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Obama’s sinking approval numbers one year into his second term have led some observers to conclude that the presidency has seen its best days.  For the first time, the President’s “trustworthy” factor is deficient, and talk of the second-term curse has already made its way into the daily media jargon.

Fast-food workers across the United States began a 24-hour strike in nearly 100 cities on Thursday to protest low wages. The employees are calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.

It has been said that if Iran develops a nuclear bomb, the world will become more dangerous than at any time since the height of the Cold War.

Likely top stories this week: Honduras’ election results are still pending; the Dominican Republic deports more Haitian immigrants; Henrique Capriles urges the Venezuelan opposition to vote; a new report says that most Americans favor citizenship for undocumented immigrants; Juan Manuel Santos and Rafael Correa meet in Colombia.

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