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Senate Republicans stop Obama bid to hike minimum wage

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a top White House legislative priority, a bill to increase the federal minimum wage for the first time in five years.

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On a largely party-line vote of 54-42, backers fell short of the 60 needed to advance the legislation, which would boost the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from its current $7.25.

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