Morning Headlines - Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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

Morning Headlines - Tuesday, May 28, 2024

U.S. and World Headlines

Israel Faces Global Outcry Over Rafah Strike That Set Tent City Ablaze

Israel faced a wave of international condemnation Monday over a strike that Gaza officials said killed 45 people when it set off a fire that ripped through a tent city for displaced Palestinians.

Israel said it was looking into the "tragic accident" and its impact on civilians after the latest mass casualty event in the Gaza war, which has raged since October 7.

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Trump Trial Closing Arguments Set To Begin Today Ahead Of Jury Deliberations

After six weeks and more than 20 witnesses, lawyers in Donald Trump's criminal trial will give their closing arguments Tuesday.

A prosecutor for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is expected to tell the jury that Trump signed off on a scheme to illegally falsify records, with the goal of covering up a "hush money" payment made by Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels. The scheme was designed to subvert election law and keep the payment secret, prosecutors say.

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Basketball Legend Bill Walton Dead At 71

Bill Walton, the legendary basketball player and sportscaster, died Monday at 71, according to the NBA.

The two-time NBA champion -- first for the Portland Trail Blazers in 1977, and then for the Boston Celtics in 1986 -- died of cancer and was surrounded by family, the NBA said. He is survived by his wife and four sons.

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U.S. "Moving Forward" With Weapons For Taiwan, Rep. McCaul Says

A U.S. congressional delegation met with Taiwan's new president on Monday and promised weapons the self-governing island ordered in the face of threats from China were on their way.

The visit, led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), comes days after the Chinese military held drills around the democratically run island it claims is its territory in protest at the inauguration of Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te.

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Dems In Full-Blown ‘Freakout’ Over Biden

A pervasive sense of fear has settled in at the highest levels of the Democratic Party over President Joe Biden’s reelection prospects, even among officeholders and strategists who had previously expressed confidence about the coming battle with Donald Trump.

All year, Democrats had been on a joyless and exhausting grind through the 2024 election. But now, nearly five months from the election, anxiety has morphed into palpable trepidation, according to more than a dozen party leaders and operatives. And the gap between what Democrats will say on TV or in print, and what they’ll text their friends, has only grown as worries have surged about Biden’s prospects.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Governor Tony Evers Honors Service Members This Memorial Day

Governor Tony Evers is taking a moment to honor service members this Memorial Day.

In a post to his 'X' social media account, the governor said service members exemplify great courage, selflessness and dedication. He says we owe so much to them.

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UW–Madison Alum Is Named 2025 Wisconsin Teacher Of The Year

UW–Madison alumnus Brian Counselman, a science teacher at Malcolm Shabazz City High School, is one of five educators from across the state who have been named 2025 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year.

These educators received the honor for their dedication to the education profession and for the impact they have on their students as learners and individuals. Counselman, who earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was honored with the award during a surprise assembly at his school in late April.

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Wisconsin Election Workers Can Have A Partisan Beginning

Unfounded conspiracy theories about voting in Wisconsin have led to more scrutiny of election workers by political parties. Both Democrats and Republicans are enlisting members from their parties to work this year’s elections.

However, some GOP chapters alleged their nominated poll workers weren’t selected to staff the spring primary.

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Wisconsin Judge To Hear Union Lawsuit Against Collective Bargaining Restrictions

A law that drew massive protests and made Wisconsin the center of a national fight over union rights is back in court on Tuesday, facing a new challenge from teachers and public workers brought after the state’s Supreme Court flipped to liberal control.

The 2011 law, known as Act 10, imposed a near-total ban on collective bargaining for most public employees. It has withstood numerous legal challenges and was the signature legislative achievement of former Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who used it to mount a presidential run.

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Miss Wisconsin 2024 Is Almost Here. 30 Contestants Will Compete For The Crown June 19-22 In Oshkosh

It’s almost that time for Addy Wachholz.

The reigning Miss Oshkosh is set to take the stage against 29 other contestants at the Alberta Kimball Auditorium next month for the right to be crowned the next Miss Wisconsin — and then represent the state at Miss America.

The competition is slated for June 19-22 in the auditorium at Oshkosh West High School, 375 N. Eagle St., and will feature Miss Wisconsin 2023 Lila Szyryj and Miss Wisconsin’s Teen 2023 Trinity Horstman.

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Last Update: May 28, 2024 6:41 am CDT

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