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Friday Nite Videos -- August 28, 2015

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Videos: John Oliver: Washington DC Statehood. We Need Truth and Reconciliation. Bob Dylan -- Desolation Row at 50. Affordable Housing Crisis. Pastor Dewey Smith: Homosexuality.

John Oliver: Washington DC Statehood

Washington DC experiences taxation without representation. It's also missing from rhyming state songs. John Oliver and a group of singing children fix one of these problems.

Remembering Marion Barry

Nick Keenan, Veronica Davis, John Muller, and Brent Bolin Greater Greater Washington
Marion Barry touched the lives of numerous people in Washington DC as tributes to him from individuals from all walks of life give a small glimpse.

Cities Passing Higher Minimum Wages Laws - $11.50 in Metro DC Area and $15.37 in LA for Hotel Workers

Katie Ashmore and Monica Kamen; Josh Eidelson
A Los Angeles City Council committee voted unanimously to authorize a study on nearly doubling the minimum wage for employees of large hotels in the nation's second-largest city. The L.A. proposal is one of several municipal moves toward raising wages well above the 5-year-old federal rate of $7.25; at $15.37, it would set a local hotel industry wage floor far beyond the $10.10 proposed by congressional Democrats.

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Walmart face-off with D.C. Fuels Wage Debate

Sam Hananel - Associated Press Boston Globe
Walmart Stores Inc., the nation's largest private employer, is fuming about a ''living wage'' bill approved by the D.C. Council that has an unusual twist: It would apply only to certain large retailers, forcing them to pay at least $12.50 an hour, nearly 50 percent higher than city's minimum wage of $8.25.
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