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Hillary Clinton: 'The sky's the limit'

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday with "humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise," taking her place in history as the first woman to lead a presidential ticket.

On a night pulsating with emotion, ...

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DNC speeches Day 4: CNN vets the claims

The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Thursday for the fourth 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 ...

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Biden ups ante by calling Putin a 'dictator'

Vice President Joe Biden ratcheted up US rhetoric on Moscow Wednesday night, for the first time calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a 'dictator.'

The undiplomatic description comes as American authorities finger his government for a hacking incid...

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Clinton 'No ceilings' line recalls Lil Wayne

Hillary Clinton delivered a historic speech Thursday night, capping off a bruising primary and becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major US party.

Taking note of this significant point in the country's history, Clinton said: "When the...

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Syria's al-Nusra cuts ties with al Qaeda

Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al Nusra has announced it is severing ties with al Qaeda and changing its name to Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, according to a video statement from leader Abu Mohammad al-Golani.

Though Golani, in his first video appearance, said...

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Soldier's father to Trump: 'You have sacrificed nothing and no one'

The father of a Muslim-American soldier who was killed in the Iraq War delivered a passionate appeal at the Democratic National Convention for voters to support Hillary Clinton, accusing Republican Donald Trump of sacrificing "nothing" and "smearing ...

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Gen. Allen delivers forceful case for Clinton

John Allen, the retired four-star Marine general and former commander of American forces in Afghanistan who has largely stayed out of politics, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night to deliver a rousing endorsement of Hi...

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Memorable lines from DNC's final night

The final night of the Democratic National Convention highlighted Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's commitment to public service, as well as the sacrifice of American soldiers and immigrants.

Here are the night's most memorable lines:

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Trump would like to 'hit' DNC speakers who disparaged him

Donald Trump, after hearing speeches at the Democratic convention this week, said Thursday he wanted to "hit a number of those speakers so hard, their heads would spin."

"They'd never recover," he said.

Trump often uses the term "hit" to mean verbally...

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Chelsea Clinton embraces role in her mother's campaign

Chelsea Clinton on Thursday offered a deeply personal portrait of her mother, Hillary Clinton, recalling notes left for her during out-of-town trips and visits to dinosaur museums.

The former and potentially future first daughter -- once a shy teenage...

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Hawaii lava flow sizzles into Pacific

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The Big Island of Hawaii is getting a little bigger as lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows into the Pacific Ocean. Take a look at images of this incredible natural phenomenon.

Protests at Democratic National Convention

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As top DFL officials try to unify the party behind presumptive candidate Hillary Clinton, protesters and activists are demonstrating throughout Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention.

Best and worst states to make a living in 2016

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According to Forbes, this list of the best and worst places to make a living in 2016 is based on the study performed by The study took into account average wages, taxes, cost of living, unemployment rate and incidents of workplace safety.

Secret Service code names through history

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Here are some of the not-so-secret code names White House seekers and those close to them have received over the years from the Secret Service.



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