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‘Tacos for Teachers’ GoFundMe feeds striking Los Angeles teachers

‘Tacos for Teachers’ GoFundMe feeds striking Los Angeles teachers

A GoFundMe campaign called “Tacos for Teachers” is sending taco trucks to schools across Los Angeles to feed staffers striking for higher salaries and smaller class sizes. The strike prompted the International Socialist Organization and Democratic Socialists of America to set up the fundraising page to help feed an estimated 32,000 striking teachers and staff…MORE

Florida bill would require money management class before high school graduation

Florida bill would require money management class before high school graduation

Florida lawmakers want to make sure high school students in the Sunshine State have money management skills before graduating from high school. The “Dorothy L. Hukill Financial Literacy Act” (SB 114), would require students to take a half-credit course in financial literacy. Hukill first introduced the legislation in 2018 but it failed to get past…MORE

Set of quintuplets mark milestone first birthday

Set of quintuplets mark milestone first birthday

A set of quintuplets just celebrated turning one this past weekend, a milestone birthday their parents feared they would never reach when they were born three months early in the East Bay last year. “We’re looking at these little two pound, six ounce babies who don’t look healthy and – to us – it didn’t…MORE

Man rescued from water after going for a swim in Chicago River

Man rescued from water after going for a swim in Chicago River

A security guard and several police officers rescued a man from the Chicago River early Tuesday, after he tried to go for a swim in below-freezing temperatures. The guard was working near Wacker and Dearborn, when he heard a man in the Chicago River screaming for help around 1:05 a.m.. He called police, and even…MORE

Catholics are losing faith in their church. D.C.’s Cardinal Wuerl isn’t helping

Catholics are losing faith in their church. D.C.’s Cardinal Wuerl isn’t helping

Last summer, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington twice denied hearing any accusations about sexual misconduct by his predecessor, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. We learned last week that both denials were misleading at best. Wuerl’s denials also demonstrate why so many American Catholics, according to a recent Gallup survey, have lost faith in their church and clergy.…MORE

Teen’s service dog shot and killed outside home

Teen’s service dog shot and killed outside home

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Department is investigating what appears to be a disturbing case of animal cruelty. A teenager’s heart is broken after what happened outside her home in Quinlan Sunday morning. Journey was a 4-year-old golden retriever specially trained to detect the smell when Hannah Westmoreland’s blood sugar was low. The town of Quinlan…MORE

Toddler OK after car seat falls out of moving vehicle

Toddler OK after car seat falls out of moving vehicle

Police in Mankato say a toddler is OK after falling out of a car while strapped into a car seat. Dashcam video of the incident was recorded Monday morning by Chad Mock, who was driving behind the vehicle. Mock’s video shows the 2-year-old girl falling from the vehicle near Hy-Vee on Riverfront Drive. Mock is…MORE

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