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a.MKE: Pope Francis, Charter Schools, Milwaukee Bucks and Tech CEO's 12.17.13

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President Obama will meet with more than a dozen big-named http://www.wisn.com/news/money/obama-to-meet-with-top-tech-ceos/-/937313...http://www.wisn.com/news/money/obama-to-meet-with-top-tech-ceos/-/9373130/23515320/-/4u7aj1/-/index.html?absolute=true today to discuss cybersecurity and the failures of the Obamacare website. CEO's representing Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Netflix will discuss how the tech sector can help the government avoid IT screw-ups like the healthcare.gov website rollout and talk about national security.

Former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl announced yesterday that he is seeking investors in the Milwaukee Bucks. Serious investors would need some major cash in an undisclosed amount and a commitment to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee.

Pope Francis on Monday removed two American-born cardinals, including former La Crosse Bishop Raymond Burke, from the Vatican Congregation for Bishops. They were among more than a dozen ultraconservative members of the Vatican old guard who were removed from the 18-member congregation on Monday.

Wisconsin could see a dramatic rise in the number of charter schools operating outside of districts and without teachers unions, under a new Assembly bill drafted by Republicans. The proposed legislation would eliminate district-staffed charters and empower University of Wisconsin System institutions, state educational service agencies and technical college district boards to staff the schools.