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A man eats in a Burger King restaurant while demonstrators gather outside on Thursday in Boston, Mass., as part of a nation-wide fast food workers strike asking for $15 per hour wages and the right to form unions. (Reuters photo)

U.S. fast-food workers protest, demand a 'living wage'

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NEW YORK -- Fast-food workers went on strike and protested outside McDonald's, Burger King and other restaurants in 60 U.S. cities on Thursday, in the largest protest of an almost year-long campaign to raise service sector wages.

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Rallies were held in cities from New York to Oakland and stretched into the South, historically difficult territory for organized labor.

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