Oakland teachers head into 2nd day of strike

Teachers in Oakland, California prepared for another day of strikes Friday after parents and students applauded their demands by keeping city classrooms empty
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It may be time to stop itemizing your taxes

Around this time of year, many taxpayers begin the annual ritual of pondering The Big Question: Do I take the standard deduction, or spend time hunting for rece
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Man charged in fatal crash near O'Hare

A suburban Chicago man who in September drove his car into closed lanes of a construction zone where he struck and killed a construction worker has been charged
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Burger King's Upside Down Whopper Pays Tribute to 'Stranger Things'

Netflix' s hit series" Stranger Things" returns to the small screen on July 4, and to celebrate, Burger King is serving hamburgers… upside down? Fans can
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Subway Is Testing Sandwiches Made With King's Hawaiian Bread

The product dates to the 1950 s, when Hawaii- born Robert R. Taira graduated top of his class at baking school and began selling his special bread in his own st
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Hostess Now Sells Ding Dong and Twinkie Coffee Flavors

If you' re a fan of Hostess Ding Dongs, Twinkies, Sno Balls and Honey Buns, rejoice. The Hostess coffees can currently be found at Blain' s Farm& Fleet, which h
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Ground Beef Recalled in 6 States for Containing Plastic Pieces

A meat processing plant in Michigan is recalling approximately 43,292 pounds of ground beef, some of which was sold through the Meijer supermarket chain, becaus
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Dairy Queen to Sell Chicken and Waffles for a Limited Time Only

Days after KFC announced the return of its coveted chicken and waffles sandwich, Dairy Queen has unveiled its own version of the brunch dish. For a limited time
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Funding released for construction at 2 veterans' homes

The state comptroller's office has released nearly $11 million for construction at two Illinois Veterans' Homes
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New solutions for the old problem of illegal massage parlors

The massage parlor sting in Florida that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a reminder of the human trafficking and abuse taking place across A
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Walmart is getting rid of greeters; disabled workers worried

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being unfairly t
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Contrasts abound for 2 black women in Chicago mayoral runoff

A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago's police department says voters likely had the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald on their minds when th
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Wisconsin man indicted for causing Illinois trooper's death

A Wisconsin man has been indicted for allegedly causing the death of an Illinois state trooper who was helping victims in a multiple-vehicle highway crash
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Water surrounds Mississippi town as rivers rise across South

Rain-swollen rivers are spilling over their banks across the South, and a Mississippi mayor says water has encircled his town and forced some families to leave
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How 'completely avoidable' measles cases continue to climb

The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017, and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes som
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates the lethality of fentanyl

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly claims a mere spoonful of fentanyl can wipe out a state, exaggerating the lethality of a dangerous drug
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Lawyer says R. Kelly to stay jailed until Monday or Tuesday

The attorney for R. Kelly says the R&B star won't get out of jail until Monday or Tuesday as arrangements are made to pay the $100,000 bail needed to free him a
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Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

Weekend storms have raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi c
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Weather service: High flood risk in Missouri this spring

Missouri towns along the Mississippi River and its tributaries should brace for the prospect of potentially serious flooding this spring
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R. Kelly met underage girl while on trial for child porn

While on trial for child pornography in 2008, R. Kelly still found time to talk to fans, give autographs and to meet an underage girl he later invited to his ho
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Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

Severe storms rake the South amid days of drenching rains and a tornado shatters businesses in east Mississippi city of Columbus; no immediate reports of any de
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Prosecutors paint dark portrait of manipulative R. Kelly

Prosecutors painted a dark portrait of a manipulative and sometimes violent R. Kelly at his bond hearing
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R. Kelly's life mirrors that of prosecutor who charged him

Now in the fight of his life, R&B star R. Kelly is facing the power of a prosecutor whose life story in some ways mirrors his
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Indictments against R. Kelly list 4 victims

The indictments charging R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse lists 4 victims
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