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MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin confirmed six new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 996.The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services show there were 1,165 newly reported cases on Saturday, a single-day high that brings the state’s total to nearly 60,0…

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, the country’s c… Read more

MADISON, Wis. — The American Civil Liberties Union warned the Milwaukee Police Department and city leaders Friday that the new police chief shouldn't treat protesters harshly after former Chief Alfonso Morales was demoted in part for using tear gas against demonstrators Read more

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PORTLAND, Ore. — A crowd of about 200 people, some wielding homemade shields, clashed with police early Friday in Portland, Oregon for the third consecutive night as two other Black Lives Matter rallies proceeded peacefully elsewhere in the city, authorities said. Read more

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MILWAUKEE — Three workers hired to help set up the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the event's organizers.Daily screening for people working at the Wisconsin Center began last week in preparation for the Aug. 17-20 convention. Organ… Read more

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her second child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula. Read more

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers divvied out about $32 million in federal aid Thursday to University of Wisconsin System schools to cover coronavirus tests and personal protective equipment when students return to campuses next month.The money will come from the coronavirus relief bill that C… Read more

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MADISON, Wis. — An oversight board is considering firing Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after he ordered officers to use tear gas to break up protests over George Floyd’s death, the last straw for members upset with how the chief has handled incidents since the arrest of Milwaukee Bu… Read more

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New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and ot… Read more

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country’s response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free. Read more

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MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether it would be right to order an easing of Wisconsin's absentee voting regulations ahead of the November presidential election, saying the coronavirus might pose less of a threat to in-person voting by then. Read more

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Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signaling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual.It is the latest example of the pandemic’s sweeping … Read more

LA CROSSE, Wis. — La Crosse County health officials say a resident has been reinfected with COVID-19, though scientists studying the virus have yet to report a case that was confirmed to be a reinfection, and not a flare-up of a previous infection.The county Health Department, in a Facebook … Read more

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PARIS — As stunned Lebanese rescuers counted the dead and combed rubble for signs of life a day after a huge explosion shattered swaths of Beirut, nations near and far pledged Wednesday that the country, already trapped in a deep economic crisis, would not be left alone. Read more

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BEIRUT — Residents of Beirut confronted a scene of utter devastation Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people, wounding thousands and leaving entire city blocks blanketed with glass and rubble. Read more

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WASHINGTON  — Frustrated Senate Republicans re-upped their complaints that Democratic negotiators are taking too hard a line in talks on a sweeping coronavirus relief bill, but an afternoon negotiating session brought at least modest concessions from both sides, even as an agreement appears … Read more

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WASHINGTON — In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in a seeming portrait of unity to confront the disease that was ravaging the globe. Read more

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands following its overwhelming approval by both parties in Congress. Read more

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MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers pushed back Tuesday against Republican claims that he's secretly planning to shut down Wisconsin schools this fall, saying he's content to let local officials decide whether to offer in-person or online instruction as the coronavirus continues to spread across… Read more

MADISON, Wis. — The Milwaukee Police Department doesn't know how many people will show up for the scaled-back Democratic National Convention that begins in less than two weeks, but it's prepared to handle protests without using tear gas, the city’s embattled police chief said Tuesday. Read more

WATERTOWN, Wis. — A man who exchanged gunfire with police in Watertown in May took his own life, according to the Jefferson County district attorney who cleared the officer who fired his gun.District Attorney Monica Hall said police stopped a car for a traffic violation in the parking lot of… Read more

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WEST BEND — As the world changes with the course of COVID-19, one local woman knows how she can help. Tammy Homuth, a local seamstress, has made and given away more than 3,000 cloth face masks since the pandemic made its way to Wisconsin. “She has made tons and tons and tons of masks,” said … Read more

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MADISON, Wis. — Graffiti spray painted on the outside of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum located directly across the street from the state Capitol will be removed starting this week, the state Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday.The building owner, Executive Management, Inc., notified t… Read more

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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Legislature should act as quickly as this week or next to strike down Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate, Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said on Monday.The order from Evers, designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus as cases spike in Wisconsi… Read more

MADISON, Wis. — In the face of warnings about slow mail delivery and record-high requests for absentee ballots, the head of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Monday urged voters not to wait to return their ballot for the Aug. 11 statewide primary.As of Monday, nearly 332,000 completed ba… Read more