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Virginia Makes List of States with the Most Low-Wage Workers

Updated: 06/16/2014 - Across the country, about 4.3 percent of workers getting an hourly rate are earning either the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or less. But certain states have much higher shares of low-wage workers, and Virginia is one of them.

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Security Beefed Up at US Embassy in Baghdad

Posted: 06/15/2014 - Security is being beefed up at the U.S. embassy in the capital of Iraq and some staff members are being temporarily moved to other parts of Iraq and to Jordan.

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Many Pet Owners Are Struggling to Pay for Veterinary Care

Updated: 06/13/2014 - A non-profit that provides financial assistance to people unable to pay for veterinary care for their pets has seen requests for help double over the past year, the latest sign of the increasing financial burden owners have to shoulder to care for their furry companions.

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Pres. Obama Speaks About Response to Iraq Insurgency

Updated: 06/13/2014 - President Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else U.S. military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there.

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GM Recalling Chevrolet Camaros for Ignition Switch Problem

Posted: 06/13/2014 - General Motors is recalling nearly 512,000 Chevrolet Camaros from the 2010 to 2014 model years because a driver's knee can bump the key and knock the switch out of the "run" position, causing an engine stall.

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CDC: Some Kids Gain Weight During the Summertime

Updated: 06/13/2014 - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates a disappointing trend in the battle against childhood obesity: during the summer months, some children are much more likely to pack on the pounds.

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Study: Most Consumers Ready to Dump Their Cable Companies

Posted: 06/09/2014 - A recent study found that 53 percent of consumers would leave their cable provider now if they had a viable alternative. What keeps them in place is a lack of choice, as many communities sign exclusive contracts with cable providers.

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Study: Keeping Too Clean a House Raises Asthma, Allergy Risk

Posted: 06/09/2014 - Infants are much less likely to suffer from allergies or wheezing if they are exposed to household bacteria and allergens from rodents, roaches and cats during their first year of life, a new study reports.

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Driver Charged in Crash that Injured Tracy Morgan

Posted: 06/07/2014 - A truck driver from Georgia has been charged with death by auto in connection with a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one man and injured four others, including actor and comedian Tracy Morgan.

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Health Official: Marijuana Isn't Harmless

Posted: 06/05/2014 - Marijuana is potentially addictive, proven to contribute to fatal motor-vehicle crashes, and can disrupt the brain function and learning of young users, says Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Mickelson Says He's Cooperating in Trading Probe

Phil Mickelson

Posted: 05/31/2014 - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.

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House Approves $19.5 million for Gun Buyers' Background Checks

Posted: 05/30/2014 - Less than a week after a killing spree left six people dead in a California college town, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to invest an additional $19.5 million in the federal system of background checks for gun purchases.

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