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    California legal setback fails to discourage tenure opponents

    A nationwide drive to weaken job guarantees for U.S. public school teachers shows no sign of fading away even though an extended legal battle to stop the practice of granting tenure in California went down in defeat last week. The California challenge, which would have made it easier for school districts

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    Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

    Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same

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    Trump tweets about killing of NBA star's cousin, drawing criticism

    Trump's Twitter message came a day after Nykea Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, was shot in the head and arm by crossfire in Chicago while pushing a baby in a stroller, police said. Police were questioning two people on Saturday in connection with the shooting, which may have come from a

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    Kansas City area hit by floods after three days of downpour

    (Reuters) - The Kansas City area was flooded late Friday after a three-day downpour, forcing emergency services to conduct about 10 water rescues in Missouri's largest city, officials said. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency notice to the Kansas City area for the first time

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    Tropical Storm Madeline forms east of Hawaiian Islands: NHC

    (Reuters) - Tropical storm Madeline has formed in the northern Pacific ocean, well east-southeast of the Hawaiian Islands, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory on Friday. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km per hour), is about 1,235 miles (1,990 km)

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    Mississippi man arrested in stabbing death of two nuns: police

    Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, faces two counts of capital murder in the death of two nuns in Durant, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said in a statement. “Sanders was developed as a person of interest early on in the investigation,” Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Director Jimmy Jordan said

  • FDA recommends Zika testing for all blood donated in U.S.

    FDA recommends Zika testing for all blood donated in U.S.

    By Julie Steenhuysen and Letitia Stein CHICAGO/TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The

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    Video emerges showing U.S. police pursuing deaf driver

    The motorist, Daniel Harris, 29, of Charlotte, was shot during a traffic stop on Aug. 18. "The police need to become aware of how to communicate with deaf people, what that might look like and how to avoid situations like this from ever happening again," Harris' brother Sam, who also is

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    Pacific Tropical Storm Lester now a hurricane: NHC

    (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Lester has developed an eye and is now a hurricane as it moved west in the Pacific Ocean away from the mainland of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory on Friday. The system, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km per hour), is

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    Justice Department to decide charges against Arizona lawman in racial profiling case

    The U.S. Justice Department will decide whether criminal contempt charges will be brought against Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio for violating court orders in a racial profiling case, court documents released late on Friday showed. The criminal referral centers on U.S. District Judge Murray Snow's ruling