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AP Top Political News at 1:49 p.m. EDT

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....

History _ and hostility _ as Clinton ascends to nomination
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A glass ceiling is shattering at the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton ascends to the presidential nomination with Tuesday's roll call of the states, the first woman to lead a major party into a White House race....

First lady draws sharp portrait of Trump, without naming him
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life....

Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal investigators say the driver who was killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was speeding just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer....

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....

The Latest: 2 Indiana hopefuls will seek return to Congress
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Latest on replacing Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence as the GOP candidate for Indiana governor (all times local):...

Indiana GOP panel backs Gov. Pence's preferred successor
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Republican leaders selected Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday to replace Gov. Mike Pence on the November ballot, backing the governor's preferred successor over two members of Congress who also sought the nomination when Pence withdrew to become Donald Trump's running mate....