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Anthony Spencer, whose wife, Chastity, right, is a furloughed federal worker, holds his daughter, Sydney, as they wait in line with others who are affected by the partial government shutdown for Philabundance volunteers to distribute food under Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 24, 2019 - 1:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas. With no end in sight to the...
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Students are welcomed with high-fives and hugs by teachers and administration upon their return to Evelyn Thurman Gratts Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, after a weeks longs city wide teachers strike. Thousands of Los Angeles teachers returned to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
January 24, 2019 - 12:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers returned to work Wednesday after contentious negotiations ended with a new contract and a commitment by the union and the district to work together to get more state money for schools in part by pushing to overhaul California's property tax system. Teachers...
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January 23, 2019 - 9:48 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Thursday urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently almost a week after he was detained in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive. Spy novelist and...
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Students are welcomed with high-fives and hugs by teachers and administration upon their return to Evelyn Thurman Gratts Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, after a weeks longs city wide teachers strike. Thousands of Los Angeles teachers returned to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
January 23, 2019 - 9:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers returned to work Wednesday after contentious negotiations ended with a new contract and a commitment by the union and the district to work together to get more state money for schools in part by pushing to overhaul California's property tax system. Teachers...
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January 23, 2019 - 8:55 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Thursday urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently almost a week after he was detained in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive. Novelist and online...
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January 23, 2019 - 8:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend state financial aid to students brought into the country illegally as children, a key liberal priority that had been blocked by Republicans for years until Democrats won control of the state Senate last fall. The so-called Dream Act...
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January 23, 2019 - 7:09 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Thursday a Chinese-Australian writer had been detained in China in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive. Novelist and influential online commentator Yang...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 file photo Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, talks during a news conference at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. While Washington remains hobbled by a shutdown and deep partisanship, Garcetti says the resolution of a teachers strike shows that government can bridge divides and bring improvements to schools. "It's a national model for what we can do," says Garcetti, who plans to soon decide if he will enter the 2020 White House contest. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 23, 2019 - 6:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After helping broker an end to a teachers strike that marooned more than half a million students, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday the deal shows that government is solving problems in Los Angeles while Washington remains hobbled by a lengthy shutdown. The Democratic mayor, who...
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January 23, 2019 - 6:25 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Thursday a Chinese-Australian writer had been detained in China in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive. Novelist and influential online commentator Yang...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, Colorado Governor Jared Polis enters the House of Representatives chamber to make his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Colorado Legislature in Denver. Polis said Wednesday, Jan. 23, he is seeking to prevent Denver teachers from walking off the job next week after they overwhelmingly voted to strike over pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 23, 2019 - 6:10 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver school officials asked the state on Wednesday to intervene in its pay dispute with teachers, a move that will delay a strike that had been scheduled to start Monday. Denver Public Schools asked for help from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment after teachers...
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