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Minimum wage to increase in 21 states next year

For businesses with less than 10 employees, wages will increase to $10.50 an hour. January 1, 2017, low wage workers in 22 states, 33 cities and four counties will see pay increases, and low wage workers in three states, 16 cities, and four counties will receive raises later in 2017.

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'Disorderly couple' force plane back to MSP; arrest met with cheers

Police officers took the two off the flight and detained them. Koosmann and Fleisig were cited for disorderly conduct, according to the Star Tribune . A woman is heard screaming "shut up" and questioning why she is being arrested. As officers lead the duo back down the aisle, Fleisig remains quiet, but Koosmann is suddenly heard shouting: "You better f*** your sucking..." The video shows as police enter the plane to arrest the couple while other passengers cheer as they are being removed.

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Search underway for woman, girl who vanished on road trip

Now, Briley's family are frantically searching for her and Briley's 5-year-old great-granddaughter La'Myra Briley, who was in the vehicle with her that day. The search now spans at least three states. The Brileys were driving from Mays Landing, N.J., to spend Christmas at a relative's house in Morven, N.C.

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Red Kettles raise more, but overall campaign $350000 short

Maj. Tim Nauta with the Jamestown Salvation Army said the overall annual fundraising total is at $96,000 toward its $157,000 goal. Every year the Idaho Falls-based Salvation Army dispenses its Red Kettle funds to various Upper Valley organizations, like the Rexburg Police Department.

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Baylor Bears snap 6-game losing skid with Cactus Bowl win

Boise State never got the ball back in either of those games. "I felt like we dominated", said senior safety Orion Stewart, who had an interception, a fumble recovery, one sack and two stops behind the line in his final game for the Bears.

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Trump's reckless reset on nuclear arms

Trump aides swung into action, gamely arguing that when the boss said "expand", he didn't mean build more nukes. In fact, nothing is clear other than the fact that Trump has twice pledged to resume the development and construction of new nuclear weapons for the first time since the George H.W.