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US federal minimum wage debate

US President Obama mentions fixing 'broken immigration system,' gun violence, minimum wage amongst proposals he 'will not let up until they get done'

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US federal minimum wage debate

Study finds higher minimum wage hurting those 16 to 30 who lack high school education - @MarkeyWatch

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2016 US elections

Ben Carson on minimum wage during GOP debate: Would not raise it to ensure 'people are able to enter the job market'; Marco Rubio says increase would make 'people more expensive than a machine' - @HuffPostPol

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: Rally for 'Fighting for $15' in Madison, Wis. - @CapTimes

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: 'Fight For 15' protesters rally by Charleston, SC, McDonald's, chant 'Show me what democracy looks like' - @DDpan

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: Sit-in protest by workers at the US Senate cafeteria calling for $15 minimum wage - @jamieson

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'Fight for 15' protests

Video: 'Fight For 15,' Black Lives Matter protesters rally outside Chicago police headquarters - @progressIL

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: 'Fight For 15' protest at McDonalds in South Los Angeles, Calif., for higher minimum wages brings activists and union members seeking $15 per hour - @MarkBoster

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: 'Fight For 15' protesters in Harlem, NY, hold sign reading 'Racial Justice = Economic Justice = Immigrant Justice' - @Power2thePuppet

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: Hundreds of 'Fight For 15' workers in Kansas City, Mo., march silently for Ryan Stokes, who was fatally shot in 2013 by a police officer - @standup_kc

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: Workers fill rotunda at Minneapolis, Minn., City Hall as part of 'Fight For 15' protest - @workdaymn

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: Seattle's 'Fight For 15' protest moves from Pike Place Market to Westlake and is no longer blocking traffic - @deniseonKOMO

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: 'Fight For 15' protesters fill halls of Minneapolis, Minn., City Hall - @EthanNuss

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: 'Fight for 15' protesters block traffic near Seattle's Pike Place Market during a nationwide day of action to raise the minimum wage; Seattle approved a plan last year to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 by 2017 - @JTreece406

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: Workers and supporters demonstrate at a 'Fight for 15' rally at a McDonald's in Richmond, Va. - @SWINTERSMITH

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: 'Fight for 15' protesters assemble in the rain outside a McDonald's in Pittsburgh - @mmontano81

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'Fight for 15' protests

Video: 'Fight For 15' protesters march around the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago, holding up traffic - @HWCTHEHERALD

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: Workers in Chicago rally as part of nationwide 'Fight For 15' movement on Wednesday morning - @DeividSRojas

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: Workers on strike in Durham, NC, as part of nationwide 'Fight For 15' movement - @RaiseUpfor15

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'Fight for 15' protests

Photo: Fast food workers in North Philadelphia, Pa., rally for $15 per hour wages and union rights as part of nationwide protest - @KScott6abc

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