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Obama Proposes Expanding Overtime Pay To Nearly 5 Million Workers

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

The White House is proposing new rules that will boost the number of people eligible to receive overtime pay. The rules are facing opposition from the retail and restaurant industries.

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Brazilian President Mends Ties With President Obama On White House Visit

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

President Obama sought to downplay any major impact the Greek debt crisis could have on the U.S. economy. He spoke at a news conference with the president of Brazil and also addressed the ongoing talks on Iran's nuclear program and his administration's recent wins on the domestic policy front.

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California Governor Signs School Vaccination Law

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:25pm

Starting July 1, 2016, all children enrolled in public or private schools or day cares in the state must be vaccinated, regardless of parents' religious and other personal beliefs.

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Chris Christie Declares His Candidacy For President

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:45am

New Jersey's Republican governor says he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America."

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'Jiggery-Pokery': The Justices Have A Punny Way With Words

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:54am

This term it was "ask the nearest hippie" and "what chumps!" Here are some other times phrases like that have added color to Supreme Court opinions.

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Jeb Bush To Release 33 Years Of Tax Returns

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 8:50am

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., will release decades of tax returns Tuesday on the same day Hillary Clinton emails are set to be released and when Chris Christie announces his bid for president.

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5 Things You Should Know About Chris Christie

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:06am

The New Jersey governor has seen his political stock fall, but he'll try to begin anew with his official presidential announcement on Tuesday at his high school alma mater.

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As Budget Deadline Approaches, Illinois Faces A Government Shutdown

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

The budget expires on Tuesday and there's no sign of agreement on a new one. It's the first time in a dozen years that the solidly Democratic legislature has had to deal with a Republican governor.

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Congress Leaves For Recess Without Re-Authorizing Export-Import Bank

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

A government agency is about to close. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell goods abroad for decades, but it will likely wind down operations after July 1 if Congress doesn't act.

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Congress Leaves On Recess Without Re-Authorizing Export-Import Bank

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

A government agency is about to close. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell goods abroad for decades, but it will likely wind down operations after July 1 if Congress doesn't act.

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Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

The plan raises the cap under which most workers must get overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. It doesn't require congressional approval, but is expected to be criticized by businesses.

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Brazil Tries To Rebuild Relations With U.S. After NSA Spying Scandal

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

Two years ago, President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned state visit after discovering the U.S. was spying on Brazil. Since that time, her popularity has nosedived, and so too has Brazil's economy.

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New Jersey's Chris Christie To Join GOP Presidential Field

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:58am

Gov. Chris Christie has battled recent bad publicity and sinking poll numbers. While he's been essentially campaigning for months, Christ is expected to officially join the crowded field on Tuesday.

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Supreme Court Concludes Term With Death Penalty Ruling, Looks Ahead

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:57am

The court wrapped up on Monday, supporting the use of a controversial drug in executions by lethal injection. The justices also set up cases to be heard next term on affirmative action and abortion.

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President Pitches Overtime Rule That Could Raise Wages For 5 Million

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:20pm

The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from a the current cap of $23,660.

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California Legislature Passes 'Mandatory' Vaccine Bill, Sends It To The Governor

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:53pm

Children who have specific medical problems, like immune system deficiencies, would be exempt from vaccinations as long as they have confirmation from their doctor.

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U.N. Holds Climate Talks In New York Ahead Of Paris Meeting

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:41pm

The United Nations is having a high-level climate meeting ahead of the end-of-year meeting in Paris that will hopefully result in a major new agreement to rein in greenhouse gases.

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Cruz: States Have 'No Obligation' To Accept Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:25pm

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz about the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

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Could Supreme Court Decision Lead To Death Of The Gerrymander?

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:55pm

More than a half-dozen other states could implement independent redistricting commissions in the wake of the court's decision Monday to uphold Arizona's commission.

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NBC Dumps Donald Trump Over Comments On Mexican Immigrants

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:27pm

NBC severs ties with Donald Trump over his derogatory remarks about Mexicans.

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