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Source: The Guradian

West Virginia teachers to strike again over education bill

Today 18:10 GMT

Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on a strike that launched a national movement, they’re doing it again.

Unions have called a statewide walkout Tuesday over complicated education legislation that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for last year’s strike. How long this one goes on will be a day-to-day decision, leaders of three unions for teachers and school service workers said at a news conference Monday.

Source: DW

German train passengers get €53 million for delays

Today 08:03 GMT

The amount of compensation Germany's biggest rail operator paid for train delays increased from €38.6 million ($43.6 million) in 2017 to more than €53 million last year.

State-owned DB is not the only train company that allows customers to apply for compensation according to the German system. But it pays out the lion's share of compensation each year because it operates nearly all intercity routes, which also tend to experience the most delays.

Source: Fox News

Doug Schoen: Remembering Pat Caddell -- a colleague, mentor and friend

Today 18:10 GMT

I have appeared on air with Pat Caddell many times on Fox News, and I would like to think that the contribution that we made together was a profound one.

I am proud to have called Pat Caddell a friend, but even more proud to have called him a mentor, colleague, and a visionary. He will be missed, and missed profoundly, by all of those who have been involved with politics at a high level for the last 50 years.

Source: BBC

Six strange subjects that became musicals

Today 18:10 GMT

The aftermath of the 9/11 attacks might not seem like the most obvious inspiration for a musical, but it's the subject of a new West End show.

While the likes of West Side Story continue to delight audiences, the public didn't take a musical version of Stephen King's horror novel Carrie to their hearts. The song and dance routine about slaughtering a pig, at the opening of the second act, might have put some theatre-goers off.

Source: BBC

Fashion designer Lagerfeld dead at 85

Today 18:10 GMT

The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry's most prolific figures, and worked up until his death.

Lagerfeld worked tirelessly, simultaneously churning out collections for LVMH's Fendi and his label, up until his death. Lagerfeld's designs added glitz to the prim tweed suits of what is now one of the world's most valuable couture houses.


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