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Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second straight day on Tuesday as teachers called in sick to protest news the cash-strapped school system will run out of money to pay employees at the end of June. Ninety-four of the city's 97 public schools were closed as a result of the "sickout," said Chrystal Wilson, a spokeswoman for Michigan's largest public school system. The teachers' union, the Detroit Federation of Teachers, said in a statement it is seeking a guarantee teachers will get paid for their work.
The Islamic State group broke through Kurdish defences in northern Iraq on Tuesday and killed a US Navy SEAL deployed as part of the US-led coalition against the jihadists. The attack came as the United Nations said that fighting with IS in northern Iraq could displace another 30,000 people, adding to millions who have already fled their homes. The fighter from the special operations force was at least the third coalition member killed by enemy fire in Iraq since IS overran swathes of the country in 2014.