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From the aquarium to synagogues, here are the places that have stepped in as Chicago teachers go on strike

  • School buildings will remain open to provide students with a place to go and meals to eat, but organizations and locations all over the city also have flung open their doors with programs to keep the kids of Chicago occupied.
  • Chicago Public Schools has also provided a Contingency Site Locator on its website where people can find nearby schools, parks, or other locations that are offering a place for kids to stay during school hours for the duration of the strike.
  • Through the Shedd Aquarium's Camp Shedd, parents and guardians may register children enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade in Chicago Public Schools.
  • The Jewish Council for Youth Services has kids covered with their School's Out Camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
  • The Salvation Army has announced it will also provide free programming for up to 50 children including homework time, sports, arts and crafts, and Bible studies.

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5 things you need to know today

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted almost simultaneously earlier this morning that an agreement had been reached on the UK's long-planned exit from the EU, set for two weeks from today.
  • No details were released, but we should learn more later today when Johnson heads to Belgium for a two-day summit with EU leaders.
  • Meanwhile, if the House goes ahead and impeaches the President, the trial in the Senate could be quick.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave GOP senators a preview of how an impeachment trial in the chamber would work.
  • Meanwhile, in Chicago, 25,000 educators are set to go on strike today.
  • The system launches on the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, a 6.9-magnitude quake that hit the central coast of the state in 1989 and killed 63 people.

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The US carried out a secret cyber strike on Iran after the attack on Saudi oil facilities

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the September 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two US officials have told Reuters.
  • The US strike appears more limited than other such operations against Iran this year after the downing of an American drone in June and an alleged attack by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on oil tankers in the Gulf in May. The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and Germany have publicly blamed the September 14 attack on Iran, which denied involvement in the strike.
  • Tensions in the Gulf have escalated sharply since May 2018, when Trump withdrew from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Tehran that put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of sanctions.

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General Motors climbs after agreeing to tentative labor deal with UAW that could end month-long strike

  • General Motors' stock price rose as much as 2.5% Wednesday after the United Auto Workers labor union announced the two parties agreed on a tentative labor contract that could end a month-long strike.
  • The UAW said in a press release emailed to Markets Insider that a proposed contract has been sent to the UAW GM National Council for approval.
  • According to the release, the council will meet privately on October 17 to vote on the proposal.
  • No details of the contract were announced, except that it represents "major gains" for UAW workers, the union said in the release.
  • The announcement comes on the back of a more than month-long strike by 48,000 GM workers.
  • The automaker's share price has fallen almost 5% since the strike began in mid-September.
  • The strike started due to disagreements over pay, healthcare costs, and the company's use of temporary workers.

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The longest labor strike in decades may be about to end as GM and the UAW reach a tentative contract

  • On Wednesday, General Motors and the United Auto Workers announced a tentative contract agreement to end a strike by nearly 50,000 GM hourly workers that had stretched on for nearly five weeks.
  • It has been the longest strike against a major automaker in decades and the first big action since the UAW walked out on GM in 1982.
  • The strike occurred against the backdrop of attacks on GM by President Donald Trump — who objected to contemplated factory closures in Michigan and Ohio, states critical to his 2020 reelection bid.
  • It also played out amid a federal corruption investigation of the UAW's leadership, including President Gary Jones.
  • A tentative contract could end the strike, but it's up to the UAW membership to decide whether it should return to work while preparing to vote on the deal.
  • In 2015, FCA's UAW-represented workforce rejected a first tentative contract before ratifying a later agreement.

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U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept.
  • 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters.
  • The U.S. strike appears more limited than other such operations against Iran this year after the downing of an American drone in June and an alleged attack by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on oil tankers in the Gulf in May. The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and Germany have publicly blamed the Sept.
  • Tensions in the Gulf have escalated sharply since May 2018, when Trump withdrew from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Tehran that put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of sanctions.

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