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Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference at Chicago City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Lightfoot said classes would be canceled Thursday after determining that she can't accept the Chicago Teachers Union's demands, which she says would cost the city $2.5 billion it can't afford. Talks are expected to continue Wednesday. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 11:19 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor announced on Wednesday that the city's public schools will be shut down on Thursday, ahead of an expected teachers' strike. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said during a news conference that the district's 25,000 teachers represented by the Chicago Teachers Union would almost...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends the weekly EU College of Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. European Union and British negotiators have failed to get a breakthrough in the Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 16, 2019 - 11:06 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain sought to keep their chances of reaching a full Brexit divorce deal by Thursday's EU summit alive on Wednesday despite legal issues centering on the Irish border frustrating negotiators. Hopes were increasingly turning toward getting a broad political...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference at Chicago City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Lightfoot said classes would be canceled Thursday after determining that she can't accept the Chicago Teachers Union's demands, which she says would cost the city $2.5 billion it can't afford. Talks are expected to continue Wednesday. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 11:03 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor announced on Wednesday that the city's public schools will be shut down on Thursday, one day ahead of an expected teachers' strike. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said during a news conference that the district's 25,000 teachers represented by the Chicago Teachers Union would...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk, right, speak with each other during a tripartite summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. European Union and British negotiators have failed to get a breakthrough in the Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 16, 2019 - 11:01 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:00 p.m. The British pound has had a wild day, swinging sharply on conflicting reports about the Brexit discussions in Brussels. Hopes that a Brexit deal will be secured sent the currency surging, while anything that sounded cautious on that...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk, right, speak with each other during a tripartite summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. European Union and British negotiators have failed to get a breakthrough in the Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 16, 2019 - 10:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:30 p.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says that "theoretically" everything should be clear on the issue of Brexit in the coming hours. Tusk made his comments on Wednesday speaking to two broadcasters from his native Poland...
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Catalan pro-independence demonstrators march near Navas, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Thousands of people have joined five large protest marches across Catalonia that are set to converge on Barcelona, as the restive region reels from two straight days of violent clashes between police and protesters. The marches set off from several Catalan towns and aimed to reach the Catalan capital by Friday. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 16, 2019 - 9:48 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government said Wednesday it would do whatever it takes to stamp out violence in Catalonia, where clashes between regional independence supporters and police have injured more than 200 people in two days. "Everything is prepared and (the government) will act, if...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends the weekly EU College of Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. European Union and British negotiators have failed to get a breakthrough in the Brexit talks during a frantic all-night session and will continue seeking a compromise on the eve of Thursday's crucial EU summit. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 16, 2019 - 9:14 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain saw their chances of reaching a full Brexit divorce deal by Thursday's EU summit diminish by the hour Wednesday as legal issues centering on the Irish border frustrated negotiators. Hopes were increasingly turning toward getting a broad political...
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Policemen in riot gear move past a burning barricade during clashes with protestors in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 16, 2019 - 8:32 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people on Wednesday joined five large protest marches across Catalonia that were set to converge on Barcelona, as the restive region reeled from two straight days of violent clashes between police and protesters. The marches set off from several Catalan towns...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 16, 2019 - 8:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren don't just lead the Democratic presidential primary in fundraising. They've stockpiled millions more than their rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who burned through money at a fast clip over the past three months while posting...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden talk following a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 16, 2019 - 7:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren don't just lead the Democratic presidential primary in fundraising. They've stockpiled millions more than their rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who burned through money at a fast clip over the past three months while posting...
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