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Gun bill on road to passage as Senate overcomes GOP delays

The Senate pushed a bipartisan gun violence bill to the brink of passage Thursday as it voted to halt a Republican filibuster against the measure, clearing the way for Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings.

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Wisconsin election investigator says he deleted records

The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired to investigate President Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state testified Thursday that he routinely deleted records, and deactivated a personal email account, even after receiving open-records requests.

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Republican lawmakers reject abortion ban repeal

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' bid to repeal the battleground state's dormant abortion ban failed Wednesday after Republican lawmakers convened and immediately adjourned a special session without taking any action.

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Wisconsin’s Johnson under heat for fake elector revelation

An aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence's staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver to Pence fake elector votes from his state and neighboring Michigan, text messages revealed at Tuesday's meeting of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection showed.

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Wisconsin elections head not concerned about intimidation

Wisconsin's top elections official said Tuesday that she wasn't worried about increased voter intimidation or partisan observers at the polls this fall, when the Democratic governor and a Republican U.S. senator are up for reelection in the presidential battleground state.

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Gableman’s attorneys appeal contempt order

Gableman ordered to not delete records

The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired by Republicans to investigate the 2020 election in Wisconsin has appealed a contempt ruling against him related to his response to an open records request and heated appearance in court.

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Dog days of summer (PHOTOS)

Gruber Law Offices, Foley & Lardner and Hupy and Abraham helped to sponsor the Wisconsin Humane Society’s annual Pet Walk in downtown Milwaukee on Saturday at Veterans Park.

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Some clinics halting abortions while bracing for Roe’s fall

Abortion providers in some places where the procedure could be banned if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade are bracing for a ruling by halting scheduling for the procedure, transitioning staff to help patients travel to other states and creating networks of clinics that will span across regions of the country.

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Transgender inmate sues for surgery, prison transfer

A lawsuit filed against the Minnesota Department Corrections has brought international attention to the treatment of transgender inmates in prison. Gender Justice, a nonprofit advocacy organization in St. Paul, and Robins Kaplan LLP filed a complaint June 6 in Ramsey County District Court on behalf of a transgender inmate.

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