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Tens of thousands of Los Angeles public school teachers have spent the school week outside of the classroom and on the picket lines. The more than 30,000 educators on strike are demanding smaller class sizes, increased staffing and higher teacher salaries. Many Los Angeles classrooms have more than 40 students to a single teacher. The current cap for high school class sizes in L.A. is 46. Aerial footage shows massive teacher strike as tens of...

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Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, a 2016 Democrat presidential candidate and likely 2020 contender, met with a group of former campaign staffers and volunteers urging him to address a culture of sexual harassment and violence on his 2016 campaign should he decide to make another White House run. About 30 people attended the meeting with Sanders and his wife Jane. It followed the delivery of a letter staffers used to request the meeting to “discuss the issue of sexual violence...

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Speaking at his confirmation hearing to succeed Jeff Sessions as attorney general of the United States, William Barr testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he doesn’t believe special prosecutor Robert Mueller “would be involved in a witch hunt.” Barr, who previously served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush and is likely to be confirmed for the post again, faced the line of questioning on the back of a 19-page memo that was critical of the...

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In a tragic development in Syria, ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack that left four American soldiers dead on Wednesday. Critics of President Trump’s hasty decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and declare victory on ISIS, including prominent military leaders and GOP lawmakers, pointed out that ISIS still claimed thousands of fighters in Syria and while the militants no longer held much territory, they could still use lethal force to destabilize the fragile...

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At least one person is dead after gunmen brutally attacked a hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, with suspicions rising that the number killed will soon cross a dozen as bodies are identified. According to Kenya National Police chief Joseph Boinnet, the attack began with “a suicide explosion in the foyer of DusitD2 hotel, where a number of guests suffered severe injuries.” Al-Shabab, a Somali militant group, soon claimed to have been...

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The government shutdown continues with no end in sight and the impasse is taking a toll on President Trump’s approval rating, people’s pocketbooks, and our nation’s economy. The White House admitted that the economic fallout from the ongoing shutdown is significant worse than it had originally projected. A White House official not only doubled the estimated economic cost of the shutdown but said that if the shutdown lasts the rest of this month, it could subtract a...

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As the government shutdown drags on, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are feeling increasingly desperate, turning to pawnshops to sell off jewelry or heirlooms to pay their bills and trying to line up second jobs to make ends meet. School districts are reporting record applications for substitute teachers and many are turning to Uber and Lyft to make some money driving. In even more desperate circumstances, people are tapping into their retirement savings or...

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Lately, Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland has been quietly (and not-so-quietly) taking the steps one might take to run for president. He’s been meeting with big Republican donors who have made clear their disdain for the current president. He’s been attacking the president’s brand of governing in speeches. And, yes, he’s even got a trip to Iowa on the docket. But does he have the guts to take a stab at 2020? The White House...

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In an eyebrow-raising interview on Chris Cuomo’s CNN show, President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, backtracked on his previous denials that the president had worked with Russians to gain an edge in the 2016 campaign. “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign… I have not. I said the President of the United States,” Giuliani said. "I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between...

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Two recent reports from the Washington Post and the New York Times about the president’s ties with Russia are causing headaches for the administration. First, the New York Times on Friday broke the news that the FBI opened an investigation to determine if President Trump is working on behalf of Russian after the president fired the former head of the FBI, James Comey: In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law...