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This Congressman lived on the minimum wage

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:55pm
Raising the minimum wage continues to be one of the Democrats' top economic priorities, insisting that a higher minimum wage is critical to helping lift the working poor out of poverty. Some members of Congress put their money where their mouth is.
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Mom arrested after letting son walk to park alone

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:23pm
After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida mother faces up to five years in jail for child neglect.
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Rice: 'Actions were inexcusable'

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:53pm
Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens running back suspended by the NFL for two games after video showed him dragging his then-fiancée (now his wife) from an elevator, told reporters on Thursday his actions were "inexcusable."
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Who's the boss? McDonald's is

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:29pm
Christine Owens and Catherine Ruckelshaus say the Labor Relations Board's directive on McDonald's could shake up the fast-food industry's treatment of workers.
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Leave kids alone, go to jail?

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:45pm
Mark O'Mara says too often parents leave kids unattended -- sometimes out of economic necessity -- and end up arrested. In the past, neighbors would have helped, not called police
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All-American suicide bomber

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:48pm
The story of a former high school football player from Vero Beach, Florida, highlights the risk of Syria's war recruiting jihadists from the West, writes Peter Bergen
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Mom's mission: Stop hot car deaths

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:41pm
Lindsey Rogers-Seitz's son died in July 2014 after being left in a hot car by his father. Rogers-Seitz hopes mandatory technology in cars and car seats will stop child death from heatstroke in cars.
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Broken rail caused deadly 2012 train derailment, NTSB says

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:55am
A broken rail caused a train derailment near Baltimore two years ago that killed two young women sitting on a railroad bridge, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
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From sex offender to millionaire

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:30am
Michael Phillips spent 12 years in prison and 12 more as a sex offender for a rape he didn't commit. Is he mad at his accuser? No. "I pray for her, I forgive her, and I bless her."
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Ventura wins $1.8M from ex-SEAL

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:21am
It was a lawsuit pitting two larger-than-life personalities against each other -- former pro wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
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Police: Man killed, skinned puppy

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:16am
A New Mexico man is charged with extreme animal cruelty after allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, then skinning the animal and putting parts of it in a freezer.
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Clerk gets shot, fights back

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:16am
Shocking surveillance video shows the store clerk fight back against a gunman who shot him in the leg.
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How '60s shaped my destiny

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:12am
Donna Brazile says she was young in the Sixties, but what happened then shaped her life. She was only 9 when MLK was shot, but became an activist that day
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Legalizing weed too risky

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:11am
Stuart Gitlow says pot is addictive and those who smoke it can experience long-term psychiatric disease.
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Homeowner, 80, should die in prison

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:11am
Ruben Navarrette says Tom Greer is an 80-year-old crime victim who, if there is any justice, should spend the remainder of his golden years in prison
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HE DIDN'T ASK FOR FREEDOM

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:07am
Michael Phillips was exonerated after serving 24 years in prison, though he never asked to be freed, a first in the U.S.
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'Slight improvement' in Ebola-stricken U.S. aid workers

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:03am
The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus "have shown a slight improvement in the past 24 hours," according to Samaritan's Purse, an international evangelical Christian humanitarian agency.
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Men steal pricey hair extensions

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:01am
Eight men broke into a store and stole thousands of dollars worth of hair extensions. CNN affiliate KHOU has more.
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Police: Toddler dies after getting trapped in hot car

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:06am
A 3-year-old boy in Southern California died Wednesday after he climbed into an unlocked car on a hot summer's day and was trapped, police said.
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Number of 9/11-related cancer cases is growing

CNN - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:25am
Cancer is plaguing a growing number of first responders and rescuers who worked at ground zero after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. These are cancers the federal government says are thought to be directly related to that effort -- cancers like leukemia, myeloma, thyroid and prostate cancers.
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