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DANE, Wis. (AP) - New Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde says there was "no way" his hedge fund management company could have avoided investing in banks that received government bailout money. Hovde told The Associated Press yesterday that he couldn't have avoided investing in banks that benefited under the program because of how widespread it was.

WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to education, President Barack Obama and many Republican governors like Scott Walker are finding common ground. The areas where they tend to agree include merit pay for teachers and the use of charter schools. They tend to disagree on the use of taxpayer funded vouchers.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin state elections board is asking local election clerks for their opinions on five possible scenarios for holding recall elections against Governor Scott Walker. The Government Accountability Board sent clerks the survey on Wednesday. Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators face possible recall elections. The board was to discuss survey results at its meeting Monday.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Bloomington, Minnesota man accused of hurling a heavy metal vise through a car windshield, knocking the driver unconscious, is back in the Hennepin County Jail. Thirty-9-year-old Gerret Parks made a brief court appearance yesterday and is being held on $800,000 bond. On Monday, he was bailed out of jail in Polk County, Wisconsin after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and fighting with police.

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