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The digital marquee outside Highland Arts Elementary School, seen at the start of class Wednesday, warns of the effects of the teacher walkout Thursday in Mesa, Ariz. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Scores Of Schools In Arizona Close As Teachers Embark On Massive Walkout

Thousands of demonstrators descended on Phoenix, where they are marching on the Capitol to demand pay bumps and boosted budgets. Across state lines, teachers in Colorado are also protesting.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, accompanied by EPA Chief Financial Officer Holly Greaves, testifies during a hearing of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Capitol Hill Thursday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the recent scrutiny he has received over ethical issues is an effort to undermine the president's agenda.

EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (L) confers with ranking member Dianne Feinstein at a committee hearing April 19, 2018. The committee has approved legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill To Protect Mueller Investigation Approved By Senate Judiciary Committee

While the bill lacks support from GOP leaders in the House and Senate, it's intended to send a message to President Trump to avoid interfering with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Jake Tapper is CNN's chief Washington correspondent and the host of The Lead and State of the Union. His novel, The Hellfire Club, is set in 1954 Washington, D.C. Corey Nickols/Getty Images for Pizza Hut hide caption

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CNN's Jake Tapper On McCarthyism, Trump And The 'Jar Jar Binks Principle'

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Tapper's new novel, The Hellfire Club, takes place in 1954 during Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Communist "witch hunt" — a time he describes as "very resonant" with the current political climate.

CNN's Jake Tapper On McCarthyism, Trump And The 'Jar Jar Binks Principle'

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Ford will focus on SUVs and trucks — and eliminate many of its sedans — in the North American market. Here, the company's trucks were highlighted at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ford To Phase Out 'Traditional Ford Sedans' Such As Fusion And Taurus In The U.S.

Ford Motor Co. reported a $1.7 billion profit for the first quarter, but it's planning big changes — such as phasing out nearly all of its cars in favor of trucks and SUVs.

Garret Morgan (center) is training as an ironworker near Seattle and already has a job that pays him $50,000 a year. Sy Bean/The Hechinger Report hide caption

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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Huge shortages loom in the skilled trades, which require less — and cheaper — training. Should that make students rethink the four-year degree?

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of Marvel Studios. Here, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige presents at the 2015 D23 Expo in California. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige On The Future Of Marvel Movies

The studio president tells NPR, "Black Panther will not be a one-off for us. ... Movies should represent the world in which they are made." Marvel's latest, Avengers: Infinity War, is out this week.

Yawkey Way, outside Fenway Park, was named for the late, former Boston Red Sox owner, Tom Yawkey, who was known for his philanthropy, but also for what was a racist ball club. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Boston Changes 'Yawkey Way' To 'Jersey Street' After Concerns Over Racist Legacy

The Red Sox called for the change to distance themselves from former owner Tom Yawkey's era of racial discrimination. Others argue that he redeemed himself.

Boston Changes 'Yawkey Way' To 'Jersey Street' After Concerns Over Racist Legacy

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Mel Brooks Says It's His Job 'To Make Terrible Things Entertaining'

Brooks, 91, has made a career of poking fun at topics that normally wouldn't make you laugh. "The comedy writer is like the conscience of the king," Brooks says. "He's got to tell him the truth."

Mel Brooks Says It's His Job To 'Make Terrible Things Entertaining'

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Joseph James DeAngelo, a suspect in a series of killings in California, was arrested Tuesday. Sacramento County, Calif., Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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'Golden State Killer,' Suspected Of Terrorizing California For Years, Arrested

Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was taken into custody at his home outside Sacramento, not far from where officials say a decade-long crime spree of dozens of rapes and murders began in the 1970s.

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