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California lawmakers approve hiking minimum wage to $15

Fast-food workers and their supporters join a nationwide protest for higher wages and union rights outside McDonald's in Los AngelesA plan to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 passed both houses of the state legislature on Thursday, putting the state on track to become the first in the nation to commit to such a large pay hike for the working poor. The measure, incorporating a deal Governor Jerry Brown reached with labor leaders and progressive Democrats in the Legislature, was approved in the state Senate Thursday afternoon after winning approval earlier in the day in the Assembly, and now goes to Brown for his signature. "If you work full time, your family shouldn't live in poverty," Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Southern California Democrat, said in support of the bill to raise the state's minimum wage from its current level of $10 per hour.


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Donald Trump has surprise sitdown with RNC

Donald Trump has surprise sitdown with RNCDonald Trump visited the headquarters of the Republican National Committee in Washington D.C. on Thursday afternoon. Both Trump campaign and the RNC did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Yahoo News about the meeting. Shortly after Trump launched his presidential campaign in June with a series of controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, Priebus reportedly urged Trump to “tone it down” in a phone call.


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Brussels airport ready to reopen, Abdeslam set to cooperate

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam wants to cooperate with French authorities once he is extradited from Belgium, his lawyer said Thursday, as Belgian police carried out a raid linked to a foiled French terror plot. Soldiers and police could be seen taking part in the operation near a busy motorway in Courtrai in northwestern Belgium, the latest in a series of raids since the Paris and Brussels terror attacks exposed a tangled web of cross-border jihadist cells. The sole surviving suspect of the November 13 Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed, Salah Abdeslam was arrested in Brussels on March 18 after four months on the run.
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India overpass collapse kills 14; scores feared trapped

By Supriyo Hazra KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - An overpass under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata collapsed on Thursday on to vehicles and street vendors below, killing at least 14 people with more than 100 people feared trapped. "The concrete had been laid last night at this part of the bridge," resident Ramesh Kejriwal told Reuters. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose center-left party is seeking re-election in the state of West Bengal next month, rushed to the scene.
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