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Obama urges change to U.S. workplaces

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Posted: June 24, 2014 at 4:01 a.m.

President Barack Obama applauds after speaking at The White House Summit on Working Families at a hotel in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. The gathering, organized by the White House, Department of Labor, and the Center for American Progress, highlights the challenges and offers solutions faced by working families in America. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pressed for workplace changes to benefit families with children, saying the U.S. is trailing other advanced countries and must compete with more job flexibility and a higher minimum wage.

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