Talks to end Los Angeles teachers' strike make progress: union, mayor

Negotiations to end a strike by teachers in Los Angeles made progress on Monday, but educators will not return to work until Wednesday at the earliest even if contract talks produce a deal because union members must ratify it before halting their walkout.

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Democratic Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday by touting her experience as a prosecutor.

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Northern Ireland police respond to three security alerts, days after car bomb

Northern Ireland police carried out a controlled explosion on a vehicle that was hijacked by masked men in Londonderry on Monday and were examining two other abandoned vans, two days after a car bomb exploded in the city.

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China's 2018 growth slows to 28-year low, more stimulus seen

China's economy cooled in the fourth quarter under pressure from faltering domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs, dragging 2018 growth to the lowest level in nearly three decades and pressuring Beijing to roll out more stimulus to avert a sharper slowdown.

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Deep freeze grips eastern United States, 12-year-old dies in Chicago

Winter winds brought extreme cold and ice-slicked roads to the Midwestern and Eastern United States on Monday, with the U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday and an ongoing government shutdown allowing many to heed official advice to stay indoors.

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Britain's May condemns car bomb attack in Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday condemned a car bomb attack in Northern Ireland's Londonderry that has highlighted the threat posed by militant groups in the province.

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Bob Marley

Bob Marley

“If you get down and quarrel everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.”
Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

"Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality."
Churchill

Churchill

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal : its the courage to continue that counts"

Supermodel Bundchen responds to Brazil's farm minister in Amazon spat

A high-profile dispute between supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Brazil's agriculture minister over deforestation escalated this week, coming as activists worry about new President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies.

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Christian Dior's Haute Couture circus clowns conjure up magical place

Harlequins and Pierrot clowns entertained at Christian Dior's Haute Couture catwalk show in Paris on Monday, as models sporting ruffs, sequined dresses and ringmaster jackets paraded through a circus tent, surrounded by acrobats.

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Travolta's 'Gotti,' Trump get Razzie 'worst film' nods

John Travolta's mob movie flop "Gotti" and President Donald Trump were nominated on Monday for the Razzie Awards for the worst films of 2018 after a year that organizers called full of disasters - both on and off screen.

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Box Office - 'Glass' dominates MLK weekend with $47 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" topped box office charts during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, collecting $40 million over the weekend for a four-day sum of $47 million.

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ProSieben sees pressure easing as Netflix raises prices

ProSiebenSat.1 Media believes that price increases by U.S. streaming giant Netflix could ease competitive pressures on the German group's core TV business and is bullish on growth at its e-commerce arm, CEO Max Conze said.

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'Rambo' producer Vajna dies aged 74

Andrew G. Vajna, the Hungarian movie producer behind "Rambo", "Evita" and other international hits, died in his Budapest home on Sunday following a long illness, the Hungarian National Film Fund said.

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