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It's been 10 years since Congress raised the minimum wage

Carl Icahn: ‘The minimum wage should go up’ Congress hasn’t raised the federal minimum wage in 10 years. Democrats on Capitol Hill decided to mark the occasion by introducing a bill that probably won’t pass. On Thursday, Congressional Democrats, with the support of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, introduced legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage from $ 7.25 to $ 15 an hour by 2024. “If you work 40 hours a week or 50 hours a week, you should not be living ...

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After 20 years, what keeps Bartolo Colón coming back for more?

8:00 AM ET Juan Martinez This story is also posted in Spanish. Read it here. THE CRACK OF the bat draws a sardonic cheer from the Citi Field crowd. It isn’t the thunderclap of a moonshot, or even the sharp whack of a liner. Nevertheless, the 28,113 in attendance rise; they’ve waited in the 40-degree winds for something, anything, interesting to happen, and so it has. Bartolo Colón, the now-43-year-old former Met, fan favorite and notoriously awful hitter, has somehow made contact. Colón’s grounder is easy work for the shortstop. ...

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'SNL' just had its biggest season in 23 years. Now what?

Making ‘SNL’ great again “Saturday Night Live” seized on a turbulent presidential campaign and an even more tumultuous presidency to bring about what is now their most-viewed season in 23 years. It was a season marked by sketches that made its audience laugh and the new President angry, thanks in part to spot on impersonations from Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy. Now, after one of its most successful seasons, the question that remains is, how will “SNL” top itself next season? Baldwin’s mockery of Donald Trump and McCarthy’s take on ...

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Stratford baby bus death: Parents jailed for 11 years each

A “devious” couple who staged their baby’s death in a “cynical charade” on a bus have been jailed for 11 years. Rosalin Baker, 25, and Jeffrey Wiltshire, 52, concocted the plan to cover up the horrific abuse of baby Imani at home. The 16-week-old had 40 rib fractures, a broken wrist and fractured skull. At the Old Bailey, Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC told the pair the child’s last days must have been “terrifying, painful and bewildering”. They were convicted last month of causing or allowing Imani’s death in September 2016, ...

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Beth Mowins on being the first woman in 30 years to call the NFL

These women dream of working for the NFL The only woman ever to call network play-by-play in the NFL was Gayle Sierens. She worked one game, a forgotten regional telecast at the end of the 1987 season. That will change this fall, when Beth Mowins heads into the booth to call a “Monday Night Football” game on ESPN. She told CNNMoney that it’s the realization of a longtime dream. “I know Gayle Sierens. She’s a friend of mine,” Mowins said. “I remember watching that game and reading about that when ...

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Trump rally saved by best earnings season in 5 years

Mnuchin: thank me for rally in bank stocks Wall Street has yet to flinch at the turmoil in Washington that threatens to unravel the agenda at the heart of the Trump rally. Despite little progress on the tax cuts investors are craving, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit new record highs once again on Monday. CNNMoney’s Fear & Greed Index recently flipped back to greed mode, and caution seems to have disappeared as evidenced by the VIX volatility index, which is at 23-year lows. So, what gives? After all, stocks ...

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Warriors take Game 1 behind largest conference finals comeback in 15 years

9:54 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — A memorable 18-0 third-quarter run sparked by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry — combined with the loss of San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who re-aggravated his left ankle injury — produced a historic 113-111 comeback victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The Warriors trailed by as many as 25 points and faced a 20-point deficit at the half on Sunday. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, it’s the largest comeback win in a conference finals game since 2002, ...

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London exhibition celebrates 50 years of Pink Floyd

A new exhibition celebrating the career of Pink Floyd, featuring a raft of memorabilia and tributes to the rock group’s famously surreal iconography, opens in London on Sunday. The Victoria and Albert Museum hosts “The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains”, to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the British band’s debut album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”. “It’s not just about nostalgia,” said Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, who worked with the designers behind some of the band’s most legendary album artwork, Aubrey “Po” Powell ...

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Study: Humans Arrived in North America 100,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

Conventional wisdom holds that the first humans arrived in North America at most 25,000 years ago. What if the real date is much earlier? A team of researchers suggests that humans of some sort existed in North America some 130,000 years ago. This claim is based on a reexamination of purported stone tools and broken mastodon bones that were uncovered in the early 1990s. However, not all researchers who have seen the research agree with the findings. Our tale begins in 1992, when the state of California was building a ...

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Someone Turned the Lights On in Pripyat, 31 Years After Chernobyl

Pripyat is a radioactive ghost town just outside Chernobyl, the site of the infamous nuclear disaster on this day in 1986. Deep within the Exclusion Zone, the city has been permanently evacuated. Because of the contamination, officially you can’t live there, although 200 or so defiant oldster locals still do. They just kept on going back to their houses until the officials gave up. Chernobyl seems like exactly the kind of place to not go. But there’s a booming local tourism industry that has — dare I say it? — ...

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