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After disputes, Michelle Obama electrifies Dem convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama stepped into the presidential election Monday with a forceful, impassioned defense of Hillary Clinton, casting her as the only candidate who can be trusted as a role model for the nation's children. She took numerous swipes at Republican Donald Trump, all without mentioning his name....

The Latest: Michelle Obama gives Clinton strong endorsement
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (all times EDT):...

Die-hard Sanders backers divided on backing Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure....

VIEWER'S GUIDE: Tuesday's roll call says it all
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- For all of the hoopla attached to a political convention, it all comes down to this: that moment when the presumptive nominee becomes the nominee outright....

Trump's new derisive nickname for Clinton _ 'Rotten'
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Donald Trump has a new, derisive nickname for his Democratic rival: Hillary "Rotten" Clinton....

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....

AP EXPLAINS: Why Sanders is focused on 'lame duck' Congress
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Timing is everything....

Sarah Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems 'being ridiculous'
Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite - then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."...

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....

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