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Emails Show DNC Taking Aim at Sanders

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 21:48
Hacked emails appear to show evidence of a continuing rift between the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s primary rival, Bernie Sanders.

Zagat Overhauls Restaurant Review Ratings

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 21:00
The guide is doing away with its quirky 30-point scale for restaurant food, décor and service in favor of one-to-five ratings.

Michelle Obama Fervently Endorses Hillary Clinton During Convention Speech

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:36
First Lady Michelle Obama made the case for Democratic party unity and delivered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton to be her husband’s successor in a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Democratic Dilemma: Knock Trump, or Boost Clinton?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:26
Democrats want people to vote for Hillary Clinton. They also want people to vote against Donald Trump. Which to emphasize represents a fundamental strategic choice as the party frames its convention this week in Philadelphia, writes Gerald F. Seib.

Bratton's Exit Challenges Mayor

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:26
New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton’s decision to make public Monday his intention to step down by the end of 2017 poses political challenges for Mayor Bill de Blasio as he seeks re-election amid fierce criticism on law-enforcement issues.

Clinton, Sanders Work to Prevent Revolt at Convention

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:25
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders joined ranks to try to quell a revolt within the party sparked by the release of hacked Democratic National Committee emails.

'First Dude' Bill Clinton Would Reshape Historic Role

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:23
As the first man with the chance to step into the role of presidential spouse, former President Bill Clinton has the potential to reshape the office.

For Sanders Army, Fight Isn't Over

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:22
While Sen. Bernie Sanders didn’t win the Democratic primary, his foot-soldiers showed at the Democratic convention on Monday that they had one more battle they wanted to fight.

EPA Advances Plans to Limit Carbon Emissions from Aircraft

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:18
The EPA took preliminary steps to limit carbon emissions from aircraft, one of a string of actions President Barack Obama is pursuing in his climate agenda that affects large swaths of the U.S. economy.

Medicare Proposes Fixed Payments for Treating Heart Attacks

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:07
Medicare wants to pay hospitals fixed amounts for treating heart attacks rather than letting providers bill for every service provided to older Americans.

Photos: Democrats Gather for Convention

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 17:23
Democrats gathered in Philadelphia on Monday to kick off the party’s 2016 National Convention.

Colleges Nudge Students to Graduate Within Four Years

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:59
College administrators are sending a message to their students: Hurry up. Low graduation rates hurt a school’s reputation, and staying enrolled for extra years adds to the tab for these ‘super seniors.’

Murders Rise in 29 of Largest U.S. Cities in First Half of 2016

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:20
The number of murders in 29 of the nation’s largest cities rose during the first six months of the year, according to the results of a survey released by the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

California Firefighters Struggle to Contain Two Wildfires

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:03
A fast-moving wildfire north of Big Sur destroyed 20 homes and scorched nearly 15,000 acres, while another wildfire outside L.A. exploded to 33,000 acres and prompted evacuations of 10,000 homes.

NYC to Close L Train Tunnel for 18 Months

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 10:28
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to shut down the New York City subway L train’s East River tunnel for 18 months for repairs starting in 2019.

Democratic Conventions Through the Years

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 09:56
The 2016 Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday in Philadelphia. A look back at some prior conventions, including one of the longest in 1924 and one of the most contentious in 1968.

Two Killed, Many More Injured in Florida Nightclub Shooting

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 06:09
Two people were shot dead and as many as 16 others injured in a shooting early Monday at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla. Three suspects have been detained, police confirmed.

Newport Jazz Leader Passes the Baton

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 18:27
George Wein, co-founder of the 62-year-old festival, will hand it over to band leader Christian McBride.

Debate Over U.S. Debt Changes Tone

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 18:11
A debate over whether America’s borrowing capacity has gone up—and how the nation might take advantage of it—has replaced the fights of yesteryear over the urgency of a “grand bargain” to slash the debt.

New York State Ads in North Carolina Face Complaints

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 18:10
A former North Carolina Supreme Court judge filed complaints alleging New York state ads that ran in North Carolina violated the Hatch Act by interfering with the gubernatorial and legislative races in that state.

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