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Teachers Cassi Igo and Andrew Brothers cast their ballots outside Paseo Verde Elementary Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Peoria, Ariz. Arizona teachers are weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests — a vote that's raising questions about how an unprecedented strike could play out across the state's education system. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 18, 2018 - 8:03 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The question of whether Arizona teachers should walk off the job to call for increased school funding has both mobilized and stratified tens of thousands of educators, with some saying it's time for an unprecedented strike aimed at improving the system and others skeptical...
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Visitors wait in front of a "Black Panther" movie banner, during an invitation-only screening, at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Saudi Arabia held a private screening of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" Wednesday, to herald the launch of movie theaters that are set to open to the public next month. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
April 18, 2018 - 8:02 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. Though it was a private, invitation-only screening, for many Saudis it marked...
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In this 2017 photo, Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, N.M., poses for a photo in Albuquerque. Family, friends and community leaders are mourning the death of Riordan, a bank executive on a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine as she was flying home from a business trip to New York. (Marla Brose/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 7:38 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico bank executive who died on a Southwest Airlines flight was remembered Wednesday as a dedicated mother of two who helped others find jobs, volunteered around Albuquerque and brought often fractious sides together. Jennifer Riordan's family said in a statement...
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In this April 17, 2018 photo provided by Marty Martinez, Martinez, left, appears with other passengers after a jet engine blew out on the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 plane he was flying in from New York to Dallas, resulting in the death of a woman who was nearly sucked from a window during the flight with 149 people aboard. A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine that set off a terrifying chain of events showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (Marty Martinez via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 7:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again. At least one bought in-...
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Camille Hymes, center, regional vice president of Mid-Atlantic operations at Starbucks Coffee Company, speaks with Asa Khalif, of Black Lives Matter, right, after protesters entered the coffee shop, Sunday, April 15, 2018, demanding the firing of the manager who called police resulting in the arrest of two black men on Thursday. The arrests were captured on video that quickly gained traction on social media. (Mark Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 7:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation. Two black men were handcuffed and arrested at a Starbucks, setting off a national uproar after the incident was captured on...
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Figure skater Craig Maurizi, right, with, from left, gymnast and Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher, gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber and speed skater Bridie Farrell, testify before a Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security hearing about "Olympic abuse: The role of national governing bodies in protecting our athletes" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 18, 2018 - 7:27 pm
The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask U.S. Olympic leaders is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?" Every bit as perplexing: How to make sure this doesn't happen again? The figure skater was one of four Olympic-sports athletes who testified to a Senate...
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A baseball fan yells slogans asking for more beer, after the bar had closed during game one of a two-game MLB Series between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 18, 2018 - 7:16 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The lights were on for Cleveland and Minnesota on Wednesday night, while much of the rest of Puerto Rico was without electricity after yet another blow to efforts across the island to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Maria. Aided by generators and with many...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, the Mensch International Foundation presented its annual Mensch Award to former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. ( Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 6:33 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — In his first public comments since his wife's death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her. That fact, he said, is buoyed by stories about Barbara Bush's warmth and wit...
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Ben Miller looks at the sand bags around the house he owns as water runs over South Main Street in Harlem, Mont., Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The sand bags, all 235 of them, go around the house he rents to Jeff Werk who was also helping lay the bags. The water was overflowing from Thirtymile Creek which runs north of Harlem and connects to the Milk River a couple miles south. (Ryan Welch/Havre Daily News via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 6:33 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Runoff from a winter that approached or exceeded record snowfall across much of Montana is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks much of the northern part of the state. The spring runoff and recent rain has caused the National...
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FILE--In this April 2, 2018, file photo, Tom Steyer, is interviewed in New York. California billionaire Steyer is endorsing California state Sen. Kevin de Leon, the Democrat challenging U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
April 18, 2018 - 6:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California billionaire Tom Steyer endorsed state Sen. Kevin de Leon on Wednesday in his uphill challenge to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Steyer's backing could bring an influx of cash de Leon badly needs to increase his name recognition. But right now he has no "concrete...
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