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Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes in tight Senate race in Wisconsin — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll
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Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes in tight Senate race in Wisconsin — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll

It seems like Wisconsin elections are always pretty close these days, and here are two more following that trend. The Senate race has incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson running just one point ahead of Democrat Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in a toss-up contest, and the governor's race is currently even between incumbent Democrat Gov. Tony Evers and Republican Tim Michels.Johnson gets enthusiastic support from the GOP base and is boosted by Wisconsin voters' concerns about crime and economic issues, though his views on the 2020 election may be alienating some independents. Meanwhile, Barnes has consolidated the Democratic base and is getting robust support from those who place great importance on the issue of abortion, the top factor his voters give for backing him. On balance, voters ...
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Entertainment News – Hometown News Now

Emily Watson, who stars in the upcoming film God's Creatures, along with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire actress Shirley Henderson, have been tapped for lead roles in the HBO Max Dune prequel series Dune: The Sisterhood, according to Variety. The show, per its official logline, "follows the Harkonnen Sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect known as the Bene Gesserit." Watson will play Valya Harkonnen and Henderson will play Tula Harkonnen, two sisters who have "risen to power in the Sisterhood, a secret organization of women who will go on to become the Bene Gesserit"... Jonás Cuarón -- the son of filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón -- is set to direct Sony Pictures’ El Muerto, which will star...
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Entertainment News – Hometown News Now

Disney+The 14 remaining couples will be shaken and stirred -- more than usual -- on Monday night's installment of Dancing with the Stars on Disney+ as the iconic music of the James Bond films takes center stage. The special theme celebrates the 60th birthday of the spy series' first film, Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as Bond, but the music will span the movies of everyone who has worn the tux, up to and including Daniel Craig's just-wrapped run. The show airs live beginning at 8 p.m. and can also be watched on demand. Here's a list of the stars, their pro dance partners and what songs will have them shaking their martini makers: Joseph Baena/Alexis Warr - "Writing's On the Wall" by Sam Smith -- SpectreSelma Blair/Sasha Farber - "For Your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton -- For Your Eyes O...
“They cheat like hell, these people”: Trump airs 2020 grievances in Michigan, weeks before midterm elections
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“They cheat like hell, these people”: Trump airs 2020 grievances in Michigan, weeks before midterm elections

Warren, Mich. — For the first seven minutes of his Michigan rally Saturday, former President Donald Trump stuck to two familiar issues Republicans are running on this November: inflation and the rising cost of living under President Biden, and immigration and the southern border. Then, he turned to a topic that's been occupying him since November 2020: that the presidential election had been "stolen" from him. He claimed John James, now a congressional candidate for Michigan's 10th District, had won his last race for U.S. Senate in 2020. He did not. James lost to Sen. Gary Peters by over 92,000 votes. Trump accused Democrats of obliterating "election integrity." He said America is a "third world country" because of how ballots are counted, and he praised France for using paper ball...
Michigan to vote on amendment protecting constitutional right to abortion
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Michigan to vote on amendment protecting constitutional right to abortion

An amendment protecting the constitutional right to an abortion will go before voters in Michigan this November, a state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The court directed the Board of State Canvassers to certify the Reproductive Freedom for All petition for inclusion on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.The move comes as the fight over abortion rights have been front and center since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark decision in Roe v Wade in June – leaving it up to states to determine whether abortion would remain legal. Michigan is one of the states at the center of that fight. The state has a 1931 law on the books that bans abortion with no exceptions for rape and incest. A claims court judge on Wednesday declared the law unconstit...
State lotteries transfer wealth out of needy communities, investigation finds
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State lotteries transfer wealth out of needy communities, investigation finds

Over the past two decades, state lotteries have nearly doubled in size, driving a multibillion-dollar wealth transfer from low-income U.S. communities to powerful multinational companies.A nationwide investigation of state lotteries by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland found that lottery retailers are disproportionately clustered in lower-income communities in nearly every state. The investigation's analysis of cellphone location data shows that the people who patronize those stores come from the same kinds of communities.Once rare, lotteries now operate in all but five U.S. states. Driven by more than a half-billion dollars in annual ad spending, lottery ticket sales have grown from $47 billion to $82 billion since 2005, according to La F...
High gas prices sting millions who rely on driving for work
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High gas prices sting millions who rely on driving for work

High gas prices have Wallace Reid looking for a new career.Reid, who drives for Uber and Lyft in New York, fills up his Lexus at least three times a week. He pays around $95 each time, about double what he was paying last year. To make up for the increase, he's driving more often, but he's also applying for other jobs that wouldn't require a car."It's more hours, more stress," he said. "New York City is not an easy city to work and it's affecting our lives." Reid isn't alone. Millions of Americans who rely on their cars for work are changing their habits, signing up for carpools or even ditching their cars for bicycles as gas prices recently hit $5 per gallon for the first time ever. This week, it's averaging $4.95 per gallon nationwide, up from ...
Abbott baby formula plant in Michigan halts production after severe weather
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Abbott baby formula plant in Michigan halts production after severe weather

Severe weather has forced Abbott Nutrition to pause production at a Michigan baby formula factory that had just restarted after being closed for several months, contributing to a national shortage. Production for Abbott's EleCare specialty formula has been suspended, but there is enough supply to meet demand until production is restarted, the company said.Abbott had prioritized ramping up production of the specialty formula for infants with severe food allergies and digestive problems who have few other options for nutrition.Abbott says it needs to assess damage and re-sanitize the factory after severe thunderstorms and heavy rains swept through southwestern Michigan late Monday. Spokesman Jonathon Hamilton said flooding hit a few areas of the factory, but he declined to provide mo...