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Bowser Signs Bill Raising D.C.'s Minimum Wage To $15, With Nod From Obama

"I commend the District of Columbia, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and the Council of the District of Columbia for raising the District's minimum wage," said President Barack Obama in a statement on Monday evening.
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Obama's New Clean Energy Goal For North America: 50 Percent By 2025

White House aides acknowledge that the plan, to be announced by President Obama and his counterparts in Canada and Mexico, is a "stretch goal." The commitment goes beyond the Paris climate agreement.
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'This Is Going To Be Bad': Economist Reacts To Brexit Vote

In the campaign leading up to the Brexit vote, economist Tim Harford played the role of independent fact checker. Now that it has passed, he's letting out some strong feelings.
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Why Fight Poverty When You Can End It? Padua Project Calls The Nonprofit Bluff

Charities and social services organizations have tried to tackle poverty for years. But what if instead of just fighting poverty a nonprofit sought to end it for good? Is that even possible?

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The Fallout From The Brexit Vote

The world reacts to Brexit: European Union leaders plan for Great Britain's departure and investors brace for more uncertainty, as the U.S. considers economic and strategic implications.

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How Will Brexit Affect London's Status As A Global Financial Center?

When the U.K. voted to leave the EU, a lot of questions were left unanswered. London banks do an enormous amount of international business, but with the doors to Europe shutting that could change.
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Expanded Panama Canal Debuts At A Difficult Time For International Shipping

Troubled by delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, the new Panama Canal took more than a decade to build. Can the project payoff amid a changing and slumping shipping industry?
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Amid Housing Shortage, Berlin Bans Short-Term Rentals

The Berlin government has imposed a ban on short-term rentals using sites like Airbnb. They say rentals are causing a housing shortage and high rents — but renters say they are being scapegoated.
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The View From The Northeast Corridor: Deep Divisions Ahead Of 2016 Election

Despite a history of Democratic electoral solidarity, a trip through the Northeast finds Republicans hoping to make inroads in November and Democrats pushing for the voting power of immigrants.
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Clinton And Trump Channel 'Brexit' Reactions Into Campaign Messaging

The presidential campaigns were quick to weigh in on Britain's vote to leave the European Union. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson about what we learned and what's ahead.

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