All Marana and Sahuarita schools to close Thursday during Arizona teachers’ walkout

Sahuarita Unified School District also will close all its schools on both Thursday and Friday, as more than half of its teachers told district officials they plan to take part in the strike. … Tucson Unified School District, the city’s largest, expects to announce Tuesday afternoon whether it will close schools.

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Argument analysis: Travel ban seems likely to survive Supreme Court’s review

Argument analysis: Travel ban seems likely to survive Supreme Court’s reviewIt has been nearly 15 months since President Donald Trump first issued an order that banned travel to the United States by nationals of seven countries, all of which have overwhelmingly Muslim populations. After lower courts blocked the government from enforcing both the original January 2017 order and a revised order that followed it in […]

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Calif. Police Arrest Suspect In Infamous ‘Golden State Killer’ Case


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Police in California have arrested someone they believe to be the so-called Golden State Killer, according to an FBI spokeswoman.

Also known as the “East Area Rapist” and the “Original Night Stalker,” the suspect is believed to have killed at least 12 people and raped at least 45 victims in California in the 1970s and ’80s. It’s been over 30 years since the last recorded attack.

The New York Times reports a 72-year-old man was arrested in connection with the case. Authorities are expected to provide more details at a press conference at noon Pacific Time on Wednesday.

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Macron Highlights Facebook Scandal During Address To Congress


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During his address to Congress on Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron highlighted the Facebook hearings that took place on Capitol Hill earlier this month.

“I believe we can address our citizens’ concerns regarding privacy and personal data,” Macron said.

He said the recent controversy surrounding the social media giant should serve as a reminder that regulation and privacy laws are needed to control the internet.

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“The recent Facebook hearings highlight a necessity to preserve our citizens’ digital rights all over the world and protect the confidence in today’s digital tools of life,” Macron said.

Macron voiced a similar weariness for internet giants during an interview with Wired magazine earlier this month. 

He warned that companies like Facebook and Google are getting too big to be governed and could ultimately be dismantled.

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Macron Pitches Congress On His Globalist Vision


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French President Emmanuel Macron is still trying to keep the U.S. involved in international affairs. He made that obvious during his address to Congress.

Macron told Congress: “The United States is the one who invented this multilateralism. You are the one now who has to help preserve and reinvent it.”

During his state visit to the U.S., Macron is trying to sway President Donald Trump away from his nationalistic foreign policy. Among the most urgent issue is the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump is threatening to tear up.

Macron says he recognizes Trump’s concerns about the deal but argues those should be worked out in a separate agreement.

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“We should not abandon it without having something more substantial instead. That’s my position,” Macron said.

Macron also talked about working together to address climate change, inequality and misinformation. The French president painted these threats as a fundamental danger to global stability.

The French president often casts himself as a global leader. During an address to European Parliament, Macron told Europe to avoid “selfish nationalism” and help build a stronger European Union instead.

But with increasing labor strikes back home and sinking popularity, Macron may be running low on political capital he needs to push his vision of the world abroad.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

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After Sunday’s Shooting, The Tennessee Waffle House Is Open Again


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The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were shot and killed Sunday is open again. And the restaurant says it’ll donate 100 percent of its sales for the next month to the families of the victims involved.

Waffle House supervisors told Newsy’s partner WTVF the restaurant’s workers said they wanted to get back to work as part of the healing process. The supervisors also brought in grief counselors.

As of Wednesday, four white crosses were outside the restaurant; each had the name and picture of a victim who died. Waffle House is also planning a permanent memorial to honor the victims.

The suspect was arrested Monday and faces four counts of criminal homicide, four counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful gun possession.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

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Asteroids May Have Delivered More Of Earth’s Water Than We Thought


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Scientists think much of Earth’s liquid water came from icy comets that showered the early solar system. But new research shows common asteroids might have delivered more of that water than we thought.

During the formation of the solar system, Earth spent some 300 million years getting pummeled with debris — asteroids, comets and even larger bodies like the one we think helped form the moon. The impacts were so frequent and energetic that the whole planet was resurfaced a few times.

At one point, our computer models showed any water asteroids carried was probably lost as steam in the heat of the collision, so they shouldn’t have accounted for much of Earth’s water reserves. But a new practical experiment shows those computations might have been wrong.

Scientists made marbles that mimicked the water-bearing composition of some of the solar system’s most common asteroids. They shot them at targets at 11,000 miles per hour, so they went as fast and hit as hard as asteroids do.

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And the resulting explosions weren’t as dry as scientists expected. When the plume of steam and molten rock cooled down, a lot of the water was preserved in the debris — as much as 30 percent.

This could change how planetary scientists think about water on other worlds in the solar system. Places like the moon and Mercury also have traces of water ice in their craters — and a lot of it might have hitched a ride on the same asteroids that dug them.

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