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Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders....

For Clinton, concern lingers over enthusiasm for candidacy
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has a problem....

Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion....

Competitive Pennsylvania race turns on suburban Philadelphia
BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania (AP) -- The Democratic National Convention is heading to Philadelphia, but Hillary Clinton has her sights set just beyond the city limits....

Clinton and Kaine to debut as Democratic ticket in Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will debut as a presidential ticket in the crucial battleground state of Florida as they head toward next week's Democratic Party convention....

Delegates: Clinton VP pick solid, may not help Dem unity
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Delegates to the Democratic National Convention gave mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton's choice for vice president Friday, saying he will appeal to moderates but also do little to soothe disenchanted Bernie Sanders supporters....

Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the party invitations have gone out and extra police patrols are assigned....

The Latest: Leaked emails show acrimony between DNC, Sanders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

Self-assured, Kaine brings a steady hand to Clinton ticket
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Nerdy? Sure. Boring? Never....

How Hillary Clinton chose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her VP
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton's search for a vice president started with a commanding victory in the New York primary and a special delivery in a plastic Duane Reed bag. Three months later, it ended with a phone call to a shipyard office, where Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was waiting....

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