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Students return to classes as Chicago strike winds up

Some 430,000 students returned to classes Monday in the nation's third-largest school system, as the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates voted 605 to 59 Sunday night to accept a tentative agreement to end the two-week-old strike.

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The pact provides a 4.5 percent salary increase and other benefits to the union and 17 nonteaching unions that walked out together Dec. 3.