WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, delivering a long-sought victory to liberals and putting the Democratic Party’s official imprimatur on the so-called Fight for $15, which many Democratic presidential candidates have embraced.

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would name Eugene Scalia as his next secretary of labor, tapping the longtime labor lawyer and son of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for a position with vast responsibility over the American workforce.

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NEW YORK — Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, ending one of modern history’s most brutal and notorious criminal careers.

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The leader of the nation’s largest provider of migrant shelters for children was paid $3.6 million during the charity’s most recent tax year, even as the nonprofit organization came under intense scrutiny for its high compensation packages for executives and for its decision to accept childr…

Netflix, the streaming juggernaut that has upended the entertainment industry, showed signs of vulnerability Wednesday when it reported that it had lost 126,000 paid subscribers in the United States during the second quarter. It was the first time it had shed domestic streaming customers sin…

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NEW YORK — Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, ending one of modern history’s most brutal and notorious criminal careers.

Even with a strong economy, a growing number of people are having trouble paying their credit card bills.

JUÁREZ, Mexico — In the blazing Mexican heat earlier this month, Rep. Veronica Escobar consoled a young woman named Fatima, who described in a flood of Spanish how she had been raped in her native Nicaragua, separated by American authorities from her 5-year-old daughter in May, and sent back…

If there’s one lesson to learn about digital privacy, it’s that we can never grow complacent. Even if we secure our data so we are not tracked online, the ad tech industry will find ways to monitor our digital activities.

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A Koch Industries executive was told he could not leave China. An ex-diplomat who helped organize a technology forum in Beijing was hassled by authorities who wanted to question him. An industry group developed contingency plans in case its offices were raided and computer servers were seized.

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A Koch Industries executive was told he could not leave China. An ex-diplomat who helped organize a technology forum in Beijing was hassled by authorities who wanted to question him. An industry group developed contingency plans in case its offices were raided and computer servers were seized.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday abandoned his battle to place a question about citizenship on the 2020 census, and instructed the government to compile citizenship data from existing federal records, a significant retreat in the president’s wider crackdown on unauthorized imm…

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WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Fed could soon cut interest rates, sending stocks higher as the benchmark S&P 500 stock index briefly traded above 3,000 for the first time.

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PARIS — In their blue blazers and tight haircuts, the aging men look uncomfortable in the courtroom dock. And for good reason: They are accused of harassing employees so relentlessly that workers ended up killing themselves.

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said they have no following in Congress. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York shot back that she and three of her fellow liberal freshmen, darlings of the left known collectively as “the squad,” are wielding the real power in the party.

CLINT, Texas — Since the Border Patrol opened its station in Clint, Texas, in 2013, it was a fixture in this West Texas farm town. Separated from the surrounding cotton fields and cattle pastures by a razor-wire fence, the station stood on the town’s main road.

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GINTOTA, Sri Lanka — The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot.

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ARHAVI, Turkey — The terraced rows of tea plants climbing the hills above the Black Sea used to glint like money. Lately, they look like another casualty of Turkey’s long, grinding economic crisis.

Getting a speeding ticket can cost you much more in insurance penalties than the initial fine, and the financial fallout can last years, a new analysis finds.

Justice Department lawyers told a federal judge on Friday that they would press ahead in their efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but indicated they did not know yet what kind of rationale they would put forward.

With about three weeks to go until the second set of Democratic presidential primary debates, a handful of lower-tier candidates are in danger of missing them. A single percentage point of support in one poll could be the difference between getting invited to Detroit and being left off the d…

Basking in the success of this summer’s Women’s World Cup in France, Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, said on Friday that he supported expanding the event to 32 teams from 24, possibly as soon as the next World Cup in 2023, and doubling prize money and financial support for the teams…

MEXICO CITY — Mexican federal police officers are mutinying over the government’s decision to make them part of the country’s new national guard, a powerful challenge to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador as he tries to fight rising crime.

WASHINGTON — Overcrowded, squalid conditions are more widespread at migrant centers along the southern border than initially revealed, the Department of Homeland Security’s independent watchdog said Tuesday. Its report describes standing-room-only cells, children without showers and hot meal…

I was walking through an airport terminal trying to catch a connecting flight Saturday when I spotted a writer I had never met but whose work I admire. He greeted me with a look of fatherly concern: “Sorry about what’s happening to you on Twitter.”

When Conor Sprouls, a customer service representative in the call center of insurance giant MetLife talks to a customer over the phone, he keeps one eye on the bottom-right corner of his screen. There, in a little blue box, A.I. tells him how he’s doing.

When you go to the doctor, there’s an expectation that she will act in your best interest. You don’t expect to be prescribed costly pills because the office is getting a commission from the drug company, when a healthier diet will do the trick.

Facebook and a consortium of 27 partners unveiled Libra last Tuesday, a new cryptocurrency. Their goal? To create a new global money and the foundation for a fresh universe of financial services.

New state-based accounts that let disabled people work and save money without risking the loss of government aid are slowly catching on. But advocates say millions more people with disabilities could be taking advantage of the accounts.

The Democratic National Committee announced the candidates who qualified for the first debates of the 2020 presidential campaign Thursday, chopping the historically large field of 23 contenders down to the 20 available slots.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke released a proposal Wednesday to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans and reinstate protections abandoned by President Donald Trump. 

A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder in three recent killings in Dallas, including the fatal shooting of a transgender woman, the Dallas Police Department announced.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said on Friday that he planned to appoint Thomas Homan, his former acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and a fierce supporter of his policies during frequent appearances on Fox News, to oversee border policy in the White House.

Imagine if in 2018 the Trump administration had proposed legislation that would allow the government, on nearly any pretext, to detain, try and imprison Americans accused of wrongdoing at secretive black sites scattered across the country.

A slow-moving crisis is approaching for Social Security, threatening to undermine a central pillar in the retirement of tens of millions of Americans.

Like grocery bags and straws, the miniature bottles of toiletries and cosmetics that many guests swipe from hotels are in the sights of legislators and hotels that are trying to reduce the environmental effect of plastic waste.

Four in 10 American adults wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected $400 expense with cash, savings or a credit-card charge that could be quickly paid off, a new Federal Reserve survey finds.

PARIS — Fiat Chrysler last week abruptly withdrew its proposal to merge with Renault, walking away from a deal that could have reshaped the global auto industry.

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