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Clinton steps into history as 1st woman White House nominee
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Taking her place in history, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night will become the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House, a triumphant moment for Democrats to relish before plunging into a bruising general election against Republican Donald Trump....

Bill Clinton prepares for most personal convention speech
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- When Bill Clinton takes the stage Tuesday night for his 10th address to a Democratic convention, the ex-president, husband and party standard-bearer will step into a singular role in American history: potential first gentleman....

Clinton, Dems put gun control at center of convention stage
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention....

Sanders supporters: Unmoved by plea to support Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Unmoved by Bernie Sanders' plea for party unity behind Hillary Clinton, thousands of Sanders supporters chanting "Bernie or bust!" took to the streets under the hot sun Tuesday for another round of protests on Day 2 of the Democratic convention....

Cybersecurity experts see merit in claims of Russian hacking
PARIS (AP) -- Experts who've followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the party's claim that Moscow had a hand in the hack, lending weight to the extraordinary allegation that the Kremlin is trying to tamper with the U.S. presidential contest....

Feds: Senate cafeteria workers will get $1 million back pay
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of cafeteria workers who help feed senators and others in the Capitol and nearby office buildings will get back pay totaling more than $1 million because their private employers illegally underpaid them, the Labor Department said Tuesday....

The Latest: Ashley Judd joins anti-police brutality protest
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):...

The Latest: Roll call of states begins; Clinton eyes history
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):...

First lady's apolitical image big part of her political draw
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sorry, Democrats. #ElectMichelle will never be more than a wishful hashtag....

Bryan Cranston leads celebs signing anti-Trump pledge
Bryan Cranston, who played President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway and HBO, appeared on a civil rights panel Tuesday with 1960s-era activists and signed on to an anti-Donald Trump campaign with more than 100 other celebrities at the Democratic National Convention....



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