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  1. Obama takes to road to push rise in minimum wage


    MILWAUKEE — President Barack Obama on Monday renewed his call to raise the federal minimum wage and to protect the right to equal pay for women as the midterm elections come into sight.

    President Barack Obama speaks Monday at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee. One topic he discussed was raising the minimum wage. Countering arguments that raising the minimum wage would reduce jobs, he said states that have not waited for the federal government to raise wages have seen more job growth than those that have not raised their wages. 
  2. Parents who left Britain with ill son fight order to return


    LONDON — The wrenching tale of a British boy with a brain tumor and his parents, who were arrested after fleeing the country with him to seek treatment abroad, entered a new phase Monday as the parents attended an extradition hearing in Madrid and refused to return to Britain.

  3. NATO to form rapid-response force for Eastern Europe, officials say


    WASHINGTON — As Ukrainian leaders warned Monday of "a great war" with Russia, NATO leaders meeting in Wales this week were expected to endorse their most concrete response yet to increased Russian military intervention in Ukraine: establishing a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe, …

    Families hide in a bomb shelter Monday in the Petrovskiy district of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Petrovskiy is one of the districts hardest hit by fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels. 
  4. The skinny: Chess players to get shot at $1M in prizes


    In Vegas, of course

    Chess players to get shot at $1M in prizes

    Chess; Chess pieces;
  5. Courted and trapped in brutal cycle of abuse


    ROTHERHAM, England — It started on the bumper cars in the children's arcade of the local shopping mall. Lucy was 12, and a group of teenage boys, handsome and flirtatious, treated her and her friends to free rides and ice cream.