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Illinois mass shooting reveals gaps in gun laws; state seeks to close them

8:53am GMT

The governor of Illinois vowed on Tuesday to seek tighter gun control measures after learning the man who shot five co-workers dead last week was wrongly granted a firearms permit but never forced to surrender his weapon. | Video

Explainer: Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread

15 Feb 2019

A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during the Jewish high holidays and returned to a predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Rockland County.

Explainer: Denver teachers strike challenges landmark incentive pay scheme

13 Feb 2019

A unique, incentive-based pay structure adopted by Denver public schools more than a decade ago is at the crux of a strike by teachers who say the bonus system has eroded their earning power in a city where the cost of living has soared over the last 10 years.

Assault reported by 'Empire' actor condemned by family as 'hate crime'

01 Feb 2019

LOS ANGELES The family of television actor Jussie Smollett, who plays a gay character on the hip-hop musical drama "Empire," spoke out on Thursday to condemn the assault he reported suffering in Chicago at the hands of two men yelling racial and homophobic slurs.

Youngest member of murderous Manson 'family' again recommended for parole

31 Jan 2019

LOS ANGELES The California parole board recommended on Wednesday that Leslie Van Houten, the youngest of Charles Manson's murderous "family" of followers, be released early from the life prison term she is serving for her role in the cult's 1969 killing spree. | Video

Alan Alda, star of TV's anti-war comedy 'M*A*S*H,' hailed for 60-year career

28 Jan 2019

LOS ANGELES Alan Alda, best known for playing a wise-cracking Army doctor on the long-running anti-war television comedy "M*A*S*H," received a lifetime achievement award from his fellow actors on Sunday, celebrating a 60-year career on stage and screen.

After strike, Los Angeles teachers aim at California tax reform

25 Jan 2019

LOS ANGELES After settling a strike that galvanized support for long-neglected public schools in America's second-largest school district, the Los Angeles teachers union is turning its sights on major new sources of sustained education funding.

Los Angeles teachers to resume classes Wednesday after vote on contract deal

23 Jan 2019

LOS ANGELES The union for more than 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers clinched a tentative contract deal with the second-largest U.S. school district on Tuesday, paving the way for classes to resume for nearly half a million students after a weeklong walkout. | Video

L.A. teachers to stay off the job Tuesday despite progress in strike talks

22 Jan 2019

LOS ANGELES Some 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers will stay off the job at least through Tuesday, despite headway made in marathon contract talks, because the teachers must ratify any tentative deal before the walkout can end, the union said on Monday.

Student in Trump hat denies mocking Native American activist in videotaped encounter

21 Jan 2019

A white high school student seen with classmates appearing to confront a Native American Vietnam veteran near the Lincoln Memorial issued a statement on Sunday that video of the incident that went viral gives the false impression that the teens were instigators. | Video

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