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Chicago teachers are about to go on strike, leaving 360,000 kids in limbo

Chicago teachers are about to go on strike, leaving 360,000 kids in limbo

The country’s third biggest school district has canceled classes as 25,000 educators plan to walk off the job Thursday. The Chicago Teachers Union’s demands reflect what teachers across the country have been clamoring for: smaller class sizes, more support staff, higher raises. But in Chicago, the dynamics are different — and in some cases, dire.…MORE

Invest like Warren Buffett — Is this value’s time to finally shine?

Invest like Warren Buffett — Is this value’s time to finally shine?

Is the market’s love affair with Big Tech finally coming to an end? That might be a stretch. But there’s a growing chorus on Wall Street for investors to look beyond the FANG momentum plays and more toward value stocks. In other words, investors are pulling a Warren Buffett. Companies in sectors like banking, energy…MORE

Police searching for missing Alabama girl converge on an apartment complex

Police searching for missing Alabama girl converge on an apartment complex

Alabama police have converged on an apartment complex in the search for Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a 3-year-old girl reported missing from a birthday party four days ago. Police in Birmingham blocked off roads leading to the apartments in the 2700 block of Jefferson Avenue late Wednesday morning, some 7 miles from where the girl was…MORE

‘Waterfalls’ of gas reveal baby planets, study says

‘Waterfalls’ of gas reveal baby planets, study says

Astronomers spied three spots around a star that could indicate baby planets are forming and growing there, according to a new study. This is the first time astronomers using the ALMA radio telescope have seen 3D motions of gas in a disk around a star where planets form. The study published Wednesday in the journal…MORE

Erdogan to meet with Pence and Pompeo

Erdogan to meet with Pence and Pompeo

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are expected to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to discuss the situation in Syria, according to a spokesman for the Turkish presidency. But a challenging trip was made even more tricky when Trump appeared to…MORE