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Effort To Force Treatment On Severely Mentally Ill Meets Resistance

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 3:04pm

An uneasy fact emerges from the two dozen mass shootings in this country over the past decade: the majority of those pulling the trigger have been severely mentally ill and not receiving treatment.

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Troubling Oklahoma Execution Sparks Death Penalty Debate

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:33am

A botched execution in Oklahoma is raising new questions about the death penalty around the country. Karen Kasler of Ohio's Statehouse News Bureau and The Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater explain.

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Seattle Proposal Would Raise City's Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

Seattle politicians are likely to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this year — the highest big-city wage in the nation. But some of the city's business owners are leery of the $15 mark.

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Senate Republicans Block Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:05am

One of the Democrats top election themes this year was stopped cold in the Senate on Wednesday. Republicans successfully blocked Democrats from even taking up a bill to raise the minimum wage.

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