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Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2011, Madison had an estimated population of 236,901, making it the second largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 81st largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Dane County and neighboring Iowa and Columbia counties. The Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area had a 2010 population of 568,593. 

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Today in History

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:23:11 -0400

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 13, the 226th day of 2020. There are 140 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 13, 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years. On this date: In 1521, Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured Tenochtitlan (teh-natch-teet-LAHN’), present-day Mexico City, from the Aztecs. In 1704, the Battle of Blenheim was fought during the War of the Spanish Succession, resulting in a victory for English-led forces over French and Bavarian soldiers. In 1846, the American flag was raised in Los Angeles for the first time. In 1889, William Gray of Hartford, Conn., received a patent for a coin-operated telephone. In 1910, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, died in London at age 90. In 1913, British metallurgist Harry Brearley developed an alloy that came to be known as “stainless steel.”...

5 Things to Know for Today

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 05:42:10 -0400

Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

Iowa farmers assess losses after storm flattened cornfields

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:30:22 -0400

Farmers across much of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses

Native American man seeks further delay of federal execution

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:30:18 -0400

Attorneys for the only Native American on federal death row are asking a judge to delay his execution while they argue the procedures must follow Arizona law

In a first, Airbnb takes action against guest for party

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:34:17 -0400

For the first time, Airbnb is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties

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