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Tentative Deal Reached to End Los Angeles Teachers Strike

Tentative Deal Reached to End Los Angeles Teachers Strike

NEWS | By John Antczak | Jan 22
A tentative deal was reached Tuesday between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union that will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike against the nation's second-largest district, officials said.

Trump Proposal Panned as Workers Face Another Lost Paycheck

Trump Proposal Panned as Workers Face Another Lost Paycheck

NEWS | By Andrew Taylor, Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro | Jan 22
Senate Republicans pressed ahead Tuesday with a plan to reopen the government and finance President Donald Trump's long-stalled wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

It's Cold! A Physiologist Explains How to Keep Your Body Warm

It's Cold! A Physiologist Explains How to Keep Your Body Warm

HEALTH/FITNESS | By JohnEric Smith, Mississippi State University | Jan 22
Whether waiting for a bus, playing outside or walking the dog — during the colder winter season, everyone is looking for ways to stay warm. Luckily, the process your body uses to break down foods serves as an internal heater.

Oscar Nominations Skip Cooper for Director, Mr. Rogers Doc

Oscar Nominations Skip Cooper for Director, Mr. Rogers Doc

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 22
The rollercoaster of the 2019 awards season continued Tuesday with a batch of Oscar nominations that few could have predicted.

Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA Score Oscar Music Nods

Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA Score Oscar Music Nods

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Jan 22
Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and SZA's Top 10 pop hits are nominated for best original song at the Academy Awards.

Full List of Academy Award nominees

Full List of Academy Award nominees

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 22
Here is the full list of Academy Award nominations released today in Los Angeles.

British Statistics Report: More Self-Identified LGBTQs Over Last 5 Years

British Statistics Report: More Self-Identified LGBTQs Over Last 5 Years

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22
A newly-released report shows that there are more LGB people in Britain willing to stand up and be counted than ever before.

High Court Lets Military Implement Transgender Restrictions

High Court Lets Military Implement Transgender Restrictions

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Jan 22
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue.

First 'National Trans Visibility March' in D.C. Planned for Spring

First 'National Trans Visibility March' in D.C. Planned for Spring

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22
The first National Trans Visibility March has been planned to take place in Washington, D.C. this coming March 31 and April 1.

Students Write Poignant Book of Surviving School Massacre

Students Write Poignant Book of Surviving School Massacre

ENTERTAINMENT | By Terry Spencer | Jan 22
Students and teachers from the Florida school where 17 died in February's high school massacre have written a raw, poignant book about living through the tragedy.


News

Scientists ID Another Possible Threat to Orcas: Pink Salmon

Scientists ID Another Possible Threat to Orcas: Pink Salmon

SCIENCE | By Gene Johnson | Jan 22
Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: Pink salmon.


Entertainment

With 'Romeo and Juliet," Director Blanka Zizka Makes Shakespeare 'Vital and Visceral'
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With 'Romeo and Juliet," Director Blanka Zizka Makes Shakespeare 'Vital and Visceral'

THEATRE | By Lewis Whittington | Jan 17
Wilma Theater's artistic director Blanka Zizka brings a contemporary twist to her production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."

 Review :: Red State Blue State

Review :: Red State Blue State

THEATRE | By Brooke Pierce | Jan 22
One of the most refreshing aspects of "Red State Blue State," actually, is that Colin Quinn doesn't try to whitewash our differences with a 'we're all really the same at heart' kind of feel-good message.


Business

Protest Fears Close School of Boys in Washington Videos

Protest Fears Close School of Boys in Washington Videos

LEGAL | By John Minchillo and Bruce Shreiner | Jan 22
A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect.


Technology

Armed with Affection, Octogenarian Is An 'Octopus Whisperer'

Armed with Affection, Octogenarian Is An 'Octopus Whisperer'

SCIENCE | By Rodrique Ngowi | Jan 22
Menashi's volunteer work has included designing puzzle boxes for octopus as well as rubbing their backs and wrestling their arms, all intended to ensure that the highly intelligent animals receive the mental stimulation to thrive.


Finance

Patients Turn to GoFundMe When Money and Hope Run Out

Patients Turn to GoFundMe When Money and Hope Run Out

HEALTH | By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio | Jan 22
GoFundMe, the largest online, crowdsourced fundraising platform, says contributors have raised more than $5 billion, all told, from 50 million donations in the eight years it has been in business.


Cars

Toyota, Panasonic Announce Venture for Green Auto Batteries

Toyota, Panasonic Announce Venture for Green Auto Batteries

AUTO NEWS | By Yuri Kageyama | Jan 22
Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming.


Style

Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Lay Off Protein Shakes)

Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Lay Off Protein Shakes)

FOOD/DRINK | By Judith Graham | Jan 22
Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when losing weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists.


Health/Fitness

Why is the South the Least-Healthy Region in the U.S.?

Why is the South the Least-Healthy Region in the U.S.?

HEALTH | By Jay Maddock, Texas A&M University | Jan 22
What's causing residents of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana and other southern states to live such short lives, while experiencing higher rates of cancer, diabetes and heart disease?