The minimum wage in Oakland, California is nine dollars an hour. A local coffee-shop owner and her employees are typical Americans struggling to make ends meet.
The recent boost in the minimum wage has helped, but it’s not enough.
Edwin Hawkins, best known for the hit "Oh Happy Day," has died in California. He was credited with being one of the founders of modern gospel music.
Property damage claims from deadly October wildfires in the US state of California now exceed $3.3 billion. The figure is more than triple previous estimates, and authorities say they expect it to rise.
Fight for $15 - that's the slogan of Tuesday's protests. Demonstrators say $15 is the minimum wage that workers need to make ends meet. Thousands took to the streets in more than 300 cities across the US. They included airport baggage handlers, Uber drivers, caretakers and fast food workers.
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