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Raises For Oklahoma Teachers May Not Be Enough To Stop A Strike

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Low teacher pay in the United States came into focus earlier this month when educators in West Virginia, whose pay is slightly higher than in Oklahoma , held a nine-day strike that ended after they received a 5 percent pay rise. Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN . Lawmakers said the bill would fund an average teacher pay raise of more than $6,000. "They may be saying 'thank you'". Read More »

Local Vietnam Veterans Honored In Special Ceremony

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Dozens of Vietnam veterans were treated to breakfast and lunch at events in Harker Heights Thursday, and more importantly, they were properly welcomed home. "It adds credibility to our service, and is something that has been a long time coming". Today at noon at the veterans memorial and flag poles at Santa Rosa City Hall, the names of all 55 will be read. Read More »

Vatican-China accord on naming bishops not imminent, dialogue continues - Vatican

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The Holy See asked Guo, and another bishop of the underground church to step down so that two government approved bishops could take over their positions as part of the deal. The Vatican spokesman didn't immediately comment Tuesday on Guo's reported detention. The Vatican is one of only 20 states that still recognise self-ruled Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China. Read More »

Georgia expels Russian diplomat over spy poisoning

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Skripal, 66, is a former Russian military intelligence officer who in 2006 was sentenced to 13 years behind bars for spying for the UK. She told MPs: "Late last week, doctors indicated that their condition is unlikely to change in the near future, and they may never recover fully. Read More »

Turkey warns it will 'take initiative' in Syria, Iraq

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President Erdogan has told supporters that the operation for Tal Rifat will start imminently. But Turkey remains an important ally in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the fight against Islamic militants and as a destination for many Syrians fleeing war. Read More »

Mega Millions jackpot tops $500M for 4th time in history

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A $1,500 winning ticket also was sold in LaPlace, according to the report. The winning numbers were 7, 25, 43, 56 and 59. The $502 million prize is the fourth largest in the lottery's 16 year history. No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since January. Your chances of winning the jackpot are more than 2,000 times less likely than being killed by lightning. Read More »

Family in deadly California crash lived in Woodland

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Jennifer Jean Hart and Sarah Margaret Hart, both 38, and three of their children, Abigail, 14, Jeremiah, 14, and Markis, 19, were found dead in the auto , while authorities believe the couple's other children, Devonte, 15, Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12, -who are still missing-were also in the SUV at the time of the crash. Read More »

'Hell does not exist,' Pope tells Italian newspaper during interview

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The Pontiff made the comment to the publication's atheist co-founder Eugenio Scalfari in during what is believed to be the fifth meeting between the pair. Built on a celebrated platform of infanticide, patricide, siblicide, and one [probably] allegorical man-eating whale, the acclaimed Catholic Ideation Team clearly phoned in it here, leaving their global legion of masochists wondering where to turn for a daily dose of crippling existential terror. Read More »

Former French president Sarkozy to face trial for graft

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A former minister and close ally of Sarkozy, Brice Hortefeux, was also being questioned by police in relation to the Libya investigation, another source close to the probe said. He is not the first ex-president to be prosecuted for corruption - his predecessor Jacques Chirac was given a two-year suspended sentence in 2011 for embezzlement and misuse of public funds during his time as mayor of Paris. Read More »

Thomas Academy Teacher Pleads Guilty to Furnishing Alcohol for Students

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A former teacher at a northeast Arkansas high school accused of having sex with at least four students pleaded guilty Tuesday, according to court documents. Carpenter, a principal author of that bill, said it's meant to help small, rural districts that can't afford to hire school resource officers, or SROs, to maintain security in their buildings. Read More »

Anbang's ex-chairman contests charges as trial begins

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By Jan. 5, 2017, Anbang had oversold 723.9 billion yuan (US$115.32 billion) of insurance products and transferred some of the funds to his other companies for investment, debt repayment and personal spending. But authorities have become increasingly alarmed by the conglomerates' influence, their complex webs of subsidiaries and debt, and their capacity to trip up the Chinese economy. Read More »

Will there be a Ready Player One sequel?

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There isn't much new release competition for ticket sales this weekend, and the film did score positive early reviews coming out of the SXSW Film Festival, so perhaps Ready Player One will overcome its so-so social media buzz and the tepid responses to its trailers. Read More »

US Africa Command: Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Libya

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US military forces have been targeting Islamic State fighters in the deeply split country's civil war for the past two years. The U.S. named Dawud a specially designated global terrorist in 2016. This is the second USA airstrike in Libya in 2018. "Left unaddressed, these organizations could continue to inflict casualties on the civilian populations and security forces, and plot attacks against USA citizens and allied interests in the region", said the statement. Read More »

Number of injured in Kemerovo shopping mall fire grows to 79

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In this Russian Emergency Situations Ministry photo, on Sunday, March 25, 2018, smoke rises above a multi-story shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, about 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow , Russia. According to figures from the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services, there were 10,068 fire deaths in Russian Federation in 2014 and 3,275 in the United States, whose population is roughly twice that of Russian Federation. Read More »

Appeals judges say Adnan Syed is entitled to new trial

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She said she'd seen Syed at the time Hae Min Lee's murder occurred, but that testimony was never brought forth in court. The ruling could be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, which would mean many more months before Syed finds out whether his conviction will remain or if he will get a new trial. Read More »

In Retaliation for Expulsion of Russian Diplomats, Moscow Expels 60 US Diplomats

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As Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull said, his country chose to expel two employees of the Russian diplomatic missions, as solidarity with the UK. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday that Britain's allegation is a "swindle" and an "international provocation". Speaking before Parliament on Monday, May said that around 130 British citizens came in contact with the substance. Read More »

Trump White House Hires 22-Year-Old Former Disney Channel Star

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President Donald Trump (also formerly on television) has hired others with a television background. Sunshine is now 22 and already served as a White House intern before taking the job. The next national security adviser, John Bolton, was a Fox News analyst, according to CNN . Omarosa Manigault Newman, who appeared on Trump's reality TV show " The Apprentice ", previously served as a director of communications in the office of public liaison until she left the position past year, ... Read More »

Syfy's Sharknado Movie Franchise to End With Time Travel-Themed Finale

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Sharknado debuted back in 2013 and quickly took the world by storm becoming a huge cult-favorite. The first movie was followed by Sharknado 2: The Second One , which was a series-best reeling in 3.9 million viewers. Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo are also confirmed to come back for the sixth movie, which doesn't have a title yet, but we imagine it'll be wonderfully absurd to keep with tradition. Read More »

AAA: Distracted driving on the rise, topping other risky behaviors

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Lt. Dent says they also arrested three people. "There is a disconnect between what drivers do and what they believe". That was even higher than those who consider driving after drinking alcohol a serious threat. To educate teens and drivers of all ages on the dangers of distracted driving, NABC member collision fix shops are using NABC's Distracted Driving Toolkit, which includes virtual-reality goggles and presentation materials to deliver the message at schools and various events ... Read More »

On Malala's return home

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Unable to return to Pakistan after her recovery, Yousafzai moved to Britain, setting up the Malala Fund and supporting education advocacy groups with a focus on Pakistan, Nigeria, Jordan, Syria and Kenya. The prime minister went on to say that terrorism was at its peak in Pakistan in 2012 when Malala also became a victim and left the country. She was flown to England in the days following the attack, and treated at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Read More »

What are the prospects for UK trade after Brexit?

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She will later visit a parent and toddler group in Newcastle, northeast England before heading over to Belfast for lunch with farmers. She will have lunch with farmers near Belfast before travelling to Barry in south Wales for a round-table discussion with businesses, and will later have tea in west London with a group of Polish citizens who have made the United Kingdom their home. Read More »

Eric Trump: 'Jeb! I love everything about my father'

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In the same speech, titled "A Conversation with Jeb Bush: Restoring Conservatism in America", Bush said he was "not going to talk about the 2016 election". Two of Trump's sons shot back at Bush on Twitter, with Donald Trump Jr . proclaiming his love for his father and taking a shot at the former GOP candidate. Read More »

White House physician appointed as Veterans Affairs secretary

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But his experience with veterans issues remains unknown. "If he's handling the president of the United States I would say he's qualified to handle and help other doctors handle us vets". Chenelly said there is "no doubt" Shulkin's firing will slow ongoing reform efforts. It is the latest in a series of departures from Mr Trump's cabinet. Read More »

Scarlett Johansson Set to Star in Taika Waititi's upcoming film JoJo Rabbit

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The story also revolves around the young boy figuring out how to fit in an increasingly fascistic Germany. Johansson will play his mother, who doesn't understand her child and the challenges he's facing. Scarlett , who made a name for herself in the AVENGERS franchise as Black Widow, has chosen to play as a different character after choosing a variety of action roles in the MCU and GHOST IN THE SHELL AND LUCY . Read More »

Islington man, 57, arrested in connection with Hatton Garden raid

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Police hunting for a ringleader behind the £14m Hatton Garden heist nicknamed "Basil" have made an arrest. Michael Seed appeared in court Thursday and was ordered detained until his next hearing. A HATTON Garden suspect believed to be the mystery raider known as "Basil" has appeared in court over the £200 million heist. "The man now remains in custody in a north London police station". Read More »

Vijay Mallya set to marry his girlfriend Pinky Lalwani?

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According to multiple media reports, Mallya is set to marry former Kingfisher air-hostess Pinky Lalwani . Mallya's first wife was Sameera Tyabjee and the second wife was Rekha Mallya. Mallya has been married twice prior to his relationship with Pinky. He has three kids from his two marriages, a son named Siddharth and two-daughters Leanna and Tanya. Read More »