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DC Council OKs $11.50 minimum wage

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In a widely expected move, the DC Council voted unanimously today to raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, up from its current rate of $8.25. The bill now goes to Mayor Vincent Gray, who has opposed an increase that high but would likely see any veto overridden by the Council. The increase is a culmination of several months of activism by liberal groups and labor unions, initially...

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