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Los Angeles County pushes $15 minimum wage for some workers

Los Angeles County pushes $15 minimum wage for some workers

July 21st, 2015 9:37 pm by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Los Angeles County on Tuesday became the latest area in the country to take a step toward lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour after officials were told it would either kill business or help lift bread-winners out of poverty.

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Jackass? Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

Jackass? Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

July 21st, 2015 4:23 pm by MEG KINNARD and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

Fellow GOP presidential contender Sen. Lindsey Graham, whose number Trump read to an audience, called him a "jackass," only to see floods of Trump supporters jam his phone line.

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Witness: Tennessee man detained by Mississippi police was 'hogtied,' later died

Witness: Tennessee man detained by Mississippi police was 'hogtied,' later died

July 21st, 2015 4:10 pm by Associated Press

Multiple news outlets report that 30-year-old Memphis chemical engineer Troy Goode died in a hospital Saturday night, two hours after being detained by the Southaven Police Department.

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18-year-old's video of gun-firing drone spurs investigation

18-year-old's video of gun-firing drone spurs investigation

July 21st, 2015 2:39 pm by Associated Press

The 14-second video shows a four-propeller drone with a semiautomatic handgun strapped on top hovering as it fires four shots in a wooded area.

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Lawyer: Chattanooga killer's uncle detained in Jordan

Lawyer: Chattanooga killer's uncle detained in Jordan

July 21st, 2015 11:51 am by KARIN LAUB and ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Abdel Qader al-Khatib told The Associated Press that he was barred from seeing his client and that family members were also prevented from visiting the detainee.

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US general: Some recruiting station soldiers should be armed

US general: Some recruiting station soldiers should be armed

July 21st, 2015 11:46 am by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

Tucked in strip malls in rural and suburban communities and in high-traffic city spots, military recruiting and reserve stations are designed to be open and welcoming to the public. The troops inside aren't allowed to carry weapons.

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23 abandoned dogs rescued in SW Virginia

23 abandoned dogs rescued in SW Virginia

July 21st, 2015 10:21 am by Marci Gore, NET News Service

A Greeneville, Tenn., woman dropped the dogs off at her friend's house in Scott County.

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Jordanians question Chattanooga shooter's family in Mideast

Jordanians question Chattanooga shooter's family in Mideast

July 21st, 2015 10:11 am by KARIN LAUB and ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press

A person close to Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez's family has told the AP that he spent several months in Jordan last year under an agreement with his parents to help him get away from drugs, alcohol and a group of friends.

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Kids Count: More Tennessee children in poverty than during recession

Kids Count: More Tennessee children in poverty than during recession

July 21st, 2015 8:46 am by Macaela J. Bennett, The Tennessean

The number of Tennessee children living in poverty is continuing to increase and more than a third of children are living with insecurely employed-parents.

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Qatar says Chattanooga shooter only changed planes there

Qatar says Chattanooga shooter only changed planes there

July 21st, 2015 8:31 am by Adam Schreck and Karin Laub, Associated Press

The shooter in last week's killing of five U.S. servicemen in Tennessee transited through Qatar on his way back from a 2014 visit to Jordan but never set foot outside the airport, authorities in the Gulf nation said Tuesday as they condemned the deadly at

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