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Minimum wage debate pits cities against states

ALBANY — Dominique Mayfield makes $8.25 an hour washing dishes and busing tables at a Syracuse brewpub. Shantel Walker makes $8.50 an hour at her pizzeria in New York City, where the rent is more than double what it is ...

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States consider reviving old-fashioned executions

In this June 18, 2010 file photo is the firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back relics of a more gruesome past including firing squads.  AP Images

ST. LOUIS — With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back relics of a more gruesome past: firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers. Most states ...

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Feds to let states pay to open parks

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown. Governors in at least four states have asked for authority ...

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Unemployment rates rise in most US states in July

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states in July and fewer states added jobs, echoing national data that show the job market may have lost some momentum. The Labor Department said Monday that unemployment rates ...

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More U.S. states to join foreclosure-abuse deal

WASHINGTON — Arizona and Florida will join a nationwide settlement over foreclosure abuses, officials with direct knowledge say. They will join more than 40 other states in approving a deal to provide relief for many Americans who lost their homes ...

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States seek to make it safer to find love online

HARTFORD, Conn. — Something just didn’t seem right when Ilana Angel met her Internet date at a bar. He furtively looked around the room and immediately suggested they go someplace else in his car, leaving hers behind at the bar. Aware of the risks of that come with looking for love online ...

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