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New Details Emerge About Suspect In Buffalo Supermarket Shooting

New details have emerged about the suspect in Saturday's mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket who's accused of killing 10 people and wounding three more. The suspect, who has been accused of committing a racially motivated attack and targeting the area for its high percentage of Black residents, scouted out the supermarket in early March and visited it the day before the shooting, police said.

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US Agrees To Ease Trump-Era Sanctions On Cuba

US officials have announced plans to ease tough sanctions imposed on Cuba by former President Donald Trump.

Under new measures approved by the Biden administration, restrictions on family remittances and travel to the island will be eased.

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Democrats Hit GOP Over ‘Replacement Theory’

Democrats are taking Republicans to task this week following a racist mass shooting in western New York, accusing GOP lawmakers of fomenting violence by embracing the same white nationalist views as the alleged gunman.

The conspiracy, known as “replacement theory,” has a long history at the fringes of American politics, reverberating for decades within the underground worlds of white nationalism and white supremacy.

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Twitter Engineer Says Platform Censors The Right But Not The Left

Project Veritas have published a secretly recorded conversation with a Twitter engineer admitting the company has a left-wing bias. Siru Murugesan, described by Project Veritas as a senior engineer at the company, said it was 'commie as f***' . He said many employees were angry and worried about Elon Musk's takeover of the company, and 'did all we could, to like revolt against it'. Murugesan said that Twitter had operated an extremely left-wing, lax culture where people could take any time off they wanted and not worry about profit. He told the undercover operative that there was 'bias' against conservatives, and said: 'Twitter does not believe in free speech'

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Teachers Union, ADL Want Checks Placed On ‘Toxic’ Mark Zuckerberg

Nonprofits including the American Federation of Teachers, the Anti-Defamation League and the LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD are throwing their weight behind a Meta shareholder effort to place checks on “toxic” Mark Zuckerberg’s power at the company’s board meeting next week, The Post has learned.

On Tuesday, the groups came out in support of two Meta shareholder resolutions that supporters say would give much-needed oversight of Instagram and Facebook, as well as examine the potential “dystopian downsides” of Zuckerberg’s metaverse push

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Wisconsin Headlines

Farrow: State GOP Working To Remind Newly Engaged Activists Of Key Policy Wins

State party Chair Paul Farrow says the engagement he’s seeing from the grassroots is unlike anything he’s seen before. It’s just some of them have forgotten all the conservative priorities GOP lawmakers delivered on pre-2016.

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UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin Named UW-Madison Chancellor

Jennifer Mnookin, the dean of the University of California, Los Angeles law school, will be the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The UW System Board of Regents unanimously approved Mnookin for the role. She will replace outgoing Chancellor Rebecca Blank, who is leaving at the end of the month to be president of Northwestern University.

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Former Wisconsin Tourism Secretary, State Senator Pleads Guilty To Failing To Pay Employment Taxes

A former state lawmaker from central Wisconsin and one-time lieutenant governor candidate pleaded guilty Monday to not paying almost $200,000 in employment taxes.

Kevin Shibilski, 60, of Merrill, appeared in front of federal district court Judge William Conley and pleaded guilty to failing to truthfully account for and pay the Internal Revenue Service the federal income taxes withheld and the FICA taxes owed on behalf of his employees at two of his businesses — Pure Extractions and Wisconsin Logistics Solutions.

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Deer District Shootings Lead To Call For More Police

Milwaukee's police union is calling for more officers after the mayhem following the Bucks game Friday night. Twenty-one people were shot in three shootings near the Deer District after Game 6 of the Bucks-Celtics series at Fiserv Forum. Police arrested 10 people. But the police union said those officers were outnumbered.

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Milk Bank Seeing Increase In Breast Milk Donations And Orders Amid Baby Formula Shortage

A lot of parents out there are down to their last can of baby formula and still can't find it on store shelves. But some are finding an alternative with breast milk they can buy.

With a home base in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, the non-profit Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes provides safe pasteurized breast milk to hospitals and families in Illinois and Wisconsin.

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Last Update: May 17, 2022 5:55 am CDT

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