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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 7:00 pm

WASHINGTON — The fight to raise the minimum wage caught a big wave of momentum this week as President Barack Obama endorsed a pay increase after voters pledged support in two key elections.

The White House confirmed Thursday that Obama was backing an effort to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, which is higher than the $9-an-hour proposal he championed in his State of the Union address in February.

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