What we’re reading: Elizabeth Warren stands behind teachers on strike in Chicago


By Leslie Fields

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren joins educators’ strike for better pay in Chicago. Photo courtesy of U.S. News.

Elizabeth Warren joined teachers in their strike for better pay

Elizabeth Warren traveled to Chicago to support educators’ strike for better pay.

“I believe in public education and I believe it is time in America to make a new investment in public education,” Warren said, according to U.S. News.

Warren made her appearance at the protests a day after she offered a K-12 proposal that emphasizes Chicago educators’ needs of increased pay, smaller class sizes and funding to hire more support staff.

However, union, city, and district officials still say there is no money to cover these demands at this time. 

Pentagon official involved in Ukraine policy is due to testify for the impeachment inquiry 

Pentagon official Laura Cooper arrives at Capitol Hill to testify before lawmakers Wednesday. Photo courtesy: AP Images.

The top Pentagon official overseeing U.S. policy in Ukraine is set to testify before lawmakers Wednesday, according to CNN

Laura Cooper is voluntarily appearing and the Pentagon has not shown any effort in blocking her testimony. 

Cooper would have been involved with overseeing US military assistance to Ukraine, such as the $250 million aid package that was frozen by Trump’s Administration and is at the center of the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

Women must be aware of the hazards of implants

Women thinking of surgery to receive breast implants should be aware of the risks that could come with the surgery such as fatigue, joint pain and the possibility of cancer, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. However, thousands of women with implants have complained of severe muscle and joint pain, cognitive difficulties, and illness.

A connection between implants and these symptoms has been largely dismissed by the medical community but sparked attention from the FDA.

The agency is urging manufacturers to provide more detailed information and warning labels so patients know exactly what they are putting in their bodies.