What’s next for #MeToo after Kavanaugh’s confirmation

(CNN)For many, the fight against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was about more than a seat on the Supreme Court. It was a test of how far the conversation about sexual violence has come in the year since survivors began raising their voices. “As a result, we will be taking our power to the polls in November and voting them right out.” The first target of their political activism is the midterms, followed by the 2019 Women’s March. Then, all eyes will be on the 2020 general election. Otherwise, activists and civil rights groups say they will continue working to strengthen laws…

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These teachers work up to 6 jobs. Now they’re fed up and ready to walk out

(CNN)Craig Troxell steps precariously across a customer’s roof, marking hail damage from yet another Oklahoma storm. He still smells of the freshly cut grass from the swanky side of town, where he had just mowed lawns to make a few extra dollars. Why Craig Troxell still teaches in Oklahoma “I was looking at your STAR (standardized) test we took,” he told his class of mostly freshmen. “You started the year at a 7th grade level. Now you’re above a 12th.” Freshman Zach Ennis said Moy has made algebra easier to learn. “I really like him, he’s a really good teacher.…

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

(CNN)He stood 5-foot-4 and weighed 130 pounds. An angular, baby-smooth face made him look even less intimidating. Henry Johnson was at first just another railroad porter who toted luggage and smiled for tips. Johnson was a US sergeant standing sentry one night in a French forest when a German raiding party attacked. The swarming Germans shot Johnson in his lip, head and side. Yet Johnson kept shooting back. When his rifle jammed, he grabbed it by the barrel and clubbed more Germans. Then he used the bolo knife to stab and disembowel another enemy soldier. He kept throwing grenades until…

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