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    Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic nomination

    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton beamed with emotion as she took the convention stage to become the first woman ever to accept a major U.S. party’s presidential nomination. “It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for President of the United States,” Clinton said to thunderous applause at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Clinton appeared almost overcome with emotion as she entered the arena to loud cheers and embraced her daughter, Chelsea, […]

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    Clinton joins President Obama on stage at DNC

    PHILADELPHIA — President Barack Obama made a fervent appeal for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, casting the Democratic nominee as a custodian of his legacy while rejecting Republicans’ message as fostering anger and hate. Obama said his former secretary of state is a better qualified candidate than even he or her husband, former President Bill Clinton. “I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman — not me, not Bill, nobody — more qualified than Hillary […]

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    Kaine, Obama headline Wednesday DNC

    PHILADELPHIA — President Barack Obama plans to deliver a high-profile job reference for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, arguing that a long — and in his view, overlooked — career in public service has rendered her the most qualified candidate in history. “I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America,” Obama will say in his convention speech, according to excerpts […]

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    Hillary Clinton wins convention votes to make history

    PHILADELPHIA — 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. The former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state was formally installed as the party nominee to take on Donald Trump on an emotional night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Clinton will formally accept the nomination on Thursday night, before embarking on an intense fall campaign […]

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    ‘Little doubt’ Russia behind DNC hack, US official says

    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 Hillary Clinton. The emails inflamed supporters of her primary opponent, Bernie Sanders, during the Democratic Party’s national convention, which led to widespread protest and the ousting of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Asked about potential consequences for the hack, the White House […]

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    Bill O’Reilly: Slaves who built White House were ‘well-fed,’ had ‘decent lodgings’

    NEW YORK — Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has come under fire after appearing to defend the living conditions of the slaves who built the White House. O’Reilly’s remarks came one day after First Lady Michelle Obama’s widely praised speech at the Democratic National Convention, in which she celebrated the progress of American civil rights by noting that she woke up “every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” Seeking to “fact check” that claim, O’Reilly said that […]

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    Cockroach milk the next superfood?

    A little cockroach milk with those cookies? Chock full of protein, the insect milk may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption, new research indicates. Scientists have found that the Pacific Beetle Cockroach feeds its bug babies a formula which is remarkably rich in protein, fat and sugar. Don’t expect to find it next to the regular milk in the dairy section, however, at least not for now. “Any liquid harvested from a cockroach is not […]

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    Best-paid CEOs run some of the worst-performing companies

    LONDON — Investors should be wary of CEOs that take home excessive paychecks and bonuses. A new report from MSCI has found that better paid CEOs tend to run worse performing companies, while their underpaid peers achieve significantly better results. The authors, who studied 429 large U.S. companies over a 10-year period, summarized their findings this way: “Has CEO pay reflected long-term stock performance? In a word, ‘no.'” The report found that average shareholder returns over the decade were 39% […]

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    Priest killed, hostage takers fatally shot in France

    NORMANDY, France — A deadly hostage-taking at a Catholic church in Normandy, in which a priest was killed and another person seriously wounded, was a terror attack committed in the name of ISIS, French President Francois Hollande has said. Speaking to journalists in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, where two men took five people hostage during morning Mass Tuesday, Hollande said the attack was a “cowardly assassination” carried out by “by two terrorists in the name of Daesh” — another […]

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    WATCH: Michelle Obama tells DNC, ‘Don’t let anyone tell you that America isn’t great’

    PHILADELPHIA — Michelle Obama cast the presidential race as one between a positive role model for children — in Hillary Clinton — and a damaging one — in Donald Trump — in the marquee speech on the Democratic National Convention’s opening night. The first lady never mentioned Trump by name, but she leveraging her popularity, she made a rare, if not unprecedented, foray into partisan politics to knock the Republican nominee. Obama condemned “the hateful language that we hear from […]