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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…

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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…

DNC chair Wasserman Schultz

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Wasserman Schultz resigning as party leader

Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party's convention, which…

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' "…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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'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…

Barack Obama

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Obama: Trump lacks preparation on foreign policy

President Barack Obama said Donald Trump's suggestion he might not back NATO allies show he's unprepared to handle foreign policy, in an interview aired Sunday.

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…

Bernie Sanders NY speech

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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…

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…

Roger Ailes

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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…

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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…

Tim Kaine July 23

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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.

Tim Kaine at news conference

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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.

Donald Trump, RNC, July 21

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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.

Obama, Pena Nieto

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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.

Donald Trump, Mike Pence

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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…

Obama SOTU wag

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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 "…

Donald Trump day 1 of RNC

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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…

Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton

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Clinton selects Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, turning to a steady and seasoned hand in government to fill out the Democratic…

Trump RNC acceptance speech

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Trump loses battle with teleprompter

Speculation about the Republican National Convention centered on two things.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

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Mark Cuban: Trump's 'dream scenario' is to lose election

Mark Cuban is betting Donald Trump will lose the presidential election, but end up with his net worth increased tenfold.

Donald Trump, RNC, July 21

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Donald Trump's America: Scary but fixable

It's scary out there.

Donald Trump painted a foreboding picture Thursday of an America adrift as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination with a sober…

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Obama welcomes leader of Mexico day after RNC

President Barack Obama has invited one of Donald Trump's fiercest global critics for talks a day after the businessman formally accepts the Republican…

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Are you safer than you were 8 years ago?

Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," morphed throughout the just-concluded Republican National Convention into "Make America Safe Again.…

Trump at convention finale

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RNC Day 4: Trump becomes nominee

Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president in Cleveland on Thursday, the last day of the Republican National Convention. In his acceptance…

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Day 4 of GOP convention: CNN vets the claims

The Republican Party gathered in Cleveland on Thursday for the fourth night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and…

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World reacts to Trump's acceptance speech

In officially accepting the Republican nomination for President, Donald Trump vowed to put "America first" and put forward a credo of "Americanism, not…

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Gay Silicon valley billionaire makes GOP history

Peter Thiel encouraged the GOP to not get distracted by culture wars on stage Thursday night, saluting Donald Trump for not focusing on such things as he made…

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Who said it: Ivanka Trump or Hillary Clinton?

Donald Trump would use the power of the federal government to "change labor laws" to ensure companies pay women and men equally, and he would pursue universal…

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Manafort doubts FBI statistics after Clinton decision

Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Thursday the FBI's statistics on crime should be viewed skeptically since the agency recommended that Hillary…

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Most memorable lines from RNC's final night

It's been a hectic and, at times, surprising fourth night at the Republican National Convention. Here are the most memorable lines from the final night:

Donald…

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Ivanka Trump delivers in prime-time

Ivanka Trump pitched her father, Donald Trump, to the nation's female voters Thursday night, revealing a softer side of the billionaire businessman in a way…

Hillary mask on floor of RNC

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Hillary Clinton hate for sale on the streets of Cleveland

On the streets outside the Quicken Loans Arena, in the shadows largely tucked away from most media coverage, there is a booming market for cheap, privately…

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Pokemon Go takes State Department briefing

The Pokemon Go craze came to the State Department on Thursday, when a reporter was called out for playing the popular game during a briefing.

"You're playing…

Ted Cruz at RNC

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Ted Cruz grilled by Texas delegation

Ted Cruz vigorously defended his decision not to stand by a pledge to endorse the Republican presidential nominee in a remarkable 25-minute back-and-forth with…

Donald Trump, March 30, 2016

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Trump super PACs battle in Cleveland

The battle for supremacy among super PACs backing Donald Trump is intensifying as rival groups -- almost all of which have struggled to collect top dollars --…

Trump Yourself

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Trump Yourself tool calls you a loser, gives email address to Clinton

You could be hurt by the many colorful insults Donald Trump likes to toss around about women, Mexicans, Muslims, and African Americans. Or you could embrace…

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Cruz stands by refusal to endorse Trump

Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, saying he's not "in the habit" of…

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After 12 years, Trump impersonator finally cashing in

Twelve years and three wigs later, John Di Domenico is finally cashing in.

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McConnell: Cruz controversy 'won't make any difference'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday dismissed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's theatrics at the Republican convention, calling them "inconsequential" as…

Trump peace sign RNC

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2016 RNC guide: What to watch on Day 4

On the Republican National Convention's second night, two of his children Donald Trump Jr. and Tiffany Trump brought the crowd to its feet, revealing personal…

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Feds try to search Wall Street Journal reporter's phone

A Wall Street Journal reporter was detained by federal agents at the Los Angeles airport who demanded to confiscate her two cell phones -- and was surprised…

Democrats' diverse interns respond to Paul Ryan's #SpeakerSelfie

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Dems post photo of diverse interns after Ryan selfie

Wait until you see how Democrats on Capitol Hill responded to House Speaker Paul Ryan's selfie with a group of interns.

Ted Cruz at RNC

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Republicans on how they really feel about Cruz

Ted Cruz built his political career on his reputation as an unyielding conservative, but his refusal to endorse former rival Donald Trump in his speech to the…

Donald Trump Jr

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Donald Trump Jr.: We don't need Cruz's endorsement

Donald Trump Jr. said Thursday that his father does not need Ted Cruz's endorsement going into the general election.

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Gary Johnson: Cruz did say to vote for Gary Johnson, didn't he?

Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson said Thursday that Ted Cruz's call to "vote your conscience" essentially encouraged people to support the former New…

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Clinton closes in on VP choice: Kaine and Vilsack leading the way

Hillary Clinton is spending two days at home in New York, finalizing her decision for a running mate, before formally introducing her Democratic ticket during…

Family Trump

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7 takeaways from RNC's wild night

Ted Cruz stole the show, and then Donald Trump stole it right back.

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Cruz stands by refusal to endorse Trump

Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, saying he's not "in the habit" of…

Donald Trump, John Kasich

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Trump, Kasich feud over 'most powerful' VP offer

Donald Trump and John Kasich's teams are at war over whether the Republican presidential nominee ever seriously wanted the Ohio governor to join the…

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Trump breaks sharply with U.S. foreign policy

Donald Trump, in a New York Times interview published Thursday, outlined a sharp break in US foreign policy tradition, suggesting the US wouldn't defend NATO…

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

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Trump supporters feel worse off than Clinton fans

Americans who back Donald Trump for president have a much more pessimistic view of their own finances than Hillary Clinton's fans.

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Cruz sparks fireworks at GOP convention

Volcanic political forces unleashed by Donald Trump's takeover of the Republican Party erupted Wednesday in one of most explosive nights of political theater…

Melania Trump speaking at RNC

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Bush strategist: Trump campaign should have checked the speech

As a political media strategist for President George W. Bush, Mark McKinnon helped orchestrate two Republican National Conventions and he believes the…

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First lady jams to 'Carpool Karaoke'

It was a starry night for the first lady.

Michelle Obama not only had her "Carpool Karaoke" with James Corden air on late night, but she also had a few stars…

Trump and children

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RNC Day 3: Cruz booed, Pence nominated

On the penultimate night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wouldn’t endorse billionaire Donald Trump’s nomination for…

Melania, Donald Trump at RNC

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Trump aide offers resignation in plagiarism incident

A speechwriter working for Donald Trump's company identified herself Wednesday as the person responsible for plagiarism in Melania Trump's convention speech…

Trump air-kisses Pence

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Donald Trump air kisses Mike Pence

Donald Trump's attempts to show affection for Mike Pence -- and the Indiana governor's apparent resistance with a stiff arm -- led to an "air kiss" from the…

Mark Takai

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Congressman dies after cancer battle

Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his office announced Wednesday. He was 49.

Donald Trump on RNC video screens

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Networks still waiting for Trump ratings bump at RNC

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has caused huge ratings spikes for the past year. But his Republican National Convention is not setting new ratings…

RNC protesters flag burning

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Cleveland RNC protests: 2 officers injured

Cleveland police on Wednesday made 18 arrests and reported that two officers had been assaulted after a protester attempted to light an American flag on fire…

Gingrich at RNC

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Day 3 of GOP convention: CNN vets the claims

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

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Pence rallies crowd behind Trump, takes on Clinton

Mike Pence made an impassioned effort to unite Republicans around Donald Trump, billing him as a latter day Ronald Reagan on a raucous night at the party's…

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Laura Ingraham rocks the GOP convention

Radio host Laura Ingraham brought the house down Wednesday night with an attack on the Donald Trump hold-outs during her speech at the Republican National…

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Christie calls Cruz speech 'awful' and 'selfish'

Chris Christie ripped into Ted Cruz's performance on the third night of the Republican National Convention, after the Texas senator was booed from the stage…

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Most memorable lines from RNC's third night

The third night of the Republican National Convention featured speeches from former rivals of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, as well as his…

Eric Holder Jan 2016

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Airbnb hires Eric Holder to tackle discrimination

Airbnb is bringing on a big name to show its commitment to tackling discrimination.

The company announced Wednesday that it has hired former U.S. Attorney…

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Trump Twitter account thanks wrong Scott Walker

Donald Trump thanked Scott Walker on Twitter Wednesday -- just not the one he meant to.

Instead of thanking Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker for speaking…

Ivanka Trump

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Ivanka explains what it was like growing up Trump

Growing up Trump wasn't exactly a typical upbringing.

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US looks for more global help fighting ISIS

The Obama administration is hosting defense and foreign ministers and representatives from over 40 countries Wednesday in an effort to get more help fighting…

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Trump campaign tries to move on from plagiarism controversy

Donald Trump's campaign finally moved Wednesday to shut down the distracting controversy over Melania Trump's plagiarized speech by identifying the writer who…

Donald Trump Al Baldasaro

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Secret Service investigating Trump adviser after Clinton remark

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating an informal adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign after he called for Hillary Clinton's execution.

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Federal appeals court strikes down Texas voter ID law

A federal appeals court said Wednesday that Texas' voter ID law, which critics consider to be one of the strictest in the nation, violates the Voting Rights…

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