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Day 3 of Arizona teacher walkout: Educators at the state Capitol dig in Day 3 of Arizona teacher walkout: Educators at the state Capitol dig in
The thousands of educators convened at the state Capitol on Monday for the third day of the #RedForEd walkout had a message for lawmakers: They're digging in. "I would like (Gov. Doug) Ducey to actually sit down with the AEU," Chariti Hamlett, a school psychologist in Mesa Public Schools, said. Many of the teachers echoed that refrain — that they just want the governor to talk to Arizona Edu...
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Arizona teachers' strike to continue Monday; Colorado ralliers pin hopes on ballot initiative Arizona teachers' strike to continue Monday; Colorado ralliers pin hopes on ballot initiative
PHOENIX — To beat the heat, thousands of Arizona teachers gathered early Friday at the state Capitol for a second day of rallies while educators in Colorado had near-perfect weather in Denver for an afternoon protest. The temperature reached 99 degrees by 3 p.m. MST in Phoenix. To beat a different kind of heat, legislators in the GOP-dominated Arizona House and Senate on Thursday adjourned earl...
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Golden State Killer suspect placed on suicide watch; appears in court in wheelchair Golden State Killer suspect placed on suicide watch; appears in court in wheelchair
The suspected Golden State Killer faced a judge Friday after 40 years on the run and a terrorizing series of rapes and murders that left Californians on edge. James Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was brought into a Sacramento courtroom in a wheelchair by officers. It was his first time in court since his arrest Tuesday outside his home in Citrus Heights, 20 miles northwest of Sacramento. Police were able...
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Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels case Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels case
President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in the case brought by adult film star Stormy Daniels. Cohen made the assertion in a signed statement filed in federal court Wednesday. He said in the filing he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination because of a criminal investigation targeting him, which led to his New York...
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Former Miss America Deidre Downs Gunn marries same-sex partner in Alabama wedding Former Miss America Deidre Downs Gunn marries same-sex partner in Alabama wedding
A former Miss America pageant winner has married her same-sex partner in a Southern-style ceremony in her native Alabama. Deidre Downs Gunn, who was crowned Miss America in 2005 and is now a doctor, walked down the aisle with her spouse, attorney Abbott Jones, at the Birmingham Museum of Art, People magazine reported. "Saying our vows in front of our family and friends and making that commit...
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Reports: Jeff Sessions told White House he might quit if Rod Rosenstein is fired Reports: Jeff Sessions told White House he might quit if Rod Rosenstein is fired
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the White House he might resign if President Trump fires the deputy attorney general overseeing the investigation into Russian election meddling, according to The Washington Postand The Wall Street Journal, each citing unnamed sources. Sessions told White House counsel Donald McGahn in a phone call last weekend that he would consider quitting if Trump fired ...
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22 minutes of terror on Southwest Flight 1380: How an ordinary trip turned tragic 22 minutes of terror on Southwest Flight 1380: How an ordinary trip turned tragic
Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 appeared destined for an unremarkable trip to Dallas as it lumbered down the runway Tuesday morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Less than a half-hour later, chaos and terror would sweep through the Boeing 737 with 149 people aboard. A blown engine, a shattered window and a horrific death would send shocked passengers to their phones, desperately trying to tex...
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California has eight of 10 most polluted U.S. cities California has eight of 10 most polluted U.S. cities
Forget the Golden State. California should be called the Smoggy State. Eight of the USA's 10 most polluted cities, in terms of ozone pollution, are in California, according to the American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air" report, released Wednesday. The Los Angeles/Long Beach area took the dubious distinction of being the nation's most ozone-polluted city as it has for nearly the...
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Cult leader? ‘Sinful Messiah’? 25 years after Waco, interest in David Koresh still strong Cult leader? ‘Sinful Messiah’? 25 years after Waco, interest in David Koresh still strong
WACO, Texas (RNS) — The curious keep coming. They turn onto a gravel road 10 miles east of Waco and pass through a black gate leading to a rural complex where David Koresh — leader of an apocalyptic religious sect known as the Branch Davidians — and 75 followers perished in a firestorm on April 19, 1993. That came after six Branch Davidians and four federal agents earlier died amid a flurry ...
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Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy as his successor for speaker Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy as his successor for speaker
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., endorsed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for speaker Friday, a move likely intended to clear the field and make way for his top deputy. "We all think that Kevin is the right person,” Ryan said in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press set to air Sunday. McCarthy ran for speaker in 2015 but dropped out at the last minute when it became clear...
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