State and local initiatives to raise the minimum wage is creating the potential for a greater patchwork of pay standards around the country than ever before, fueling the debate over whether Congress should raise the federal level.
Top lawmakers in Illinois reached a long-sought agreement to fix the nation's most broken state public-employee retirement system, but the deal faces likely resistance from some legislators and unions who fear it will mean deep cuts to pension benefits.
The Afghan president's push to delay a security pact with the U.S. has undermined confidence in Afghanistan's future, testing international support at a crucial moment, the U.S.-led coalition's top commander said.
A Colorado lawmaker facing a possible recall election for her support of gun-control legislation resigned, marking the latest victory for state gun-rights activists who vowed payback for a package of gun bills that passed earlier in the year.
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What is a "living wage" for a family of four in the Brainerd Lakes Area?