Morning Headlines - Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2022

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

Morning Headlines - Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2022

U.S. and World Headlines

Six Takeaways On Cassidy Hutchinson’s Explosive Testimony

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol heard from its first White House witness Tuesday, scheduling a last-minute hearing and promising bombshells from Cassidy Hutchinson.

Hutchinson, a special assistant to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, had a front-row view of Jan. 6, operating at the intersection of both the White House and Trump campaign efforts to keep the president in power.

Here are six takeaways.

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Jan. 6 Hearings Deliver New Template For Digital-Era Dramatics

The House Jan. 6 hearings have over-delivered on revelations and drama — unspooling as a disciplined, captivating summer series that is a new template for effective congressional hearings in the modern era.

The committee ditched the flabby traditional format and has methodically built a taut, colorful narrative with a prosecutor's precision and a cinematographer's flair.

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2022 Primary Results: Illinois, Colorado, New York Hold First Elections Since Roe Overturned

Eight states are holding primary or runoff elections on Tuesday, the first elections since the Supreme Court overturned the landmark case Roe v. Wade.

In Colorado's 3rd House District, CBS News projected Rep. Lauren Boebert will win the Republican primary. Boebert, a controversial conservative freshman member of Congress, had former President Donald Trump's endorsement.

Trump loomed large over the race to be Colorado's top elections official. The current Secretary of State, Jena Griswold, a Democrat, is unopposed in her primary. CBS News projected Pam Anderson wins the Republican nomination for secretary of state in Colorado.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced To 20 Years Over Sex Trafficking

Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in a US prison for helping former financier Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls.

Maxwell, 60, was convicted in December of recruiting and trafficking four teenage girls for sexual abuse by Epstein, her then boyfriend.

One of her accusers said outside the court in New York that she should stay in prison for the rest of her life.

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R&B Hitmaker R. Kelly Due In Court For Sex Abuse Sentencing

R& B star R. Kelly faces the possibility of a quarter century or more in prison when he is sentenced Wednesday in a federal sex trafficking case in New York.

A jury found Kelly, 55, guilty of racketeering and other counts last year at a trial that was seen as a signature moment in the #MeToo movement.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Wisconsin's Democratic Attorney General Sues To Block State's Abortion Ban

Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit in Dane County court arguing that a 1985 law that allows abortions up to the point of a fetus' viability supersedes an 1849 ban. He said that means abortions are still legal in Wisconsin before that point in a pregnancy.

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Boy Scouts From Wisconsin Helped Injured During Train Derailment In Missouri

Police say four people are dead and at least 50 others including Boy Scouts from Appleton, Wisconsin are recovering from injuries following a train derailment in Missouri on Monday.

The 16 kids and 8 adults from Appleton are all okay. A Boy Scouts representative tells WTMJ Radio the scouts helped injured passengers at the scene.

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Anti-Abortion Groups Call For Tightening Wisconsin's 19th Century Ban On Abortions

Some of Wisconsin's anti-abortion groups want to tighten the state's pre-Civil War ban on abortions by removing or rewording the exception that allows doctors to perform the procedure to save the life of the mother.

The push comes as opponents of the ban, led by Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the law in its entirety, arguing it's out-of-date and unenforceable.

Both Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Family Action are calling on lawmakers to pass a so-called personhood amendment to ban abortion in the state Constitution.

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GOP Guv Candidates In Forum Vow To Remove Das Refusing To Prosecute Abortion Ban Violations, Slam Michels For Skipping Event

Three of the GOP candidates for guv vowed to remove any district attorneys who refuse to prosecute violations of Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade.

They also focused their sharpest barbs on wealthy construction exec Tim Michels, who skipped Monday night’s forum in Green Bay.

In the wake of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, Gov. Tony Evers has vowed to grant clemency to anyone who violates the ban. Meanwhile, Dem AG Josh Kaul said he wouldn’t use Department of Justice resources to prosecute crimes related to the ban. And the DAs in Dane and Milwaukee counties have said they won’t enforce it.

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Wisconsin Football: How Many Wins Will UW Get This Year?

It’s the end of June and there isn’t much going on in the world of college sports. It’s as good a time as any to look at the Wisconsin football schedule and speculate wildly on what their record might be, right? The Badgers finished last season at 9-4 overall with a 6-3 record in the Big Ten.

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Last Update: Jun 29, 2022 6:26 am CDT

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