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New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Crosses Into Mexico

A group of Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining more than 1,000 people who departed Central America in recent days headed to the United States and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people. The cohort crossed into southern Chiapas state before dawn without needing wrist bands that ...

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Storm Batters California for 3 Days, Causes 6 Deaths

The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness. The winter storm is forecast to bring heavy rain, snow and high winds to Colorado and “will be ...

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Mayor to Mediate Talks in LA Teachers Strike

Negotiators for 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers and America’s second-largest school district have agreed to return to the bargaining table ...

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Parkland Pushes Back Against Arming Teachers

Parents, teachers and students are pushing back on a report released recently in Parkland, Florida — the site of a mass shooting at a high school ...

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Kansas City Chiefs player rewards homeless man who helped move car before playoff game

A homeless man in Kansas City is being rewarded with an opportunity of a lifetime thanks to a random act of kindness. Last weekend, as several inches ...

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LA Teachers Go on Strike in 2nd-Largest US School District

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school ...

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Teacher sketches portraits of entire class of 27 pupils

Philippines teacher Roselyn Barcoma's sketches of her students have received a lot of love online.

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Bronx teacher fired over slavery lesson plans to sue New York City for $1 billion

A white Bronx social studies teacher from MS 118, who allegedly asked Black students to lie on the floor and pretend they were slaves during a lesson on U.S. slavery, is planning to sue New York City for $1 billion after she was fired over the controversial lesson. Patricia Cummings was fired back in September […] The post Bronx teacher ...

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US Partial Shutdown: What’s Open, What’s Closed

A partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government began Dec. 22, after President Donald Trump and Congress failed to agree on funding for the president’s long-sought wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. About 800,000 federal employees and some government services across the United States have been affected. What is closed? What is ...

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South Africa teacher suspended over class 'split by race'

A viral photo showing children separated by race at a school in South Africa has sparked anger.

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Teacher seen in video dragging student with autism pleads not guilty

Teacher Trina Abrams was "removed" from Wurtland Elementary school in Greenup County following the incident.

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Massive L.A. teacher strike looms after district and union talks fail

The union of 30,000 members serving a district of 600,000 students, has said it will strike as early as Thursday.

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Iowans Prepare for Surge in Presidential Hopeful Visits

The race to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump in November 2020 kicked off in earnest Saturday, when the first major Democratic Party hopeful to announce her candidacy visited with voters across Iowa. Bounding onto stage in a packed building in Des Moines’s trendy East Village, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts waved to the crowd ...

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Obituary: Major Geoffrey Langlands, Pakistan's English teacher

Yorkshire-born Major Geoffrey Langlands arrived in Pakistan in its first days, and never left.

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Five children headed for Disney World among seven dead in fiery Florida highway crash

The two others killed were both truck drivers, one was a northbound semi and the other one was heading south.

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Italy crime: Gang rips open security van with diggers near Bari

Lorries and two diggers are used to steal €2.3m in a highway robbery in southern Italy.

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AP-NORC Poll: Immigration Among the Top Concerns in 2019

As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans ...

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Garbage, Feces Take Toll on National Parks Amid Shutdown

Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national parks, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. “It's a free-for-all,'' Dakota Snider, 24, who lives and works in Yosemite Valley, ...

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Black teacher alleges she was called ‘Aunt Jemima’ and asked to translate ‘slave talk’

A Black English teacher in a Long Island school district claims she endured years of racial discrimination at the workplace, which promoted a toxic “ whites only” environment. Now she’s seeking unspecified damages for the harassment she suffered from colleagues and students. According to the New York Post, Andrea Bryan says that for 17 years, ...

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Scrutiny, Criticism of ICE Come with Immigration Enforcement

The officers suit up in the pre-dawn darkness, wrapping on body armor, snapping in guns, pulling on black sweat shirts that read POLICE and ICE. They gather around a conference table in an ordinary office in a nondescript office park in the suburbs, going over their targets for the day: two men, both with criminal histories. Top of the list is a ...

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China 'releases' Canadian teacher Sarah McIver

Sarah McIver was one of three Canadians detained amid strained relations between Canada and China.

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Bereaved Guatemalan Mother Hoped Son Would Help Family's US Entry

Between heavy sobs, Catarina Alonzo explained that when her husband left Guatemala to try to reach the United States, they hoped taking their ...

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Chicago mayoral hopeful suggests a highway name change to honor Barack Obama

As of late it seems that everybody’s jumping on the bandwagon to name a highway after our the 44th president. READ MORE: Howard County, Md., ...

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Departments Affected by Partial US Government Shutdown 

Following weeks of talks between President Donald Trump and congressional leaders, parts of the U.S. government shut down on Saturday after ...

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'Anxiety nearly destroyed my love of music'

Performing piano used to bring Eunbi Kim nothing but joy but a bullying teacher made it become paralysing.

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Californians can now ease on down President Barack H. Obama Highway

Yes, Californians can now ride on the freeway, newly named the President Barack H. Obama Highway. The post Californians can now ease on down President Barack H. Obama Highway appeared first on theGrio.

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Women take back running after jogger killed in Spain

Women and students are paying tribute to a 26-year-old teacher who was killed while jogging in southern Spain's Huelva province.

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