Global News 1/8/19: LA teachers strike, 2018 US carbon emissions surge, and the shutdown deepens its toll on the US

Alex Caputo-Pearl, the president of United Teachers Los Angeles, center, at a rally in December. Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are expected to strike this week. Credit Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press

Alex Caputo-Pearl, the president of United Teachers Los Angeles, center, at a rally in December. Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are expected to strike this week. Credit Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press

Across the US and the world, protests are challenging governments; meanwhile, US carbon emissions increased in 2018, and the government shutdown runs to its 18th day, the second-longest in history.

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