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Feds: Senate cafeteria workers will get $1 million back pay
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of cafeteria workers who help feed senators and others in the Capitol and nearby office buildings will get back pay totaling more than $1 million because their private employers illegally underpaid them, the Labor Department said Tuesday....

Clinton steps into history as 1st woman White House nominee
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Taking her place in history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night will become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising general election against Republican Donald Trump....

First lady's apolitical image big part of her political draw
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sorry, Democrats. #ElectMichelle will never be more than a wishful hashtag....

The Latest: Democratic luminaries to nominate Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):...

Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal accident investigators said Tuesday....

In 10th convention speech, Bill Clinton faces tougher crowd
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Clinton was once the Democrats explainer-in-chief. Tonight, he'll be explaining himself....

In break from Trump, Paul Ryan defends NATO, trade deals
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan vigorously defended the role of NATO and the importance of the United States leading the creation of free-trade agreements on Tuesday, breaking from positions taken by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump....

Warren makes case for Clinton, derides Trump as selfish
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren made an impassioned case for Hillary Clinton on Monday, hailing her as a tenacious fighter on behalf of working people while dismissing presidential rival Donald Trump as someone who "cares about himself every minute of every day."...

Obama expanding refugee program for Central Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally....

Sanders backer's swipe at Clinton sparks Texas skirmish
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Bernie Sanders delegate from North Texas sparked a shouting match Tuesday among his state's delegation to the Democratic National Convention by condemning Hillary Clinton, but later said he misspoke in "a moment of passion."...

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Obama expanding refugee program for Central Americans

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EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution

Feds: Senate cafeteria workers will get $1 million back pay

Court strikes down Missouri law cutting jobless benefits

Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash

Major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton friend Mark Weiner dies

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Indiana GOP panel backs Gov. Pence's preferred successor


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