Denver teacher strike, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: 5 things to know Tuesday

Government shutdown: Will Trump agree to new agreement?

After President Donald Trump used an El Paso, Texas, rally to make his case for border wall funding, details of the agreement lawmakers made “in principal” to avoid another government shutdown are expected to be released Tuesday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Republican Sen. Richard Shelby and Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, announced the deal following a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill. Until this past weekend, the biggest sticking point for the group had been how to deal with the president’s demand for a $5.7 billion wall along the southern border — during the last shutdown, Democrats refused to give him the money, saying the wall would be costly and ineffective. Trump mostly avoided talking about the announced deal during the rally and gave no indication of whether he’d be willing to sign such a deal. 

Contract talks to resume in Denver teachers strike

Negotiations are expected to resume Tuesday between striking teachers and Denver Public Schools. Thousands of school employees walked off the job Monday after failing to reach an agreement with administrators over salaries and bonuses — the latest in a year of teacher strikes across the nation. In a series of tweets, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock offered “all the resources at my disposal” to help teachers and school administrators reach an agreement to end the strike. Substitutes and administrators are staffing facilities in the 90,000-students, 207-school district, although officials acknowledged the strike would cause disruptions. Early-childhood classrooms are closed, leaving about 5,000 preschoolers at home.

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