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McDonald's to raise hourly pay for US employees

+Wall Street Journal: McDonald's will pay at least $1 per hour more than the local minimum wage for U.S. employees and will add benefits like paid vacation starting July 1. However, the move doesn't apply to employees of franchisees.
McDonald’s plans to raise pay by more than 10% for 90,000 workers and add benefits like paid vacation at U.S. restaurants it operates, an effort to rejuvenate the struggling fast-food giant that offers fresh evidence of rising wage pressure in the American labor market.
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Well.. now they can stop buying foods with foodstamp. What a relieve.

Still had to live in a shelter tough..
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Arkansas House passes religious freedom bill

+40/29 News: The Arkansas state House passed a religious freedom bill, similar to Indiana's controversial new law, and the measure now heads to Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Opponents say the law could allow business to refuse service based on religious beliefs.

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The Arkansas House passed HB 1228, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, by a vote of 67-21 on Tuesday afternoon. The bill now heads to the governor.
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Book of Cooking, Chapter One, Verse One: If a cake shall lie with another cake as with a woman, it is abomination, and shall be called pie.
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Pharmacists adopt death penalty drug policy

+Washington Post: The American Pharmacists Association adopted a new policy Monday discouraging members from providing death penalty drugs.

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. The people these criminals murder aren't given the choice of having some or all of their organs live on...
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Air Canada flight leaves runway in Halifax, Nova Scotia; no major injuries

+CBC News: An Air Canada plane from Toronto to Halifax left the runway as it landed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport early Sunday morning, the airline confirmed.
There were no reports of any major injuries according to airport spokesman Peter Spurway.

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An Air Canada plane from Toronto to Halifax left the runway as it landed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sunday morning, the airline confirmed.
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Italian court overturns Amanda Knox conviction

+The Guardian: Italy's highest court rules to acquit Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Kercher was found dead in 2007 and both Knox and Sollecito were convicted in 2009, cleared in 2011 and then ordered to face a retrial.

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Italy’s top court acquits American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito of murder of British student Meredith Kercher
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Report: One pilot locked out of cockpit in before crash of Germanwings plane in France

+The New York Times: Evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated that one pilot was locked out of the cockpit before the Germanwings plane crashed in France, an investigator said Wednesday. The official said the pilot can be heard “trying to smash the door down” but that nobody answers from inside the cockpit. 

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As officials struggled to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed, an investigator said evidence indicated that one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.
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So... on the week following the crash, the media already has access to the audio recordings. Why is the same taking so long regarding the MH17 that was taken down over Ukraine?
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Reports: Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell hospitalized 

+Los Angeles Times:  Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles, multiple news agencies reported Tuesday night. Fire officials confirmed a person was transported in fair condition from Mitchell's neighborhood, but could not identify that person. Mitchell is 71.

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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was hospitalized Tuesday, her official website confirmed .
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Don't forget, she always said she considered herself a painter first and a musician second.
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Justice Dept. sues university for firing professor who switched gender

+Washington Post: The U.S. Justice Department is suing an Oklahoma university, charging that school officials discriminated against a professor who changed gender during her time working there.

U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced in December that federal prohibitions against sex discrimination include protections based on gender identity.

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Rachel Tudor was hired as a man at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, then became a woman. Then she was fired.
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+Kee Hinckley well,Kee,are these funny black lines on my comment because you reported me for hate speech,or does Google now,take the position that the fags are correct?
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Prosecutors rest case against Boston Marathon bomber

+The Boston Globe: Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after providing jurors with gruesome autopsy photos and recollections from victims. The defense will now get a chance to present their case, which will reportedly attempt to paint Tamerlan Tsarenav as the leader in the attack. 

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Criminal spam.
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Comedy Central names Jon Stewart replacement

+The New York Times: Comedy Central has chosen 31-year-old South African comedian Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart when he ends his 16-year-run on "The Daily Show." Reached on tour, Noah, who has only appeared on the show three times, said "“You don’t believe it for the first few hours."

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After only three appearances on the Comedy Central show, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa will step up as its new host.
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Killing my name
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Hundreds rally against Indiana’s religious freedom law

+The Associated Press: Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis to rally against a new law that opponents say could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. The bill, signed into law this week, prohibits laws that “substantially burden” a person’s ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people are gathered outside of Indiana Statehouse to rally against the state's new law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed…
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That's hilarious coming from a guy who calls black people by the N word, you bigot.
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At least 12 injured in East Village, New York, explosion

+The New York Times: A preliminary investigation suggests the explosion at an East Village, New York, building that injured 12 people was related to plumbing and gas work, officials said Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that contracted work failed a Con Edison inspection hours before the explosion and 7-alarm fire.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said preliminary evidence suggested a gas-related blast at the buildings on Second Avenue.
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Thanks Obama.
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