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Clinton casts race against Trump as hope vs. fear, unity vs. division

July 29, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton had a lengthy to-do list here Thursday night: Reintroduce one of the most famous people in the world. Take down Donald Trump. Lay out a policy agenda with specifics. Be hopeful and optimistic.
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History made: What Cleveland and Philly will mean

July 29, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
The two major party political conventions played out pretty much as expected in a campaign that has sketched the brightest possible contrast.
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A Message of Calm in an Agitated Time

July 29, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
It was a hot and stormy week at the Democratic convention, one that began with discord and ended with invocations of togetherness. “People are anxious and looking for reassurance,” Hillary Clinton, the newly anointed Democratic nominee, told a cheering convention crowd—“looking for steady leadership.”
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We are witnessing a visceral shift in the way the parties speak to the country

July 29, 2016
Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
The country’s two major political parties, emerging from their conventions to square off in the general election, are speaking to Americas unrecognizable to each other in voices that sound like a political and ideological role reversal.
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Donald Trump Calls Comments About Russia and Clinton Emails ‘Sarcastic’

July 29, 2016
Ashley Parker, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
Facing a torrent of criticism over his comments seeming to condone the hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails by Russian intelligence services, Donald J. Trump and his allies on Thursday sought to tamp down his remarks, with Mr. Trump saying he was simply being “sarcastic.”
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Hillary Clinton in One Word

July 29, 2016
After more than 20 years in the public spotlight, everyone has an opinion about Hillary Clinton, who officially accepted the Democratic nomination for president at the DNC in Philadelphia. We asked locals in the city of brotherly love to describe Clinton in one word. What would you say? Share your answer on Twitter #16for2016.
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Hillary Clinton: 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling

June 7, 2008
"Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it," Hillary Clinton​ told supporters after losing the Democratic primary in 2008. "The path will be easier next time." Eight years later, Clinton officially accepts the nomination and becomes the first woman to lead a major political party presidential ticket.
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