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46 Migrants Found Dead Inside Tractor-trailer In San Antonio
The bodies of 46 people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio on Monday after a presumed migrant smuggling attempt, local officials said.
Authorities said at a news conference that 16 other people found in the trailer, including four minors, were taken to local hospitals with conditions such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Three people were taken into custody and federal authorities were investigating, the officials said.Read More
21 Republican Primaries And A Special Election To Watch On June 28
We already took a look at the nine Democratic primaries to watch in a preview yesterday, so now we’re back with the 21 GOP contests to watch tonight, plus a bonus special election. As with most Republican primaries this cycle, almost all the GOP contenders are favorably inclined toward former President Donald Trump, but they vary in just how much they support Trump or his false claims about fraud in the 2020 election. But importantly, Democrats are also meddling in many GOP primaries by spending money to boost the most extreme Republican candidates, aiming to make it easier for Democrats to win in November.
Without further ado, let’s tour the high-profile races in Colorado, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma and Utah, along with a special election in Nebraska. We’ll go through the races based on when the polls close, starting with Illinois, which coincidentally also has the most high-profile GOP contests.Read More
US Forces Kill Senior Terrorist Leader In Syria
U.S. forces killed a senior terrorist leader in an airstrike in Syria on Monday, according to military officials.
U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said the target of the strike, Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, was a senior leader of an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group known as Hurras al-Din.
The leader was riding alone on a motorcycle in Idlib province at the time of the attack, CENTCOM said.Read More
There's Another War Between The States Coming Over Abortion
With some states allowing private lawsuits against out-of-state abortion providers — and other states prohibiting cooperation with abortion investigations — the abortion issue is likely to pit state law enforcement agencies and court systems against one another in dramatic fashion.
The federal government, meanwhile, faces a choice over how to deal with states that seek to ban Food and Drug Administration-approved abortion medication, now used in about half of pregnancy terminations. And whatever the Biden administration does, federal policy could change dramatically if the Republicans take the White House.Read More
Pelosi Outlines Possible Legislative Response To Roe Reversal
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday outlined several legislative proposals House Democrats are weighing as responses to the Supreme Court’s Friday decision overturning the Roe v. Wade decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion services. In a letter to her troops, Pelosi said Democrats have been bracing for the high court’s action since a draft ruling was published by Politico early last month.Read More
16 Kids, 8 Adults From Appleton Among Passengers In Truck-train Crash In Missouri
Sixteen children and eight adults from two Appleton Boy Scout troops were passengers on a train when it crashed in Missouri on Monday. A passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck and derailed Monday in a remote, rural area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more, officials said.Read More
Former Executive Director Of Madison Daycare Center Sentenced To 30 Months For Wire Fraud
Nichole Genz, 41, Evansville, Wisconsin, was sentenced Friday June 24 by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 30 months in federal prison for wire fraud. Judge Peterson also ordered Genz to pay restitution in the amount of $216,561.85. Genz pleaded guilty to the charge on December 3, 2021.
Genz pleaded guilty to committing wire fraud from 2013 to 2018 as part of a scheme to defraud her employer Park Towne Development Corporation (PTD). PTD had various subsidiary entities, including a daycare center called Learning Gardens Child Development Center. Genz worked as the Executive Director at Learning Gardens from September 3, 2013 until October 2, 2018, when she was fired.Read More
Wisconsin Leaders Celebrate Anniversary Of Milestone Gay Rights Legislation
Economic leaders marked 40 years since Wisconsin became the first state to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment and housing.
Officials with the Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority co-hosted a panel Monday to discuss the bipartisan measure and other efforts to make Wisconsin a fair and just place for residents.Read More
Out-Of-State Abortion Providers Prepare To Help Wisconsin Patients After Supreme Court Overturns Roe
With abortions no longer taking place in Wisconsin, providers in neighboring states are preparing for an influx of out-of-state patients seeking abortion.
Wisconsin’s 173-year-old abortion ban is now in effect, making abortions illegal unless the procedure is necessary to save a patient’s life. Abortion remains legal in Illinois and Minnesota. While the procedure is still legal in Michigan, where it will stand there in the coming months is uncertain.Read More
Wisconsin Gov. Vows To Grant Clemency To Doctors Charged Under State Abortion Ban
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, vowed over the weekend to grant clemency to anyone charged under the state’s 1849 law banning most abortions.
Evers, Wisconsin Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul and several county district attorneys in the state have said hey would refuse to enforce it, but it remains possible that other officials — such as other district attorneys and newly elected state lawmakers — could enforce it now or in the future. Evers and Kaul are both up for re-election this fall, and both are facing tough races.
But at a rally during Wisconsin’s state Democratic Party convention Saturday, Evers went even further, saying that in addition to taking steps to not enforce the law, he would grant clemency to doctors prosecuted under the law.Read More