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Amazon said Wednesday that it will provide additional raises for workers whose lost stock or bonuses following the company's announcement that it is increasing its minimum wage to $15-per-hour, the Seattle Times reports. The

Why it matters: The move to increase the minimum wage came after several politicians, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), criticized the e-commerce giant for paying its workers too little. But, following the increase, many employees publicly complained about how Amazon failed to communicate that workers would simultaneously be losing stock options and bonuses as a result.

The details: A company spokesperson said Wednesday that Amazon will pay workers an additional $0.25 to $2 an hour, depending on the facility and tenure. That's in addition to the extra $1/hour promised to those already making $15+. 

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Hurricane Zeta is "battering southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi with life-threatening storm surge, high winds, and heavy rain," per the National Hurricane Center.

What's happening: The hurricane was producing maximum sustained winds of nearly 110 mph and stronger gusts after making landfall on the southeastern coast of Louisiana as a Category 2 storm earlier Wednesday.

Supreme Court rejects GOP push to cut absentee ballot deadline in N.C.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by Republicans to shorten North Carolina's deadline for mail-in ballots from nine to three days.

The big picture: This is the latest of a series of decisions over mail-in ballot deadlines in various states.

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