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Local Democratic National Convention organizers announced Thursday that they exceeded a goal to spend at least one-third of contract dollars with businesses owned by a diverse range of groups.

The Democratic National Convention Committee spent about $8 million on everything from hotels to the Foo Fighters performance new documents show.

City officials say more than seven tons of recyclable materials were collected in uptown during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month, an amount that almost surpasses what had been collected in the area all year.

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