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Why West Virginia’s Teachers Aren’t Backing Down

Hundreds of teachers wait to enter West Virginia’s capitol on Monday.Tyler Evert/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Early on Monday morning, just as schools would usually be opening across West Virginia, the Ohio County Board of Education gathered in a auditorium in Wheeling Park High School to hear comments from…

Are You a Dreamer? We Want to Hear Your DACA Story.

Mother Jones illustration Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Last year, President Donald Trump began ending protections for about 700,000 Dreamers—young undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. Thousands of Dreamers have lost protections from deportation since then. If you’ve been affected, we’d like to hear from you.  The…

Quote of the Day: Running the Government Is Hard

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. From Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon who is now Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: There are more complexities here than in brain surgery. Actually, Carson is wrong. Brain surgery is every bit as complex as running a gigantic government department. It’s just totally different, and…

Florida Senate Passes Measure That Arms School Personnel in Response to Parkland Shooting

People crowd the entrance to the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott with boxes of petitions for gun control reform in February.Gerald Herbert/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. On Monday night, the Republican-controlled Florida Senate narrowly passed a sweeping bill that implements gun restrictions, invests in mental health services, and arms some school…