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Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker.

Israel strikes Hamas targets after 2 rockets fired from Gaza

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Israel said its aircraft hit military sites for Gaza’s Hamas rulers early Saturday after two rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave.
Ousted ambassador says she felt intimidated by Trump attacks

Ousted ambassador says she felt intimidated by Trump attacks

WASHINGTON — In chilling detail, ousted U.S.
Colombia adoptees find family decades after volcano tragedy

Colombia adoptees find family decades after volcano tragedy

BOGOTA — Jenifer de la Rosa was just a week old when Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano exploded, unleashing a wall of mud that buried an entire town and left 25,000 dead.
California school shooter dies with motive a mystery

California school shooter dies with motive a mystery

SANTA CLARITA, Calif.
Rapper Kanye West performs for Texas jail inmates

Rapper Kanye West performs for Texas jail inmates

HOUSTON — Kanye West has followed the Johnny Cash route and performed for inmates at a Houston jail. In secret from the public, the star rapper-turned-gospel singer performed songs Friday from his new gospel album “Jesus is King.
Conflicting White House accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy call

Conflicting White House accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy call

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence he did nothing wrong.
Planned Parenthood awarded $2.3 million for secret videos

Planned Parenthood awarded $2.3 million for secret videos

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal jury found Friday that an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics and is liable for violating federal and state laws.

Florida man gets 8 years for fatal hate-crime attack

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in the hate-crime beating death of a Guatemalan man.

Texas appeals court blocks inmate Rodney Reed’s execution

HOUSTON — Texas’ top criminal appeals court on Friday halted the scheduled execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence that his supporters say raises serious doubt about his guilt.