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West Virginia legislators approve a teacher pay raise, ending a nine-day strike.

The West Virginia state legislature approved an increase in teacher pay on Tuesday, and Governor Jim Justice quickly signed the order, ending a nine-day strike that affected nearly 300,000 West Virginia schoolchildren. A dispute over health benefits and salary prompted the statewide walkout. At one point, educators had an agreement with the governor, for a five-percent raise, but the state…

Ending the Search

The search for three missing sailors in the western Pacific has been called off.

  U.S. and Japanese crews have suspended their search their search Friday morning in the western Pacific for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed in the Philippine Sea. Eight sailors were rescued after the crash while flying between Japan to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan. The U.S. 7th fleet, which covers Asian waters, has been the source…