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In the fastest-growing, least-regulated sport in America, there's a battle to protect fighters - SentinelSource.com: National

In the fastest-growing, least-regulated sport in America, there's a battle to protect fighters - SentinelSource.com: National
sentinelsource.com — J ohn "Doomsday" Howard, who has a 23-12 record in his 13-year career of hitting guys until they cry mercy, rolls into an LA Fitness in the Boston suburbs. He's three hours late, but not because he slept in. It had snowed that morning, the schools started late, and he needed to drop off his three daughters.

MMA: In the fastest-growing, least-regulated sport in America, there's a battle to protect fighters

MMA: In the fastest-growing, least-regulated sport in America, there's a battle to protect fighters
sltrib.com — "This is just to maintain," Howard says after emerging from the locker room to pick up a tall smoothie. He's got a fight in three months, and fight camp starts two months out. That's the brutal part, he says - physically as well as psychologically, since it's the time when he starts running out of money from his most recent fight, in December.

In the fastest-growing sport in America, a battle to protect fighters

In the fastest-growing sport in America, a battle to protect fighters
northjersey.com — John "Doomsday" Howard, who has a 23-12 record in his 13-year career of hitting guys until they cry mercy, rolls into an LA Fitness in the Boston suburbs. He's three hours late to his workout, but not because he slept in. It had snowed that morning, the schools started late, and he needed to drop off his three daughters.

The battle to protect MMA fighters

The battle to protect MMA fighters
dailygazette.com — John "Doomsday" Howard, who has a 23-12 record in his 13-year career of hitting guys until they cry mercy, rolls into an LA Fitness in the Boston suburbs. He's three hours late to his workout, but not because he slept in. It had snowed that morning, the schools started late, and he needed to drop off his three daughters.

The battle to protect fighters in the fastest-growing, least-regulated sport in America

The battle to protect fighters in the fastest-growing, least-regulated sport in America
washingtonpost.com — John "Doomsday" Howard, who has a 23-12 record in his 13-year career of hitting guys until they cry mercy, rolls into an LA Fitness in the Boston suburbs. He's three hours late to his workout, but not because he slept in. It had snowed that morning, the schools started late, and he needed to drop off his three daughters.

Hillary Clinton endorses fight for a $15 minimum wage

Hillary Clinton endorses fight for a $15 minimum wage
washingtonpost.com — DETROIT, Mich. -- In one of the most explicitly union-friendly speeches of her young presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton called in to a convention of low-wage workers Sunday morning to deliver a message of support and solidarity.

Five myths about bicycling

Five myths about bicycling
newsobserver.com — Each year, 100 million Americans jump on a bicycle at least once, especially when the weather gets warm. Some of these pedalers are recreational riders; others rely on their bikes for transportation to and from work. In the past few years, cities have rushed to accommodate such travelers: Scores of bike lanes and bike-share programs have popped up.

Even D.C. workers who already make $15 want a raise

Even D.C. workers who already make $15 want a raise
washingtonpost.com — Washington D.C. took another step closer to raising its minimum wage to $15 on Monday when a Superior Court judge reversed an earlier ruling to allow a ballot initiative to go forward, all but ensuring D.C. residents will vote on the measure this November.

Leaked documents: Businesses show support for raising minimum wage

Leaked documents: Businesses show support for raising minimum wage
newsherald.com — Whenever minimum wage increases are proposed on the state or federal level, business groups tend to fight them tooth and nail. But actual opposition may not be as united as the groups' rhetoric might make it appear, according to internal research conducted by a leading consultant for state chambers of commerce.

Leaked documents show strong business support for raising the minimum wage

Leaked documents show strong business support for raising the minimum wage
chicagotribune.com — Whenever minimum wage increases are proposed on the state or federal level, business groups tend to fight them tooth and nail. But actual opposition may not be as united as the groups' rhetoric might make it appear, according to internal research conducted by a leading consultant for state chambers of commerce.
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