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Minimum wage gap grows wider between states

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Washington state will again lead the way Tuesday, raising its starting salary to $9.19 an hour. Washington was first to adopt automatic adjustments in 1998 to compensate for inflation. Nine of the 10 states adjusting wages this week did so automatically.

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AP Sources: 'Fiscal cliff' deal emerging

Posted: 12/31/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The contours of a deal to avert the 'fiscal cliff' are emerging that would raise tax rates on couples making over $450,000 a year, raise the estate tax rate and extend unemployment benefits for one year.

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Md. same-sex couples prepare for Jan. 1 marriages

Posted: 12/31/2012 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's law allowing same-sex marriage takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, and gay couples across the state are preparing for New Year's Day weddings.

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Reid says 2 sides still apart on 'fiscal cliff'

Posted: 12/31/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the two sides are still apart as they race against a midnight deadline for resolving their differences over the "fiscal cliff."

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Kentucky highway death toll up slightly from 2011

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Preliminary statistics show 735 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, according to the state police count. That number is up from 714 during the same period in 2011.

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Two arrested for Knox County murder

Updated: 12/31/2012 - State Police tell us two people have been charged with murder after a shooting last week in Knox County.

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Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

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Boy killed in fire laid to rest

Posted: 12/31/2012 - A young Kentucky boy was laid to rest after he was killed in a fire more than a week ago.

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Nine killed in Oregon tour bus accident

Updated: 12/30/2012 - A tour bus careened through a guardrail along an icy Oregon highway, killing nine people and injuring about 20 others, authorities said.

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Many fear going over the fiscal cliff

Updated: 12/30/2012 - The country is one day away from the fiscal cliff deadline, and officials have said they hope to come to an agreement soon.

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Ky. lawmakers still wrestling with redistricting

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Lawmakers are at odds on whether to postpone redistricting for a year to avoid gumming up an upcoming legislative session that's already chock-full of hefty issues.

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Google, Yahoo reveal top web searches of 2012

Posted: 12/31/2012 - The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, Web surfers searched in huge numbers to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a reality TV star.

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