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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law Submitted: 06/27/2016

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has struck down Texas's widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

The justices voted 5-3 Monday in favor of Texas clinics that protested the regulations as a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation's second-most populous state.

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Walker calls on state DOT to deliver full budget earlier Submitted: 06/27/2016

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker is calling on his state Department of Transportation secretary to deliver a full two-year spending request earlier than usual.

Walker told Secretary Mark Gottlieb in a letter Monday that his budget request should not include any tax or fee increases and that bonding should be held to a "reasonable level." Walker also says that proposed spending on megaprojects in southeast Wisconsin should be minimized.

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Obama makes fundraising plea for Feingold in Senate race Submitted: 06/27/2016

MADISON - President Barack Obama is making a fundraising plea on behalf of Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold.

Obama sent an email fundraising request Monday to Feingold's supporters. Feingold is running against Republican Sen. Ron Johnson in one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country.

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Former Milwaukee Uber driver brings federal lawsuit against company Submitted: 06/27/2016

MILWAUKEE - A former Uber driver in the Milwaukee area has sued the ride-hailing company in federal court, seeking overtime pay, tips and other expenses on behalf of all current and former Wisconsin drivers.

Lamont Lathan is asking the court to "properly classify" Uber drivers as employees, not as the independent contractors Uber says they are.

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Manitowoc doctor indicted on drug trafficking charges Submitted: 06/24/2016

MANITOWOC - A Manitowoc doctor is charged in federal court with drug trafficking. A grand jury this week indicted Dr. Charles Szyman on 19 counts of unlawfully prescribing prescription drugs.

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Man charged in double homicide in Green Bay suburb Submitted: 06/24/2016

GREEN BAY - Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her mother and injuring a third person in the Green Bay area.

Jacob Cayer of Ashwaubenon was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. WLUK-TV reports Cayer also is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, burglary, and bail jumping.

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Milwaukee receives $1 million loan from state to start replacing lead pipes Submitted: 06/24/2016

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee is getting a $1 million state loan to begin the costly task of replacing 70,000 lead water pipes throughout the city.

Public works officials say the priority is replacing pipes to 385 state-licensed day care centers in Milwaukee, since none of the city's public schools get their water through lead pipes. The work will take three years.

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14 die in widespread West Virginia flooding Submitted: 06/24/2016

CHARLESTON, WV - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says 14 people have died as a result of flooding in the state.

Tomblin made the announcement Friday during a news conference. He says the damage is widespread and devastating and that search-and-rescue missions are still a top priority.

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Civil service changes will soon take effect in Wisconsin Submitted: 06/24/2016

MADISON - Wisconsin state employees will face a new world when they show up for work July 1.

An overhaul of the state's 111-year-old civil service system takes effect that day. It will leave 30,000 state workers and an untold number of job applicants to face new hiring and firing protocols.

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Russ Feingold endorses Hillary Clinton Submitted: 06/23/2016

MADISON - Democratic Wisconsin Senate candidate Russ Feingold is endorsing presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president.

In a statement Thursday, Feingold says Clinton won a hard-fought campaign and made history. He says it's clear she's ready to take on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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