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Sanders backers revolt on raucous opening day at U.S. Democratic convention 10:20pm EDT

PHILADELPHIA Supporters of Bernie Sanders disrupted the first day of the Democratic convention on Monday, repeatedly chanting and booing mentions of Hillary Clinton's name as the party's hopes for a show of unity dissolved into frequent chaos. | Video

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Democratic Party email leak points to Russia: cyber experts, U.S. officials

WASHINGTON Cyber security experts and U.S. officials said on Monday there was evidence that Russia engineered the release of sensitive Democratic Party emails in order to influence the U.S. presidential election. | Video

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Wasserman Schultz will not open Democratic convention: media reports

WASHINGTON Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on Monday she will not open the party's national convention in Philadelphia, the Sun Sentinel newspaper reported.

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Illinois Republican lawmaker resigns, cites Facebook, Twitter hacks

CHICAGO A prominent Illinois Republican has resigned from the state legislature, citing multiple incidents of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts set up in his name in recent weeks.

Florida man admits helping funnel 2012 foreign political contribution

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Monday to working with another man to illegally funnel $80,000 in foreign contributions to U.S. President Barack Obama's joint fundraising committee in 2012 so that a foreign national could attend a campaign event.