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Oklahoma's Teachers Continue Walkout As Lawmakers Vote On More Education Funds npr.org

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those vendors, on Thursday. Those funds would be in addition to a [law signed last week](https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/02/598739415/oklahoma-teachers-set-for-statewide-walkout-amid-continued-pay-dispute) by Gov. Mary Fallin that gives each teacher a $6,100 raise and commits $33 million ... teachers stems from a reluctance to raise taxes. As [Emily Wendler of StateImpact Oklahoma reported](https://www.npr.org/2018/04/02/598916323/oklahoma-and-kentucky-teachers-go-on-strike-demanding-more-education-funding), last week's pay raise for teachers was the state's first tax hike in 28 years ... www.cbsnews.com/news/oklahoma-teachers-fight-for-increased-funding-were-doing-this-for-our-kids/). But Oklahoma's teachers may be encouraged by similar walkouts [in West Virginia](https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/06/591136249/we-have-reached-a-deal-west-virginia-teacher-strike-set-to-end), where teachers secured a pay raise, and Kentucky, where teachers rallied Monday and are [threatening

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South Korea's Ex-President Sentenced To 24 Years For Corruption npr.org

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Korean President Park Geun-hye guilty on a raft of charges in the [sprawling corruption case](https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/17/524325596/ousted-south-korean-president-park-geun-hye-is-formally-indicted) that led to her impeachment. She has been sentenced to 24 years in prison — effectively ... dozens of government officials and businesses. She's been in prison since the [spring of 2017](https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/30/522080508/south-korean-court-approves-arrest-warrant-for-ousted-leader-park-geun-hye) and did not show up to hear her sentence being read aloud. Park is the daughter

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Kim Jong Un Pledges To Shut Down Main Nuclear Test Site In May, South Korea Says npr.org

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reportedly told Moon during their meeting. Koreans were hopeful — though as [NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports](https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/04/27/606358775/in-south-korea-summit-with-north-korea-is-greeted-with-hope-and-skepticism) — skeptical. The agreement was short on details. Some "feel they've been sold this horse before ... clocks a half-hour behind South Korea's in 2015 to [create its own time zone](https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/07/430314111/north-korea-s-receding-time-zone). "The two different clocks for Seoul and Pyeongyang hanging in the Peace House broke his heart

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Mass Graves Discovered 24 Years After Rwandan Genocide npr.org

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Times* in Rwanda. Of the more than 800,000 people who were [killed in the genocide](https://www.npr.org/2014/04/08/300477889/dark-history-of-rwanda-s-genocide-makes-it-hard-to-move-on) — Tutsi minorities and moderate Hutus — between 2,000 and 3,000 may be buried ... with mass graves." The discovery raises concerns as Rwandans try to [move past those dark days](https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2014/04/07/300282310/rwanda-honors-dead-celebrates-progress-20-years-after-genocide), said Naomi Kikoler, deputy director of the Simon-Skjodt Center. "For this to be found

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More Than 100 Feared Dead After Plane Crashes Near Havana Airport npr.org

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having seen spiraling columns of black smoke rising from the crashed plane. Cuba's [newly inaugurated](https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/19/603920733/cuba-long-led-by-castros-hails-a-new-president-outside-the-family) president, President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, rushed to the site of the crash along with

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From Exile, Puigdemont Abandons Pursuit Of Catalonian Presidency npr.org

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faces arrest on sedition and rebellion charges, and took refuge in Belgium last fall. [Spain rescinded](https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/05/568637467/spain-withdraws-international-arrest-warrant-for-catalan-separatist-leader) its European arrest warrant against him in December after Belgium made clear it would not extradite

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More Than 100 Feared Dead After Plane Crashes Near Havana Airport npr.org

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having seen spiraling columns of black smoke rising from the crashed plane. Cuba's [newly inaugurated](https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/19/603920733/cuba-long-led-by-castros-hails-a-new-president-outside-the-family) president, President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, rushed to the site of the crash along with

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