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Obama to expand overtime pay for millions of workers

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Second Shell Oil drilling rig on its way to Alaska

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Panic, frustration as Greece nears debt default

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Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

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Supreme Court upholds use of drug implicated in botched executions

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    Obama to expand overtime pay for millions of workers

    by CBS/AP on Jun 30, 8:42

    President Obama, in an opinion piece appearing in the Huffington Post, announced that the White House is raising the threshold income level at which workers are exempt from overtime pay of time-and-a-half wages. The level is currently $23,360, according to the op-ed. Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under […]

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    Second Shell Oil drilling rig on its way to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jun 30, 7:08

    Royal Dutch Shell’s second Arctic drilling ship, the Noble Discoverer, is on the move from Washington state to Alaska as it prepares to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean. KIRO-TV reports (http://is.gd/G0PLSO) the 572-foot drill ship was escorted from the harbor in Everett by two tug boats and two Coast Guard vessels. The U.S. […]

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    Panic, frustration as Greece nears debt default

    by CBS News on Jun 29, 17:38

    The world financial markets took a major hit Monday from the debt crisis in Greece. The Dow lost 350 points. The S&P was down more than two percent, as was the NASDAQ. Greece can’t pay creditors and will likely go into default tomorrow. Greeks will vote this weekend on whether to accept strict austerity in exchange for a bailout […]

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    Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits

    by Associated Press on Jun 29, 9:11

    The Supreme Court has ruled against federal regulators’ attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. The rules began to take effect in April, but the court said by a 5-4 vote Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to take their cost into account when the agency first decided […]

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    Supreme Court upholds use of drug implicated in botched executions

    by CBS/AP on Jun 29, 7:33

    Last Updated Jun 29, 2015 10:37 AM EDT WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, as two dissenting justices said for the first time that they think it’s “highly likely” that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. The justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the […]

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    Supreme Court: Marriage is a fundamental right for gay couples

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Jun 26, 7:00

    In a historic development for gay rights and the institution of marriage, the Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry. Specifically, the 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declares that the 14th Amendment requires all states to perform same-sex marriages and recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. “No union is more […]

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    Supreme Court upholds major portion of Obamacare

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Jun 25, 7:21

    President Obama and other Affordable Care Act supporters can breathe a sigh of relief: The Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit that would have barred millions of Americans from receiving tax credits to help them pay for insurance. In a 6 to 3 decision, the court ruled that the federal government can dole out subsidies to […]

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    Obama clears the way for hostages’ families to pay ransom

    by CBS News on Jun 24, 16:12

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is clearing the way for families of U.S. hostages to pay ransom to terror groups without fear of prosecution, as the White House seeks to address criticism from those whose loved ones have been killed in captivity. The hostage policy review to be released Wednesday will also state that the U.S. […]

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    How skinny jeans landed a fashion victim in the hospital

    by CBS News on Jun 23, 21:21

    Jeans that feel vacuum-sealed can suck the life out of the body. A woman in Australia was brought to the hospital unable to walk and with severe swelling in both lower legs, after squatting in skinny jeans for much of the day. This is the first instance of skinny jeans causing damage to the lower […]

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    Solar storm that hit Earth could bring northern lights as far south as Iowa

    by CBS/AP on Jun 23, 17:49

    Last Updated Jun 23, 2015 4:03 PM EDT A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday afternoon, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS. It also pushes shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them. Photographer Megan Sugden captured some spectacular photos of aurorae in northern Minnesota Monday night. […]

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    Interview with UAA law professor on upcoming Supreme Court decisions

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 22, 23:34

    The U.S. Supreme Court could rule on the Affordable Care Act, or “Obama care,” tax credits later this week. The issue can be a little complicated, but it has to do with which states are eligible for those federal tax credits. It’s a big week for the court, deciding on other important issues that affect […]

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    Suspect in deadly church rampage caught in N.C.

    by CBS/AP on Jun 18, 8:31

    Last Updated Jun 18, 2015 12:19 PM EDT Dylann Storm Roof, the suspect in a deadly rampage at a historic black church in South Carolina, has been arrested in North Carolina, sources tell CBS News. Greg Mullen, the police chief in Charleston, South Carolina, told reporters that Roof was arrested during a traffic stop in Shelby, […]

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    24 protesters detained after trying to stop Shell drill rig

    by Associated Press on Jun 15, 7:57

    The U.S. Coast Guard says it has detained two dozen protesters who tried to block Royal Dutch Shell’s drill rig as it left Seattle on its way to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Lt. Dana Warr says the protesters violated the safety zone around the vessel Monday. He says they’ll be released after […]

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    Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data

    by Associated Press on Jun 12, 17:40

      WASHINGTON — Several U.S. officials say hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel seeking security clearances. The break is the second cyber breach of federal records revealed in a week and could dramatically compound the potential damage. The forms believed accessed, known […]

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    2 activists hanging from Shell ship in Bellingham harbor

    by Associated Press on Jun 12, 7:29

    Two activists are hanging from the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean. The protesters sitting in cloth slings attached themselves to the anchor chain of the American Trader around 3:30 a.m. Friday. A spokeswoman for the group says they […]

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    Federal appeals court affirms ruling in Arctic drilling suit

    by Associated Press on Jun 11, 17:23

    A federal appeals court panel sides with a lower court that ruled federal officials did not act unlawfully when they approved two oil spill response plans created by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for oil leases in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaska’s coast. The Thursday decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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    Homeless man gets back $10K thanks to deputy, good Samaritan

    by Associated Press on Jun 11, 6:06

    A homeless man was reunited with nearly $10,000 in cash that he’d accidentally left stuffed in two bank envelopes on a Florida bus bench. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports a deceased relative had left the man almost $12,000. Deputies say the man – who they’ve only identified as Joe for his protection – withdrew […]

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    Pew: White-Native American adults largest multiracial group

    by Associated Press on Jun 10, 21:19

    A new study says non-Hispanic whites with American Indian ancestry make up a full half of the current population of mixed-race Americans. The Pew Research Center report says 50 percent of the multiracial adults in the United States have non-Hispanic white and American Indian ancestry. However, researchers also say that this population is also the […]

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    Shark dies after transport truck runs off Florida interstate

    by Associated Press on Jun 10, 20:10

    Authorities say a shark was killed in a Florida traffic accident when a truck carrying four of the big fish blew a tire and ran off the highway. The Florida Highway Patrol says the four sharks were being driven to an aquarium in New York City from Marathon, Florida, when the tractor-trailer transporting them ran […]

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    California oil spill cleanup costs $62 million

    by Associated Press on Jun 10, 14:31

    The cost of cleaning up last month’s oil spill on the California coast has reached $62 million so far. An official with Plains All American Pipeline told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the costs are running at $3 million a day, and there’s no timetable for when the cleanup will be complete. The company […]