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#click3 A baby is born at L'enfant Plaza

08/01/13 08:30PM

1. There are fast food strikes happening all over the country. Low-wage workers are asking for a living wage.  So here's a question for you: how much more are you willing to pay for a burger to ensure a fast food worker gets higher wages? The 'McPoverty Calculator' over at The Daily Beast will tell you how far your contribution could go. 2. The GrOpener: Because we needed an invention that makes opening bottles even easier. 3. A baby is born at L'Enfant Plaza. Of all the DC Metro stations a baby could be born at, of course it would be L'Enfant Plaza... #metrobaby read more

Students march on Hollywood Boulevard while protesting the rising costs of student loans for higher education on September 22, 2012 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

'Nation' interns write letter to the editor requesting better pay

08/01/13 06:15PM

Interns at progressive magazine The Nation have found a new venue for salary negotiations: the magazine's own letters to the editor section. The latest issue of The Nation, dated August 19-26, features a letter to the editor from 12 recent former interns, asking that future interns be better paid. The Nation Institute, in another letter to the editor, agreed. read more

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks after a weekly Senate Republican caucus meeting May 21, 2013 on in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

All In agenda: A tough battle ahead for Mitch McConnell

08/01/13 05:41PM

Thursday night on All In with Chris Hayes: Admitted Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro made a dramatic statement at his sentencing hearing, refuting characterizations of him as a "monster" and downplaying the severity of his crimes. Castro insisted that he is "just sick," suffering from an addition to sex and pornography, and was never violent to his victims. read more