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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton is taking a detour from big-dollar fundraising in California this weekend to pitch her plans to raise the federal minimum wage. Clinton told a cheering crowd at a Los Angeles college today that if elected she would push Congress to lift the $7.25-an-hour federal base wage. She says she also would push for stronger background checks for gun buyers

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says his latest gesture is "a drop of water in the sea" of Europe's migration crisis. Yet for 12 Syrian refugees, the pope's decision to fly them back to Italy from Greece is an act of kindness that will resonate for the rest of their lives. The three Muslim families, including six children, had all fled their homes amid the devastation of Syria's civil war.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the Group of 20 major economies are pledging a more forceful effort to stimulate a sluggish global economy. They hope that stronger growth can boost long-stagnant wages and combat a rising backlash against globalization. The G-20 leaders say they'll use all the policy tools available to them. They've been meeting in Washington.

BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania duplex fire that killed three children and their mother also has killed their father. Officials in Allegheny County say the children's father and the woman's husband died today. He was critically injured in the Friday night blaze in the Pittsburgh suburb Bellevue. The county fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $58 million plan to equip nearly every Los Angeles police officer with body cameras by the end of the year is being delayed by concerns over the cost. Mayor Eric Garcetti had pledged to have the cameras on thousands of officers by the end of 2016. But the Los Angeles Times reports that police don't expect to outfit the officers until the fall of 2017 at the earliest.

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