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|Leaders of a teachers union extended their strike on Sunday, saying they needed more time to consider a contract deal reached by negotiators over the weekend and forcing 350,000 students around this city to begin a second week without classes. Even after the strike here ends, the political fallout seemed unlikely to fade. Union leaders had viewed the strike -- the first for teachers here in 25 years -- as an important national show of strength and unwillingness to bend in a city with long and deep union ties.|
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