Top 5 Live-WURD Friday May 29 1. Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges, including for lying to the FBI, relating to an alleged effort to hide $3.5 million in payments to a person to conceal past misconduct. The Illinois…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday May 2015 1. Los Angeles Lifts Its Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour The nation’s second-largest city voted Tuesday to increase its minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 an hour by 2020, in what is perhaps the most significant victory so far for labor groups and their allies who…

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IN 1991, a large black man was beaten by four white police officers. The videotaped attack appeared to be a clear case of police brutality. The black community was outraged, national publicity ensued, and the officers involved were criminally charged. That was the case of Rodney King, whose videotaped police beating was remarkably similar to the case…

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