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88th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Wood National Cemetery honors those who served

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Wisconsin’s only national veterans cemetery is honoring the sacrifice of thousands of military members who served America dating back to 1871. The ceremony, which was attended by hundreds, just wrapped up a short while ago. One way that the VA honors servicemen and women on Memorial Day is by putting an …

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Police chief explains discipline for officers who arrested Sterling Brown, shocked him with stun gun

Original Black Panthers of Milwaukee say incident is part of disturbing pattern Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales on Friday issued a statement about the discipline for the officers who arrested Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown and shocked him with a stun gun. A sergeant with 11 1/2 years on the job received a 15-day suspension …

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No indictment, one apology and one settlement for three police misconduct cases this week

There were developments for three prominent cases of police misconduct this week. Here’s a rundown of what happened, and what’s next for the families and officers involved. Grand jury decides that shooting death of Ricky Boyd was justified. Original incident: On Jan. 23, A phalanx of Savannah-Chatham officers and U.S. marshals arrived outside a house …

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Vel Phillips, Housing Rights Champion in the ′60s, Dies at 95

By RICHARD SANDOMIR of The New York Times Vel Phillips, a barrier-breaking African-American lawmaker from Milwaukee who became an influential voice in the national movement for fair housing during the 1960s, died on April 17 in Mequon, Wis. She was 95. Her son Michael confirmed the death. Ms. Phillips — the first African-American to serve …

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Waters to Women’s Convention: ‘We are reclaiming our time’

Detroit — U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, the woman who inspired the theme of the inaugural Women’s Convention, did not disappoint during her keynote address Saturday afternoon. By the end of her speech to thousands of women fed up with President Donald Trump’s policies and actions, Waters, D-Calif., had everyone on their feet in Cobo Center …

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Sheriff David Clarke reportedly won't accept position at Dept. of Homeland Security

Sheriff David Clarke will not join President Donald Trump’s administration as an assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security as previously expected, the Washington Post reported. The Milwaukee County Sheriff reportedly rescinded his acceptance of the position, which he was slated to begin in June. According to the Post, Clarke’s appointment was subject to …

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From Welfare to US Congress, Rep. Gwen Moore's Fight for the 'RISE Out of Poverty Act'

Rep. Gwen Moore tells Paul Jay of her journey from poverty to Congress, and how Bill Clinton’s welfare reforms and corporate Democrats refusal to deal with chronic poverty, has allowed the GOP to obstruct legislation that would bring millions out of deep poverty   Transcript Paul Jay: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul …

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Shaken Lawmakers Soften Partisan Tone While Uniting in Concern

WASHINGTON — Representative Chuck Fleischmann stood just outside the House chamber in the Capitol on Wednesday morning recounting his harrowing survival of a shooting rampage aimed at a group of lawmakers practicing for an annual charity baseball game. He was still wearing his cleats and red jersey with “Republicans” emblazoned across the front. But for …

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Committee Democrats to Treasury: Provide Information on Trump’s Financial Ties with Russia to Our Committee

Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Congressman Al Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Congressman …

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