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Trump Commutes Sentence Of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

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President Trump has commuted the sentence of the ex-governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, who has been imprisoned since being convicted in 2010 on corruption charges over his attempt to sell the Senate seat vacated by then-President Obama.

Many Tornado Alley Residents With Disabilities Lack Safe Options In A Storm

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John High has diabetes, which led to his leg being amputated below the knee two years ago.

How Warming Winters Are Affecting Everything

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Winters are warming faster than other seasons across much of the U.S. While that may sound like a welcome change for those bundled in scarves and hats, it's causing a cascade of unpredictable impacts in communities across the country.

'Dark Towers' Chases Scandal-Ridden Deutsche Bank's Mysterious Ties To Donald Trump

21 min 16 sec ago

Some of the world's largest and most powerful banks spent the past decade mired in scandal, but none descended as far into ignominy as Germany's Deutsche Bank.

Justin Bieber Finds His Bliss

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On Feb. 14, 2020, the same day that Justin Bieber's new album was released, YouTube — the platform on which he'd famously been discovered — celebrated its 15th birthday.

Coronavirus Updates: Hospital Director In Wuhan Dies Of COVID-19

1 hour 8 min ago

Liu Zhiming, director of the Wuchang Hospital at the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, has died from COVID-19, state media in China reported Tuesday, highlighting the risk that the respiratory virus poses to health professionals.

BLM Acting Director Defends Agency's Controversial Move To Colorado

1 hour 12 min ago

The Bureau of Land Management's new headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo., is a long 1,900 miles away from Washington, D.C.

Rachael & Vilray Share A Mic — And A Love Of Old Swing Standards

3 hours 42 min ago

The music duo perform songs from their self-titled debut album, which draws on the music of the '30s and '40s. "There is a timeless quality to these old standards," Vilray says.

Milwaukee Police Department Releases Semiannual Stop And Frisk Analysis

3 hours 53 min ago

The Milwaukee Police Department released their semiannual stop and frisk analysis as a part of the settlement agreement approved in 2018. The agreement requires the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission to release stop and frisk data regularly to the public and use an independent consultant to evaluate if the city, police department and commission are making programs to implement reform.

UW Opera Performs Così fan tutte

3 hours 58 min ago

Norman talks to members of the UW Opera company including their director David Ronis with conductor Oriol Sanz, soprano Julia Urbank, and soprano Cayla Rosche.

'The Man In The Red Coat' Makes For A Fascinating Companion

5 hours 12 min ago

Want a great antidote to distress over current events? Julian Barnes found it in his immersive plunge into the incredible flowering of sexual and artistic expression in Belle Epoque France, and into one man's mostly admirable life in particular.

Parents Sue Madison School District Over Transgender Policy

6 hours 39 min ago

The parents have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to declare the Madison school district's transgender policy unconstitutional.

Losing Sleep Over The Quest For A Perfect Night's Rest

7 hours 5 min ago

If you're having a hard time falling asleep, that sleep tracker on your wrist might be to blame.

And there's a name for this new kind of insomnia of the digital age: orthosomnia.

Heat Check: Répéter, Répéter

7 hours 9 min ago

You ever been to a party and, for some reason, it's hard to get a handle on the vibe of the room? I'm not talking about the visual representation of who's there (or who's not), but more the collective energy surging through the space is just ... off.

Voters Of Color Are Set To Have A Bigger Say As Democrats Enter A Crucial Phase

7 hours 12 min ago

The Democratic presidential nominating contest now heads into a critical phase.

NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Sanders Leads, Bloomberg Qualifies For Debate

7 hours 13 min ago

Updated at 7:08 a.m. ET

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

Watch The 2020 State Of The Tribes Address

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Watch The 2020 State Of The Tribes AddressFeb 18, 2020

Watch Ned Daniels, Forest County Potawatomi chairman, deliver the annual State of the Tribes Address on Tuesday at about 1 p.m. before a joint session of the state Legislature. Watch

Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy

11 hours 5 min ago

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, a sign of the century-old organization's financial instability as it faces some 300 lawsuits from men who say they were sexually abused as scouts.

Wisconsin's Tuesday Primary Includes State Supreme Court Candidates, 7th District Hopefuls

11 hours 13 min ago

Wisconsin primary voters will narrow the field in the race for the state Supreme Court on Tuesday, while residents of the 7th Congressional District will choose which Republican and Democratic candidates will face each other in a May special election. 

Assembly To Vote On $10M Plan To Clean Up Wisconsin Water

11 hours 13 min ago

State Assembly lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a $10 million plan to address Wisconsin’s ongoing struggles with water quality, as well as bills aimed at lowering prescription drug costs and expanding mental health treatment options in northern Wisconsin.