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87 Detroit schools closed Monday


DETROIT (AP) -- School district officials in Detroit now say 87 of 100 public schools will be closed Monday because of a threatened teachers' strike.

The teachers' union Sunday encouraged instructors to call out sick after the district said Saturday that it wouldn't have enough money to pay teachers this summer unless Michigan provided additional funding.

In March, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law emergency funding that's keeping the district operating through the end of the school year.

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