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Elizabeth Banks introduces 'Fight Song' for Clinton

Hillary Clinton officially has a "Fight Song."

"Pitch Perfect" star Elizabeth Banks got a few of her celebrity friends together for an a cappella cover of…

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Obama to make case for Clinton, his legacy

President Barack Obama's three Democratic convention speeches have, in succession, launched his national career, thrust him into the Oval Office and secured…

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Trump says he'd support $10 minimum wage

Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would support raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour, a departure from his previous assertion that wages are "too…

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Day 2 at DNC: Hillary makes history

Democrats made Hillary Clinton the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation's history on Tuesday, shattering one of the last remaining…

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Viewers guide to the Democratic convention

Hillary Clinton officially won the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday. Then, Bill Clinton took the Democratic National Convention on a 45-minute tour…

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US Navy to China: We're staying in South China Sea

The U.S. will continue freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea, a senior Navy officer says, as the region continues to react to a landmark…

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Turkey detainees tortured after coup, group says

Captured military officers raped by police, hundreds of soldiers beaten, some detainees denied food and water and access to lawyers for days. These are the…

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Democratic convention Day 2: CNN vets the claims

The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the second night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and…

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Highlights from Bill Clinton's past DNC speeches

Bill Clinton's history of speeches at the Democratic National Convention has been like his political career, a series of ups and downs, where the former…

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It's official: Hillary Clinton makes history

Democrats on Tuesday made Hillary Clinton the first woman to head a major party ticket -- and during an emotional night, her family and supporters asked voters…



Assange: 'A lot more material' coming on election

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign.

Assange was…

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McAuliffe: Clinton would flip-flop on TPP

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe caused Hillary Clinton a political headache Tuesday night when he said he expects her to reverse her position on a major free…

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Bill Clinton embraces role of political spouse

Bill Clinton isn't used to being the second act, but he slipped comfortably into that role Tuesday night when making a forceful case that his wife is the…

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Tuesday's memorable lines from the DNC

Democrats turned to Hollywood stars for the attacks on Donald Trump and mothers of slain African-American children to back Hillary Clinton on the second night…

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Obama: 'Possible' Putin trying to sway vote for Trump

President Barack Obama on Tuesday wouldn't rule out the possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be attempting to tip the US presidential…

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'Mothers of the Movement' to make case for Hillary Clinton

Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, on Tuesday described watching her daughter being "lowered into the ground in a coffin" at the Democratic National…

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Signs point to Russia in DNC hack

There's mounting evidence that hackers in Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee, but the FBI isn't pointing the finger yet.

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Camps in talks for Sanders to nominate Clinton

Bernie Sanders sought to show a united front at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday by asking delegates to accept Hillary Clinton's nomination…

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Chelsea Clinton to introduce her mother at DNC

Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother ahead of her Thursday night nomination acceptance speech with remarks she has been writing "for a couple weeks," her…

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Cory Booker responds to Trump: 'I love you, Donald'

Cory Booker said Tuesday he is going to love and pray for Donald Trump after the Republican nominee attacked him on Twitter following the New Jersey senator's…

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Michelle Obama: 'When they go low, we go high'

Michelle Obama cast the presidential race as one between a positive role model for children -- in Hillary Clinton -- and a damaging one -- in Donald Trump --…

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Hotel fights back after Trump threatens to not pay

A Virginia hotel is fighting back against Donald Trump after the GOP presidential nominee criticized the air conditioning -- or lack thereof -- at a Monday…

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Democrats draw 26 million viewers, beating Republicans

The Democrats are ahead of the Republicans in the convention ratings race.

Monday's broadcast and cable coverage of the DNC averaged 26 million viewers,…

Michelle Obama DNC dress

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The politics behind Obama's Christian Siriano dress

Even the fashion choices of speakers have become political at the national party conventions.

First lady Michelle Obama opened the Democratic convention in…

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Conservatives, liberals and celebrities praise Michelle Obama's speech

Politicians across party lines, celebrities and activists praised Michelle Obama for her Democratic National Convention speech, with some saying the remarks "…

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Indiana GOP taps Holcomb to replace Pence

Indiana Republicans have chosen the state's lieutenant governor, Eric Holcomb, to replace vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on the ballot in the state's…

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How Susan Sarandon became a DNC GIF

Susan Sarandon really did have the worst time Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Some Bernie believers still hold out hope

"We want Bernie" was the loudest cheer throughout the Wells Fargo Center as Bernie Sanders gave his much-anticipated address to the Democratic National…

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DNC Day 1: Full-throated support from party stars

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker and first lady Michelle Obama declared undeniably their support for Hillary Clinton as the…

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Lena Dunham, other stars team up for 'Humanity for Hillary'

Lena Dunham, Uzo Aduba and Taylor Schilling are some of the celebrities who teamed up for Humanity for Hillary, an organization working to build support for…

Hillary Clinton spotlights

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Clinton's image at lowest level in 24 years

Hillary Clinton's image is now at its lowest point in her 24-year career on the national political scene, a new poll shows.

Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton at first rally

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Reactions to Kaine tilt positive as Democrats seek unity

Reviews of Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick Tim Kaine tilt narrowly positive, with majorities of Democrats of all ideological stripes calling him an…

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Democracy Spring plans mass sit-in, arrests at DNC

The revolution will not be improvised.

More than 50 protesters were detained by police on Monday following a tightly choreographed demonstration at an access…

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Democratic convention Day 1: CNN vets the claims

The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Monday for the first night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and…

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Memorable lines from the DNC's opening night

Democrats kicked off their convention Monday night amid tension between Bernie Sanders' supporters and Hillary Clinton's allies. Speakers on the first night…

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Violent crime rising in US cities, study finds

Violent crime is on the rise so far this year in major cities across the US compared to the number of homicides, rapes, robberies, assaults and shootings that…

Anastasia Somoza

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Disability advocate steals spotlight at DNC

Anastasia Somoza stole the spotlight at the first night of the Democratic National Convention with a moving speech on Americans with disabilities. Somoza was…

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Sources: DNC warned of hack months before

Federal investigators tried to warn the Democratic National Committee about a potential intrusion in their computer network months before the party moved to…


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Silverman: 'Ridiculous' remark was unscripted

Comedian Sarah Silverman said her on-stage denunciation Monday night of Bernie Sanders supporters who aren't yet backing Hillary Clinton as "ridiculous" was…

Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren takes on Trump at DNC

Elizabeth Warren took center stage at the Democratic convention Monday as the party faced challenges in unifying a party base torn apart by divisive primaries…

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Booker hits on economic inequality in convention speech

Cory Booker, long a rising star within the Democratic Party, took the national stage Monday night to deliver a sweeping oratory that harkened back to the…

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DNC media tent evacuated in storm

A huge thunderstorm has forced hundreds of journalists out of a media tent next to the Wells Fargo Center -- the host of the Democratic National Convention.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz's controversial tenure

A slew of leaked emails was the last straw for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who announced Sunday afternoon her resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic…

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gavels DNC

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Dems open convention without Wasserman Schultz

The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday without its outgoing Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, following a…

Clinton at VP announcement

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Hillary Clinton prepares to reintroduce herself to America

Hillary Clinton's challenge this week is reintroducing herself to a country that has known her for decades and getting through to the millions of Americans who…

Bernie Sanders DNC rally

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Sanders tries to calm skeptical supporters

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tried Monday to calm a crowd skeptical of Hillary Clinton, using a rally in advance of his convention…

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Al Gore endorses Hillary Clinton

Former Vice President Al Gore endorsed Hillary Clinton on Monday, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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The DNC email scandal explained

The Democratic National Convention was sent into upheaval over the weekend when Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 internal emails from the party -- some of…

Donald Trump in Virginia Beach

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The massive implications of Trump's Muslim travel ban

Donald Trump's latest proposal to stop immigration "from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism" is an "expansion" of his blanket ban on Muslims,…

Hillary Clinton, VFW convention

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Clinton nods to trepidation around first female commander in chief

Hillary Clinton told a group of veterans on Monday that even she needs to get used to the fact she could become the first female commander in chief in November…

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U.S. economy seen as safe haven in chaotic world

Contrary to the ominous picture painted by Donald Trump, America has once again emerged as a port of safety for investors navigating the stormy world.

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Obama: Trump 'is ultimately helping do ISIL's work for us'

President Barack Obama had strong words for Donald Trump's rhetoric over Muslims in the wake of terrorist attacks, saying -- using another acronym for ISIS --…

Donald Trump, July 11

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Donald Trump to host Reddit AMA

Redditors will get a chance to ask Donald Trump anything they want on Wednesday evening.

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Bernie Sanders: 'I am proud to stand with her'

Bernie Sanders on Monday and Tuesday led an orchestrated attempt by Democratic leaders to pull their party together, but simmering anger among his die-hard…

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Trump bounces into the lead

The bounce is back.

Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way…

Katy Perry at Clinton rally

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Celebs head to Democratic convention

A star-studded list of speakers, performers and attendees are descending upon Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention this week, where Hillary…

Sen John McCain

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McCain links Democratic foe to Clinton controversies

Hillary Clinton's sliding polls numbers are giving Senate Republicans a new opening, as they plot a more aggressive strategy seeking to tie the party's…

Donald Trump, Mike Pence

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Donald Trump's plan to win the week

Donald Trump isn't giving up the spotlight as Democrats meet in Philadelphia to formally make Hillary Clinton their presidential nominee.

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Clinton's campaign manager: Russia helping Trump

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager is alleging that Russian hackers are leaking Democratic National Committee emails critical of Bernie Sanders in an effort to…

Clinton, Kaine in Miami

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Clinton says she won't engage in 'insult fest' with Trump

Hillary Clinton "felt sad" watching a Republican National Convention that was mostly about "criticizing me," she said an interview aired Sunday night on CBS' "…

Hillary Clinton on cellphone

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What Clinton's campaign learned from gamers

When you get tired of hunting Pokémon, Hillary Clinton's campaign hopes you'll get addicted to her new game too.

The campaign unveiled a new smartphone app for…



Kaine comes home to his spiritual center

After introducing himself to the nation as Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine returned Sunday with his wife, Anne Holton, to the place where they…

2016 DNC Philadelphia

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What was in the DNC email leak?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's stewardship of the Democratic National Committee has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process.


'See you in Philly': Protesters emboldened by Wasserman Schultz departure

Fueled by grievances over the party's treatment of Bernie Sanders and doubts over Hillary Clinton's progressive credentials, tens of thousands of protesters…

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

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Trump backer retweets anti-Semitic message, apologizes

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a prominent Donald Trump backer, on Sunday stumbled into controversy online by seeming to endorse an anti-Semitic Twitter…

Michael Bloomberg

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Michael Bloomberg to endorse Hillary Clinton

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent who considered his own presidential run this year, will endorse Hillary Clinton and speak at the…

Donald Trump

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Trump rebukes David Duke 'as quick as you can say it'

Donald Trump said Sunday he rebukes the support of David Duke, the white supremacist who recently launched a Senate campaign in Louisiana, who said he was…

Donald Trump, July 21, 2016

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Trump calls latest iteration of Muslim ban an expansion

Donald Trump said his latest proposal to stop immigration "from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism" is an "expansion" of his blanket ban on…

2016 DNC Philadelphia

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Several swing state Democrats skipping Philly

As the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia this week, some of the members of the party in the toughest races across the country will be…

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Sanders: 'Awful' DNC emails should cost party chair her job

Bernie Sanders says the release of Democratic National Committee emails that show its staffers working against him underscore the position he's held for months…

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Donald Trump on Roger Ailes' Fox News exit: 'So sad'

Donald Trump says Roger Ailes' forced exit from Fox News is "so sad."

The GOP nominee for president called the Fox News mastermind, his longtime friend, "such a…

Trump RNC acceptance speech

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Benghazi victim's mother to Trump: Stop the mentions

The mother of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, who died during the 2012 Benghazi attacks, penned a short letter to the editor of The New York Times…

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Turkey: Decree makes it easier to hold suspects

Suspects in Turkey can now be detained for as long as 30 days without charge and the government can listen in on all conversations they have with their lawyers…

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Pundit cites 'Dora the Explorer' to criticize Kaine's use of Spanish

CNN political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes on Saturday criticized Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine for speaking in Spanish, saying it contrasted with this week's…

Kain, Pence VPs

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Pence and Kaine: VP nominees, Marine dads

Republican and Democratic vice presidential picks Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine have at least one thing in common: They're both are…

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7 things you should know about Tim Kaine

In choosing Tim Kaine as her running mate, Hillary Clinton has selected a no-frills politician widely seen as a "safe" choice.

Kaine would be the first to say…

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David Duke running for Senate seat in Louisiana

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke announced his U.S. Senate campaign Friday in Louisiana, promising to defend the rights of European Americans.

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Labor, abortion rights groups praise Kaine pick

Potential progressive backlash to Tim Kaine was slow to mount Friday evening after Hillary Clinton chose him as her running mate, though a few traditional…

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Trump, Warren reignite feud in wake of Kaine VP selection

Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren continued their ongoing Twitter feud Saturday in the wake of Hillary Clinton's decision to tap Tim Kaine as her running mate.

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Why Tim Kaine has already made history

Hillary Clinton is hoping her decision to tap Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate will go down in history as a move that helped her capture the…

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

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Virginia Supreme Court strikes down order on felons' voting rights

The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday ruled against Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order seeking to reinstate the right to vote to approximately 206,000…

Clinton, Kaine in Miami

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Kaine in Miami: 'Bienvenidos a todos'

Tim Kaine took the stage alongside Hillary Clinton in Miami Saturday and offered his first greeting to voters as a vice presidential nominee -- in Spanish.

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Judge Curiel denies Trump U motion to dismiss case

A federal judge on Friday issued a tentative ruling to deny a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by unhappy customers of Trump University.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo…

Tim Kaine at Senate hearing

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Clinton's new VP pick could be point man on guns

Tim Kaine refers to April 16, 2007, as the worst day of his life.

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TV ratings for Trump's acceptance speech weren't 'huge'

According to Donald Trump, the "television ratings for this convention were through the roof."

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Clinton on Trump: 'I can't really imagine him on a white horse'

Hillary Clinton on Friday cast Donald Trump's nomination speech as arrogant and his entire Republican National Convention as dark and depressing, in her first…

Ted Cruz at RNC

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Trump: I wouldn't accept Cruz's endorsement

Ted Cruz won't endorse Donald Trump, but the Republican nominee said Friday he wouldn't take the support even if the Texas senator offered.

"If he gives it, I…

Donald Trump on RNC video screens

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Trump offers low-key response to Munich attack

Donald Trump gave an uncharacteristically subdued response Friday to the shooting rampage in Munich, Germany, offering his prayers to the victims.

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Obama: Trump's doom-and-gloom doesn't match reality

The deeply pessimistic outlook that Donald Trump offered at this week's Republican National Convention doesn't match reality, President Barack Obama insisted…

NBA commissioner Adam Silver at 2016 All-Star Game

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This is how much loss of NBA All-Star Game will cost Charlotte

The NBA's decision to pull its All-Star Game out of Charlotte means an estimated loss of $100 million to the city's economy.

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Will the public get to see Mike Pence's tax returns?

Will Mike Pence release his tax returns or won't he?

Tom Vilsack

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Hillary Clinton VP: Why consider Tom Vilsack?

As Hillary Clinton prepares to announce her vice presidential nominee as early as Friday, one man has emerged as the dark horse candidate: Tom Vilsack.

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Trump's kids might have saved the convention

In a party convention beset by distractions -- Melania Trump's plagiarism, Ted Cruz's defiance -- there's been one part of the program that delegates say has…

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Many 2012 Republican promises come true under Obama

Presidents get too much credit and too much blame for the economy on their watch.

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Trump accepts GOP nomination for president

Donald Trump conjured a dire picture Thursday of an America sliding deeper into poverty, violence and corruption and declared himself the only person who…

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George Harrison estate offended that RNC used his music

Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention have incurred the wrath of yet another musician.

The George Harrison estate blasted the use of his hit "…

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Trump is not 'softening' on trade

Donald Trump has revolutionized the Republican Party's trade policy. He's made "free trade" a dirty word and replaced it with what he calls "America first."…

Bernie Sanders supporters

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Sanders blasts Donald Trump's shoutout

The morning after the Republican National Convention wrapped up Donald Trump said he's confident that he'll win "a lot" of Bernie Sanders voters.

"We're going…

Newt Gingrich

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Gingrich: Trump's 'revolutionary' appeal to black, LGBTQ voters

Newt Gingrich on Friday praised Donald Trump's convention speech, saying it connected with people who would not normally vote Republican and could lead to a "a…

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10 takeaways from Republican convention

Donald Trump painted a picture of a dystopian America -- and sold himself as the only one who can fix it.

As he accepted the Republican nomination here…

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