And the 14-point fourth-quarter comeback became Miami's biggest of the season, at the absolute biggest time.

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Last Update: Apr 25, 2023 6:35 am CDT

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