Teachers are striking for a second day in Oklahoma, where years of budget cuts have forced one in five schools to operate on a four-day week. In Kentucky, thousands flooded the capital over changes to their pension plans yesterday, but they’re back in class today. In Arizona, teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay hike. They’re threatening to call a strike.
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Thirteen-year-old Jesse Hernandez was playing in Griffith Park on Easter Sunday. He was jumping on some boards, and they broke. He fell 25 feet into a network of sewage pipes. Rescuers searched for hours as Jesse was washed down the system. When they found him Monday morning, he was alert and talking.
People often blame hormones for mood swings, emotional breakdowns and general grumpiness. But according to the last decade of research from psychologists, hormones help women make smart choices, shape our relationships, and change our physical appearance. All that’s in the new book “Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones.”
Elon Musk is back to sleeping at the Tesla factory. “Car biz is hell,” Musk tweeted. He was responding to reports revolving the production delays with the Model 3 electric car. The last time the famous CEO kept a sleeping bag near the production line was before Tesla’s last vehicle launch—the Model X.
Photo: Teachers pack the state Capitol rotunda to capacity on the second day of a teacher walkout to demand higher pay and more funding for education in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
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