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12:20 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Syrian Refugees, Royal Baby Dominate Global Headlines

Protests continue against the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Credit FreedomHouse, flickr.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Lake Effect's foreign policy contributor Art Cyr.

Our round-up of world events includes a look at the continuing humanitarian crisis in Syria, the Chinese government's crackdown on activists, and the new royal baby.

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Arts & Culture
11:56 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Syrians Speak Out Through Their Art

"Transformation" by Fadia Afashe.
Credit Fadia Authentic Art, Facebook

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with artist Fadia Afashe and actor Jihad "Jay" Abdo.

As violent conflict continues in Syria, some natives are expressing their feelings on the revolution through art. The artists, however, are not free from consequence.

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Health & Science
10:49 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Pressures to Use Performance Enhancing Drugs

Professor believes most athletes focus on training, not an illegal advantage

One person saddened by the case of Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun, is UWM Kinesiology Professor Barbara Meyer. Her specialty is sports psychology.

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Politics & Government
8:52 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Millions Spent on Two Statewide Races

A new report shows more than $2 million was spent on this year's state supreme court race.

This year's Wisconsin Supreme Court and Department of Public Instruction races cost more than $3 million with spending by victors leading the way.

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Regional
8:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Lodging Costs Skyrocket for Harley 110th Anniversary

The Iron Horse hotel is offering several packages for Harley enthusiasts

In just a few weeks, more than 100,000 people will converge on Milwaukee. They’ll come from across the world to celebrate 110 years of Harley Davidson. An important part of any trip is having a decent place to stay.

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