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    Jennifer Yen, special education teacher at Alexander Graham Bell School, joins the rally as Chicago Public Schools teachers picket, Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, at Lane Tech High School in Chicago. Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation's third-largest school district in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 students. (Colin Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
    October 17, 2019 - 2:07 pm

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines in defense of their union's "social justice" agenda after failing to reach a contract deal...

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    Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leave the Ambassador’s Residence as they walk to a motorcade en route to the Presidential Palace for talks on the Kurds and Syria, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Ankara, Turkey. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    October 17, 2019 - 12:35 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. delegation's trip to Turkey (all times local):

    8:25 p.m.

    The Senate's top Democrat is...

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    FILE - This Nov. 14, 2018 file photo shows Gretchen Wilson at the 52nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Wilson was removed from a New Mexico hotel after she performed at a weekend music festival. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, that police were called to Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces around 3 a.m. Sunday after numerous noise complaints about Wilson’s room. A police spokesman says she and her team left voluntarily. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
    October 17, 2019 - 11:05 am

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Country music star Gretchen Wilson, whose hit song, "Here for the Party," features the lyrics, "And I ain't leaving till they throw me out," was...

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    Concerned residents try to stabilize the 55-foot sailboat Fearless, which was damaged after it washed into a wharf in Mattapoisett harbor due to strong overnight winds, Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, in Mattapoisett, Mass. ( Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP)
    October 17, 2019 - 10:08 am

    BOSTON (AP) — A powerful autumn storm plunged hundreds of thousands of people into the dark, toppled trees, canceled schools and delayed trains Thursday in the Northeast....

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    October 17, 2019 - 8:10 am

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, the powerful House Democrat who represented Baltimore for more than two decades died early Thursday after battling health problems, his office said in a statement.

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