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Minimum wage protesters storm debate center
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Minimum wage protesters storm debate center

MILWAUKEE (UPI) -- Protesters demanding a $15 minimum wage stormed in to the debate center before Thursday's Democratic Party debate at the University of Wisconsin. The group held up signs that said "Fight for $15," "Immigrant Justice," and "Black Lives Mat...
'Anti-Beyonce Protest Rally' planned for NFL
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'Anti-Beyonce Protest Rally' planned for NFL

Beyonce’s half-time Super Bowl show has been branded a “race-baiting stunt” by organisers of a protest against the singer. Beyonce’s dancers donned berets, sported Afros and wore all black, similar to the style of the Black Panther party, as she sang her new s...
Clinton and Sanders clash over race and immigration
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Clinton and Sanders clash over race and immigration

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made a conspicuous play for Latino and African American voters as they lingered on questions of race and sparred over their records on immigration during a combative Democratic debate.
Obama to take another 1.8M acres for monuments in California
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Obama to take another 1.8M acres for monuments in California

President Barack Obama is expected to designate three new national monuments in the California desert, a 1.8 million-acre swath nearly doubling the amount of sensitive lands he has protected as president.
NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting
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NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability. The courtroom audience gasped and Officer P...
Questions grow over health of banks
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Questions grow over health of banks

PARIS (AP) -- Questions are growing over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe and the U.S., as they face a toxic mix of low economic growth, bad loans and squeezed earnings. France's Societe Generale became Thursday the latest bank to issue...
Former St. Paul man stole more than 100 identities
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Former St. Paul man stole more than 100 identities

A former St. Paul man allegedly stole more than 100 identities from residents across the metro and used counterfeit checks to buy goods at several stores, according to charges filed Tuesday. Chu N. Thao, 43, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with ...
Study sees more people using online dating sites and shift of values
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Study sees more people using online dating sites and shift of values

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A Pew Research Center study shows there's been a three-fold uptick in young adults who have turned to dating websites to find love. A total of 15 percent of American adults report they have used online dating sites and/or mobile dating a...
If Ferguson disbands PD, who would step in?
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If Ferguson disbands PD, who would step in?

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- As Ferguson prepares to do legal battle with the Justice Department, the city's leaders have acknowledged the possibility that they might someday disband the police department and cede law enforcement to another agency. The question is...