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Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signaling it was time for them, too, to rally behind her in the campaign against Republican Donald Trump....

Bernie Sanders wants his supporters to back Hillary Clinton, warning of the threat of Donald Trump
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....

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

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made an impassioned case for Hillary Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren made an impassioned case for Hillary Clinton on Monday, hailing her as a tenacious fighter on behalf of working people while dismissing presidential rival Donald Trump as someone who "cares about himself every minute of every day."...

Bernie Sanders gave a strong endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president and Michelle Obama went on the attack against Donald Trump as Democrats struggled to appear unified at their national convention in the face of a storm over hacked emails
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernie Sanders gave a strong endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president and Michelle Obama went on the attack against Donald Trump as Democrats struggled to appear unified at their national convention in the face of a storm over hacked emails....

Michelle Obama has drawn sharp contrasts between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump without once mentioning the Republican nominee by name
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life....

Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton as the Democratic convention heats up in Philadelphia, but ardent followers seem intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders urged supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention, but ardent followers who marched for hours in punishing heat Monday and planned to do so again seemed intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive....

CBS News' Scott Pelley said, "Bernie Sanders heals the breach," and his words were largely echoed by the pundit class
CBS News' Scott Pelley was succinct: "Bernie Sanders heals the breach."...

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

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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 opponent in Florida's Aug. 30 congressional primary

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 opponent in Florida's Aug. 30 congressional primary

Mike Pence's speech at the Republican National Convention touted the Indiana governor's record on jobs and tax cuts


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