• DNC Day 2: Obama brings full support to Clinton

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    President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed Donald Trump in withering terms and offered his complete support for Hillary Clinton.

    Obama offered an empowering vision of the nation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday, saying America doesn't need a "self declared savior" like Trump to fix it.

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  • Gun victims, families make passionate case for Clinton

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    Victims and families of gun violence delivered emotional pleas Wednesday night in support of Hillary Clinton as a president who would act to curb mass shootings and press for new gun laws.

    Speeches from former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the ...

  • 7 arrested after breaching perimeter fence at DNC

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    Seven protesters who breached the outer perimeter fence surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia were arrested Wednesday night, according to the Secret Service.

    The protesters got into the Secret Service designated zone, but did...

  • Convention ratings: Democrats beat GOP

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    Night two of the Democratic convention drew a 25 percent bigger audience than night two of the Republican convention last week.

    Former President Bill Clinton's prospective "first gentleman" speech was seen by roughly 24.7 million viewers across seven broadca...

  • Dems accuse Trump of disloyalty over Clinton emails

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    Donald Trump appeared to call on Russian intelligence agencies Wednesday to find 30,000 of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, adding a stunning twist to the uproar over Moscow's alleged intervention in the presidential election.

    "They probably have her...

  • Obama: America is already great

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    President Barack Obama on Wednesday harnessed the rhetorical skills that catapulted him to White House with an address to the Democratic National Convention dismissing Donald Trump in withering terms and establishing Hillary Clinton as his political ...

  • Democratic convention Day 3: CNN vets the claims

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    The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Wednesday for the third night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.

    The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened ...

  • 6 takeaways from DNC Day 3

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    The Democratic A-list on Wednesday cast Donald Trump as a threat to the American dream -- and Hillary Clinton as the nation's only chance to save it.

    President Barack Obama called Trump a "homegrown demagogue." Michael Bloomberg dismissed him as a "c...

  • Tim Kaine: 'I trust Hillary Clinton'

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    Tim Kaine, born in Minnesota 58 years ago to a father who was an ironworker, introduced himself to the country Wednesday night as Hillary Clinton's running mate and vouched for her character, saying: "I trust Hillary Clinton."

    Kaine's prime-time speec...

  • Obama slams Trump, makes appeal for Clinton

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    President Barack Obama made a fervent plea for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, casting the Democratic nominee as a custodian of his legacy while rejecting Republicans' message as fostering anger and hate.

    In remarks that demonstrated Obama's lasting app...

  • Memorable lines from DNC Day 3

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    President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a tough criticism of Republican Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

    Here's a look at the ni...

  • Here are Secret Service codenames for Trump, Pence

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    The Secret Service has new code names for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: Mogul and Hoosier.

    Nearing the White House means you get a Secret Service detail, and that means the elite security agents need to have a new...

  • 18 different things Trump said in 1 press conference

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    Donald Trump bounced from one topic to the next during a news conference Wednesday morning with his trademark combativeness and propensity for courting controversy.

    He opened by bashing Hillary Clinton for not holding a news conference in months and g...

  • Joe Biden slams Donald Trump

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    Vice President Joe Biden rejected Donald Trump's TV catch-phrase -- "you're fired!" -- with a line of his own during a furious tirade against the billionaire Republican nominee Wednesday.

  • Bloomberg at DNC: Trump a 'dangerous demagogue'

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    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered Hillary Clinton his resounding endorsement Wednesday night, emerging as her most prominent independent surrogate as he tore into fellow billionaire businessman Donald Trump.

    Speaking on the third ni...

  • Reagan shooter Hinckley Jr. set to be released



    A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, "full-time convalescent leave" from St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

    The order allows Hinckley, Jr. to live full-time in Williamsburg, Virginia, but st...

  • Day 2 at DNC: Hillary makes history

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    Democrats made Hillary Clinton the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation's history on Tuesday, shattering one of the last remaining glass ceilings in American politics. Find out what else happened on the second day of the Democratic National Convention.

  • Are Democrats funnier than Republicans?

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    With all due respect to Scott Baio, there's little doubt about which 2016 convention will end up as the more entertaining.

  • 2016 DNC guide: What to watch on day 3

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    Hillary Clinton officially won the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday. Then, Bill Clinton took the Democratic National Convention on a 45-minute tour through the former first lady, senator and secretary of state's biography.

  • Sanders backers confront Boxer at book signing

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    A pair of Bernie Sanders supporters confronted Sen. Barbara Boxer Wednesday at her book-signing, accusing the California Democrat of lying about threats she received from other Sanders backers.

  • Former CIA chief: Trump 'beyond the pale'

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    Donald Trump went "beyond the pale" in calling on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email on Wednesday, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview.

  • Turkey detainees tortured after coup, group says

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    Captured military officers raped by police, hundreds of soldiers beaten, some detainees denied food and water and access to lawyers for days. These are the grim conditions that many of the thousands who were arrested in Turkey face in the aftermath o...

  • That time Walmart got offended by a female president


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    Twenty-one years ago, Ann Moliver Ruben designed a T-shirt with a simple empowering message: "Someday a woman will be PRESIDENT!"

    A Walmart store in Florida quickly pulled it from its shelves, saying the shirt was "offensive" to some shoppers and appa...

  • Trump super PAC splurges on ads during Democratic convention

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's supporters have stepped up their advertising efforts this week, working to counterbalance the fanfare of the Democratic National Convention.

  • 'Little doubt' Russia behind DNC hack, US official says

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    There is "little doubt" Russia is behind the hack of Democratic National Committee emails, a US official told CNN on Wednesday.

    The remarks follow a week-long episode where leaked DNC emails showed Democratic officials giving preferential treatment to...


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