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Raucous opening to Democratic convention as Sanders backers revolt 6:23pm EDT

PHILADELPHIA Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders drowned out the opening proceedings with competing cheers and chants on Monday as discord enveloped the first day of the Democratic convention to nominate Clinton for president. | 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.

Election 2016, 1:59pm EDT

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.


Obama's brother plans to vote for Trump

NAIROBI President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the U.S. election in November because he likes the candidate and he is unhappy with his brother's leadership.

Election 2016, 9:50am EDT