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A California mall with two minimum wages

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.

Justice Dept. sues St. Anthony over rejection of Islamic center

Abu-Huraira Islamic Center proposed a mosque at the old Medtronic headquarters in St. Anthony at 3055 Old Highway 8. The City Council voted 4-1 in June 2012 not to issue a conditional use permit for the mosque, citing appropriate land use.
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Muddy Waters' son records blues tribute to his father

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Mud Morganfield, son of blues legend Muddy Waters, along with harmonica great Kim Wilson, about their new album of Muddy music, For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters.

Congressional Budget Office forecast: There's good news and bad news

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is giving both Republican and Democratic partisans fresh fodder for the talking points they've already staked out on the economy.

Lizards and worms don't belong on the school lunch menu

India's free school lunch program is the largest in the world. It is also a program that has made headlines for its missteps, one of which was tragic.

There's a big leak in America's water tower

Scientists say global warming is scrambling the complex relationship between water and nature and could threaten some species with extinction as well as bring hardship to ranchers and farmers already suffering from prolonged drought.
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