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Biden Pardons Former Secret Service Agent And 2 Others

President Joe Biden has granted the first three pardons of his term, providing clemency to a Kennedy-era Secret Service agent convicted of federal bribery charges that he tried to sell a copy of an agency file and to two people who were convicted on drug-related charges but went on to become pillars in their communities.

The Democratic president also commuted the sentences of 75 others for nonviolent, drug-related convictions.

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Here's What Elon Musk Is Getting For $44 Billion

Twitter's most precious asset isn't its technology, its business, its data, or its employees. What makes Twitter unique is the attention it has won from the media profession — and that is what Elon Musk bought for $44 billion Monday.

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Trump Allies' Secret Work To Overturn 2020 Election Detailed In New Text Messages

A new tranche of text messages published Monday between former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and allies of former President Donald Trump, sent in the months after the 2020 election, offers new insight into the efforts to overturn Joe Biden's election victory.

The text messages, which were obtained by CNN, help illuminate how far the Trump White House and its allies secretly tried to go to overturn the 2020 election, including failed efforts by Meadows to contact Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

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Supreme Court To Hear Case Over Ending "Remain In Mexico" Rule For Asylum-Seekers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in a case that could determine whether the Biden administration can terminate the so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy, a rule first implemented under former President Donald Trump that requires migrants arriving at the southern border to wait outside the U.S. for their asylum hearings.

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McCarthy’s Comment On Trump Pardon Could Be Key For Jan. 6 Panel

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is scrutinizing one particular phrase from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) leaked calls with other top Republicans expressing concern that former President Trump would seek a pardon.

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Wisconsin Headlines

‘UpFront’: Debate Intensifies Over Title 42 Pandemic Border Policy

As Tim Michels launches his campaign for governor this week, U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Minocqua, reaffirmed his endorsement of former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

“The Republican Party is a big tent as you can see with the people that have gotten into the governor’s race,” Tiffany said on WISN’s “UpFront,” produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com. “I considered all of those people. I didn’t see any other dark horses coming out or potentially coming out. I think Rebecca Kleefisch is the right person for the right time here in Wisconsin.”

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Wisconsin Drops In 4K Access In 2020-2021 'State Of Preschool' Report

The COVID-19 pandemic threw a lot of curveballs at Wisconsin preschools and day care centers.

Although many of the facilities that had closed during lockdown reopened in time for the 2020-21 school year, many continued to see short-term closures due to COVID-19 exposures and teacher quarantines. Some families kept their children at home because of the pandemic, which made the financial picture more challenging for centers that usually already operate on very thin profit margins.

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Eau Claire Man Sentenced To 34 Months For Illegal Gun Possession

Steven Sorensen, 43, Eau Claire, Wisconsin pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 34 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On March 5, 2021, Sorensen stole a car and found a handgun in the driver’s door pocket. He took the gun from the car and, as police were investigating and arrested his girlfriend, he hid the gun on a shelf in Goodwill store in Eau Claire. Sorensen was arrested and the keys to the stolen car were in his pocket. He initially denied knowing anything about a gun, but later showed officers where he left it. Police found the gun laying on the bottom shelf behind an electronic item and noted that there were many people and children in the store. Sorensen had previously been convicted in 2015 of forgery and felony bail jumping. He was also on probation at the time of the federal offense.

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WI DHS: Parents Should Make Sure Their Children's Vaccines Are Up To Date

To mark National Infant Immunization Week, state health officials are calling on parents to make sure their kids are up to date on their routine vaccinations.

Health officials say they've seen a dip in routine child immunizations during the pandemic, like those for measles and tetanus.

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Wisconsin Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Filing Client Tax Returns With Falsely Inflated Deductions

James D. Peterson to aiding in the preparation of false tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service. Canfield will be sentenced on September 14, 2022. He faces a maximum penalty of 3 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

Canfield owned and operated Advanced Accounting Concepts, Inc., a business located in Plover. As part of his business, Canfield prepared tax returns for third parties in exchange for a fee. Between 2013 and 2018, on behalf of clients, Canfield prepared and electronically submitted tax returns to the IRS with exaggerated business expenses and unjustified deductions for the business use of clients’ homes. This false information fraudulently reduced the amount of taxes his clients owed. Despite being told by clients that they primarily used their homes as their personal residence, Canfield attributed 100% of their home for business, then took home expenses as deductible business expenses.

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Last Update: Apr 26, 2022 6:12 am CDT

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