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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.
Muddy Waters

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.
Pothole-filled road

With shortfall looming, Gov. candidates disagree on how to pay for roads

State transportation officials project that gas tax revenue, the largest funding stream for road and bridge projects, will decline as people drive less and cars become more fuel efficient.

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.

An icy solution to the mystery of the slithering stones

A century ago, miners working in California's Death Valley reported seeing boulders on the desert floor with long trails behind them. No one ever saw what moved them. Now scientists think they've solved the mystery.

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.
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