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Thousands of teachers and supporters hold signs in the rain during a rally Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in three decades after contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district, but schools stayed open with the help of substitutes and district officials said students were learning. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 14, 2019 - 7:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A skeleton crew of substitutes welcomed students to Los Angeles schools Monday as tens of thousands of teachers walked off the job for the first time in three decades, but parents wondered how much their kids were learning in the nation's second-largest school district. Educators...
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Security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta stretch more than an hour long amid the partial federal shutdown, causing some travelers to miss flights, Monday morning, Jan. 14, 2019. The long lines signaled staffing shortages at security checkpoints, as TSA officers have been working without pay since the federal shutdown began Dec. 22. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 5:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work around the country is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week. No-shows among screeners jumped Sunday and again Monday, when the Transportation Security Administration reported a...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention, Monday Jan. 14, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 14, 2019 - 5:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Donald Trump urged farmers Monday to stick with him even as many grapple with the impact of his trade war with China and the partial government shutdown. "No one understands better than our great farmers that the tough choices we make today reap rewards for centuries to...
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Faith Rodgers, left, appears during a news conference about R&B singer R. Kelly in New York, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Kelly has been under fire since the recent airing of a Lifetime documentary "Surviving R. Kelly ." He has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 14, 2019 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the woman and her lawyer said Monday. In the letter, a person identifying himself as R. Kelly warned a lawyer for the woman,...
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January 14, 2019 - 2:42 pm
Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, says he is declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft. Murray announced his decision Monday in a tweet . The Oakland Athletics made the speedy outfielder the ninth overall selection...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2010, file photo, the Gannett Co.headquarters sign stands in McLean, Va. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that MNG Enterprises, better known as Digital First Media, is preparing to bid for newspaper publisher Gannett Co. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 14, 2019 - 11:12 am
DENVER (AP) — The publisher of USA Today has received a $1.36 billion buyout bid from a media group with a history of taking over struggling newspapers and slashing jobs. MNG Enterprises, better known as Digital First Media, said in a letter to Gannett Co. Monday that its leadership team has failed...
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Reid Bigland, head of the Ram brand, stands before media and in front of the Ram 1500 pickup truck, after it was awarded the 2019 North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Detroit, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
January 14, 2019 - 11:05 am
DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai scored two out of three wins on Monday in the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards, as the Detroit auto show's press previews officially got underway. The Hyundai Genesis G70 and Hyundai Kona took the car and utility awards, respectively,...
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January 13, 2019 - 5:37 pm
The USS Wichita was commissioned during a ceremony at a naval station in Florida over the weekend. The ceremony took place on Saturday at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida. The ship is named in honor of Wichita's significant contributions to national defense and is the third 'USS...
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January 13, 2019 - 9:07 am
Officer Ryan Elledge, McKenna Landers and son Bowen join ‘Fox & Friends’ to talk about the touching moment. Video of Caught on camera: 2-year old boy gives police officer hug and fist bump in heartwarming moment
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January 13, 2019 - 8:04 am
In his first appearance on 'Watters' World,' the former three-time presidential candidate reveals his strategy to secure the southern border without building a wall. Video of Ron Paul offers alternative solution to fixing America's illegal immigration problem
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