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Carter casts doubt on military partnership with Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday cast doubt on prospects for a military partnership with Russia to combat the Islamic State inside Syria....

The Latest: Sanders delegate stresses support for Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (all times EDT):...

Clinton turns to party's stars to quiet Democratic firestorm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders urgently joined forces Monday to tamp down dissent among his supporters, as Democrats tried to keep infighting from overtaking an opening night featuring some of the party's biggest stars, including first lady Michelle Obama....

At Dem convention, Obama seeks to counter GOP doom-and-gloom
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- And then the skies cleared and the sun shone. Or so it may seem this week, as Democrats stage a convention aimed squarely at countering the dark-and-stormy vision presented by Republicans....

Democratic emails: All about the hack, the leak, the discord
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- First came the hack, then the leak. Now, the Clinton and Trump campaigns are fighting over Russia's role in the release of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails....

Never naming names, Clinton slams Trump's foreign policy
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton offered a scathing critique of Donald Trump's foreign policy on Monday, casting her Republican presidential rival as disrespectful of America's role in the world and too reckless to serve as the country's commander in chief....

Die-hard Sanders' backers divided on backing Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With boos and chants of "Feel the Bern," die-hard backers of Bernie Sanders signaled on Monday that they just aren't ready to coalesce around the presidential bid of Hillary Clinton despite his pleas....

Heckled offstage, Wasserman Schultz now seeks re-election
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it's also providing fodder for her congressional primary opponent....

Pro-Sanders demonstrators march in the sweltering heat
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Several hundred Bernie Sanders supporters and other demonstrators marched down Philadelphia's sweltering Broad Street on the opening day of the Democratic convention Monday, chanting "Nominate Sanders or lose in November!" and "Hey, hey, ho, ho, the DNC has got to go!"...

The Latest: Mississippi's flag removed from Philly lamppost
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on protests on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):...

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