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Senators Baldwin, Johnson split on Hagel confirmation vote; snow blamed for Walworth fatality; tribal gaming revenues down; more state briefs

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WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin's U.S. senators voted opposite ways, when Chuck Hagel was confirmed Tuesday as the nation's new defense secretary.

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A seven-week battle over his nomination ended Tuesday, when a divided Senate voted 58 to 41 to confirm the president's appointment. Democrat Tammy Baldwin voted yes. Ron Johnson voted no and only four of his fellow Republicans joined Democrats in supporting Hagel, who was wounded twice in Vietnam and later served two terms in the Senate.

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