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U.S. public schools in financial trouble

POSTED: 1:13 PM Mar 22 2013   UPDATED: 11:13 AM Mar 28 2013

Hundreds of public school teachers and their supporters took to the streets yesterday to protest Chicago's recent announcement of a school consolidation plan, which will close 54 of the city's public schools. Take a look at other U.S. public schools facing financial troubles.

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Chicago school officials said on March 21 that they plan to close dozens of schools in a bid to improve education and tackle a $1 billion deficit.

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Two charged with metal, auto parts theft

Two people were charged with stealing metal and car parts in Washington County.

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Police say 'professional' thieves stole electronics worth over $6,000

Kingsport Police say a group of five people used an elaborate shoplifting scheme to steal thousands of dollars worth of items from a local store.

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