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Hillary Clinton Suggests the Minimum Wage Is a Local Issue

Though she has declined to say what she thinks is the ideal national minimum wage, the Democratic presidential candidate has implied that it might differ from place to place—and thus she would not push for an increase if she were president.

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The Habits of Depression

A tendency to get stuck in a pattern of negative thinking is common to the depressed person, writes Guardian opinion editor David Shariatmadari in a long consideration of the affliction. “Any set of thoughts that is repeated builds synaptic pathways,” one neuroscientist explains in the article. “Thoughts that are repeated over and over build structure into the brain and therefore increase their own likelihood.”

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How Whole Foods Exploits Prison Labor

It has been revealed that in addition to allegedly overcharging and mislabeling its products, the company is using prison labor at a base pay of just 60 cents per day.

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Greek Reforms ‘Will Fail,’ Former Finance Minister Varoufakis Says

Yanis Varoufakis, who resigned recently, predicted that the measures will “go down in history as the greatest disaster of macroeconomic management ever.”

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Charlie Hebdo Will No Longer Draw Muhammad Cartoons

Six months after the Paris attack that claimed the lives of 12 staff members, the French magazine’s editor says it will no longer feature satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. “We’ve done our job,” he said. “We have defended the right to caricature.”

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The Huffington Post Has ‘Fired’ Donald Trump From Its Political Coverage

“We have decided we won’t report on Trump’s campaign as part of The Huffington Post’s political coverage,” the site announced Friday. “Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section.”

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Clinton’s Standing Falls 8 Points Among Democrats

A poll shows that voters view the Democratic presidential candidate as “less decisive and inspiring than when she launched her presidential campaign just three months ago,” The Associated Press reports.

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U.S. Border Patrol Agency Violated Its Own Rules in Deporting Thousands of Children

U.S. border patrol agents deported thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children between 2009 and 2014 without determining if they would be safe when they returned to their home countries.

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Cornel West Blasts Ta-Nehisi Coates for Perceived Obama Worship

The literati darling Ta-Nehisi Coates received some daunting criticism Thursday via Facebook. Political commentator and professor Dr. Cornel West has countered Toni Morrison’s glowing comparison of the author to James Baldwin with a politically charged status update.

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U.S. Scientists: No Way to Stop Warming of Oceans

On Thursday, a group of climate scientists working for the U.S. government gave notice that warming temperatures in the oceans are irreversible, regardless of any drastic actions that might be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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