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From 'likable enough' to lovefest, Obama to hail Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It was long ago and far away when Barack Obama snippily remarked, "You're likable enough, Hillary." It's a lovefest now....

Takeaways: Glass ceiling shattered; 'change agent' hailed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major party, and her husband made a personal but forceful case for her to reoccupy the White House - this time from the West Wing....

Obama returns to convention stage to make case for Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Twelve years ago to the day, an obscure Senate candidate from Illinois catapulted himself to the center of American political consciousness with a rousing convention speech in Boston. Barack Obama returns to the convention stage Wednesday as the battle-hardened president hoping his legacy won't be eroded by the outcome of the election to replace him....

Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to their story. It's been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms....

Clinton campaign seeks to make most of Kaine's Spanish
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- When Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton made their debut as the Democratic presidential ticket, he proudly declared, "Hillary and I are soul mates in this struggle."...

Meet the new Hillary Clinton, different from the old one?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Meet the new Hillary Clinton, repackaged and updated from previous versions. But will voters notice or care?...

VIEWER GUIDE: Can Barack Obama top his wife in Philly?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Can Barack Obama top his wife?...

Terror fears permeated GOP week _ Dems barely mention them
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After terrorism fears permeated Republican speeches a week ago, Democrats have barely mentioned the Islamic State group through two days of their convention....

Kaine adds to Virginia governor's potential White House ties
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Soon after Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine accepted Hillary Clinton's offer to be her running mate, he called Terry McAuliffe to say thanks....

The Latest: Clinton sees 'biggest crack' in glass ceiling
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):...

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