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Wisconsin school district sued by parents over policy allowing children to use new gender pronouns, names

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A group of Wisconsin parents is suing the Madison School District, claiming it violated their due process rights by sidestepping them in supporting the students’ decision to change names and gender pronouns if they want to.

The policy allows school employees to use alternative names and pronouns for children without parental notice or consent. The policy states that the district is committed to affirming each student’s self-designated gender identity, and that the district will strive to “disrupt the gender binary” with books and lessons stating that everyone has the right to choose their gender.

“Madison schools have adopted policies that violate constitutionally recognized parental rights. A public school district should not, and cannot, make decisions reserved for parents,” said Rick Esenberg, president of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), which is representing the parents.

Filed on Tuesday, the lawsuit came after WILL demanded in December that the school district update its policies. The group claims that on Jan. 31, the district said there wouldn’t be any update.

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The lawsuit alleges that the policy directs teachers and staff to deceive parents in that it prohibits them from revealing new names and pronouns to parents and guardians. District spokesman Tim LeMonds said Tuesday that the district had not been served with the lawsuit and could not comment until it has a chance to review it.

Even though the district requires parental consent before students can change their name and gender in official district records, the policy allows students to pick new names and pronouns they can use at school regardless of whether they have a parent’s permission.

In New Jersey, the Education Department previously issued guidance allowing students to change the gender on their official records without parental consent.

Tuesday’s lawsuit contends that keeping parents in the dark about their child’s sexuality interferes with their right to guide their children through life-altering decisions and provide professional help their children may urgently need.

“There is no compelling government interest in keeping secret from parents that their child is dealing with gender dysphoria,” the lawsuit states.

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Tuesday’s lawsuit was just the latest concern surrounding children and gender. For example, South Dakota’s legislature just killed a bill that would have outlawed performing certain gender treatments on minors.

The battle has unfolded across a long list of states, however, as issues surrounding gender raise a variety of questions for public services. In 2018, a federal judge ruled that Wisconsin had to allow Medicaid funding of surgeries for individuals who identified as transgender. A similar controversy erupted in Iowa last summer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Missing Wisconsin mom, girls found dead in garage after Amber Alert; woman’s boyfriend in custody

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales confirmed that Amarah Banks, and her daughters, Camaria Banks, and Zaniya Banks were found dead Sunday in a garage — a day after an Amber Alert was issued for the children. The boyfriend of the mother was taken into custody in Tennessee.

Chief Morales said Banks was reported missing to MPD by family on Feb. 9. It was later determined her children, ages 4, and 5, were also missing.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, MPD was notified by police in Memphis, Tenn., that they had contact with Arzel Ivery, 25, of Milwaukee — Banks’ boyfriend. MPD detectives went to Tennessee and spoke to Ivery. Chief Morales said Ivery provided information that brought investigators to the garage Sunday, where they discovered the three bodies.

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Amarah Banks, left, and her daughters, Camaria, center, and Zaniya, were found dead Sunday. (Milwaukee Police Department)

Chief Morales was asked why it took a week to issue the Amber Alert and said there’s certain criteria that must be met in order for an Amber Alert to be issued — and noted foul play wasn’t an initial piece of this investigation.

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The three were reported to have been last seen on Feb. 8.

The Amber Alert was issued for the girls on Feb. 15.

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Arzel Ivery was taken into custody in Tennessee. (Milwaukee Police Department)

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Chief Morales said Sunday a criminal complaint was drafted against Ivery to allow police to bring Ivery into custody in Memphis.

Online court records in Wisconsin showed a felony charge of aggravated battery was issued Saturday against Ivery out of Milwaukee County, with an arrest warrant issued.

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Ex-NFL player Antwaan Randle El’s brother charged in Wisconsin killings

The brother of former Pittsburgh Steeler Antwaan Randle El is facing charges in the shooting deaths of two women in Wisconsin on Monday.

Marcus Randle El, a parolee who played football for the University of Wisconsin over a decade ago, was being sought for the two killings when he surrendered to Chicago police Saturday afternoon, according to reports. He was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

The 33-year-old suspect, of Homewood, Ill., has been accused of killing Seairaha Winchester, 30, and Britanny McAdory, 27, in Janesville, Wis., early Monday and taking their SUV, The Associated Press reported.

Winchester and McAdory died at a hospital after a driver spotted them on the side of a snow-covered road.

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Marcus Randle El faced charges in connection with the two killings. (Janesville Police Department)

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The SUV was found abandoned in Justice, Ill., WMTV reported.

Police did not discuss a motive at a news conference, the station reported.

The station quoted investigators as saying that the women planned to meet with Randle El after they were spotted on video leaving a gas station at 2 a.m. Monday.

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Madison Kimble told the station that McAdory was a great mother and friend.

“She always cared about everyone so if I had a bad day she would say ‘oh it’s okay love, heads up,'” she said.

Marcus Randle El was on parole in the 2014 gunpoint abduction of his daughter, WMTV reported. He was serving a six-year prison sentence at the time of his release in 2018.

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He had played for the Badgers from 2004 to 2007 and finished his career with four pass receptions and two arrests, the station reported. The arrests were disposed of in court with a sentence of probation and an order to undergo anger management counseling.

Randle El’s more famous brother won an NFL championship with the Steelers in 2006.

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Wisconsin teacher allegedly calls Rush Limbaugh’s cancer diagnosis ‘awesome,’ gets placed on leave

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A Wisconsin public school teacher was reportedly placed on leave this week after he allegedly called Rush Limbaugh‘s advanced cancer diagnosis “awesome” and said he hopes the radio host’s death is painful.

“limbaugh absolutely should have to suffer from cancer. it’s awesome that he’s dying, and hopefully it is as quick as it is painful,” Travis Sarandos, who teaches in Milwaukee, allegedly tweeted Monday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Sarandos was replying to another tweet whose author said they hoped Limbaugh recovered quickly and would advocate for affordable health care for everyone, the newspaper reported.

The teacher’s tweet sparked a backlash after local radio host Mark Belling posted it on his blog Tuesday.

Milwaukee Public Schools first said Sarandos did not speak for the district but later confirmed he had been placed on leave.

Limbaugh announced on his radio show Monday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

On Tuesday night, President Trump awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol.

Limbaugh returned to his show Friday after missing three shows for treatments. He said those supporting him since disclosing his diagnosis have made him feel like “one of the luckiest people alive.”

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Sarandos has since deleted his Twitter account, the Journal Sentinel reported.

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San Francisco 49ers win NFC Championship over Green Bay Packers

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers, 37-20, on Sunday to win the NFC Championship.

The 49ers will meet the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. next month for a chance to claim the title of NFL champions.

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The San Francisco 49ers celebrates after interception by defensive back Emmanuel Moseley (41) during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

It was on the back of Raheem Mostert that the 49ers were able to defeat the Packers. Mostert had a breakout performance with 220 rushing yards on 29 carries with four rushing touchdowns.

Mostert set a team record for most rushing yards in a playoff game, which was previously set by quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The running back was so dominant that 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo only had to throw the ball eight times. He was 6-for-8 with 77 passing yards.

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Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Billy Turner, right, recovers a loose ball next to San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw (57) and Nick Bosa during the first half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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Deebo Samuel had two catches for 46 yards, George Kittle had one catch for 19 yards, Kendrick Bourne had one catch for six yards and Mostert had two catches for six yards.

The 49ers’ defense was dominant for most of the game. The Packers failed to score a single point in the first half of the game. They forced Aaron Rodgers to throw two interceptions and fumble the ball three times, losing one of them early in the game.

Rodgers finished 31-for-39 with 326 passing yards and two touchdown passes. One pass was to Aaron Jones and the other was to Jace Sternberger. Jones also had a rushing touchdown to go along with his 56 rushing yards.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)

But the Packers had no answer for Mostert. He scored three times in the first half and put the finishing touches on the game with a 22-yard scamper for the final nail in the coffin for San Francisco.

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The 49ers will play for a championship for the first time since the 2012 season. Kaepernick led the Niners against the Baltimore Ravens, but lost the game 34-31.

San Francisco were last champions of the NFL world in the 1994 season when Steve Young and Jerry Rice were leading the offense.

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Rep. Brian Mast: Politically motivated Dems tried to ‘steal’ moment of reflection for fallen soldiers

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Congressional Democrats in a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday tried to “steal” a moment of reflection about fallen U.S. military members because it didn’t align with their political agenda, retired Army Ranger and double amputee Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., said Friday.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” along with Virginia Republican congressional candidate Rob Jones and Wisconsin Republican congressional candidate Jason Church, Mast argued that the criticism of the operation that took out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani further proved the need for veterans in Congress. All three men lost their legs in combat.

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The hearing Mast was alluding to had been called to discuss U.S. foreign policy with regard to Iran, following Soleimani’s death and the rogue nation’s retaliatory attack on American coalition forces in Iraq.

When it came his turn to speak, Mast told lawmakers: “If you walk out this hallway, you are going to come to several beautiful walls that have the names of our fallen service members from the war on terror. And, I would ask: can any of you provide me one name on that wall that doesn’t justify killing Soleimani?” he asked to resounding silence.

“I got two minutes and 30 seconds,” the Florida Republican continued. “I’ll be more than happy to sit here and wait. Somebody provide me with a name on that wall that does not justify his killing.”

As Mast sat and waited, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., attempted to move the hearing along, telling Mast, “you’ve made your point” and “you’re out of order.”

“Look, I just wanted them to have to answer an honest question, because they are trying to debate all of these semantics about whether we should have killed this terrorist that killed Americans…hundreds of Americans across the country that was because of Soleimani and force them to answer this question. Not give them a pass on it,” Mast explained.

“And, what did they do?” he asked. “They tried to steal a moment of reflection about our fallen service members — friends of mine, friends of Jason, friends of Rob — because it didn’t fit their political agenda.”

“They tried to silence us; we can’t let them do it,” he told Hegseth.

“I think veterans are kind of necessary representatives in Congress because we are experts at selflessness and we are experts at sacrificing of ourselves for the greater good,” Jones remarked. “And, those are two requirements – in my opinion – for somebody that’s going to be a representative.”

Church added that watching Mast take a stand showed “the power of an individual that’s inspired by something that he has seen and experienced in the harshest of circumstances.”

“And, we have all seen that,” he said. “And, we have seen the destruction that Qassem Soleimani has done. We have seen it firsthand.”

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“This man was a terrorist,” Church continued, “So, I applaud Brian for what you were talking about there and I applaud the president for his actions. Because, at the end of the day, this has saved countless lives and – in my opinion – is preventing another war.”

“The one thing I can tell you if you want to serve in Washington: do it the way that people did in combat — without personal gain and without regard for personal sacrifice,” Mast said. “Any other way, you don’t belong here.”

Fox News’ Nick Givas contributed to this report.

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Trump says LBJ could be ‘looking up’ from hell, echoing remark about Dingell

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President Trump caught some flak in Michigan last month after suggesting that a longtime lawmaker from the state who had recently died might be “looking up” at the gathering from hell.

On Tuesday in Wisconsin, Trump made a similar remark, this time about President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Trump made the comment while defending his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which sparked his impeachment by the House of Representatives after he allegedlly asked Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s involvement in the country.

“This is based on a perfect phone call. Did anybody read the transcript? It’s a perfect call,” he told his supporters. “In fact, if you go back and look at Lyndon Johnson, all of ‘em, you know, Lyndon Johnson was sort of a tough guy. Can you imagine his phone calls? He’s probably looking down — or looking up — and he’s probably saying these people have gone crazy.”

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The comment drew criticism on Twitter, including from frequent Trump critic George Conway, the attorney husband of White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway.

“Trump is hoping to meet LBJ I guess,” Conway wrote.

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., tweeted, “We can listen to recordings of many of LBJ’s calls and, hard as many of them can be to listen to now for many reasons, he didn’t ask foreign governments to intervene in our elections in exchange for congressionally authorized military aid.”

Last month in Michigan, Trump told supporters that former Rep. John Dingell, who represented Michigan for 60 years until his death last February, might be “looking up” at them.

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Dingell’s widow, Rep. Debbie Dingell, tweeted at the time Trump’s comment made her “healing much harder.”

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Pence tells Wisconsin rally Packers will defeat Pelosi’s 49ers

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Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd of Trump supporters in Wisconsin Tuesday that the Green Bay Packers are just days away from beating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game over the weekend.

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“We’re 11 months away from Election Day, and we’re just five days away from when the Green Bay Packers defeat Nancy Pelosi’s 49ers,” Pence said at a rally in Milwaukee. The crowd then erupted into chants of “Go Pack Go,” SF Gate reported.

The two teams are scheduled to face off at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday.

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In 2017, Pence left a 49ers game against his home state’s Indianapolis Colts when several players on the San Francisco team knelt in protest during the national anthem. It was later reported that Pence’s brief visit – which involved flying Air Force 1 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles for the game – cost taxpayers more than $250,000.

Pelosi, who represents California’s 12th congressional district, which includes San Francisco, told reporters last week that she wanted to go to the 49ers’ Divisional Round playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings but instead needed to “save our country from peril” by remaining in Washington.

She announced Tuesday that the entire House would vote this week on whether to send the two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for trial.

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Pelosi had been withholding the articles hoping to receive a commitment from Senate Republicans to see additional documents and testimony as part of trial proceedings. That commitment never came, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters Tuesday he was considering allowing both sides – Democrats and Republicans – to call additional witnesses.

She has not commented on whether she’ll attend the NFC Championship Game.

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Wisconsin police officers fall ‘victim to the ice’ amid slippery conditions

Several police officers in Wisconsin found out the hard way over the weekend that slippery, icy ground can actually be very dangerous.

The city of Beloit Police Department shared two videos to Facebook on Saturday of officers slipping on the ice as a storm brought wintry conditions to parts of the Midwest.

“The roads, parking lots, and sidewalks are slippery! Even the police fall victim to the ice,” the department said. “Please be careful when you are outside this weekend.”

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In one of the videos, one officer can be seen slipping on a sidewalk and falling before he had the chance to throw salt on the frozen walkway.

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A police officer can be seen slipping and falling on black ice over the weekend in Wisconsin. (Beloit Police Department)

In another video posted by the department, an officer can be seen falling while walking to a vehicle outside.

No officers were injured in either video, the department said.

“We are both just fine,” the department said in a comment on the video. “Figured everyone could use a little laugh at our expense and serve as a reminder to be careful today.”

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The officers both took tumbles as a storm over the weekend brought hazardous conditions to the Midwest and left at least 11 dead as it moved east, creating dangerous travel conditions such as black ice. According to the National Weather Service, black ice is defined as patchy ice on roadways or other transportation surfaces, such as sidewalks, that cannot easily be seen.

“It is often clear (not white) with the black road surface visible underneath,” according to the NWS. “It is most prevalent during the early morning hours, especially after snow melt on the roadways has a chance to refreeze over night when the temperature drops below freezing.”

Black ice may also form when roadways or walkways are slick from rain and temperatures drop below freezing overnight.

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Dr. Joel N. Myers, CEO of AccuWeather, told Fox News in December that when there is a flash freeze, water on untreated surfaces can form “black ice.”

If the water present is very thin and on a surface such as black asphalt, it can be difficult to see, according to Myers.

“It can be extremely dangerous and very slippery,” he told Fox News.

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Green Bay Packers fend off Seattle Seahawks to advance to NFC Championship

The Green Bay Packers are back in the NFC Championship game for the first time since the 2016 season after defeating the Seattle Seahawks, 28-23, on Sunday night.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay on the final drive to seal the deal thanks to a 9-yard pass to tight end Jimmy Graham, who narrowly got past the first-down marker. It was part of his 16-for-27, 243-yard performance.

He added two touchdown passes to his night as well.

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The Packers offense was buoyed by running back Aaron Jones, who had 62 rushing yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Davante Adams led the Packers with 160 yards receiving on eight catches. He had both of Rodgers’ touchdown passes.

Seattle gave the Packers all they had.

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Green Bay led Seattle 21-3 at the half but Seattle stormed back with running back Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown run from the 1-yard line and a 7-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to wide receiver Tyler Lockett. Lynch would score another rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to bring the game to within five points.

However, the Seahawks’ final drive stalled out after a sack on Wilson from linebacker Preston Smith. The Packers defense got to Wilson five times. Seattle never got the ball back after the Smith sack.

Preston Smith and linebacker Za’Darius Smith had two sacks each. Defensive tackle Kenny Clark had one other.

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Green Bay is now poised for a classic NFC Championship matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

The title game will be played Sunday, Jan. 19 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

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