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    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton joins President Barack Obama after his speech at the Democratic National Convention, July 27, 2016.

    Obama Makes Case for Clinton to Follow Him as President

    President calls on Americans to reject cynicism and fear; touts Clinton's experience 

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral, July 27, 2016, in Tampa, Fla.

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    FILE - Former Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary celebrate his victory in the Democratic runoff in Little Rock, Ark. in this June 8, 1982.

    Clinton's History is Both Strength and Weakness

    Experiences as first lady, senator and secretary of state put Hillary Clinton on path to become Democrats' presidential nominee 

    FILE - Hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles, Feb. 27, 2013.

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    A Pokemon poster is visible behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she speaks to volunteers at a Democratic party organizing event at the Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte, N.C., July 25, 2016.

    Women's Milestones in US Politics

    As Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to receive a major party's nomination for president, VOA looks at the long history of women in US politics 


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    Obama Calls on Americans to 'Reject Cynicism, Reject Fear'i
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    July 28, 2016 7:14 AM
    President Barack Obama laid out a forceful case for Democrat Hillary Clinton's election on Wednesday, the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Obama and other top Democrats also launched a fierce critique of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, signaling an intense and likely negative general election campaign to come. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Philadelphia.
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    Video Obama Calls on Americans to 'Reject Cynicism, Reject Fear'

    President Barack Obama laid out a forceful case for Democrat Hillary Clinton's election on Wednesday, the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Obama and other top Democrats also launched a fierce critique of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, signaling an intense and likely negative general election campaign to come. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Philadelphia.
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    Video Scenes From the 3rd Day of the DNC

    The Democrats held the third day of their national convention in Philadelphia. VOA shares some of the sights and scenes of the day.
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    Video Voices from the 3rd Day of the DNC

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were among the speakers on the third day of the DNC in Philadelphia.
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    Video Philadelphia Uses DNC Spotlight to Profile Historic Role in Founding of United States

    The slogan of the Democratic National Convention now underway in Philadelphia is “Let’s Make History Again” which recognizes the role the city played in the foundation of the United States in the 18th century. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, local institutions are opening their doors in an effort to capitalize on the convention spotlight to draw visitors, and to offer more than just a history lesson.
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    Video Immigrant Delegate Marvels at Democratic Process

    It’s been a bitter and divisive election season – but first time Indian-American delegate Dr. Shashi Gupta headed to the Democratic National Convention with a sense of hope. VOA’s Katherine Gypson followed this immigrant with the love of U.S. politics all the way to Philadelphia.
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    Video Obama to Address DNC to Make the Case for Hillary Clinton

    U.S. President Barack Obama, who steps down from office next January, is the key speaker on the third day of the Democratic National Convention. Obama is expected to tell Americans why he thinks the party's presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, his one-time secretary of state, should succeed him in the White House. VOA's Amanda Scott reports.
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    Video Scenes from the 2nd Day of the DNC

    Speakers, protesters and more were on hand as the Democrats held the second day of their convention in Philadelphia.
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    Video Hillary Clinton Receives Historic Nomination

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party made history Tuesday when Clinton became the first woman nominated to run for president by a major U.S. political party. But as much as Democrats want to celebrate, there are challenges ahead in uniting the party behind Clinton and preparing to take on Republican Donald Trump in the general election. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more on the second day of the Democratic National Convention from Philadelphia.
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    Video Voices from Day 2 of the DNC

    The Democratic Party made history with its nomination of Hillary Clinton for president.
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    Video A Life of Fighting Back: Hillary Clinton Shatters Glass Ceiling

    Hillary Clinton made history Thursday, overcoming personal and political setbacks to become the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party. If she wins in November, she will go from “first lady” to U.S. Senator from New York, to Secretary of State, to “Madam President.” Polls show Clinton is both beloved and despised. White House Correspondent Cindy Saine takes a look at the life of the woman both supporters and detractors agree is a fighter for the ages.
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    Video Voters React to Hillary Nomination

    Some were enthusiastic, others less so, as Hillary Clinton prepared to accept the Democratic Party's nomination for president.
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    Video In Gesture of Unity, Sanders Nominates Clinton

    Hillary Clinton was nominated as the Democratic candidate for president at the DNC in Philadelphia.
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    Video Democratic Party Set to Nominate Hillary Clinton as Presidential Candidate

    Democratic Party delegates gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are ready to officially proclaim former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as their 2016 presidential nominee, making her the first U.S. woman ever to become a major party standard bearer in the race for the White House. VOA's Amanda Scott reports.
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    Video Clinton Running Mate Tim Kaine Brings Unusual Resume to Campaign

    He speaks Spanish. He’s been a Catholic missionary and got his law degree from Harvard University. Now he can add to his resume: Hillary Clinton’s running mate for the 2016 presidential election.” A look at Virginia's Democratic Party Senator and Vice Presidential hopeful, Tim Kaine.
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    Video First Time Delegate’s First Day Frustrations

    With thousands of people filling the streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, VOA’s Kane Farabaugh narrowed in on one delegate as she made her first trip to a national party convention. It was a day that was anything but routine for this United States military veteran.
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    Video Commerce Thrives on US-Mexico Border

    At the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia this week, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, is expected to attack proposals made by her opponent, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Last Friday, President Barack Obama hosted his Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Peña Nieto, to underscore the good relations between the two countries. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Tucson.
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    Video Sanders Urges Supporters to Back Clinton as Democratic Convention Opens

    U.S. Democrats opened their national convention in Philadelphia Monday amid renewed tension between backers of nominee-in-waiting Hillary Clinton and former rival Bernie Sanders. Supporters of the insurgent candidacy are angry about leaked emails from Democratic Party officials that seem to show they preferred Clinton over Sanders in the primaries. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Philadelphia.
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    Video Migrants Risk Lives Crossing US Border from Mexico

    In his speech Thursday before the Republican National Convention, the party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump, reiterated his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border if elected. Polls show a large percentage of Americans support better control of the nation's southwestern border, but as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from the border town of Nogales in the Mexican state of Sonora, the situation faced by people trying to cross the border is already daunting.
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    Video Migrants Continue to Risk Lives Crossing US Border from Mexico

    In his speech Thursday before the Republican National Convention, the party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump, reiterated his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border if elected. Polls show a large percentage of Americans support better control of the nation's southwestern border, but as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from the border town of Nogales in the Mexican state of Sonora, the situation faced by people trying to cross the border is already daunting.
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    Video Calm the Waters: US Doubles Down Diplomatic Efforts in ASEAN Meetings

    The United States is redoubling diplomatic efforts and looking to upcoming regional meetings to calm the waters after an international tribunal invalidated the legal basis of Beijing's extensive claims in the South China Sea. VOA State Department correspondent Nike Ching has the story.

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    Video VOA60 Elections - Democrats Make History With Nomination of Hillary Clinton

    Democrats Make History With Nomination of Hillary Clinton
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    Video VOA60 Elections - Bernie Sanders gave his most vigorous endorsement of Hillary Clinton

    Senator Bernie Sanders gave his most vigorous endorsement of Hillary Clinton
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    Video VOA60 Elections - CNN: Trump has a 4-point lead over Clinton

    CNN says that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has emerged from his party’s national convention with a 4-point lead over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
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    Video VOA60 Elections - NBC News: In his acceptance speech Trump took viewers down a darker version of his core message

    NBC News covers Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention saying he took viewers down a darker version of his core message
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    Video VOA60 Elections- Donald Trump officially claims the GOP presidential nomination

    The second night at the GOP convention was showcased by speeches from Trump’s son Donald Jr., his daughter Tiffany and Gov. Chris Christie. House Speaker Paul Ryan also spoke and warned of a third Obama term with Hillary Clinton