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Clinton captures nomination as convention speakers try to revamp her image

July 27, 2016
Karen Tumulty, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
The Democratic Party tackled its biggest challenge of the election year here Tuesday night: to transform the way people think about Hillary Clinton.
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Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary

July 27, 2016
Lisa Lerer | AP
There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to the story of Bill and Hillary Clinton. It's been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms.
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Obama to Play Central Role at Democratic Convention

July 27, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama has one final campaign to run, and with his address Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention he’ll face an improbable challenge: convince his supporters who are ambivalent about Hillary Clinton to turn out to vote for her in November.
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Welcome to the Democratic Party, Bernie

July 27, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
After 44 years in politics, Bernie Sanders has finally taken the plunge. He’s a regular Democrat now. Of course, he doesn’t quite want to admit it. “I was elected as an independent, so I’ll stay [in the Senate] two more years as an independent,” he told reporters Tuesday. Indeed, he still wishes it were possible to organize an independent leftist party in the United States, the way European countries do. “We don’t have that,” he said a little mournfully.
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‘DNC Hacker’ Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say

July 27, 2016
Nancy Youssef, Shane Harris | The Daily Beast
The hacker who claims to have stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and provided them to WikiLeaks is actually an agent of the Russian government and part of an orchestrated attempt to influence U.S. media coverage surrounding the presidential election, a security research group concluded on Tuesday.
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Democratic Convention Is Set for the Hillary Clinton Story

July 26, 2016
Laura Meckler, Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
Senior officials say the goal is to persuade Americans that she is out to help regular people, not herself
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High-wattage stars on Democrats’ first night help smooth over some party chaos

July 26, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Uncle Sam outfits and “Feel the Bern” flags descend on Philadelphia
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Did Bernie Sanders help Hillary Clinton win over his voters?

July 26, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Rarely has a vanquished opponent offered such full-throated support for a rival as Bernie Sanders did for Hillary Clinton on Monday night.
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The Long Fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

July 26, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
The Democratic chairwoman had few supporters—but clung to her post for years, abetted by the indifference of the White House.
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