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Snow, freezing rain could complicate Wis. protests


MADISON (AP) -- Both sides in the protests over union rights in Madison are expected to face a new foe on Sunday: the weather.

The National Weather Service is forecasting snow mixed with freezing rain throughout the day. Although less than an inch of snow is expected to accumulate overnight, heavier amounts of as much as 3 inches are projected by noon Sunday.

The weather service has issued a winter storm warning for a large swath of the upper Midwest, including most of Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota.

After nearly a full week of political chaos, Saturday's rally saw the biggest crowd yet -- an estimated 70,000 people. It included both opponents and supporters of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's plan to largely eliminate collective bargaining rights for government workers.

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