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Broward County commissioners voted Tuesday to raise the county’s living wage.

The rise in the base wage from $12.38 to $13.27 per hour could apply to thousands of employees who work for companies that contract with the county. After initial concerns over how the increase would affect existing county contracts, the commission agreed to give employers until April to meet the new minimum wage. 

If all the world goes to hell, don't say Jerry Brown didn't try to warn you.

"The climate [change] threat is real. It's a clear and present danger," the unconventional and legendary Democrat who will soon term out as California governor told NPR's Ari Shapiro Tuesday in an interview airing on All Things Considered. "And it's going to get here much sooner" than many people realize.

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A gunman opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, killing at least four people and wounding nearly a dozen others, according to preliminary reports.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said a suspect, who is still at large, has a criminal record and is known to authorities.

Castaner said several of the wounded are in critical condition, according to The Associated Press.

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Two organizations have teamed up to save the Florida Bonneted Bat, one of the rarest and most endangered bats in the world.

Lawmakers unveiled the much-anticipated farm bill compromise Monday night, ending the months-long impasse over whether a critical piece of legislation that provides subsidies to farmers and helps needy Americans buy groceries could pass before the lame-duck session concludes at the end of the year.

Zika Cases At 93 This Year

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As the end of the year approaches, Florida has reported 93 cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2018, according to numbers posted Monday on the state Department of Health website.

The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices.

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In a testy Oval Office exchange with the two top congressional Democrats, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, President Trump made clear he would be "proud" to shut down the government in less than two weeks if he doesn't get funding for his border wall.

As President Trump continues to threaten to potentially shut down the government over his border wall, Americans would prefer to see him compromise to prevent gridlock, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.

By a 21-point margin — 57 percent to 36 percent — Americans think the president should compromise on the wall to avoid a government shutdown, rather than stand firm. About two-thirds of Republicans say the opposite, and the president has been focused on maintaining his base.

The Ocean Agency

Time is running out to save the world’s coral reefs from irreversible damage, according to numerous studies

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