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  • Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

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    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.

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  • Judge accused of abusing, berating defendants

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    Judge Merrilee Ehrlich has stepped down after being accused of berating defendants. (Source: WSVN/CNN)Judge Merrilee Ehrlich has stepped down after being accused of berating defendants. (Source: WSVN/CNN)

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By MARC LEVY
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democrats hoping to unseat Republican governors running for re-election next year are increasingly taking up the cause of a minimum wage increase.

Polls say it's publicly popular, revives the message of economic inequality that President Barack Obama wielded effectively last year and touches on the broader issue of jobs and economy that's a top voter priority.

The issue is particularly prominent in states that Obama won last year.

In Pennsylvania, candidate Katie McGinty says she's the first in a big field of Democrats vying to challenge Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to say that they support it.

Thus far the Republicans whom Democrats view as most vulnerable aren't changing their minds, and neither are the business groups that tend to back Republicans.

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  • Community explores Marine Education Center

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    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:07:00 GMT
    The community day was an opportunity to bridge the gap, showing the community what this new facility has to offer. (Photo source: WLOX)The community day was an opportunity to bridge the gap, showing the community what this new facility has to offer. (Photo source: WLOX)
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    The Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs hosted a community day on Saturday.

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  • Ship built at Ingalls draws huge crowd in Oregon

    Ship built at Ingalls draws huge crowd in Oregon

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    A transport dock ship built at Ingalls Shipbuilding drew a crowd of about 7,500 guests in Portland, Oregon Saturday morning. (Photo source: Ingalls)A transport dock ship built at Ingalls Shipbuilding drew a crowd of about 7,500 guests in Portland, Oregon Saturday morning. (Photo source: Ingalls)
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