West Virginia's Teachers Walk Off The Job, Protesting Low Pay And Benefit Cuts

West Virginia's Teachers Walk Off The Job, Protesting Low Pay And Benefit Cuts

Jennifer Hanner, a first-year teacher from Harts, W.Va., holds a sign Thursday at the Capitol in Charleston. Teachers statewide went on strike Thursday over pay and benefits.Teachers formed picket lines and descended on the state Capitol to demand higher salaries and better insurance. The state has some of the lowest teacher pay in the country.

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West Virginia's Teachers Walk Off The Job, Protesting Low Pay And Benefit Cuts

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Indicted On Felony Charges Of Invasion Of Privacy

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Indicted On Felony Charges Of Invasion Of Privacy

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted on felony charges of invasion of privacy and taken into custody Thursday. This apparently stems from allegations made last month that during an extramarital affair, Greitens took a photo of the woman and threatened to publish it if she exposed the affair.


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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Indicted On Felony Charges Of Invasion Of Privacy

Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Requiring Schools To Display 'In God We Trust'

Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Requiring Schools To Display 'In God We Trust'

Students chant outside the Florida House of Representatives chamber in Tallahassee Wednesday. Lawmakers passed a bill that same day that would require public schools to display the motto "In God We Trust."The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Kimberly Daniels, said while “gun issues” need to be addressed “the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart.”

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Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Requiring Schools To Display 'In God We Trust'

Video: How conspiracy theories and attacks on the Parkland shooting survivors spread across the internet and right-wing media

Video: How conspiracy theories and attacks on the Parkland shooting survivors spread across the internet and right-wing media Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Survivors of the Parkland, FL, mass shooting, in which 17 people lost their lives, are speaking out and demanding action on gun violence. In response, right-wing media figures are spreading conspiracy theories […]

Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session

Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session

President Trump shakes hands with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Ariana Klein as fellow Stoneman Douglas student Carson Abt watches at the start of a listening session on school safety with teachers and students at the White House Wednesday.A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies.

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Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session

Parents And Students Express Frustration During School Safety Meeting With Trump

Parents And Students Express Frustration During School Safety Meeting With Trump

One week after 17 people were shot and killed at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students and parents sat down with President Trump to discuss school safety and gun control.


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Parents And Students Express Frustration During School Safety Meeting With Trump

Supreme Court Gets Moving, Issuing As Many Decisions In One Day As It Has In 5 Months

Supreme Court Gets Moving, Issuing As Many Decisions In One Day As It Has In 5 Months

A man walks up in the fog at the U.S. Supreme Court to attend arguments last month. Justices issued multiple opinions on Wednesday.The high court put out rulings on everything from guns and whistleblower protections to plea deals and the damages someone could seek for a terrorist attack.

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Supreme Court Gets Moving, Issuing As Many Decisions In One Day As It Has In 5 Months

Judiciary Workplace Conduct Group Seeks Law Clerk, Employee Input

Judiciary Workplace Conduct Group Seeks Law Clerk, Employee Input

A new mailbox on uscourts.gov is available for current and former federal Judiciary law clerks and all other employees to submit comments relating to the federal Judiciary’s policies and procedures for protecting all employees from inappropriate workplace conduct.
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Judiciary Workplace Conduct Group Seeks Law Clerk, Employee Input