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Teacher Will Corvin poses for photos at his home in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Corvin, who is in the second year of his Teach for America stint, said he and all the corps members at his Oakland high school see the value of the union as an avenue for change given that the district has a teacher turnover crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 13, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Young teachers are caught up in a possible strike in Oakland, California, that's giving new life to the long-simmering tension between traditional public schools and the education reform program Teach for America. The push by career educators for better pay and conditions in the classroom is...
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February 12, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 outside groups spent over $50 million on "independent expenditure" ads during the closing months of last year's midterm elections. But a new report from the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center found that only about 8 percent revealed information about the donors behind...
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This undated photo shows Trish Binkley. Binkley, a tax examiner at the Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City, Missouri, is setting aside money into savings, including her tax refund and an emergency loan she got from her credit union, in case of another shutdown. (Courtesy of Trish Binkley via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Nearly two weeks after the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S history, many federal workers still have not received their back pay or have only gotten a fraction of what they are owed as government agencies struggle with payroll glitches and other delays. And even as they scramble to...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in City Park in New Orleans. Authorities in Atlanta say Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage is in federal immigration custody. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the Atlanta area. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
February 04, 2019 - 3:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for 21 Savage said Monday that the Grammy-nominated rapper was being wrongly held by federal immigration authorities. Law firm Kuck Baxter Immigration released a statement saying U.S. officials have known about his immigration status since at least 2017 when he sought a new...
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February 04, 2019 - 8:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New reports from payroll company ADP show that small businesses are lagging behind larger companies in hiring, a trend that's not expected to change anytime soon. ADP's monthly report on small business employment released last week showed companies with up to 49 employees created 63...
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FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo an employment sign hangs from a wooden fence on the property of a McDonald's restaurant in Atlantic Highlands, N.J. On Friday, Feb. 1, the U.S. government issues the January jobs report, which will reveal the latest unemployment rate and number of jobs U.S. employers added. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 01, 2019 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shrugged off last month's partial shutdown of the government and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year. The healthy gain the government reported Friday illustrated the job market's resilience nearly a decade into the...
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January 30, 2019 - 6:58 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's unemployment agency is to shed a third of its staff as part of a cost-cutting measure to meet the demand of lawmakers. The Public Employment Service said around 4,500 of its 13,500 employees will be laid off to meet the requirement of parliament that it saves 800 million...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during a news conference in New York. Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in cash donated to his scuttled re-election campaign to pay the high-powered Manhattan law firm that defended him after he resigned amid allegations that he abused several women, according to newly filed campaign finance records reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 29, 2019 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. A published report citing a federal court affidavit says the FBI secretly recorded Illinois' powerful House speaker in 2014 discussing a hotel development project. Tuesday's Chicago Sun-Times' report on Madigan suggests a federal investigation may cast a wider net than first thought after it led to a charge earlier this month against another Chicago alderman, Ed Burke. A Madigan lawyer denied any wrongdoing and said they have no indication Madigan is under investigation. (Justin Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 3:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago newspaper reported Tuesday that a lengthy federal court affidavit says the FBI secretly recorded Illinois' powerful House speaker in 2014 discussing a hotel development project and the possibility of its Chinese developer becoming a client of the speaker's private law firm...
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FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo a realtor sign marks a home for sale in Franklin Park, Pa. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in December. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 22, 2019 - 7:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales cratered in December, causing price growth to slip to the lowest level in nearly six years as the housing sector ended 2018 on a decidedly weak note. The National Association of Realtors says that sales of existing homes plunged 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted...
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