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Politics & Government
2:24 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Federal Judge Upholds Wisconsin Act 10

U.S. District Judge William Conley says law stripping away public union rights does not violate workers' right to assemble or to equal protection.

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Politics & Government
8:57 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Wisconsin Senator Opposes Military Action in Syria

Sen. Tammy Baldwin opposes U.S. military intervention in Syria

Wisconsin Democrat, Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she does not support getting the U.S. military into a civil war in Syria.

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Politics & Government
8:48 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Feds Disrupt Large Scale Milwaukee Heroin Operation

Twenty Milwaukee residents are under arrest for what federal officials call a "large scale drug trafficking organization" that's operated here for years.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Milwaukee Doctor from Syria Hopeful for Diplomatic End to Civil War

A Syrian refugee family from the Deir el Zour, Syria pauses in their doorway in a neighborhood with a high concentration of Syrian refugees in Beirut, Lebanon.
Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A Syrian expatriate in Milwaukee is optimistic about a possible diplomatic solution to the crisis in his native country, after President Obama agreed to consider a plan by Russia.

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Arts & Culture
3:07 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Historian: Northern Free Blacks 'Spearheaded' Lead Up to Civil War

As we mark the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, we've heard a lot about the battles, the heroes, the death tolls.

But what we don't hear often enough is about the people who had the biggest stake in the war's outcome: African-Americans - both slaves and free persons.

University of Wisconsin historian Steve Kantrowitz argues that we often overlook the role of Northern free blacks in the lead up to the civil war. 

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