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The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
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SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY:Brookfield, Wisconsin - June 19, 20141. Medium of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker shaking hands2. SOUNDBITE (English): Scott Walker / Wisconsin Governor "For me the most solid argument to the people of this state is not from me, not from political allies, but from two independent sources, a state judge and a federal judge, both of whom are far removed from me _ neither of who are appointed by me or anyone related to my administration _ both said that they didn't buy that argument and have been fairly aggressive about it."3. Wide of Gov. Walker at public appearance4. Medium of Walker5. Medium of onlookers6. SOUNDBITE (English): Scott Walker / Wisconsin Governor "Again I haven't looked at the emails out there. I'm fairly confident that not only what I've sent out and communicated on but again looking at two judges who thoroughly looked at the information provided by other parties out there and clearly made the case that both at the state and the federal level that they didn't buy this argument."7. Wide of Walker8. Medium of Walker9. Medium of onlookers10. SOUNDBITE (English): Scott Walker / Wisconsin Governor "Oh I think there will be political opponents of ours who will try to make this out to something it's not. Again if you're an objective viewer of this, if you are a voter who's undecided who is looking at this objectively, again I ask people to look at the facts, the facts are pretty clear. A judge at the state and federal level made it clear that they didn't buy into this argument, they said to move on."11. Medium of Walker talking12. SOUNDBITE (English): Scott Walker / Wisconsin Governor "I think in the end just as we've seen time and time again, we saw it at the state level, we saw it at the federal level, I think from what I've read of what they released it's pretty clear how strongly they feel about this and I'm pretty confident going forward their decisions will ultimately be upheld. "13. Medium of Walker at appearanceSTORYLINE:Newly released documents show prosecutors believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a nationwide "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups.No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff. The documents became public Thursday as part of an ongoing lawsuit challenging the investigation by the conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth. One of the filings from prosecutors outlines previously unknown details about the investigation that began in 2012 as Walker was facing a recall election. Prosecutors say Walker, his chief of staff and others who worked for him were discussing illegal coordination with a number of national groups and prominent figures, including GOP strategist Karl Rove.Walker suggested that the documents mean little or nothing, given that his campaign's position has already prevailed twice in court.