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House GOP floats food stamp cuts in effort to revive budget

Posted: 05/13/2016 - Republicans controlling the House are proposing $23 billion worth of food stamp cuts over the coming decade. They are part of a $170 billion spending cut package aimed at getting tea party lawmakers to vote for a broader 10-year budget plan.

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Walker calls for changes in wasting disease plan

Updated: 05/13/2016 - Republican Gov. Scott Walker is calling for a number of changes in Wisconsin's plan to combat chronic wasting disease but they don't include widespread killing of deer.

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Hero dog saves 7-year-old girl from rattlesnake

Posted: 05/13/2016 - When a venomous Eastern diamondback rattlesnake appeared in the backyard of a 7-year-old Florida girl, her German shepherd came to her rescue, refusing to back down despite multiple snakebites.

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Wisconsin reporter asks court to review embed case

Posted: 05/13/2016 - A Wisconsin freelance reporter who says he was kicked out of Afghanistan for reporting on a "controversial shooting" has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his case against military officials.

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Report: Flint's high water bills may double in next 5 years

Posted: 05/13/2016 - A report says Flint's costly residential water bills could double in the next five years because of a continued loss of customers, increased operating costs, pipe leakage and other problems in the impoverished city whose residents face a lead contamination crisis.

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Security clearance background checks to include social media

Updated: 05/13/2016 - The nation's top U.S. intelligence official has signed off on a new policy allowing investigators to probe Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites as a part of background checks for security clearances -- something that lawmakers say is a classic case of the government playing catch-up with technology.

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WEAU political analyst gives insight on Trump's GOP meetings in D.C.

Updated: 05/12/2016 - A much anticipated meeting in Washington, D.C. Thursday between House Speaker Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. WEAU Political Analyst John Frank said Ryan and Trump need each other if the Republicans want to win the general election.

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Restaurants participate in free clinic fundraiser

Updated: 05/12/2016 - A number of Chippewa Falls area restaurants are participating in the "Meet to Eat" fundraiser. 25-percent of your bill will be donated to the Open Door Clinic in Chippewa Falls.

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