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Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic nomination for president

Chelsea Clinton offered an intimate and deeply personal portrait of her mother, Hillary Clinton, as she introduced the Democratic presidential nominee.

"I am…

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Trump would like to 'hit' DNC speakers who disparaged him

Donald Trump, after hearing speeches at the Democratic convention this week, said Thursday he wanted to "hit a number of those speakers so hard, their heads…


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Biden to appear on 'Law and Order SVU'

Vice President Joe Biden plans to carry his message against sexual assault onto a television episode of the hit series "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit."

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Major Republican super PAC goes quiet

A super PAC that intended to spend millions on behalf of the Republican nominee has quietly gone dormant now that Donald Trump is leading the GOP another sign…

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Charges dropped in Chandra Levy murder

A judge on Thursday dismissed murder charges against a man accused in the death of Chandra Levy, a Washington intern whose 2001 disappearance created national…

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Chelsea Clinton embraces role in her mother's campaign

From a shy teenager growing up in the glare of the political spotlight to reluctant campaigner in her mother's 2008 presidential run -- Chelsea Clinton is now…

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Former WH staffer is 1st transgender woman to address DNC

Sarah McBride spoke out against discrimination against LGBT Americans Thursday as she became the first transgender person to speak at a major party…

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NC GOP apologizes to Tim Kaine over tweet

The Republican Party of North Carolina offered an "unqualified" apology Thursday to Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine over a tweet that appeared to question the…

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Trump: Russia hacking comments were 'sarcastic'

Donald Trump said Thursday that he was being sarcastic when he appeared to suggest that Russia should use espionage to find Hillary Clinton's deleted…

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2016 DNC guide: What to watch on day 4

Democrats on Wednesday cast Donald Trump as a threat to the American dream and Hillary Clinton as the nation's only chance to save it.

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Trump, Clinton to receive intel briefings

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will receive their government intelligence briefing within days, even as each party argues the other's nominee is not worthy…

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Harry Reid: Donald Trump is 'dumb'

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that Donald Trump wasn't being "sarcastic" when he suggested Russia hack into Hillary Clinton's campaign, but…

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FBI: Success against ISIS means more terror

Battlefield success against ISIS may produce more terrorism for the West, FBI Director James Comey warned this week.

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Key truths about the Obama economy

As Hillary Clinton takes the baton from President Obama tonight, she has to acknowledge two key truths about the "Obama economy":

1. Americans are vastly better…

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Melania Trump's website taken down amid controversy

Melania Trump announced Thursday that she took down her website, acknowledging that it contained inaccuracies.

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Libertarian candidates: Mitt Romney is considering endorsing them

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson told CNN Thursday that Mitt Romney was considering endorsing him for president this fall.


Sanders protests interrupt California delegation breakfast

Angry Bernie Sanders delegates from California are leaving the door open to more protests from the floor of the convention Thursday night during Hillary…


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Trump urges viewers to skip Clinton's big speech

President Obama's prime time speech lifted the Democratic convention to its third straight night of ratings wins over the Republican convention last week --…

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DNC Day 3: Obama brings full support to Clinton

President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed Donald Trump in withering terms and offered his complete support for Hillary Clinton.

Obama offered an empowering…

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That time Walmart got offended by a female president

Twenty-one years ago, Ann Moliver Ruben designed a T-shirt with a simple empowering message: "Someday a woman will be PRESIDENT!"

A Walmart store in Florida…

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Gun victims, families make passionate case for Clinton

Victims and families of gun violence delivered emotional pleas Wednesday night in support of Hillary Clinton as a president who would act to curb mass…

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7 arrested after breaching perimeter fence at DNC

Seven protesters who breached the outer perimeter fence surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia were arrested Wednesday night,…

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Convention ratings: Democrats beat GOP

Night two of the Democratic convention drew a 25 percent bigger audience than night two of the Republican convention last week.

Former President Bill Clinton's…

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Dems accuse Trump of disloyalty over Clinton emails

Donald Trump appeared to call on Russian intelligence agencies Wednesday to find 30,000 of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, adding a stunning twist to the…

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Obama: America is already great

President Barack Obama on Wednesday handed his legacy to Hillary Clinton, setting her up for the speech of her life with a powerful endorsement and the…

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Democratic convention Day 3: CNN vets the claims

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

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6 takeaways from DNC Day 3

The Democratic A-list on Wednesday cast Donald Trump as a threat to the American dream -- and Hillary Clinton as the nation's only chance to save it.


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Tim Kaine: 'I trust Hillary Clinton'

Tim Kaine, born in Minnesota 58 years ago to a father who was an ironworker, introduced himself to the country Wednesday night as Hillary Clinton's running…

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Obama slams Trump, makes appeal for Clinton

President Barack Obama made a fervent plea for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, casting the Democratic nominee as a custodian of his legacy while rejecting…

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Memorable lines from DNC Day 3

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a tough criticism of Republican Donald Trump at…

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Here are Secret Service codenames for Trump, Pence

The Secret Service has new code names for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: Mogul and Hoosier.

Nearing the White House means…

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18 different things Trump said in 1 press conference

Donald Trump bounced from one topic to the next during a news conference Wednesday morning with his trademark combativeness and propensity for courting…

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Joe Biden slams Donald Trump

Vice President Joe Biden rejected Donald Trump's TV catch-phrase -- "you're fired!" -- with a line of his own during a furious tirade against the billionaire…

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Bloomberg at DNC: Trump a 'dangerous demagogue'

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered Hillary Clinton his resounding endorsement Wednesday night, emerging as her most prominent independent…



Reagan shooter Hinckley Jr. set to be released

A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, "full-time convalescent leave" from St. Elizabeth's…

Clinton nominated Kaine

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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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Are Democrats funnier than Republicans?

With all due respect to Scott Baio, there's little doubt about which 2016 convention will end up as the more entertaining.

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Sanders backers confront Boxer at book signing

A pair of Bernie Sanders supporters confronted Sen. Barbara Boxer Wednesday at her book-signing, accusing the California Democrat of lying about threats she…

Clinton nominated Kaine

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Owner of wants $90,000

A lawyer and artist in Washington D.C. hopes to gain tens of thousands of dollars from a prescient decision he made years ago.

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Former CIA chief: Trump 'beyond the pale'

Donald Trump went "beyond the pale" in calling on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email on Wednesday, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta…

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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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Trump super PAC splurges on ads during Democratic convention

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's supporters have stepped up their advertising efforts this week, working to counterbalance the fanfare of the…

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'Little doubt' Russia behind DNC hack, US official says

There is "little doubt" Russia is behind the hack of Democratic National Committee emails, a US official told CNN on Wednesday.

The remarks follow a week-long…

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Front pages document Hillary Clinton's historic moment without photo of her

Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major party on Tuesday night, a historic moment for any newspaper front page to document. But…

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Trump says he'd support $10 minimum wage

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

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Obama on Trump winning: 'Anything's possible'

Barack Obama has long insisted that Donald Trump will be defeated in November. But these days, the President won't rule anything out.

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

President Barack Obama won't rule out the possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be attempting to tip the US presidential election toward…



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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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…

Bill Clinton DNC Day 2

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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…

Hillary Clinton, AC rally

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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.

Sanders, Clinton Miami debate

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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…

Chelsea Clinton

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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…

Michelle Obama

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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 --…

Trump at Hotel Roanoke

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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…

Michelle Obama, DNC speech

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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…

DNC protesters

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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…

2016 DNC

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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…

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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 --…

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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…

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