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Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama: 'When they go low, we go high'

Michelle Obama condemned "the hateful language that we hear from public figures on TV" in her speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday.

"Don't let anyone tell you that America isn't great. This right now is the great...

Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren revs up DNC

Elizabeth Warren took center stage at the Democratic convention Monday as the party faced challenges in unifying a party base torn apart by divisive primaries and, more recently, the leak of damning DNC emails.

The Massachusetts senator began by hitti...

Cory Booker at DNC

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Booker hits on economic inequality in convention speech

Cory Booker, long a rising star within the Democratic Party, took the national stage Monday night to deliver a sweeping oratory that harkened back to the nation's founding and built to a rousing crescendo, ending with him leading the crowd in a chant...

Michelle Obama DNC

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Michelle Obama: 'I'm with her'

Democratic heavy-hitters sought to bring the party together on the inaugural day of the Democratic National Convention, which was often marked by jeers and protests in its early hours.

But by the time the highest profile speakers took the stage, the m...

Media tents DNC

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DNC media tent evacuated in storm

A huge thunderstorm has forced hundreds of journalists out of a media tent next to the Wells Fargo Center -- the host of the Democratic National Convention.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz closeup

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz's controversial tenure

A slew of leaked emails was the last straw for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who announced Sunday afternoon her resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee effective later this week.

But for the Florida congresswoman, her dramatic exit ...

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gavels DNC

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Dems open convention without Wasserman Schultz

The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday without its outgoing Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, following a chaotic scene at a morning meeting where she was loudly jeered by Bernie Sanders supporters.

Clinton at VP announcement

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Hillary Clinton prepares to reintroduce herself to America

Hillary Clinton's challenge this week is reintroducing herself to a country that has known her for decades and getting through to the millions of Americans who are convinced that they already know everything there is to know about the former secretar...

Bernie Sanders DNC rally

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Sanders tries to calm skeptical supporters

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tried Monday to calm a crowd skeptical of Hillary Clinton, using a rally in advance of his convention speech to call for the party to unify against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Al Gore

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Al Gore endorses Hillary Clinton

Former Vice President Al Gore endorsed Hillary Clinton on Monday, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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