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Michelle Obama's DNC speech: 'I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves' – video

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First lady Michelle Obama delivered a powerful speech at the Democratic national convention’s opening night. Obama rallied passionately behind presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, while also recalling, in evocative language, the history of black Americans who ‘felt the lash of bondage’ and the ‘sting of segregation’. She...(more) 



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Sarah Silverman to Sanders diehards: 'You're being ridiculous' – video

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The comedian scolded overzealous Sanders supporters during the opening night of the Democratic national convention on Monday, as the crowd frequently interrupted her. Silverman supported Sanders during the primary, but told delegates that the best way to further his goals was to rally behind the presumptive...(more) 



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Uber drivers, others crash Uber party for Pa. delegation

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About 11 p.m. Monday, around 25 taxi drivers, Uber Black drivers and accessibility advocates put up a picket line around the DoubleTree Hotel in Center City where Uber was throwing a party for Pennsylvania delegates. In the end the delegates did not honor the picket line,...(more) 



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Top Chinese general Guo Boxiong jailed for life for taking bribes

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Guo stripped of rank after closed military trial seen as president Xi Jinping’s latest effort to increase control over armyFormer top Chinese military leader Guo Boxiong was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for accepting bribes, the official Xinhua news agency said – the latest...(more) 



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Democratic national convention night one: what we learned

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Question of party unity lingers after night that featured rousing speeches from Michelle Obama and Cory Booker, but also jeers from Bernie Sanders supportersDemocratic national convention night one: as it happenedMichelle Obama’s stirring speech moves crowd to tearsSarah Silverman tells Bernie or Bust faction: ‘You’re being...(more) 



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'Abu Ghraib'-style images of children in detention in Australia trigger public inquiry

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Australian prime minister says he is ‘deeply shocked and appalled’ by footage of teenager being hooded in a restraint chair and other apparent abusesAustralia’s prime minister has launched a public inquiry after the broadcast of footage of children in detention being abused, hooded and bound in...(more) 



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Residents begin returning home after Los Angeles wildfire

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By Krystain Orlinski ACTON, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands of California residents were allowed to returned home on Monday after a deadly, destructive wildfire forced them from their houses in recent days as it raged through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles. About 300 miles...(more) 



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Japan knifing suspect had said he was willing to kill disabled-official

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The suspect in a fatal stabbing spree in Japan on Tuesday had been hospitalized early this year after expressing a willingness to kill disabled people if the government approved, a city official said. Police in the town of Tsukui near Tokyo contacted the suspect, Satoshi Uematsu,...(more) 



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Early drama steadied by passion-filled end to day one of Democratic convention

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Sanders supporters repeatedly disrupted speeches despite senator’s calls for unity as Michelle Obama endorsed Clinton as ‘the president I want for my girls’A stormy opening night of the Democratic convention battered the Philadelphia arena on Monday as defiant Bernie Sanders supporters resisted attempts to persuade them...(more) 



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The Cretan insurrection against Ottoman rule – archive, 26 July 1867

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26 July 1867: The barbarity of warfare is forcing women and children to escape Crete across the sea In a letter dated “Platania (skirts of Mount Ida), Crete, June 19,” a correspondent of the Daily News says:—During the three weeks I have been in this island...(more) 



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Elizabeth Warren calls Trump campaign a bad infomercial

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Senator Elizabeth Warren took a few jabs at Donald Trump, calling his campaign a Trump commercial and telling America not to fall for his divisive rhetoric.          



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Kerry meets Russia's Lavrov on Syria cooperation plan

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met on Tuesday to discuss a U.S. proposal for closer military cooperation on Syria. Kerry has defended the proposal despite deep skepticism among top American military and intelligence officials over Russia's intentions. Kerry's State...(more) 



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