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Connecticut Becomes First State to Mandate Paid Sick Time

In a move watched carefully by some 20 cities and states, Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to mandate paid sick days for workers.

The bill, signed by Governor Dannel Malloy earlier this month, covers only hourly service workers at companies with more than 50 employees and excludes manufacturers and some others.

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Flicker user: adactio
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The Sweet And Sour Taste of Gummy Bear Brats

If you think about it, Brats are pretty amazing....you can stuff almost anything into a sausage like casing and call it a brat.  I've had Chicken Italiano, Hawaiian, Mushroom and Swiss.....and that's just a few.  BUT, now I've heard everything....Gummy Bear Brats?  From a company in Hugo, MN!

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‘Virtual’ Grocery Shopping a Hit in Korea [VIDEO]

Grocery shopping is one of those necessary evils for most of us. Wouldn't it be easier if you could do it on the go?

A company called Home Plus (formerly Tesco) is giving it a try by putting virtual grocery store aisles in Korean subway stations.

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Transformers’ Retains Top Spot

Boosted by unexpectedly strong word-of-mouth and generous reviews, 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' was number one for the second weekend in a row, becoming the top-grossing movie of 2011 thus far with a total take of $261.0 million.

Coming in second, the Jennifer Aniston-featured dark comedy 'Horrible Bosses' earned an estimated $28.1 million, while the family flick 'Zookeeper' came in third with $21.0 million.

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Kid in Banana Suit Attacks Gorilla Mascot in Ohio [VIDEO]

This certainly isn't the way nature intended it.

A teenager who may or may not still be wearing a banana suit is at large after an unprovoked assault on the gorilla mascot that a Verizon Wireless Center in Strongsville, Ohio employs to promote its store.

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5 Controversial Board Games

I once was told by someone that our surroundings shape us for our adult life, and some of our childhood is programmed into us. When I read this article I was shocked that some of these games exist. Other people are noticing.......something isn't right.
It's hard to think of an activity more wholesome and family-friendly than an evening spent playing board games. But just as film has its 'Clockwork Orange', fiction has its 'Catcher in the Rye', and video gaming has its Grand Theft Auto, so too the world of board games has its controversial black sheep. Here are five you should probably skip at your next family game night.

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Traffic Information for Downtown Duluth’s Sidewalk Sales

The weather has warmed up just in time for Downtown Duluth's Annual Sidewalk Days Festival.  SHOPPING! It starts today, Wednesday, July 6, FOOD and runs through Friday, July 8.  Shopping (yea! shopping!!!!), food, and live music to enjoy.  Of course, that ENTERTAINMENT means traffic will be diverted....here's the details so you're in the know.

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Traffic Cameras Might Be The New Answer To States Shortfall.

If traffic camera go in every major city, do you think that would be fair? Well, there are two schools of thought. 1...you shouldn't be speeding or going through red lights anyway, if you were driving according to the law, you would never get a ticket. 2....there's that part of you that feels like you are getting away with something when no one is around. There are rumours this would be a way for states to raise their traffic revenue and avoid shutdowns....eh hem...Minnesota...with out raising taxes. So now it's your turn, weigh in on this for me......comment at the bottom.

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‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Dominates Holiday Box Office

No Megan Fox, no problem -- 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' still managed to rock the box office this holiday weekend.

The sexy star may not have returned for the third installment in the franchise, but it didn't matter because director Michael Bay's latest offering took in $116.1 million over the four-day holiday weekend, en route to winning the box office battle.

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Cars 2′ Cruises to Victory

As expected, Pixar’s ‘Cars 2′ easily took first place at the weekend box office, netting a healthy $68 million. That’s about $8 million higher than the original ‘Cars,’ which opened to $60.1 million in 2006.

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Dating Site For Pretty People Nixes 30,000 Members

Finding a date — let alone a life partner — is hard enough, but the dating website BeautifulPeople.com has just made things a little more difficult for their paying members.

The site, as the name implies, only allows attractive men and women to flirt and mingle amongst each other. However, a virus dubbed ‘Shrek’ infiltrated the site last month, allowing tens of thousands of newbies to become members without going through the proper vetting process, first.

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Airline Will Charge A Boarding Pass Fee

Choose your airlines carefully!  I remember flying to Mazatlan when I was 7 years old.  People could smoke on the plane, they served hot food and we had real silverware.  Things have changed...airlines are taking some amenities away and charging for others...the latest charge is with Spirit Airlines

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