The salary for Duluth, Minn., mayors hadn't been raised for a decade, but last year Don Ness decided 25 percent was too much at once.
July 15, 2014 Once in a while, elected officials turn down raises because they think it looks bad if they're also having to cut budgets or raise taxes. Sometimes, though, they're genuinely altruistic.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures during a speech to supporters Wednesday in Rome.
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November 27, 2013 The former premier, who has been convicted of tax fraud and on a charge of paying for sex with an underage prostitute, has survived many threats to his political power. But expulsion from the Senate means he may finally be punished for his crimes and could be arrested on other charges.
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