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Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening

Donald Trump singled out France as one country he would subject to the "extreme vetting" he is proposing for those seeking to enter the United States, a move he says is necessary to deter attacks by people coming from countries "compromised by terrorism."

Tim Kaine gets a warm homecoming in Richmond

Sen. Tim Kaine received a hero's welcome outside his Richmond home, capping off his debut as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Houston officers shoot, injure man with pellet gun

Houston police say two officers shot and injured a man who disregarded orders to drop a weapon that turned out to be a pellet gun.

Hollywood stars hold climate rally ahead of DNC

More than 1,000 people joined Hollywood stars including Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in Philadelphia last night on the eve of the Democratic National Convention and vowed to keep fighting for climate and environmental justice issues, even though their preferred presidential candidate would not be driving the party's agenda.

Dismayed by Trump, Bloomberg will endorse Clinton

Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down

The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak Monday with temperatures in the city feeling like 108 degrees.

Convention a chance at a reintroduction to a well-known politician


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Vikings veteran Fran Tarkenton speaks at Republican convention

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton spoke to the Republican National Convention on its last night in Cleveland.

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and other elected officials to speak at DNC

Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Peggy Flanagan will speak at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.


Hillary Clinton looks to close trust deficit at convention

In Philadelphia, the Democrats' presidential hopeful has a full plate between winning over party progressives and speaking to a broader audience.


Retired major giving House Speaker Daudt challenge in primary

Military veteran Alan Duff will take him on in the GOP primary Aug. 9.


RNC: Trump outlines his vision for America

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made his case to the country in his speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, outlining his vision for the future of America.


Kaine: Clinton is 'opposite of Trump'

Sen. Tim Kaine is using his debut appearance as Hillary Clinton's running mate on Saturday to introduce himself to voters. He offered a tough assault on Donald Trump, and then added that Clinton is the opposite of him.


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Coverage of the convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia.


Democratic National Convention schedule

Monday 2 p.m. CDT: “Putting families first” is the theme. Speakers include Sen. Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama. Others will highlight substance…


Comparing and contrasting Tim Kaine with Hillary Clinton, on the issues

Environment Kaine: He calls himself an “avid outdoorsman” and says that conservation can stimulate tourism and fishing economies. He supported opening Virginia’s coast…


Reconsidering Hillary Clinton

– The Democratic National Convention, which begins Monday, has one huge goal: Make people like Hillary Clinton. Make her warm, gentle, compassionate. It…


Looking back at past Democratic National Conventions

1832 BaltimoreThe Democratic Party's first national convention met to name a running mate for President Andrew Jackson. They dumped John Calhoun and chose Secretary of…


Minnesota state Sen. Jeff Hayden's sister fatally shot in Atlanta

The 25-year-old woman was caught in rival gangs' crossfire, Hayden wrote on social media.