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AP Top Political News at 2:13 a.m. EDT

Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump....

AP FACT CHECK: Warped claims in political hothouse
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process....

Rift between Sanders' loyalists, Democratic brass lingers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned....

Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics....

Takeaways: Obama vouches for Clinton, Kaine steps up
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- President Barack Obama used what is likely his last high-profile speech as president to make a powerful case for Hillary Clinton's election, saying it wasn't even a close choice between her and Donald Trump, whom he described as a homegrown demagogue....

Congressman asks Obama to keep classified intel from Trump
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island congressman says he's asking President Barack Obama to withhold classified materials and briefings from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the interest of national security....

Mike Pence tries to woo wary Republicans in Wisconsin
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence played up his self-effacing Midwestern persona in a Wisconsin campaign appearance Wednesday, introducing himself as a "B-list Republican celebrity" while urging the crowd to vote for Donald Trump....

Traffic deaths up in cities that turn off red-light cameras
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences....

VP nominee Tim Kaine urges voters to trust Hillary Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It took just four days for Hillary Clinton's newly minted running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, to drop the t-word....

Biden says Trump has 'no clue' about needs of middle class
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Leveling a blistering attack on Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden put on his rhetorical hat as "middle-class Joe" Wednesday and told Democratic delegates and millions of television viewers that the billionaire businessman "has no clue" about the needs of working-class people or what makes the nation great....

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