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We followed 15 of America’s teachers on a day of frustrations, pressures and hard-earned victories

It’s shortly after dawn when Edward Lawson, one of America’s 3.2 million public school teachers, pulls his car into the parking lot of Thomas Elementary in Racine, Wisconsin. He cuts the engine, pulls out his cell phone and calls his principal. They begin to pray.Lawson is a full-time substitute based at a school with full-time problems:…

First lady’s rep: Boycott ‘disgusting’ T.I. video with nude Melania look-alike

“I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” jacket.”Like it or not, she is the first lady and this is the White House,” Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s spokeswoman  told USA TODAY in a statement Tuesday.She continued: “It’s disrespectful and disgusting to portray her this way simply because of politics.”The statement comes after Atlanta rapper T.I. released a NSFW…

George W. Bush playfully photobombed Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush after wedding

CLOSE Former first lady Michelle Obama and President George W. Bush have become friends after years of sitting next to each other as dignitaries at government events. USA TODAYFormer President George W. Bush can add photobombing to his resume. “Today” correspondent Jenna Bush Hager took to Instagram Saturday to share a precious image with her newlywed twin…

Air Canada’s close call in San Francisco could’ve been ‘worst aviation accident in history’

The Associated Press Published 2:17 p.m. ET Oct. 14, 2018 | Updated 7:50 a.m. ET Oct. 15, 2018CLOSE This time-lapsed video shows a NOAA airplane passing through Hurricane Florence near Bermuda. USA TODAYbecoming the worst crash in aviation history.The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday on the incident in which an Air…

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