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    The South Dakota Senate has sanctioned a member who was accused of harassing a legislative aide. Republican Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller is among a right-wing group of lawmakers who have challenged the GOP establishment. She allegedly harassed the aide because she had vaccinated her young child. But the decision to suspend Frye-Mueller has faced backlash from conservative activists. It underscores how Statehouse politics have become nationalized. In South Dakota, a contrarian brand of Republicans is pushing the Legislature to take hardline stances on social issues.

    A Chicago woman is accused of keeping her mother’s dead body in a freezer for nearly two years while living in a nearby apartment. Eva Bratcher appeared in court Thursday on charges of concealing her 96-year-old mother’s death and possessing a fraudulent identification card. Regina Michalski’s body was discovered this week in a freezer in the garage near the apartment she had shared with her daughter. Investigators believe Michalski died in 2021. The 69-year-old Bratcher has past convictions for forgery, and investigators are trying to determine if she was collecting her late mother’s Social Security benefits. Bratcher was being held on a $20,000 bond.


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