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Chicago teachers authorize strike against third-largest U.S. public school district

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago teachers locked in protracted labor negotiations with the city have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their union to launch a strike against the third-largest U.S. public school district as soon as next month, the union said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A playground is seen behind a locked gate at Woods Elementary Math […]

Democrats appeal for more witnesses to come forward about Trump-Ukraine matter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats are urging people who might have more information about President Donald Trump’s effort to persuade Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden to come forward as Trump struggles to contain the fallout from the scandal. A whistleblower report, released on Thursday, said Trump not only abused his office in attempting to […]

Two U.S. movie theater chains ban masks at screenings of ‘Joker’

DENVER (Reuters) – The Landmark Theaters chain will ban costumes and masks for moviegoers during screenings of the film “Joker”, it said on Thursday, following concerns expressed by families involved in a 2012 mass shooting during a Batman film in Colorado. FILE PHOTO: A person dressed as the Joker from Batman attends the 2018 New […]

GM reverses, will pay for striking union workers’ health insurance; major issues remain

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co said on Thursday it will pay for the health insurance of its striking hourly workers, reversing a decision to push the costs onto the United Auto Workers union as officials on both sides said major issues remain to be resolved. FILE PHOTO: The GM logo is seen at the […]

Trump administration plans to slash number of refugees for U.S. resettlement

(Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Thursday it plans to allow only 18,000 refugees to resettle in the United States in the 2020 fiscal year, the lowest number in the history of the modern refugee program. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after arriving aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, […]

White House plans caps for religious refugees, Iraqis, Central Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Thursday proposed a new refugee policy that would allow 5,000 people fleeing religious persecution, 4,000 Iraqis, and 1,500 Guatemalans, Hondurans and Salvadorans to move to the United States during the 2020 fiscal year. The policy would allow 7,500 refugees from other countries to resettle in the United States, […]

New York prosecutors agree to put request for Trump tax returns on hold

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he walks to board Air Force One to return to Washington from Kennedy Airport in New York, New York, U.S. September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York prosecutors have agreed to put on hold their bid to enforce their subpoena seeking U.S. President Donald Trump’s […]

U.S. House panel asks e-cigarette companies to cease advertising

FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vaping product in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House panel sent letters to four e-cigarette companies asking them to stop all print, broadcast and digital advertising of their products in the United States, the same […]