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Jan 22

DACA to continue with Supreme Court mum on Trump request to act now

dkfielding/iStock(WASHINGTON) — As it concludes its January session, the Supreme Court is taking no action on cases involving the DACA program, leaving in place for at least several more months protections for 700,000 immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. President Donald Trump moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative …

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Jan 22

US service member killed in Afghanistan

KeithBinns/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. service member has been killed in Afghanistan, the NATO-led coalition in that country said Tuesday, but no other details were made available about the circumstances of the service member’s death. It is the second U.S. military death in Afghanistan in a week and this year. “One U.S. service member was killed …

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Jan 22

Tentative deal reached in LA teachers strike offers higher salaries, smaller class sizes

ogolne/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — The union representing striking Los Angeles teachers reached a tentative deal with the school district Tuesday that includes increasing teachers’ pay and shrinking their class sizes. “This is a good agreement. This is a historic agreement,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. The mayor does not have authority over the school district …

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Jan 22

Arctic blast loosens grip on East Coast as new storm slams Rockies

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The brutal arctic air will soon lose its grip on the East Coast, while out west, a new storm is slamming the Rockies. Temperatures were brutal on the East Coast Monday, with wind chills reaching minus 30 degrees in Albany, minus 17 in New York City, minus 16 in Boston and …

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Jan 22

Body found in creek bed matches description of missing Texas mom: Police

D-Keine/iStock(ENNIS, Texas) — A body discovered in a creek bed Monday may be a Texas mother who mysteriously vanished over two weeks ago, police said. Emily Wade, 38, who lives with her mother and 7-year-old daughter, was last seen leaving her home on Jan. 5, her mother said, according to police in the town of …

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Jan 22

Supreme Court allows enforcement of Trump military transgender ban while appeals continue

dkfielding/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday — by a 5-4 vote — has granted a stay of a lower court ruling blocking the Trump administration from enforcing its military transgender ban while lower court appeals continue. Justices Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan would have denied the request for a …

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Jan 22

Starbucks to expand delivery service to six more US cities

Starbucks(SEATTLE) — Starbucks announced on Tuesday it is expanding its delivery service to six more cities across the U.S. The move comes after the Seattle-based coffee chain says it had a successful test of its Starbucks Delivers service in Miami. That pilot test began last fall. Beginning Tuesday, Starbucks customers in San Francisco will be …

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Jan 22

Police: 18-year-old gunned down at Chicago area mall, suspect at-large

kali9/iStock(CHICAGO) — An 18-year-old was shot dead at a Chicago area mall on Monday, causing chaos and sparking a manhunt for the gunman. Authorities believe the victim and suspect knew each other and that the crime was isolated, police said. Shoppers at the Orland Square Mall called 911 at about 6:45 p.m. Monday reporting a …

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Jan 22

Lawyer for American held as spy in Russia says he was arrested with ‘state secrets’

Family handout(MOSCOW) — The Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine held on espionage charges in Russia, has said Whelan was found with materials considered “state secrets” when he was detained by Russian intelligence officers, and appeared to imply he could have been set up. Whelan appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday …

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Jan 22

Argentine soccer star aboard missing private plane in English Channel: Police

Cardiff City FC/Getty Images(LONDON) — Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was aboard a private plane that went missing over the English Channel on Monday night, French police confirmed to ABC News. One other person was travelling with Sala, 28, on the PA 46 Malibu, a single-engine aircraft, from Nantes, France to Cardiff. Sala had been …

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