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Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges Morgan State graduates to 'change the rules'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges Morgan State graduates to 'change the rules'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told nearly 500 graduating students at Morgan State University on Friday that their future success wasn’t just dependent on hard work — they would have to fight to “change the rules.”

Speaking at the Baltimore university’s winter graduation ceremony, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts said times have changed since the days when her mother supported her family with a minimum-wage job in Oklahoma.

Today, she said, a person working for minimum wage couldn’t pay for a two-bedroom apartment “in any state in America.”

“So what happened? I’ll tell you what happened: Washington changed the rules,” she said. “Today, the people who set the rules...

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