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Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

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CHICAGO (AP) — As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, ... Full Story

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  • Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot
    Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

  • On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward
    On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward

    CHICAGO (AP) — A lesson from President Barack Obama's brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What's past is prologue.

  • In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare
    In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.

  • Georgia partisans feud over voter registration

    ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4 election looms.

  • Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
    Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American id workers infected in West Africa.

  • The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items
    The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.

  • GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away
    GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.

  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis
    Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport
    Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports.

  • Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS
    Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not o support them.

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