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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, children hold signs during a rally in support of charter schools at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, the Washington Supreme Court upheld most of the state's charter school law, eliminating the specter that the classrooms serving more than 3,000 students might have to close. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 25, 2018 - 12:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court upheld most of the state's charter school law Thursday, eliminating the specter that a dozen schools serving about 3,400 students might have to close. Teachers unions, civil rights groups and others had challenged the charter school law, arguing that...
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October 24, 2018 - 7:28 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's national airline LOT is cancelling some flights as some crew members are striking to protest layoffs and demand better working conditions. A spokesman for LOT, Konrad Majszyk, said Wednesday that over a dozen international flights from Warsaw, including to Germany and...
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October 24, 2018 - 6:12 am
LONDON (AP) — A British court has barred a newspaper from revealing the name of a leading businessman accused of sexual harassment and racial abuse by employees. The Daily Telegraph said Wednesday that it had been "gagged," and predicted the banning order would "renew controversy about the use of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Amanda Cahill of the American Heart Association speaks to a rally in support of a ballot initiative to raise the state's tobacco taxes in Helena, Mont. A measure to raise tobacco taxes to extend an existing Medicaid expansion is on the November 2018 ballot. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
October 24, 2018 - 6:02 am
Marijuana legalization. An increase in the minimum wage. Expansion of Medicaid. Come Election Day, voters in a batch of Republican-dominated states will weigh in on these and other liberal or centrist proposals that reached the ballot after bypassing state legislatures. Pushed forward via signature...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Marshall Tuck, a former charters schools executive who is a candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, appears at a candidates debate hosted by the Sacramento Press Club in Sacramento, Calif. Tuck is running against Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond. California is again recording the most expense state superintendent election in history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 23, 2018 - 4:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is again recording the most expensive state superintendent election in history, with a cast of billionaires who are outspending the teachers unions in support of a former charter schools executive. The California State Superintendent of Public Instruction is a...
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October 23, 2018 - 9:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 15,000 medical workers on Tuesday started a three-day strike at five University of California medical centers amid a dispute over pay raises and job security, forcing the cancellation and rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments, officials said...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, Yara Shahidi attends the 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills,Calif. Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN Respect Awards as she warned against an "identity blind narrative" in the struggle for acceptance of all. "We should all feel deserved and supported in expressing our right to being our whole selves, limited by nothing regardless of ethnicity, gender, identity, sexuality, ability, religion or any other identity that we choose," the 18-year-old "grown-ish" actress said at the ceremony. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 20, 2018 - 4:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yara Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN Respect Awards as she warned against an "identity blind narrative" in the struggle for acceptance of all. "We should all feel deserved and supported in expressing our right to being our whole selves, limited by nothing...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, May 23, 1997, Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok in the western Dutch beach resort of Noordwijk, Netherlands. Former premier Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders in Europe, has died Saturday Oct. 20, 2018, at age 80. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, FILE)
October 20, 2018 - 11:46 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s, has died at 80. Current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Kok, who died Saturday, "was...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 19, 2018 - 2:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Disagreements over the Ireland border could lead to a breakdown in the Brexit discussions, the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Friday. Speaking on France Inter radio, Barnier said a deal to keep goods flowing smoothly between EU member state Ireland and Northern...
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FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo a sign stands at the construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters in Washington. The nation’s financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency’s anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did not mean a person was racist. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 18, 2018 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did...
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