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3 May 2016 02:33 AM EST

All public schools in Detroit but three closed on Monday after the teacher’s union called on members to take a sick day. The problem is that the Detroit Public School District will not be able to pay teachers in the summer unless a funding crisis is resolved. More than 45,600 students missed school on Monday after teachers responded to the union’s call, forcing the closure of 94 of the 97 schools in the district. The Detroit school district is estimated to have more than $3bn in debt. According to The Guardian, the district said on Saturday it could not pay teachers past June 30th. So without additional funding, teachers who had chosen to be paid throughout the year--instead of just when school is in session--would not receive money they had already earned. Detroit Federation of Teachers interim president Ivy Bailey said the union organized the sickout because the district had broken its deal to pay teachers. Emergency meetings between the union and school officials are planned. There is no word whether the sickouts would continue past Monday.

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2 May, 2016
Malia Obama to Attend Harvard University in the Fall of 2017

The First Daughter is Harvard bound, and rebelling against her parents (kind of). Over the weekend, the White House announced that President Barack and Michelle Obama’s eldest daughter Malia, 17, would first be taking a gap year, then start attending Harvard University in the Fall of 2017.... Read more

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No elephant in the room: Ringling Bros. retires elephant show

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Prince Went Great Lengths To Get Painkillers Hours Before Death

A new report says Prince drove six miles out of his way to pick up prescription pills the night before his death. The singer reportedly passed by eight pharmacies near his estate, Paisley Park, to find a fresh one six miles away in Minnetonka, in what looks like a way to cover up a paper trail... Read more

1 May, 2016
Malia Obama joining Harvard Class of 2021 after gap year

The White House announced Sunday Malia Obama is going to take a year off before heading to Harvard University. Malia is a senior at Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. She will be a member of the Harvard class of 2021. The White House didn’t say what Malia would be doing during... Read more

1 May, 2016
Last elephant in the room: Ringling Bros. ends elephant shows today

Where the Ringling elephants now live 05:33 (CNN)After years of giant tricks and synchronized dances, the elephants at Ringling Bros. will perform in one final act Sunday. The elephants' last show will be in Providence, RI, the circus said, nearly two years before the pachyderms' expected retirement.... Read more

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