Protestors march against education funding cuts in Los Angeles, Dec. 15. Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A union representing 31,000 teachers and school staff plans to strike on Jan. 10 following months of stalled negotiations, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The state of play: United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District have agreed on an initial salary number, but they can't agree on a raise structure. The union wants a 6.5% raise retroactive to July 1, 2016, but the school district is only offering a 3% raise retroactive to July 1, 2017. A statement by the union's leader on Wednesday suggests it's very unlikely there will be a resolution in time for the deadline.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Ex-FDA chief: Pence campaigning after COVID exposure puts others at risk — Mark Meadows: "We are not going to control the pandemic"— COVID-19 looms over White House Halloween celebrations.
  2. Health: 13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week — Fauci says maybe we should mandate masks if people don't wear them — America was sick well before it ever got COVID-19.
  3. World: Italy tightens restrictions Spain declares new state of emergency.
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13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week

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13 states set new highs last week for coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project (CTP) and state health departments. Kansas, Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming surpassed records from the previous week.

The big picture: The pandemic is getting worse again across the country, and daily coronavirus cases have risen in the U.S. for six straight weeks, according to a seven-day average tracked by Axios. The U.S. reported over 80,000 new cases on both Friday and Saturday.

Senate advances Amy Coney Barrett nomination, setting up final confirmation vote

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The Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday.

Why it matters: It's now virtually inevitable that the Senate will vote to confirm President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee before the election, which is just nine days away.