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Obama Pushes Minimum Wage Increase

 

President Barack Obama says Congress should follow the lead of New England states that have raised the minimum wage above the federal rate.
 
    Obama says he pulled together what he called ``the justice league of governors'' at Central Connecticut State University because they are making sure work pays a decent wage.
 

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Tensions Ease But Putin Still Talking Tough

 Russia's Vladimir Putin is still talking tough on Ukraine -- but he has also helped ease tensions today.
 
    Putin says Russia has no intention to ``fight the Ukrainian people'' -- but he's reserving the right to use force in order to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine

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Obama Says Russian Invasion Violates International Law

 

President Obama is calling Russia's intervention in Ukraine a violation of both international law and Ukrainian sovereignty. 

The President's comments today come as the U.S. weighs possible sanctions against Russia for sending troops into the Crimean region

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Putin Undecided About Using Military Force In Ukraine

 

 

A spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president is still deciding whether to send troops into Ukraine.

 Earlier today, the Russian parliament unanimously approved Putin's request to use the military until the situation in the region can be stabilized.  Putin'

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Governors Want Obama To Reconsider National Guard Cuts

The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are stepping up calls on President Barack Obama to scale back the proposed shrinking of the Army National Guard.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Connecticut's Dannel Malloy and Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee joined 44 other governors who sent a joint letter to Obama expressing strong opposition to a plan to reduce the forces from 358,000 nationwide to 315,000

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Obama: Deeply Concerned About Ukraine

 

President Obama says he's deeply concerned about reports of Russian military deployments into the Crimean region of Ukraine.  In a White House statement, Obama warned Russia that any violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing.  H

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Obama Unveils Plans To Put Minority Boys On Path To Success

 President Barack Obama has launched and initiative called ``My Brother's Keeper.''
 
    Speaking at the White House, Obama said stronger efforts are needed to create more opportunities for young minority men and to improve conditions that keep them impoverished and imprisoned in disproportionate numbers

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Sen. Markey Says Gun Bill Will Help Reduce Gun Violence

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has unveiled a gun control bill he says will help reduce firearm violence by requiring all new guns be ``personalized'' so they can only be fired by their owners or other authorized users

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Republicans Take “Go Slow” Approach To Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama's new declaration that he's open to legal status for many immigrants short of citizenship sounds a lot like House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders, an election-year compromise that numerous Republicans as well as Democrats crave

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Obama Welcomes Mayors To White House

 

President Obama is welcoming mayors from across the country to the White House today. 

At a reception for the nearly 300 attending the 82nd Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Obama reminded city leaders there's a lot more work to be done to make sure every person has a chance to get ahead. 

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