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Angela Lang, executive director of BLOC, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities sits for a portrait in front of her childhood home Aug. 7, 2018 Milwaukee. BLOC, a community based group works in Milwaukee neighborhoods with a purpose of uniting and informing its citizens of current issues along with political insight to better their community. Darren Hauck for NPR hide caption

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Wisconsin Political Activists Hope A 'Silent Canvass' Will Win Back Black Voters

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President Trump and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the $10 billion Foxconn factory complex in June. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Eve Clark, 10, and Maggie Berry, 17, help with chores at Vision Aire Farms. They are seen in the barn, adjacent to the milking parlor. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism hide caption

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For Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers, Tariffs Could Reshape The Race For The Senate

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President Trump speaks at the White House alongside Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou during an announcement last July that the electronics supplier will open a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wisconsin Hopes Foxconn Will Make It A Digital Hub, But Skepticism Abounds

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The Supreme Court on Monday punted on the merits of partisan gerrymandering. The decision could make it more difficult for challengers of the practice to bring cases in the future. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Leaves 'Wild West' Of Partisan Gerrymandering In Place — For Now

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Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown warms up before a basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 28 in Chicago. A few days before that game, Milwaukee police used a stun gun on and arrested him over a parking violation. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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Thick plumes of smoke rise from the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wis., which was hit by an explosion and a series of fires on Thursday. Clint Austin/Duluth News Tribune/Reuters hide caption

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Tuesday, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet won a 10-year seat on Wisconsin's Supreme Court. The supposedly nonpartisan race turned out to be a partisan-driven slugfest heading into the fall midterms. Scott Bauer/AP hide caption

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(Left) United States' Becca Hamilton releases the stone during a match against Switzerland in the Women's World Curling Championship in Beijing on March 23, 2017. (Right) Becca's brother, Matt Hamilton, delivers a stone during the bronze medal game USA vs Japan at the World Men's Curling Championships on April 10, 2016. Mark Schiefelbein/AP; Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's In Their Blood: Siblings Eye 1st Mixed Curling Gold At Winter Olympics

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Anissa Weier listens as former teachers testify during her trial in Waukesha County Court in Wisconsin in September. A jury agreed that she was not responsible for her actions because of mental illness. Rick Wood/AP hide caption

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Christine Thompson lives in Milwaukee with her children ages 7 and 3. They have been served a "Notice to Vacate" by their landlord for not paying rent. In Wisconsin, and most other areas of the country, landlords may evict tenants during any time of the year, including during the winter. Coburn Dukehart for NPR hide caption

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As Temperatures Fall, No Halt To Evictions Across Most Of The Country

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Though California has surpassed Wisconsin as the nation's largest producer of milk, Wisconsin still produces the most cheese. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Wisconsin Still 'America's Dairyland' Or Does It Need A New Slogan?

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Former state Sens. Dale Schultz, at podium, and Tim Cullen discuss gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Renewed Calls For Patriotism Over Politics When Drawing District Lines

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Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a $3 billion package of incentives to encourage Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn, which has had a presence in southern China, to build a factory in the state. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Fiscal Warning, Wisconsin Plans To Move Ahead With Foxconn Deal

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The Supreme Court has not ruled on "purely partisan gerrymanders," which means drawing voting districts with the aim of strengthening one political party, since 2004. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In Wisconsin, U.S. Cellular hired Jason Julian and his draft horses to help upgrade equipment on about 200 cell towers, some of which are served by hard-to-navigate access roads. Ann-Elise Henzl/WUWM hide caption

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How Draft Horses Are Helping Upgrade Cell Towers In Wisconsin

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After the Trump administration and British government announced that passengers flying into the U.S. and Britain on direct flights from a number of majority-Muslim nations must place most electronic devices in their checked bags, Royal Jordanian airlines released a list of 12 things passengers could do on a long flight without their favorite device. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What To Do Without A Laptop On A Long Flight

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On Tuesday, William Wangerin (front) and three other judges consider cheeses at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in Green Bay, Wis. The contest organizer, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, says the number of cheeses, yogurts and butters competing at this year's event is at an all-time high. Carrie Antlfinger/AP hide caption

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