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Obama Wants to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers

In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Obama will announce his intent to use his executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10, the White House said Tuesday. The move is the latest signal of the president’s willingness...
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Rebels Escorted From Base in C. African Republic

Peacekeepers escort rebels from base in Central African Republic capital
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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today
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Obama Hiking Minimum Pay for New Federal Contracts

Obama to sign order increasing minimum wage for new federal contracts to $10.10 an hour
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Syria Peace Talks Focus on Power Transfer, Aid

Syria peace talks focus on power transfer, aid to besieged Homs
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Indonesia Sentences People Smuggler to 7 Years

Indonesian court sentences Pakistani man to 7 years in jail for smuggling asylum seekers
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Tough Drug-Testing Net in Place for Sochi Olympics

Drug cheats face tight net as Sochi imposes toughest anti-doping program for Winter Games
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For UN's Patient Brahimi, No War Is Irresolvable

For UN's patient Syria mediator Brahimi, no war is irresolvable through peace talks
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US Diplomat Urges North Korea to Release American

US diplomat urges North Korea to release jailed American Kenneth Bae
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Thai Government Announces It Will Go Ahead With Feb. 2 Election Despite Protests, Boycott

Thai government announces it will go ahead with Feb. 2 election despite protests, boycott
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UK Lawmakers Tell Queen to Cut Costs, Boost Income

Royal austerity: British lawmakers urge Queen Elizabeth II to cut costs, boost income
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British Economy Grew 0.7 Pct in Fourth Quarter

British economy grew 0.7 percent in fourth quarter of 2013 to close out best year since 2007
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US Diplomat Urges North Korea to Release American

US diplomat urges North Korea to release jailed American Kenneth Bae
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Pakistan and US Back at the Table: Why It Matters

The meeting between large U.S. and Pakistani delegations at the State Department on Monday looked on the surface like any other grip-and-grin style powwows that are part of daily life at the agency, where ministers restate their commitment to x and express their mutual agreement...
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Chinese Man Gets 7 Years for Kenya Smuggling

Chinese man gets 7 years in jail for ivory smuggling in Kenya
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The 7 Strangest State of the Union Rituals

Get ready for handshakes, "date nights," and that guy who yells.
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Southerners Warned of Icy Mess in Days Ahead

Southerners warned of icy mess in the days ahead, putting schools and road crews at ready
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Blast on Indian Oil Tanker Docked in China Kills 4

Indian oil tanker being repaired in eastern China explodes; 4 people killed, 3 missing
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'Elders' Group Meets Iran's President Rouhani

Former UN secretary-general leads 'Elders' group meeting with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani
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India Lifts Ban on World's Largest Passenger Plane

India lifts ban on world's largest passenger plane, allowing jumbo flights to Delhi, Mumbai
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