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Oakland, Los Angeles And More To Come: Why Teachers Keep Going On Strike

The current wave of teacher walkouts started a year ago this week, when educators across West Virginia were out of the classroom for nine days. The movement spread to five more states before the school year was over . New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that almost a half a million U.S. workers were off the job in strikes or lockouts during 2018, and nearly 400,000 of them were teachers. It was the biggest year for work stoppages since 1986. This year, individual districts —...

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North Texas Food Bank

Neil Clark with the Delta Hope House at 440 SW Third Street in Cooper relates plans for the annual chili and stew supper and fund raiser starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Delta County Community Center in downtown Cooper.  The Delta Hope House provided food assistance to 438 people in the month of January.

When Heinz and Kraft merged in 2015, it created one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, encompassing a who's-who of brands including their namesakes as well as Oscar Mayer, Jell-O, Maxwell House and Planters.

But all is not well with Kraft Heinz Co.

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Kenneth Frazier, CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, is set to face senators Tuesday who say drug costs are "sky-high" and "out of control."

But Frazier doesn't need new talking points. Sixty years ago, a different panel of senators grilled a different Merck boss about the same problem.

To a striking degree, the subjects likely to surface Tuesday — high drug prices and profits, limited price transparency, aggressive marketing, alleged patent abuse and mediocre "me-too" drugs — are identical to the issues senators investigated decades ago, historical transcripts show.

Editor's note: This story contains content that may be upsetting to some readers.

Big brands are pulling their ads off YouTube over concerns that potential sexual predators are gathering in the comment sections of videos featuring children. In response, YouTube has deleted more than 400 channels and suspended comments on tens of millions of videos as it tries to purge the system of pedophiles.

A powerful earthquake struck eastern Ecuador early Friday, sending tremors for miles through a sparsely populated area and into neighboring Peru and Colombia. The quake hit at an intermediate depth of about 82 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who is facing international pressure to step down after elections widely seen as rigged, ordered the country's vast border with Brazil to be closed. The move will make it harder for aid groups to get emergency food and medicine into the country.

The U.S. and some other countries have recognized Juan Guaidó, the parliamentary opposition leader, as the legitimate president of Venezuela. Guaidó is embracing the support and has promised to bring in emergency aid to help the poor country.

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The current wave of teacher walkouts started a year ago this week, when educators across West Virginia were out of the classroom for nine days. The movement spread to five more states before the school year was over.

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