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    Activists Strike in 270 US Cities for $15 Minimum Wage

    They hope their work pays off. Low-wage employees in the U.S. took to the streets around dawn for their biggest walk-out to date, demanding a national minimum wage of $15. Supportive elected officials, clergy, women’s rights advocates and Black Lives Matter activists are joining them to show solidarity. Thousands are expected to gather tonight outside the GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee to try to force the issue with candidates — but an even bigger win may be New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of a $15 minimum wage for state workers.

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