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Seattle Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Mon, 2014-06-02 16:33

The ordinance gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation.

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Coup Attempts And Safaris: The Ups And Downs Of Juan Carlos' Reign

Mon, 2014-06-02 15:36

King Juan Carlos announced he would abdicate in favor of his son, sparking a fierce debate over whether he should be allowed to pass on the crown — or if the monarchy should be abolished altogether.

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New EPA Rules Burn Red State Democrats

Mon, 2014-06-02 14:32

In coal-producing Kentucky and West Virginia, Democrats can't put enough distance between themselves and the Obama administration.

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Dozens Of Haitian Migrants Abandoned Near Puerto Rico

Mon, 2014-06-02 14:30

Smuggling Haitians has become a big — and deadly — business. In recent days, several groups of migrants have been abandoned by smugglers on uninhabited islands in the Caribbean.

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Double Rape, Lynching In India Exposes Caste Fault Lines

Mon, 2014-06-02 14:17

The men accused in the girls' murder belong to their area's dominant caste. Protesters and politicians are lashing out at delays and indifference in a case that is creating a political maelstrom.

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Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women

Mon, 2014-06-02 13:23

People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say. As a result, such storms result in nearly twice as many deaths as those with male names.

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Will EPA's New Emission Rules Boost Your Power Bill? It Depends

Mon, 2014-06-02 13:17

The Environmental Protection Agency wants power plants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent. Analysts say the impact on consumers will hinge on how individual states move to meet the standards.

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Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:33

Scientists seem to have answered a fundamental question about the nature of memory. They have found compelling evidence that memories are made by strengthening connections between certain brain cells.

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Despite Expansion, Many Pre-K Programs Fail To Reach Immigrant Kids

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:28

Most states have embarked on a significant expansion of preschool programs, but a new report says they appear to be missing the kids who need these programs most: low-income, immigrant children.

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Civil Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama Dies At 93

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:22

Prominent activist Yuri Kochiyama has died of natural causes at 93. The civil rights champion successfully fought for reparations to be paid to Japanese-Americans interned during World War II.

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Supreme Court: Case Involved Romantic Jealousy, Not Chemical Weapons

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:22

The justices ruled that federal authorities erred by invoking the chemical weapons treaty in prosecuting a woman who attacked a romantic rival with chemicals.

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As Bergdahl Returns Home, Accusations Of Desertion Surface

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:22

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl recently returned to the U.S., released from Taliban captivity in a deal that also released five Guantanamo Bay detainees. A member of Bergdahl's squad tells of a young soldier who turned sour on the Afghan mission and deserted. If true, the Army would have to consider the circumstances of his capture and whether it warrants charges.

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Palestinian Split Shows Signs Of Healing, But Israelis Aren't Pleased

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:22

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in the cabinet for a unity government joining his Fatah party with Hamas. It resolves a 7-year-old split but also draws condemnation from Israeli leaders.

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As Spain's King Steps Down, Protesters Hope He's The Last One

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:22

The king of Spain says he is stepping down, ceding the throne to the crown prince. King Juan Carlos has been in ill health, and his popularity has dropped recently after a series of scandals.

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With New EPA Rules, McCarthy Sees Economic Upside In Health Savings

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:22

For more on the new pollution regulations, Robert Siegel speaks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about her agency's carbon emission plan.

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EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:22

The Obama administration is announcing new pollution standards Monday. The rules, key elements of President Obama's climate change policy, may decide the fate of coal-fired power plants in the U.S.

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Odds Of Abuse And Mistreatment Add Up Over Children's Lives

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:17

Each year, 1 percent of children are abused or neglected, usually by their parents. By the time children turn 18, about 1 in 8 of them is likely to have been maltreated, an analysis finds.

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Former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Will Plead Guilty To Fraud

Mon, 2014-06-02 12:06

Patrick Cannon is accused of having accepted $50,000 in bribes. He will plead guilty to fraud on Tuesday. Cannon stepped down as mayor in March, less than four months after he was sworn in.

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Apple Makes A Play For 'Smart Homes' By Connecting Appliances

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:56

The tech giant announced it's working on putting technical intelligence inside our homes, getting us closer to the fabled Jetsons house where all our appliances are automated.

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Sandwich Monday: Caffeinated Beef Jerky

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:36

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Perky Jerky. It's dried meat loaded with caffeine to fuel everything from athletic pursuits to midmorning breaks in the office.

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