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

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. The court upheld the law today under a challenge filed by the Madison teachers union and a union representing Milwaukee public workers. They had argued that the law violated workers' constitutional rights to free assembly and equal protection.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld a requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls, but the law remains blocked in federal court. Today's rulings have no immediate impact given that the law was struck down in April by a federal judge. That ruling is under appeal, and a federal appeals court would have to overturn it for the law to take effect.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A 2009 law creating a domestic partner registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples has been upheld by the Wisconsin Supreme Court as constitutional. The ruling today keeps the registry active, but is likely to be overshadowed by a pending gay marriage case. A federal judge declared Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional last month, and an appeals court plans to hear arguments in the state's appeal on August 26th.

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) - A Prairie du Chien man is charged with 33 counts of sex crimes involving young children and child pornography. A criminal complaint says 32-year-old Aaron Bouzek told investigators he sexually assaulted a 2-year-old child beginning in 2007 until last April. Bouzek is also charged with assaulting a 1-year-old child and sexually exploiting an infant.

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