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Judge blocks Scott Walker’s union busting law

The monthlong saga over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to drastically curb collective bargaining rights for public workers in Wisconsin took a turn Friday that could force a dramatic rebooting of the entire legislative process. A judge temporarily blocked the law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote again to pass the bill that attracted protests as large as 85,000 people, motivated Senate Democrats to escape to Illinois for three weeks and made Wisconsin the focus of the national fight over union rights. But Walker’s spokesman and Republican legislative leaders indicated they would press
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Negotiator Warren Christopher dies at 85

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who helped bring peace to Bosnia and negotiated the release of American hostages in Iran, died in California at age 85, news media reported. Read the full story.
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U.S. "deeply concerned" by arrests in Bahrain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday said it was deeply troubled by the arrests of Bahraini opposition leaders and called on the country’s government to ensure legal proceedings for those arrested were fair and transparent. Read the full story.
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