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History _ and hostility _ as Clinton ascends to nomination
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A glass ceiling is shattering at the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton ascends to the presidential nomination with Tuesday's roll call of the states, the first woman to lead a major party into a White House race....

First lady draws sharp portrait of Trump, without naming him
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life....

In 10th convention speech, Bill Clinton faces tougher crowd
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Clinton was once the Democrats explainer-in-chief. Tonight, he'll be explaining himself....

Warren makes case for Clinton, derides Trump as selfish
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren made an impassioned case for Hillary Clinton on Monday, hailing her as a tenacious fighter on behalf of working people while dismissing presidential rival Donald Trump as someone who "cares about himself every minute of every day."...

The Latest: Giffords attends DNC rally against gun violence
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):...

Cash for opponent pours in as FL congresswoman struggles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Democratic National Convention is fertile fundraising ground this week for one Florida congressional candidate, but not in the traditional sense of high-priced donor dinners or lobbyist happy hours....

Citing cyber 'revolution,' Obama issues attack response plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House warned Tuesday of a "revolution" of computer-generated threats to the U.S. stoked by growing cyber aggression by traditional U.S. foes like Russia and North Korea, and issued a color-coded response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks....

Takeaways: Sanders, Michelle Obama dominate convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernie Sanders said he is "proud to stand with" Hillary Clinton, while Michelle Obama said Clinton has "the guts and grace" to be president, as Democrats strove to appear unified at their national convention in the face of a political firestorm over hacked emails....

The Latest: NJ's Booker says he prays for Trump
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):...

Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton as DNC heats up
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders urged supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention, but ardent followers who marched for hours in punishing heat Monday and planned to do so again seemed intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive....