'We Are Not Afraid': Clinton Delivers Grounded, But Not Soaring, Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnXiy4D_I8g Hillary Clinton accepted her party's nomination on Thursday, completing the field for an American political campaign without historical precedent.Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major American party, has now officially become Republican Donald Trump's Democratic rival for the presidency of the United States."It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise that I accept your nomination for...
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After Hacking Claims, Here's The View From Russia On The U.S. Campaign

Russia is indignant about allegations that it was involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing thousands of embarrassing emails through Wikileaks.Democrats have charged that the exploit was designed to hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign and favor Donald Trump's. Russia denies any involvement, but the incident helps shed light on how Russia's political establishment perceives the two major-party presidential nominees.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was among the first...
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For Sanders Supporters, Clinton's Historic Nomination Brings Mixed Emotions

On Tuesday as Hillary Clinton's was officially nominated as the first major party female presidential nominee, women (and yes, some men) all over the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia danced, cried, embraced and howled with joy.The Democratic National Convention erupted into a deafening celebration over a woman being thisclose to the presidency, 240 years after the U.S. was founded and nearly 100 years after women got the right to vote.And it was a show of unity that put her over the top, as...
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Khizr Khan, the father of an American Muslim captain killed in Iraq, had a message for Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night:

"Have you ever been to Arlington cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one."

When all was said and done, Team Hillary had to be pretty happy. Their four nights in Philadelphia turned out better than almost anyone expected.

Thursday night featured an orchestrated symphony of praise for Hillary Clinton and a precision-bombing of her opponent, Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, delivering a speech that lays out her plan to address terrorist threats and create jobs.

Russian and Syria have said they are opening humanitarian corridors out of besieged, rebel-held areas in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. But NPR has reached civilians in the embattled city who turned back for fear of the ongoing shelling.

Two Dozen Arrested In Long Island Drug Ring

Jul 28, 2016
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On Long Island, 24 people tied to heroin and fentanyl overdoses have been arrested.

Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota says the charges stem from an investigation into 10 fatal overdoses in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, and nine overdoses in which the drug users were revived with Narcan.

After Hinckley, States Tightened Use Of The Insanity Plea

Jul 28, 2016

The insanity ruling that sent President Ronald Reagan's would-be assassin John Hinckley, Jr., to a government psychiatric hospital rather than prison was handed down 34 years ago, but its repercussions still affect hundreds, if not thousands, of people who commit a crime and also have mental illness.

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On Wednesday night, at the Democratic National Convention, U. S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., joined family members of victims of gun violence, including the Sandy Hook School shooting, to advocate for stronger federal gun control laws.  

Watching the NBC Nightly News broadcast on a Friday earlier this month, I gaped as the last segment aired.

America's first image of Chelsea Clinton was as a curly-haired preteen girl with braces who shied away from the public stage while her father was president in the 1990s.

More than two decades later, the now 36-year-old mother of two will voluntarily step into the spotlight to introduce her own mother as her family seeks a return to the White House.

The third night of the 2016 Democratic convention scaled several major peaks: President Obama gave, perhaps, the best-written oration of his career. Vice President Joe Biden gave, perhaps, his last national convention address, and his prospective successor, Tim Kaine, gave his first.

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