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Minimum wage debates are stale. Opponents say higher minimum wages kill jobs, while supporters say maintain higher minimums reduce poverty and spur spending, benefitting everyone. But many economists believe both arguments are true: higher minimum wages do cost some jobs, but they also raise the standard of living for large portions of the population.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging fromquarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery (pictured top left) for using his personal email to send pornographic images to state employees, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

McCaffery admitted that he sent sexually explicit emails with a private account. Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille released an account of over 200 emails sent or received by McCaffery containing inappropriate materials, according to the Inquirer.

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Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R) was indicted by a state grand jury Monday on nearly two dozen felony ethics charges, al.com reported.

Hubbard, also a former chairman of the state Republican Party, has been accused of using his positions for personal gain, soliciting investments of up to $150,000 from lobbyists for his private company, Craftmaster Printing, and other related charges. Among the people he allegedly solicited was former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley (R), according to the news outlet.

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