Trump Mulls Support for Minimum Wage Hike, Former Ron Paul Aides Convicted, Turkey Prime Minister Stepping Down: P.M. Links


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    Today in Donald Trump reversals: He's open to raising the minimum wage, an idea he opposed during the primary debates.

  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he will support Trump as the nominee, keeping his stated promise to support the primary winner, whoever it was.
  • Three former aides in Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign have been found guilty of corruption for hiding a payment to an Iowa state senator in exchange for an endorsement.
  • Criminal charges have been dropped in the case of the Arizona high school football player who exposed himself as a prank in a yearbook photo that was published. He faced dozens of charges of indecent exposure, but police said the parties involved (his fellow football players) did not want prosecution.
  • A Trump-supporting tow truck driver reportedly refused to provide his services to a stranded motorist in North Carolina because she had a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker.
  • Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced he's stepping down, permitting President Tayyip Erdogan to consolidate his power further.
  • The lawmaker responsible for orchestrating the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been ordered to step down to face corruption charges.

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