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Clinton's big night: Now is time to make her case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Three days of testimonials have led to this: Now, it's time for Hillary Clinton to make her own case....

This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- This time, Bill Clinton will be the adoring spouse, rapt and smiling when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight....

AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process....

Obama evokes Reagan as Democrats woo GOP voters
On one of the biggest nights of the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama evoked the words of a Republican hero - former President Ronald Reagan....

Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton's missing emails. But Democrats aren't likely to let the Republican presidential nominee's extraordinary comments simply fade away....

Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing "politics of the past" and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide - if anything, the political climate in the United States worsened....

Rift between Sanders' loyalists, Democratic brass lingers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned....

Takeaways: Obama vouches for Clinton, Kaine steps up
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- President Barack Obama used what is likely his last high-profile speech as president to make a powerful case for Hillary Clinton's election, saying it wasn't even a close choice between her and Donald Trump, whom he described as a homegrown demagogue....

VP nominee Tim Kaine urges voters to trust Hillary Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It took just four days for Hillary Clinton's newly minted running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, to drop the t-word....

US commander: Turkey unrest could affect Islamic State fight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East says he's concerned the failed coup in Turkey may have longer term effects on the fight against Islamic State militants in the region....

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton walks on stage after President Barack Obama's speech during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination

Obama evokes Reagan as Democrats woo GOP voters

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Artist swaps picket sign for easel at political conventions

Takeaways: Obama vouches for Clinton, Kaine steps up

Text of President Obama's Democratic convention speech

VP nominee Tim Kaine urges voters to trust Hillary Clinton

Democrats highlight diversity, but face gap with white men

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