By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.
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2011 champion Kvitova advances to Wimbledon final
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German Parliament OKs national minimum wage
Buddhist-Muslim violence in Myanmar leaves 2 dead
What was once a solo project by Fin Greenall has expanded with the addition of friends Guy Whittaker and Tim Thornton. Watch the group play "Looking Too Closely" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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