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The Latest: Russian diplomat scoffs at DNC hack allegations
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (all times EDT):...

Die-hard Sanders' backers divided on backing Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure....

Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton as DNC heats up
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton as the Democratic convention heats up in Philadelphia, but ardent followers seem intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive....

Strong storms roll through Philadelphia during convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Severe storms with lightning, heavy rain and strong winds rolled through Philadelphia during the Democratic convention Monday night, leading city officials to urge political protesters and rally attendees to seek shelter and organizers to recommend that media members evacuate a tent outside the arena....

Shutting down 'shark finning': US fishermen promise a fight
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world....

Home invasion killer to be resentenced to life in prison
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man sentenced to death by lethal injection for the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion is expected to be resentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole because the state abolished the death penalty....

Ohio GOP official resigns over Trump nomination
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A low-level Republican Party official from Ohio has resigned over the GOP's nomination of Donald Trump as its presidential candidate....

DIVIDED AMERICA: Women a minority of US elected officials
Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January....

Most evacuations canceled for Southern California wildfire
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- The majority of some 20,000 people forced from their homes by a wildfire that exploded during the weekend were told they could return home Monday night, though an army of firefighters continued battling flames in the rugged hills and canyons northwest of Los Angeles....

Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."...

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