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Backing Clinton, Democrats to flag Trump's 'dangerous' approach

PHILADELPHIA/WASHINGTON Barack Obama will highlight Hillary Clinton's judgment and toughness on Wednesday to back her campaign to be the first woman elected U.S. president, hoping to hand off the White House to a trusted fellow Democrat and stop Republican Donald Trump.

Trump urges Russia to find Clinton's 'missing' emails, drawing ire

MIAMI/WASHINGTON Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of "missing" emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the U.S. State Department, prompting political foes to accuse him of dangerously urging a power abroad to spy on the United States.

Mike Pence warns of 'consequences' if Russia hacked emails

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence on Wednesday vowed there would be "serious consequences" if the FBI determines Russia is behind recent hacking attempt and is meddling in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election.

Activist Steyer expands agenda in bid to defeat 'dangerous' Trump

PHILADELPHIA Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer is expanding his political agenda beyond climate change to embrace issues ranging from immigration to income inequality, which he expects will be critical to mustering votes for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November presidential election.

Make Hillary Likable Again: Democrats seek to recast Clinton

PHILADELPHIA When Hillary Clinton first ran for president in 2008 she was badly stung by a backhanded compliment from rival Barack Obama, who called her "likable enough" before going on to win the Democratic nomination and the White House.

Senior U.S. lawmakers want information on DNC hack declassified

WASHINGTON The top Democrats on the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees called on Wednesday for the White House to consider declassifying and releasing any intelligence community assessments of the hack into the Democratic National Committee email system.

WTO chief won't debate Trump, but rallies support for trade

GENEVA The head of the World Trade Organization said on Wednesday he would not get into an argument with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has described the global trade body as a "disaster" and threatened to quit it.

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Bernie’s brother captures social media in tearful tribute

It's a tearful night for some Bernie Sanders supporters at this year's Democratic National Convention, as delegates from all 57 U.S. states and territories cast their votes, ensuring Secretary Hillary Clinton the Democratic presidential nomination.