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 1 yr | Chicago Public Schools to cut 1,400 employees Wednesday, district borrowed $634 million to make pension payment - WMAQ-TV

              "Springfield has failed to address Chicago Public Schools' financial crisis, so today CPS made its 2015 pension payment by borrowing money," said Jesse Ruiz, interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools. "As an immediate consequence of driving the district further into debt and our need to address the existing structural deficit - which is also driven by decades of pension neglect - CPS will make $200 million in cuts. As we have said, CPS could not make the payment and keep cuts away from the classroom, so while school will start on time, our classrooms will be impacted."   


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 1 yr | Fire at a prominent African-American church near Greeleyville, SC is under control

              The fire, which began just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, is at the Mt. Zion AME Church on Mackey Road in Greeleyville, South Carolina. There is no immediate word on the cause. As of late Tuesday night, officials had brought the fire under control. There have been no reports of injuries. According to the Post and Courier newspaper, several federal agencies have been notified following a series of church fires across the South, which have been linked to arson.   


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 1 yr | Death toll in Indonesia plane crash rises to 141 - police

              A total of 141 people have been killed after a military transport plane crashed into a residential area of the Indonesian city of Medan on Tuesday. All 113 people on board the military aircraft were killed, at least 28 others on the ground had also been killed, according to local police.   


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 1 yr | U.S. defeats No. 1 Germany 2-0 to advance to Women’s World Cup Final
  


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 1 yr | U.S. State Department releases 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails, 7 percent now released

              The U.S. State Department has released the second tranche of emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The emails, totaling approximately 3,000 pages, were sent or received throughout 2009, though upcoming releases over the coming months will include additional emails from 2009. Tuesday night's release complies with a court order to release 7 percent of all pages by today's date. To view the documents, click here.   


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 1 yr | California internet outages caused by local vandalism, not part of ‘coordinated attack’ - FBI

              Internet outages across parts of Northern California this morning were the result of fiber optic vandalism that was confined to a local area in the San Francisco Bay region, and it was not part of a "coordinated attack," the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says. Wave Broadband had earlier said that three major fiber-optic cables had been physically severed in the Sacramento area, calling the act an apparent "coordinated attack on multiple internet carriers." [full statement attached]   


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 1 yr | Obama to deliver statement on Cuba at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday - White House

              U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a statement regarding Cuba at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the White House says, about an hour after a senior U.S. official confirmed that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement on the restoration of diplomatic relations. Vice President Joe Biden will also attend Wednesday's statement, which will take place in the Rose Garden. [official schedule update attached]   


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 1 yr | Univision slams Donald Trump’s $500m lawsuit as ‘factually false and legally ridiculous’

              A $500 million lawsuit filed by business magnate Donald Trump against Spanish-language TV network Univision is "both factually false and legally ridiculous," Univision spokeswoman Monica Talan says.in an emailed statement. "Our decision to end our business relationship with Mr. Trump was influenced solely by our responsibility to speak up for the community we serve," she said.   


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 1 yr | IMF to consider Greek request for extension of repayment obligation - spokesman

              The International Monetary Fund (IMF), confirming that Greece failed to make its required debt payment, says it has received a request from the Greek government for an extension of its repayment obligation. "[The request] will go to the IMF's Executive Board in due course," IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said in an emailed statement. [Full statement attached]   


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 1 yr | Greece misses debt payment deadline, becomes first developed country to default on IMF loan

              Clocks have struck midnight in Brussels without the required debt payment from Greece to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), making Greece the first developed country to default on an IMF loan. The confirmation that Greece failed its obligation to pay €1.55 billion ($1.73 billion) means that the country has lost the last European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) loan tranche of €1.8 billion ($2.0 billion), as well as €10.9 billion ($12.1 billion) in EFSF notes to cover the potential cost of bank recapitalization.   


    

 

 
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