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South Dakota District, Teachers at Negotiation Impasse

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District officials said some funds must go toward operating a new middle school in Summerset. The district has also asked the union to take into consideration two building projects that could change enrollment numbers and staffing needs, said the district's attorney Lester Nies and business manager Brett Burditt.

Merkel Still in Charge of Her Future Amid Impasse in Germany

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Angela Merkel has defied many forecasts of her looming political demise in 12 years as German chancellor. And nearly four months into post-war Germany's longest political impasse, she's likely to emerge on top again for the time being -- whatever happens.

North: Kim Suspended Action Against South for Korean Impasse

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The public face of the North's recent bashing of the South has been Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of leader Kim Jong Un, who has been confirmed as his top official on inter-Korean affairs. Issuing harsh statements through state media, she had said the North's demolishing of the liaison office would be just the first in a series of retaliatory action against the "enemy" South and that she would leave it to the North's military to come up with the next steps.

GOP Lawmakers in Kansas Seek to Break School Funding Impasse

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The House's GOP leaders announced Saturday morning that they wanted their chamber to pass a new plan close to one it passed earlier to phase in a roughly $520 million increase over five years. If they could do that, it would go to the Senate for an expedited vote, which could send it to Colyer for his expected signature.

British Economy 'Stalling' Amid Intensified Brexit Worries

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The Bank of England is due to keep its main interest rate on hold at 0.75 percent on Thursday. There will be particular interest in its updated economic forecasts in light of the Brexit impasse. Surveys from the likes of IHS Markit, but also from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, are all pointing in the same downward direction amid the Brexit impasse.