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Wisconsin: State in the upper Midwest region of the United States
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central, Midwest and Great Lakes regions of the country. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties.


Bars reopen in Wisconsin after stay-at-home order struck down [Video]

Bars reopen in Wisconsin after stay-at-home order struck down

Residents of Wisconsin flocked to bars on Wednesday evening after the Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with Republican lawmakers who had argued the state's top public health official exceeded her..

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Trump On Course For Re-Election [Video]

Trump On Course For Re-Election

The 2020 Presidential election is just a few short months away. Polls and analysis say that it is going to be a close election. In a new analysis, The Hill's Joshua S. Sandman says Donald Trump is on..

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At Least 36 people Tested Positive For COVID-19 And Voted In-Person [Video]

At Least 36 people Tested Positive For COVID-19 And Voted In-Person

Wisconsin’s state’s health department said at least 36 people who voted in-person on April 17 tested positive for COVID-19. According to Business Insider, six of those cases cast ballots and one..

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Protesters Demand Wisconsin Governor Reopen State Despite Virus [Video]

Protesters Demand Wisconsin Governor Reopen State Despite Virus

A rally outside Wisconsin’s capitol building in Madison on Friday drew hundreds of protesters. Reuters reports that the protestors were demanding Democratic Governor Tony Evers reopen the state...

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Exclusive: Biden beating Trump in poll of three battleground states [Video]

Exclusive: Biden beating Trump in poll of three battleground states

Republican President Donald Trump trails Democrat Joe Biden among registered voters in three Midwestern battleground states that he narrowly carried in 2016 and are seen as crucial to winning..

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New Poll: Trump & Biden Deadlocked [Video]

New Poll: Trump & Biden Deadlocked

A new poll has President Donald Trump and Joe Biden deadlocked in six key battleground states. The poll surveyed likely voters in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin...

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Seven COVID-19 cases linked to Wisconsin election [Video]

Seven COVID-19 cases linked to Wisconsin election

Wisconsin health officials confirmed on Tuesday that at least seven people had contracted the coronavirus during the state's primary election earlier this month. Gloria Tso reports.

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Facebook To Take Down Anti-Lockdown Protests [Video]

Facebook To Take Down Anti-Lockdown Protests

Facebook announced it would remove anything promoting anti-lockdown protests in California, New Jersey and Nebraska. According to Business Insider, the company must determine whether protests violate..

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Democrats, furious with Trump, more keen to vote now: poll [Video]

Democrats, furious with Trump, more keen to vote now: poll

Democrats' intention to vote is rising more than it is among Republicans, both nationally and in historically competitive battleground states like Wisconsin that Trump narrowly won in 2016, according..

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Biden Wins Wisconsin Primary [Video]

Biden Wins Wisconsin Primary

Joe Biden has won the controversial Wisconsin primary election. Biden defeated Sanders handily, almost doubling the number of votes Sanders received. Biden got 63% of the vote. Sanders got 32% of the..

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Americans celebrate socially distant Easter [Video]

Americans celebrate socially distant Easter

U.S. church leaders peppered their Easter homilies with references to the coronavirus on Sunday, in masses held online, on television and even in parking lots to people sheltering in cars to maintain..

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Will Sanders Drop Out If He Loses Wisconsin? [Video]

Will Sanders Drop Out If He Loses Wisconsin?

The Wisconsin primary was held on Tuesday. Joe Biden has a 20-point lead over Sanders. According to NPR, Sanders supporters are fervent and fed up. Sanders' path to the Democratic nomination is getting..

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Is Sanders Campaign For President Over? [Video]

Is Sanders Campaign For President Over?

Bernie Sanders has been running for President for the last five years. CNN says that's a remarkable streak for a modern-day politician. According to CNN, Sanders streak ends on Tuesday with the..

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Wisconsin Holds Primary Election Amid Ongoing Pandemic [Video]

Wisconsin Holds Primary Election Amid Ongoing Pandemic

Despite outcries for public safety, the state of Wisconsin is holding the lone primary election in April, after every other state has either postponed or moved to by-mail voting only.

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Wisconsin votes despite COVID-19 risks [Video]

Wisconsin votes despite COVID-19 risks

Wisconsin voters faced long lines at limited polling locations on Tuesday, as the Midwestern state's presidential primary and local elections moved ahead despite mounting fears about the coronavirus..

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Wisconsin Pushes Ahead With Primary [Video]

Wisconsin Pushes Ahead With Primary

The coronavirus has thrown a wrench into Democratic race for President. Over a dozen other states have postponed their elections in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state of Wisconsin is pushing..

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Wisconsin Supreme Court: Governor can't postpone election [Video]

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Governor can't postpone election

The Wisconsin Supreme Court put the state's presidential primary back on track on Monday, blocking Democratic Governor Tony Evers' efforts to postpone in-person voting to June due to the coronavirus...

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Wisconsin governor seeks delay of Tuesday's election [Video]

Wisconsin governor seeks delay of Tuesday's election

Democratic Governor Tony Evers moved on Monday to postpone Wisconsin's primary election from Tuesday until June 9, citing health risks from the coronavirus pandemic, but Republicans said they would..

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Executive Order To Postpone Primary Election [Video]

Wisconsin Governor Signs Executive Order To Postpone Primary Election

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order about postponing Wisconsin’s primary election. According to Reuters, he wants to move the election from April 7 to June 9. Evers cited health..

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Sanders Path To Victory Gets Narrower [Video]

Sanders Path To Victory Gets Narrower

Bernie Sanders insists he has a “narrow path” to the nomination. Politico reports that Sanders and his aides refuse to say what that path to victory is. The majority of the states and territories..

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Virtual Democratic convention? Could be, says Biden [Video]

Virtual Democratic convention? Could be, says Biden

Just a few days after the Democratic National Convention had been postponed from July until August, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden on Sunday said Democrats should be prepared to host a..

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Wisconsin Governor Wants To Delay Primary Election Last Minute [Video]

Wisconsin Governor Wants To Delay Primary Election Last Minute

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wants legislators to delay the state’s upcoming election. According to Gizmodo, he wants people to vote by mail in order to prevent people gathering at the polls...

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Bernie's Wisconsin Firewall Crumbles [Video]

Bernie's Wisconsin Firewall Crumbles

Six weeks ago Bernie Sanders was doing well in the polls in Wisconsin. He had a double digit lead and believed he would sail through the primary in the state. Now, according to Politico, Democratic..

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