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The Latest: Kaine: Anti-same-sex marriage is discrimination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:50am

The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

Rift between Sanders' loyalists, Democratic brass lingers

Geoff Mulvihill and Megan Trimble, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:50am

The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned.

Clinton ready to sell herself in biggest political moment

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:51am

Hillary Clinton is set to face the nation with the goal of introducing the woman that speaker after speaker, including a pair of presidents, have spent days promising the American public they'll finally get to see: the "real" Hillary Clinton.

Takeaways: Obama vouches for Clinton, Kaine steps up

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:50am

President Barack Obama used what is likely his last high-profile speech as president to make a powerful case for Hillary Clinton's election, saying it wasn't even a close choice between her and Donald Trump, whom he described as a homegrown demagogue.

Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me

Julie Pace and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:20am

His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump.

Actors, delegates protest on quiet Day 3 of Dem convention

Geoff Mulvihill and Megan Trimble, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:10pm

Actors and delegates took center stage in smaller and more subdued protests by Bernie Sanders supporters on a mostly quiet Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention.

Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me

Julie Pace and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:34pm

His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump.

The Latest: Obama has special Twitter fan back in Illinois

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:22pm

The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):

Congressman asks Obama to keep classified intel from Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:21pm

A Rhode Island congressman says he's asking President Barack Obama to withhold classified materials and briefings from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the interest of national security.

Democrats highlight diversity, but face gap with white men

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:51pm

The Democratic National Convention's lineup of speakers has highlighted an increasingly diverse country that could soon elect the first female president to succeed its first black chief executive.

The Latest: Activist passes out beans, says process 'stinks'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:02pm

The Latest on protests and demonstrations on Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

Clinton campaign seeks to make most of Kaine's Spanish

Russell Contreras and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:41pm

When Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton made their debut as the Democratic presidential ticket, he proudly declared, "Hillary and I are soul mates in this struggle."

Schumer prepares to be Senate leader, or Trump antagonist

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 2:31pm

As Hillary Clinton claims the Democratic Party's nomination for president, fellow New Yorker Chuck Schumer is preparing for his own next act, as Clinton's top Senate partner — or chief antagonist to Donald Trump if he wins in November.

Washington Post: Reporter barred from entering Pence event

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:50am

The Washington Post says one of its reporters was barred from entering a campaign rally for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence near Milwaukee.

German FM: Trump victory could affect trans-Atlantic ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:30am

Germany's foreign minister says a victory for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential elections could affect trans-Atlantic ties.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton joins President Barack Obama on stage at their party's convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:41pm

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton joins President Barack Obama on stage at their party's convention.

President Barack Obama says 'deeply pessimistic vision' of America at GOP convention is 'not the America I know'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:11pm

President Barack Obama says 'deeply pessimistic vision' of America at GOP convention is 'not the America I know'

Woman seeks to retract lawsuit deal with US Rep. Duckworth

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:01pm

One of two women who filed a workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth said Wednesday she wants to back out of a settlement reached last month.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott to chair Trump Super PAC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:01pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to become national chairman of a super PAC that is backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.