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On Thursday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a petition from 56 ex-judges to reform their ethics rules to prohibit judges from hearing cases involving their campaign donors. Supreme Court, though Mr. Schweber said he hadn't seen any move in that direction yet. Walker's campaign as well as some of the sitting justices. Under current law, donors can give up to $20,000 to candidates for the state supreme court, the Wisconsin State Journal reported in an earlier story .
  • First Woman to Officially Run Boston Marathon Makes Triumphant Return

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    The elite come to Boston because it's prestigious, and so does everyone else who finishes hours later, including Deborah Touchy, who was escorted down the last mile by a woman she didn't even know. In 2011, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, where they quote Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: "Well-behaved women seldom make history".
  • Gadfly Norman Siegel Hired To Get Rid 'Fearless Girl'

    Gadfly Norman Siegel Hired To Get Rid 'Fearless Girl'

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    Now, 30 years later, there's a new girl in town. and Di Modica isn't happy about it. As a result he's challenging New York City's authorities to have "Fearless Girl" removed before its intended February 2018 closing. Originally set to stay in place for one month, city officials approved a one-year residency as some advocated for the " Fearless Girl " to become a permanent installation.
  • Prosecutors likely to toss thousands of tainted drug cases

    Prosecutors likely to toss thousands of tainted drug cases

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    The moves set a legal precedent in the ongoing case of a separate state crime lab chemist, Sonja Farak, who potentially tainted thousands of drug cases in Western Massachusetts. "Letter 1" lists 860 convictions where were resolved prior to the completion of the drug analysis, so the drug certifications have no bearing on the cases.
  • Iran not living up to 'spirit' of nuclear deal, says Donald Trump

    Iran not living up to 'spirit' of nuclear deal, says Donald Trump

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    Iran and major powers led by the US made a deal in 2015 to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for easing economic sanctions. In a letter to US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan released late on Tuesday, Tillerson declared that Iran was meeting its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal but there were concerns about Tehran's role as a state sponsor of terrorism.
  • Arkansas Aiming to Execute Three More Prisoners

    Arkansas Aiming to Execute Three More Prisoners

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    The state's protocol calls for use of midazolam to render the inmate unconscious, vecuronium bromide to stop breathing and potassium chloride to stop the heart. It was the first time Arkansas has used the sedative midazolam, and the state plans at least three more executions next week before its supply of the drug expires .
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation takes custody of teacher accused of kidnapping Tennessee girl

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    Tad Cummins and student Elizabeth Thomas were tracked down in northern California following a tip-off to police. U.S. Attorney Jack Smith said a federal charge has been filed against Cummins. and began shooting, then turned the gun on himself. Whatley, the attorney for the girl's family, said her immediate future wasn't clear. "You never do expect it to happen to you and when it does it's so surreal, the past nearly six weeks has been like a bad episode of the 'Twilight Zone.' I'd ...
  • Local demonstrators demand Trump release tax returns

    Local demonstrators demand Trump release tax returns

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    Did Donald Trump pay his fair share of taxes; which banks and countries does his plethora of companies owe money; and have his previous IRS audits resulted in repayment of additional taxes? MTN News spoke with one of the event organizers who says the Kalispell event was full of energy.
  • Arkansas looks to carry out 1st execution since 2005

    Arkansas looks to carry out 1st execution since 2005

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    Anti-death penalty supporters Abraham Bonowitz, left, and Randy Gardner wait near their taped off "protest corral" outside the Varner Unit late Monday, April 17, 2017 near Varner, Ark. Davis, a spokesman for Hutchinson. "Justice was carried out". Gallini said trying to salvage the rest of the execution schedule could invite even more intense legal battles "because what started out as kind of a press release and a decision has ballooned" into trending hashtags and global news coverage.
  • Twitter On Jackie Robinson Day

    Twitter On Jackie Robinson Day

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    They pointed out the signs, and where he "belonged", and in stunned silence he walked in the "correct" direction; until he died, I don't think he ever got past the shock of that experience. According to USA Today , the timing of the statue's debut couldn't be more imperative. The "Nightline" interview was part of a show that was meant to recognize the 40th anniversary of Robinson's groundbreaking first major league game and examine his legacy.
  • Gisele Bundchen bans hubby Tom Brady from Donald Trump's White House

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    The Patriots pointed out in Obama's picture, 40 staff members were standing behind him on the staircases. Quarterback Tom Brady pulled out of attending at the last minute, citing "personal family matters". An hour later, the Patriots posted their own side-by-side images, pointing out there were only two fewer players in attendance this week (34) than there were "the last time the Patriots won two Super Bowls in three years".