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News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) - Cargill says it plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle. The meat producer says a Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. At issue is a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo ID at the polls and an Ohio law that limits when voters can cast an early ballot. The Justice Department has warned of legal actions against states after the Supreme Court last year wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act.

WASHINGTON (AP) -Janesville Republican Congressman Paul Ryan says he hasn't even begun to think over a presidential bid in 2016. The former GOP vice presidential nominee says there "really aren't deliberations," about a potential campaign and that he is just focused on doing his job. Ryan made the remarks today at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The University of Wisconsin-Madison has decided not to move forward with a proposal to delay fall recruiting for its fraternities and sororities. The Wisconsin State Journal reports a committee decided Tuesday that the proposed changes were unwarranted. They said such restrictions would single out Greek organizations if they weren't also required of the other groups on campus.

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