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This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- This time, Bill Clinton will be the adoring spouse, rapt and smiling when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight....

Clinton using convention to send message to wary GOP voters
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Long a lightning rod on the right, Hillary Clinton is making a targeted appeal to Republicans who challenge Donald Trump's claim to the conservative mantle and fear his possible presidency....

Police and protesters credited with restraint at convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernie Sanders' devoted followers were careful to pick up after themselves and wore hats embroidered with a dove to remind everyone to remain peaceful. And the police, instead of hauling demonstrators off to jail, issued them $50 tickets for disorderly conduct and released them with a complimentary bottle of water....

Her turn now: Hillary Clinton makes her case for presidency
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's Hillary Clinton's turn....

The Latest: Some Sanders backers want DNC apology on TV
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):...

AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process....

Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton's missing emails. But Democrats aren't likely to let the Republican presidential nominee's extraordinary comments simply fade away....

Clues in DNC hacking point to Russia, despite Trump claims
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said again Thursday whoever hacked the Democratic National Committee and stole years of internal emails remains a mystery, but private security experts - although not yet any U.S. government agencies - say they found persuasive clues that point to hacking groups whose previous targets track closely with the strategic interests of Russia's government, especially its civilian and military intelligence and security agencies....

Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing "politics of the past" and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide - if anything, the political climate in the United States worsened....

Cummings: Protesters during DNC speech were 'disrespectful'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings says he thinks liberal supporters of Bernie Sanders who chanted an anti-trade slogan during his speech to the Democratic National Convention were "disrespectful."...



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