House passes $15 minimum wage bill

Per: CNN The House passed a bill Thursday that would raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade — but there’s little chance the measure will be taken up in the Republican-controlled Senate. The House vote was 231-199. Three Republicans — Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Francis Rooney of Florida and Chris Smith of New […]

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One dead and 15 injured in house explosion in California

Per: CNN One person is dead and 15 more are injured, after a house in Murrieta, California, exploded Monday afternoon. Crews from Southern California Gas were at the home fixing a natural gas line that was reported damaged by a contractor working on the house. The explosion occurred about an hour after the crew arrived, and […]

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Toddler dies after falling into restaurant’s grease trap

Per: CNN A 3-year-old boy died after falling into a restaurant grease trap Monday morning in Rochester, New York, police said. Rochester Police Department Investigator Francis Camp said they believe the boy fell through a plastic lid that gave way and into the grease trap embedded in the ground outside a Tim Hortons restaurant. The grease trap […]

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Sweden should treat A$AP Rocky ‘with respect’: US State Department

PER Fox News The US State Department has weighed in on the treatment of A$AP Rocky by Swedish authorities after the rapper was arrested in Stockholm for an alleged attack that took place late last month, a report said. Secretary Mike Pompeo has been briefed about the detainment of A$AP Rocky — real name Rakim Mayers — […]

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Charming Charlie is closing all of its stores

Per: CNN Charming Charlie has fallen victim to the ongoing retail apocalypse. The women’s fashion accessory retailer has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in two years and announced Thursday it will close all of its stores. Charming Charlie has more than 260 stores in 38 states and employs more than 3,300 people. It was founded in […]

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