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AP Top Political News at 8:06 p.m. EDT

Clinton's pledge: Steady hand at 'moment of reckoning'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in a volatile world....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misreading of Iran deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump entertained an Iowa audience Thursday with an animated account of how he would have wrung a better nuclear deal out of Iran if he'd been president when it was negotiated. But there was more fable than fact in his soliloquy....

The Latest: Clinton says she offers 'steady leadership'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):...

Minority Dem delegates frustrated with 'Bernie or Bust'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line....

This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- This time, Bill Clinton will be the adoring spouse, rapt and smiling when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight....

Clinton using convention to send message to wary GOP voters
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Long a lightning rod on the right, Hillary Clinton is making a targeted appeal to Republicans who challenge Donald Trump's claim to the conservative mantle and fear his possible presidency....

Police and protesters credited with restraint at convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernie Sanders' devoted followers were careful to pick up after themselves and wore hats embroidered with a dove to remind everyone to remain peaceful. And the police, instead of hauling demonstrators off to jail, issued them $50 tickets for disorderly conduct and released them with a complimentary bottle of water....

Washington Post: Reporter barred from entering Pence event
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin law enforcement official said Thursday he doesn't know why a Washington Post reporter was kicked out of a Wednesday night campaign rally near Milwaukee for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, but stressed it wasn't his department that removed him....

Clues in DNC hacking point to Russia, despite Trump claims
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said again Thursday whoever hacked the Democratic National Committee and stole years of internal emails remains a mystery, but private security experts - although not yet any U.S. government agencies - say they found persuasive clues that point to hacking groups whose previous targets track closely with the strategic interests of Russia's government, especially its civilian and military intelligence and security agencies....