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  • Joe Biden makes the case for Republicans to consider Merrick Garland
    Michael Walsh

    Joe Biden makes the case for Republicans to consider Merrick Garland

    Vice President Joe Biden urged the Republican-controlled Senate to finally grant Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a confirmation hearing. Retired federal Judge Timothy Lewis joined Biden in the White House’s Weekly Address on Saturday to illustrate his argument that the Senate should put aside partisan politics to give Garland consideration. After all, Biden noted, Lewis was nominated to the bench by Republican President George H.W. Bush and confirmed by a Democratic Senate a month before the 1992 presidential election.

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    The Mud Olympics

    Since 2004, amateur athletes have been competing in various events in the “Wattoluempiade” (Mud Olympics) in Brunsbuettel, Germany at the mouth of the Elbe river on the North Sea. The proceeds are traditionally donated to the Schleswig-Holstein Cancer Society. (Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Chasing waterfalls
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Chasing waterfalls

    The ’90s band TLC advised against chasing waterfalls in a hit song, but as these amazing pictures show, perhaps it is worth seeking out these incredible natural wonders.  From Iceland to India, from Europe to the U.S., and from Argentina to Australia, waterfalls can be found on almost every landmass on planet Earth.  Be it a plummeting single stream or a torrential cascade, every type of this natural gravity-powered phenomenon catches the imagination.  As these pictures from photographers around the world show, there are still plenty of falls to be discovered apart from the ones we have all already heard of.

  • Photos of the day - July 29, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - July 29, 2016

    A Kashmiri Muslim youth tries to pick up an exploded tear smoke shell fired by Indian Police, a Sumatran Tiger called Indrah climbs a tree in its enclosure at the Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne and Pope Francis, background, is framed by a barbed wire as he prays in front of the Memorial at the former Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • First U.S.-based Zika infections confirmed in Florida
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    First U.S.-based Zika infections confirmed in Florida

    An outbreak of the Zika virus has been confirmed in Florida, marking the first time the virus has been found to be transmitted via infected mosquitoes within the continental U.S. The outbreak has infected at least four people, three men and one woman, through local transmission, Florida officials said today. “This means Florida has become the first state in our nation to have local transmission of the Zika virus,“ Florida Gov. Rick Scott said today.

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  • Muslim woman shares touching story of stranger’s empathy, compassion
    Michael Walsh

    Muslim woman shares touching story of stranger’s empathy, compassion

    A Muslim-American woman is getting attention for the heartwarming story she shared on social media about a Jewish-American man who approached her out of the blue to empathize with how difficult it must be to face prejudice as a Muslim. Leena Al-Arian, of Greater Boston, wrote in a Facebook post Thursday about the moment a stranger, Lenny, approached her at a Barnes & Noble, told her how beautiful her daughters were and apologized for the anti-Muslim sentiment in society today.

  • This time, the woman is in charge — and the man is by her side
    Lisa Belkin

    This time, the woman is in charge — and the man is by her side

    In the summer of 1984, after all, kissing was all the talk at the Democratic National Convention, as strategists tied themselves in knots discussing how Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro — the first co-ed presidential ticket in history — should interact. Instead, the power of the moment was how awkward it wasn’t.  Two politicians stood on a stage, hands clasped and raised, and two things were true: a) that the woman was the lead candidate, the man her second, and b) it looked perfectly normal.

  • America, Tim Kaine loves your dad jokes
    Caitlin Dickson

    America, Tim Kaine loves your dad jokes

    America, Tim Kaine has heard your dad jokes, and he thinks they’re funny. The Virginia senator made his campaign debut last weekend at a Miami rally where Hillary Clinton officially named him as her running mate. Based on the stream of jokes that flooded Twitter Wednesday night, one of the biggest takeaways from Kaine’s DNC speech was that Clinton’s running mate is really just a sweet suburban dad.

  • San Diego police officer fatally shot, another injured
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    San Diego police officer fatally shot, another injured

    A police officer and father of two is dead, and another cop is injured after they were shot in San Diego Thursday night. One suspect has been taken into police custody. San Diego police said this morning that he is expected to survive.

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  • Clinton rises to history in the newspapers on final day of the DNC
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Clinton rises to history in the newspapers on final day of the DNC

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton cast herself as a steady leader at a “moment of reckoning” for America on Thursday night, contrasting her character with what she described as the dangerous and volatile Donald Trump. In the biggest speech of her quarter century in politics, Clinton accepted the nomination for the Nov. 8 election with a promise to make the United States a country that works for everyone. “We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid,” she said.

  • Clinton-Obama hug photo goes viral on Instagram
    Michael Walsh

    Clinton-Obama hug photo goes viral on Instagram

    On the night Hillary Clinton made history by accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidency, the world wasn’t just watching at home passively as it had in past elections, but speaking out and reacting in real time over social media. Data from Instagram, Twitter and other services also indicate which moments from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia resonated with the American people. For instance, the picture that Clinton shared of herself and President Obama embracing after he delivered an impassioned speech in support of her candidacy Wednesday night became the most-liked Instagram photo (146,000) from any candidate in this presidential race.

  • On the ground at the DNC  — a photo report
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    On the ground at the DNC  — a photo report

    Award-winning photographer Khue Bui is on the ground for Yahoo capturing scenes from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. From protests outside to the convention floor and the quirky stuff in between — we will presenting his exclusive photographic report throughout the week. See our complete convention coverage here. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

  • The Unconventional Diaries: Clinton’s grand finale wraps up the Democratic show
    Andrew Bahl and Susanna Heller

    The Unconventional Diaries: Clinton’s grand finale wraps up the Democratic show

    Gen. John Allen rallies the troops, a loving daughter speaks, and Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination for president in Philadelphia. Yahoo News enlisted participants at the Democratic National Convention representing different viewpoints and roles to file daily diary entries on their experiences in Philadelphia.

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  • Clinton to Trump: You don’t represent the real America. I do.
    Andrew Romano

    Clinton to Trump: You don’t represent the real America. I do.

    When Hillary Clinton stepped to the podium on the final night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention to accept her party’s nomination for president, she attempted to do something that Democrats have rarely, if ever, succeeded in doing. “Here’s the sad truth: There is no other Donald Trump,” Clinton said. Thanks to Donald Trump — and his dark, in many ways un-Republican vision of America — she may actually pull it off.

  • ‘Do all the good’: The Methodist saying that became a Clinton campaign slogan
    Amy Sullivan

    ‘Do all the good’: The Methodist saying that became a Clinton campaign slogan

    Television viewers who watched day two of the Democratic National Convention may have noticed signs with the words “Do All the Good” blanketing the crowd in the Wells Fargo Center. Like many Methodist kids, Clinton would have been taught the famous saying in church. Methodists usually attribute the words to John Wesley, one of the 18th century founders of the denomination, although as with the many apocryphal sayings of St. Francis, there’s no evidence that Wesley ever said or wrote the words.

  • Hillary seizes her moment
    Liz Goodwin

    Hillary seizes her moment

    Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination Thursday night in a sweeping speech in which she promised to be a president for all Americans and presented a liberal agenda influenced by the ideas of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters. Clinton also painted her Republican rival, Donald Trump, as a hotheaded, divisive figure who cannot be trusted as commander in chief. “He wants us to fear the future and fear each other,” Clinton said of Trump.

  • Full text of Hillary Clinton’s speech at the DNC
    Yahoo Politics Staff

    Full text of Hillary Clinton’s speech at the DNC

    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves as she arrives to accept the nomination on the fourth and final night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivered the below remarks Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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  • Chelsea shows a side of Hillary the public seldom sees
    Lisa Belkin

    Chelsea shows a side of Hillary the public seldom sees

    Chelsea Clinton’s purpose was to make that possibility more likely, and to soften the image of a mother who many voters say they see as brittle, to paint a warmer portrait of a woman many voters say they do not like. “My earliest memory is my mom picking me up after I’d fallen down, giving me a big hug and reading me ‘Goodnight Moon’,” Chelsea said. Chelsea Clinton, embraces her mother, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, during the final day of the Democratic National Convention.

  • General Allen’s call to duty: Saluting Hillary Clinton
    Daniel Klaidman

    General Allen’s call to duty: Saluting Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton on Thursday received the strong endorsement of retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, who commanded the war in Afghanistan and more recently was President Obama’s special envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. Flanked by a wall of retired flag officers from all of the military’s services and younger veterans of the wars of 9/11, the martial display served as a kind of protective armor for a presidential candidate whom Republican nominee Donald Trump has savaged as weak and feckless on national security. “We stand before you tonight to endorse Hillary Clinton for president of the United States of America,” Allen said of Clinton, who will claim the Democratic nomination later Thursday night.

  • Father of fallen Muslim soldier to Trump: Have you read the Constitution?
    Liz Goodwin

    Father of fallen Muslim soldier to Trump: Have you read the Constitution?

    Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen U.S. soldier who earned a Purple Heart, criticized Donald Trump on Thursday night for his plan to temporarily bar immigrants from Muslim countries. “Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?” Khan asked, speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Khizr Khan, father of fallen U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan, holds up a copy of the Constitution of the United States, as his wife listens during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016.

  • Sanders campaign asks supporters to not disrupt Clinton DNC speech ‘as a courtesy to Bernie’
    Hunter Walker

    Sanders campaign asks supporters to not disrupt Clinton DNC speech ‘as a courtesy to Bernie’

    The presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appeal to its supporters on Thursday, urging them not to disrupt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech. Sanders’ campaign sent a pair of text messages to its delegates at 8:40 p.m. asking them to “respect” Clinton’s speech, which is set to take place within the next few hours. “On Monday, when Bernie gave his speech to the Democratic convention, Secretary Clinton’s campaign asked her supporters to be respectful, and they were,” the messages said.

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  • Cory Booker on sexism and Hillary Clinton’s rise: People don’t call men ‘shrill’
    Jason Sickles

    Cory Booker on sexism and Hillary Clinton’s rise: People don’t call men ‘shrill’

    Hillary Clinton has overcome many obstacles on her groundbreaking path to become the first woman presidential nominee for a major party, and sexism was certainly one of them, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said Thursday night in an interview with Yahoo News. Chatting with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric at the Democratic National Convention, Booker cited descriptions of Clinton’s hard-charging personality as “shrill” among the subtle ways gender bias has been woven into the critiques against her over the years. “There’s a different standard applied to women than is applied to men,” Booker said in a live interview with Couric and Yahoo News National Political Columnist Matt Bai.

  • FBI warned Clinton campaign last spring of cyberattack
    Michael Isikoff

    FBI warned Clinton campaign last spring of cyberattack

    The FBI warned the Clinton campaign that it was a target of a cyberattack last March, just weeks before the Democratic National Committee discovered it had been penetrated by hackers it now believes were working for Russian intelligence, two sources who have been briefed on the matter told Yahoo News. In a meeting with senior officials at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters, FBI agents laid out concerns that cyberhackers had used so-called spear-phishing emails as part of an attempt to penetrate the campaign’s computers, the sources said. One of the sources said agents conducting a national security investigation asked the Clinton campaign to turn over internal computer logs as well as the personal email addresses of senior campaign officials.

  • Clinton, like Trump, makes play for voters of the opposite party
    Jon Ward

    Clinton, like Trump, makes play for voters of the opposite party

    On the night that Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president, her party featured two Republican speakers who talked about their intent to vote for Clinton this fall against Republican nominee Donald Trump. A former White House aide to Ronald Reagan, Doug Elmets, and a health policy worker at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Pierotti Lim, both told the convention hall of Democrats and a primetime national TV audience why they’re voting for Clinton. Elmets said it was “a shock” to be speaking at the Democratic convention, but argued that Trump falls so far short of what’s required to be president that he felt duty bound to oppose him and support Clinton.

  • Clinton campaign chair John Podesta: ‘Emotional’ Sanders supporters won’t hurt her chances
    Hunter Walker

    Clinton campaign chair John Podesta: ‘Emotional’ Sanders supporters won’t hurt her chances

    John Podesta, the chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, says he is not concerned about lingering divisions from the Democratic primary damaging her chances in the general election.