Things you should know today: 02/11/19

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Denver teachers go on strike after failing to reach pay deal

Teachers carry placards as they walk a picket line outside South High School Feb. 11, in Denver. The strike on Monday is the first for teachers in Colorado in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Denver school districts were left teacher-less on Feb. 11, when several instructors decided to protest the lack of progress made in regards to their demand of a pay increase. The schools will continue to be run by city administrator’s and other professionals until a compromising decision is made between the parties, ending the strike.

Rap artists and women take center stage at Grammys

Dua Lipa accepts the award for best new artist at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, in Los Angeles. Looking on at right is presenter Bob Newhart. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards made history, on Feb. 10, as they paved a new path in history for both women and rap-recording artists. The night was sprinkled with surprises, performer Dua Lipa won best new artist, and singer Cardi B, became the first woman to be awarded the best rap album on her own.

Pompeo visits Hungary to raise concerns about China, Russia

From left, National Security Adviser John Bolton, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and President Donald Trump, speaks before Trump signs a National Security Presidential Memorandum to launch the “Women’s Global Development and Prosperity” Initiative in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Feb. 7. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A European tour is making headway as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, visited Hungary and other countries, raising awareness about the leverage China and Russia are gaining within those nations. Varous nation leaders are holding meetings with the goal of advocating democracy and equality, thus bringing light to the impact China and Russia are creating.

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Top-recording rap artist Drake won Best Rap Song, only to have his acceptance speech interrupted as the Grammy Awards switched to a commercial break. His comments, seeming to be an insult to the Recording Academy, left some wondering if the interuption was intentional.

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