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Wave of teachers' strikes pressure states, school boards to change tune

Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) --  Having seen teachers score victories in Los Angeles, Denver and a string of states in their fights for higher wages and better working conditions, more than 3,000 educators in Oakland, California, have voted to go on strike this week."Oakland teachers cannot afford to live in Oakland," Keith Brown, president of the Oakland Education Association, said during a news conference on Saturday. "One out of five leaves each year. Five-hundred classrooms are left with inexperienced ...

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Suspect in shooting of Virginia police officer at large, considered 'armed and dangerous'

iStock/Thinkstock(BLUEFIELD, Virginia) -- A manhunt is underway for a 25-year-old man who is suspected of shooting a Virginia police officer during a traffic stop, authorities said.Donquale Maurice Gray, who is believed to be armed and dangerous, allegedly shot the officer from the Bluefield Virginia Police Department just before midnight Saturday, according to Virginia State Police.Gray was in the passenger seat of a 2008 Toyota Yaris when the vehicle was pulled over at 11:45 p.m. on Route 460, near Exit 3, near the town limits of ...

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The trauma of Puerto Rico's 'Maria Generation'

iStock/BackyardProduction(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- It has been over a year since Hurricane Maria first made landfall on Puerto Rico.As the island slowly rebuilds, first responders, healthcare providers and scientists on the island have been left to deal with the emotional toll on their communities and their own families as members of the “Maria Generation.” Though 64 people died as a direct result of the storm, an estimated 2,975 died as a result of its aftermath, according to Puerto Rico’s most recent official counts based ...

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Woman gives birth on JetBlue flight from Puerto Rico to Florida

@YQRamos/Twitter(MIAMI) -- "Baby on board" was given a whole new meaning on one JetBlue flight late Friday.JetBlue flight 1954 was en route from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida when a passenger gave birth to a baby boy, airline spokeswoman Tamara Young told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG.The crew and medical professionals on the plane helped to deliver the baby, Young said.The plane left San Juan at 9:44 p.m. AST and landed in Florida ...

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Florida inmates help rescue baby after dad locks keys in car

Shadow Lantry(TAMPA, Fla.) -- For once, police were thankful a group of criminals broke into a car.A group of inmates on work duty in New Port Richey, Florida, came to the rescue of a forgetful father who accidentally locked his keys -- and, more importantly, his 1-year-old baby -- in his truck earlier this week.Five prisoners, along with deputies from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, were working to repair medians outside the West Pasco Judicial Center on Thursday when they saw the father begin to ...

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Brothers charged with murder of missing 16-year-old Aranda Briones from Southern California

Moreno Valley Police Department(LOS ANGELES) -- Two brothers have been charged in connection with murder of a 16-year-old girl who went missing in Southern California last month.Owen Shover, 18, and Gary Shover, 21, were charged on Friday in relation to the murder of Aranda Briones, of Moreno Valley, who has not been seen since Jan. 13, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Office. Briones' last known location was at a community park in Moreno Valley, where friends said she had been dropped off that evening. ...

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Houston police embroiled in scandal after 'lies' found in no-knock warrant that led to fatal raid on alleged drug house

KTRK(HOUSTON) -- Less than 48 hours after President Donald Trump called him up on a stage to express pride in the Houston Police Department, Chief Art Acevedo struggled to explain a scandal in which one of his narcotics agents allegedly lied to get a no-knock warrant for a drug-house raid that left a married couple dead and four officers shot."What a job you've done. I'm proud of you," Trump told Acevedo while giving the keynote address on Wednesday at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and ...

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YTMT Logo Give him a pass (on this one).

There ought to be, for political purposes, a statute of limitations on youthful stupidity.

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