|National Briefs for May 2, 2014|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
House lawmakers block pay hike
WASHINGTON — House lawmakers voted for the sixth year in a row on Thursday to deny themselves the cost-of-living pay hike that they would otherwise automatically receive next January.
The move would freeze congressional salaries at $174,000 a year and is attached to legislation to fund Congress’ budget, which passed the House by a 402-14 vote. Lawmakers haven’t received a pay hike since January 2009.
Scientists urge delay in destroying last smallpox
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