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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (center) is greeted by his Cabinet and staff Wednesday at the state Capitol in Madison, a day after defeating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election. Andy Manis/AP hide caption

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Walker Moves Forward As The Right's Newest 'Hero'

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U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald speaks to reporters during a news conference Thursday in Chicago. Fitzgerald announced he would step down. Brian Kersey/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago PD Uses New Way To Deal With Protesters

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California's Legislative Analyst's Office said the latest proposal to build a $68.4 billion high-speed train system is still too vague and the state legislature should not approve funding it for it this year. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Mayor Barrett To Face Gov. Walker In Recall Election

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Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk chat before the start of a live debate for Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates Friday at the Wisconsin Public Television studio in Madison. The front-runners vying for a chance to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a June recall election bashed the governor during the debate. Not pictured are fellow candidates Doug La Follette and Kathleen Vinehout. Rick Wood/AP hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sits with South Side first-graders in October. Emanuel's plan to lengthen the school day and the school year has met with resistance. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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