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Kayla's Morning Kickstart:

Hong Kong

Hong Kong was crippled by extended bouts of protests. After the situation was resolved, the government had to answer to the Chinese government. A four-day meeting ended with a dark message for Hong Kong. They are looking at fundamental changes like a new election process and intervention by the Chinese government.

Iraq protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has agreed to resign after weeks of anti-government protests. His only condition is that the successor has to be agreed upon before he leaves, reported CNN. The protests began because of higher unemployment, government corruption and lack clean water and electricity. More than 200 protesters have been killed and thousands injured.

Chicago's teacher strike comes to an end

The teacher's strike in Chicago is over. School is back in session today for more than 300,000 students and 25,000 teachers, reported CNN. Chicago schools and unions agreed to reduce class sizes and bring more nurses and social workers to campus. The sides also agreed to add five days to the end of the school year to make up for lost time during the strike.

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