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Why the U.S. can’t replicate Finland’s educational success

Finland's success on international student assessment tests have left many wondering if the United States should adopt its education policies. However, Finland's educational system developed from a culture that maintains education as a fundamental right; the United States lacks such an acknowledgement. Unless the United States undergoes a drastic reassessment of its social contract, meaningful education reform will likely remain out of reach. None Can the United States replicate Finland's educat...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Education, Congress, New York City, Alabama, America, Society, Poverty, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Finland, Inequality, San Antonio


Eric Garcetti would ‘look seriously’ at a U.S. Senate bid; what else could his future hold?

At the City Hall press conference in January where Eric Garcetti took the unusual step of announcing that he was not a candidate for president, a reporter asked if he was ruling out a White House run forever or only in 2020. The silly question drew a silly answer. “Garcetti 2040! I’d like to say that right now,” the Los Angeles mayor said, laughing. It’s pretty obvious that Garcetti aspires to run for president in a year to be determined. The serious question is what the 48-year-old Democrat cou...
Tags: California, Senate, White House, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United Nations, Hud, Columbia University, Lausd, Dianne Feinstein, Eric Garcetti, San Antonio, Usc


Bernie Sanders returns to California, fires up striking workers at UCLA

WESTWOOD — Campaigning in California for the first time in his second run for president, Bernie Sanders flashed familiar themes Wednesday in a speech to UCLA workers staging a one-day strike amid stalled contract negotiations. Carrying her 11-month-old baby Daisy Lynette Bell, a UCLA occupational therapist who has not had a raise in three years, joins striking UC workers at a rally at UCLA in Westwood on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Presi...
Tags: California, White House, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey, San Diego, Howard Schultz, Warren, Starbucks, Associated Press, UC, University Of California


Presidential candidate Julian Castro offers a blue vision of America to students at UCLA

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks to about 450 students in Moore Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, Mar 4, 2019. Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, outlined his priorities if he were to win. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks to about 450 students in Moore Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, Mar 4, 2019. Castro, the Secretary of Housing a...
Tags: Obama, California, Elizabeth Warren, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, United States, Paris, Medicare, San Antonio, Castro, Ucla, Trump, Democratic


1 killed, 12 injured amid aid standoff in Venezuela

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and LUIS ANDRES HENAO CUCUTA, Colombia — Heightened tensions in Venezuela left one woman dead and a dozen injured near the border with Brazil on Friday, marking the first deadly clash related to the opposition’s plan to deliver humanitarian aid that President Nicolas Maduro has vowed not to accept. Emilio Gonzalez, mayor of the Venezuela border town of Gran Sabana, identified the woman killed by a gunshot as Zoraida Rodriguez, a member of an indigenous community. He said mem...
Tags: Politics, News, Russia, Sport, World news, Ap, Colombia, Soccer, United Nations, Brazil, Richard Branson, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Usaid, Branson, San Antonio


Trump Undercuts Efforts To Stop Migrant Smugglers Despite Tough Talk

ICE has shifted manpower and money away from more complex investigations to support the administration’s push to arrest, detain and deport undocumented immigrants. In his quest to build a border wall, President Donald Trump has warned of jobs stolen from American workers, suburbs terrorized by criminal aliens, and desperate migrant caravans headed north. Lately, though, he has found a favorite new target in the “ruthless coyotes” and “vicious cartels” that smuggle migrants into the United Stat...
Tags: Asia, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, Mexico, White House, Immigration, America, Qatar, Dhs, Fbi, United States, Philippines, Ice


Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring Says He Wore Blackface at College Party in 1980

In the latest political bombshell to rock Virginia, yet another top Democrat in the state has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago.Attorney General Mark Herring released a statement Wednesday (Feb. 6) saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergrad at the University of Virginia.“In 1980, when I was a 19-year-old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kur...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Boston, Virginia, College Party, Jazz, Breaking News, Michael Jackson, University Of Virginia, San Antonio, Blackface, Fairfax, Mark Herring, Herring, Ralph Northam


The party’s over and everyone is invited!

As every high schooler knows, when Mom and Dad are away it’s time to play! Of course, in the age of Twitter and Instagram, adult-free house parties can go viral and the next thing you know Dad’s La-Z-Boy is floating in the swimming pool and two Sheriff’s choppers are hovering overhead. There is such a thing as too much freedom. The 2020 rugby scrum for the Democratic Party presidential nomination may finally confirm what our Founding Father’s feared most; there may be such a thing as too much de...
Tags: New York, Texas, Instagram, Vladimir Putin, Obama, California, Opinion, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Tom Hanks, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Ben Franklin


Hundreds of flights delayed in New York and Atlanta as the longest government shutdown in history leads to air-traffic-control staffing shortages

Flights were delayed and rerouted on Friday at major airports along the East Coast of the US because of staffing shortages as the government shutdown entered its 35th day. Ground stops were in place at some of the nation's busiest airports as air-traffic controllers, working without pay, began to stay home. By 10:45 a.m. ET, flights were no longer halted, but delays at LaGuardia, Newark, and Atlanta continue.  Cabin crews reportedly told passengers on some flights that they were taking extra f...
Tags: New York, Texas, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Air Canada, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Reagan, Fbi, Washington Dc, Delta, Mitch McConnell


Flights delayed at major airports in New York as the longest government shutdown in history leads to staffing shortages

Flights were delayed and re-routed on Friday due to staffing shortages as the government shutdown entered its 35th day.  Ground stops were in place at some of the nation's busiest airports as federal workers, working without pay, began to stay home.  By 10:45 am, flights were no longer halted, but delays continued.  Cabin crews reportedly told passengers on some flights that they were taking extra fuel in the event of holding patterns.  The government shutdown is starting to have a real impac...
Tags: New York, Texas, Congress, White House, Air Canada, US, America, Trends, Reagan, Fbi, Washington Dc, Chrysler, Philadelphia, Tsa, Newark, Department Of Homeland Security


Kamala Harris Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign With "For The People" Slogan

Sen. Kamala Harris officially announced on January 21 that she will seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Harris, the 54-year-old daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, made history when in 2016 she became the second Black woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Her announcement is not exactly a surprise: The career prosecutor and former California attorney general has been rumored as a potential presidential candidate even before she took federal office.Symbolically, Har...
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Kamala Harris launches 2020 White House bid

California senator Kamala Harris has launched her presidential campaign for 2020, adding to a crowded Democratic field dominated by a new generation of women and minority candidates. The 54-year-old former prosecutor announced her bid for the White House on Monday in an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America programme, saying "The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. That's why I'm running for president of ...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, Abc, California, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, United States, New Hampshire, Washington Dc


Brace Yourself: Waves Of 2020 Announcements Expected Soon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Ne...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Obama, California, Washington, Senate, White House, New York City, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire


Julian Castro Blasts Border ‘Tragedy’ Sparked by Trump Policies

(Bloomberg) -- Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration housing secretary, slammed President Donald Trump’s policy of separating families at the southern U.S. border a day after announcing his 2020 White House bid, highlighting what is likely to be a principal issue in his campaign.
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Julian Castro Blasts Border `Tragedy' Sparked by Trump Policies

(Bloomberg) -- Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration housing secretary, slammed President Donald Trump’s policy of separating families at the southern U.S. border a day after announcing his 2020 White House bid, highlighting what is likely to be a principal issue in his campaign.
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Julian Castro, Trump Policies, Bloomberg Julian Castro


US election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US Representative of Hawaii, has become the latest Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for the US presidential election in 2020.  In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she intended to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," Ms Gabbard said. She is the latest to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 p...
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Julián Castro launches presidential bid with speech in Texas

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro


Julian Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON — Julian Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and mayor of San Antonio, launched his presidential campaign on Saturday, joining what is expected to be a crowded field of contenders for the Democratic nomination. Castro is the first Latino to enter the race, and at 44 will likely be among the youngest. […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro, Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, 2020 Presidential Race


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii


Julián Castro launches presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Democratic race for president, and he could end up being the only Latino in what’s expected to be a crowded field of White House contenders. The 44-year-old Castro kicked off his campaign Saturday in San Antonio, his hometown. He announced […]
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Julián Castro set to launch presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, is expected to announce his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Castro meets with Nevada Latino leaders ahead of 2020 bid

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is meeting with Nevada Democrats and leaders of the Latino community in Las Vegas days ahead of his planned announcement of a 2020 run for the presidency. Castro, the Democratic former mayor of San Antonio who served in President Barack Obama’s second term, met Tuesday […]
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APNewsBreak: Ex-Obama housing chief Julian Castro takes step toward 2020 White House run, forms exploratory committee

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — APNewsBreak: Ex-Obama housing chief Julian Castro takes step toward 2020 White House run, forms exploratory committee.
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APNewsBreak: Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he’s taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12. The move Wednesday gives the 44-year-old former San Antonio mayor an […]
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Ap, Associated Press, San Antonio, Julian Castro, Nation & World Politics, Texas Democrat


Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones concedes Texas congressional race

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones has conceded her Texas congressional race against Republican incumbent Will Hurd, nearly two weeks after the midterm elections. Jones made the announcement Monday. She had been trailing Hurd by more than 1,000 votes in Texas’ sprawling 23rd congressional district that stretches from San Antonio to El Paso. […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, San Antonio, Jones, El Paso, Hurd, Nation & World Politics, Will Hurd, Gina Ortiz Jones


Democrats win California House seat, besting four-term Republican – live

Josh Harder declared winner in 10th congressional districtHouse Republicans hold leadership elections on Capitol HillSign up for the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 2.43pm GMT Conservative lawyers are starting a group called “Checks and Balances” as a counterweight to what they see as Trump’s betrayal of constitutional norms.The group includes George Conway, the husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, as well as a number of conservative legal notables including top constitutiona...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro, Trump, Tom Ridge, Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, Jonathan Adler, California House


Tyson Chandler officially signs with the Lakers

EL SEGUNDO — Since the season began, it’s been obvious that the Lakers needed to bolster their frontcourt. The team took what it hopes will be a big step in the right direction on Tuesday afternoon, signing veteran center Tyson Chandler after he was bought out by the Phoenix Suns and cleared waivers. At 7-foot-1, Chandler is expected to fill an immediate need at backup center behind JaVale McGee. General Manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement that he, team president Magic Johnson and Coach Luke...
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He bashes Trump in Texas, but GOP is desperate to keep him

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Few Republicans in Congress have publicly criticized President Donald Trump like Will Hurd of Texas, who didn’t vote for him 2016 and won’t say if he will in 2020. But next week on Election Day, Hurd could end up helping save him. One of just three black Republicans in Congress, Hurd […]
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