Wisconsin Senate to legalize taking selfies with ballot

Wisconsin voters could legally take selfies with their marked election ballots under a proposal up for approval in the state Senate on Tuesday.

Wisconsin Senate to vote on 1 of 8 homelessness bills

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One of eight bills that are part of a bipartisan package designed to fight homelessness in Wisconsin was up for approval Tuesday in the Wisconsin Senate.

Wisconsin Senate to vote on 2 Evers' Cabinet secretaries

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The Wisconsin Senate is scheduled to consider approving two of Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretaries on Tuesday, votes that come just two months after Republicans fired the governor's agriculture secretary.
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sen. Bernie Sanders

Democrats navigate sensitive gender politics as voting nears

Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend grappling with how to address questions surrounding sexism and gender bias as they sought to balance support for women against concerns of a political blowback.
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Stocks fell this morning as investors assessed the potential disruption to travel and business in Asia from the spread of a coronavirus.

US stocks slip following Asian sell-off on virus fears

Investors are looking at past outbreaks, such as SARS in 2002-2003, where airlines, railways and other transportation companies saw their stocks slide.
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Warren wants task force to investigate Trump administration

Elizabeth Warren says she'll create a federal task force to investigate corruption during the Trump administration if she's elected president.
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Hillary Clinton, then the Democratic presidential nominee, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), her former rival for the nomination, at a "get out the vo

Hillary Clinton says 'nobody likes' Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton says "nobody likes" her former presidential rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator remains entrenched among the front-runners in the Democratic race, with the Iowa caucus beginning in less than two weeks.
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In this Jan. 16, 2020, image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachmen

Trump impeachment trial to begin with rules fight, long days

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding over whether to remove him from office for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rivals and obstructing Congress' ensuing investigation.
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The Senate is seen at sunrise on the first full day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of

Buckle up: What to watch as impeachment trial takes off

Senators like to float above messy politics in what's known by some as the dignified "upper chamber," home of Congress' cooler heads and lofty rhetoric.
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Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care suit

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, making it highly unlikely that the justices would decide the case before the 2020 election.
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U.S. President Donald Trump reacts after addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of

Trump lauds US economy in Davos, says little on climate woes

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's led a "spectacular" turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the world to invest in America, but had less to say about climate change issues that are a focus of this year's gathering of top business and political leaders in the Swiss Alps.
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Acetaminophen is the basis for more than 600 prescription and over-the-counter medications for adults and children, found in well-known brands such as

California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen

A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles over things like alcohol and coffee.
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Alabama voting rights activist jailed on drug charges

An Alabama activist known for registering prisoners to vote was jailed on assault and other charges after what police described as a struggle with an officer.
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Supreme Court won't take case prompted by Flint water crisis

The Supreme Court has declined to take a case stemming from the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
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Senate to vote on funding for UW missing soldiers project

The state Senate was expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would allow University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers to request funding from the state to recover missing Wisconsin soldiers.
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Senate to OK lead tests for child care providers, camps

All day care centers, child care providers and children's camps would have to test their water for lead under a bill the state Senate is scheduled to take up Tuesday.
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Photographs of Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, 52, right, and three of her children, 12-year-old Maylan, 14-year-old Mathew, and 15-year-old Alexis Haynie,

Utah police: Boy accused in killing 4 not cooperating

A boy accused of shooting and killing four members of a Utah family and wounding a fifth surrendered peacefully following the Friday night slayings, but has since refused to speak with detectives trying to piece together a possible motive, police said Monday.
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Supreme Court stays out of dispute over grand jury secrecy

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to get involved in a dispute about judges' authority to order the disclosure of secret grand jury material in rare circumstances.
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The Wisconsin Guard's top commander, Adj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, resigned at Gov. Tony Evers' request.

Wisconsin DOJ to review National Guard sex assault investigations

The Wisconsin Department of Justice plans to review a series of sexual assault investigations from the Wisconsin National Guard after a federal report found many were conducted improperly.
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Challenges for public following impeachment, Weinstein cases

Americans who want to follow President Donald Trump's impeachment saga and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's rape trial through the media will sit in obstructed seats.
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Police fatally shoot man who held frying pan, cleaver

A police officer in north Texas fatally shot a man at an apartment complex early Tuesday after the man refused to drop a frying pan and cleaver that he was holding, officials said.
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Lawmakers poised to adopt restrictions on firefighting foam

Wisconsin lawmakers are poised to pass a bill that would impose new restrictions on the use of firefighting foam containing chemicals known as PFAS to reduce soil and water contamination.
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Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

Planned Parenthood on Tuesday endorsed a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, saying Collins "turned her back" on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose abortion.