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  • Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine for VP
    Liz Goodwin

    Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine for VP

    Hillary Clinton announced Friday that she has picked Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate, making a safe, centrist choice that will likely disappoint some in the progressive wing of her party. “I’m thrilled to tell you this first: I’ve chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate,” Clinton wrote in a text message to her supporters Friday night. In a later email, she said she chose Kaine because she was confident he could step in and be president at a “moment’s notice” and because he is beloved by his staff and Senate colleagues.

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  • Tim Kaine through the years
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Tim Kaine through the years

    Hillary Clinton announced Friday that she has picked Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate, making a safe, centrist choice that will likely disappoint some in the progressive wing of her party. The pair is set to campaign together in Miami on Saturday and then head to the Democratic National Convention next week. Kaine offers Clinton many strengths as a running mate: He has foreign policy experience from his time on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committee in the Senate, he can boost her chances to win the battleground state of Virginia, and he has a squeaky-clean, nice guy image that could help Clinton with her trust issues among voters.

  • Clinton slams Trump's RNC hours before making VP announcement
    Liz Goodwin

    Clinton slams Trump's RNC hours before making VP announcement

    Hillary Clinton greets supporters at a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla., July 22, 2016. TAMPA, Fla. — In her first appearance since Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination in Cleveland, Hillary Clinton rallied supporters at a fairgrounds here, slamming the other party’s convention as “dark” and isolationist. “Did any of you watch that convention in Cleveland?” Clinton asked the crowd of about 3,600 people.

  • Photos of the day - July 22, 2016
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Photos of the day - July 22, 2016

    Sea Grass spreads in QingdaoA member of a police honor guard carries an American flag after funeral services for Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald at the Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, La.; Workers put final touches on signage as preparations are made for the Democratic Convention, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.; and, A screen grab taken from video footage shows plain clothes police officers running towards car park of the Olympia shopping mall during shooting rampage in Munich, Germany. These are just a few of the photos of the day for July 22, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr!

  • Shooting rampage in Munich shopping mall
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Shooting rampage in Munich shopping mall

    Several people were killed on Friday in a shooting rampage in a Munich shopping centre and the attacker or attackers are still at large, police said. The Bild newspaper reported that a gunman ran through the mall near the Olympic stadium in the southern German city, firing on several people before fleeing in the direction of a nearby metro station. “There are several dead and injured,” a Munich police spokeswoman told AFP, adding that the shooting had started shortly before 1600 GMT at a McDonald’s restaurant.

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  • Miami police union president: Cop fired weapon to protect unarmed black man, but missed
    Michael Walsh

    Miami police union president: Cop fired weapon to protect unarmed black man, but missed

    The North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed black man earlier this week was actually aiming for the autistic man in his care, according to the local police union’s leader. John Rivera, president of Dade County Police Benevolent Association, said the officers on the scene thought the autistic man’s toy was a gun and that he intended to harm Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist at a nearby assisted-living home. “Many officers thought the white male had a firearm.

  • Ivanka looks for the feminist side of Trump
    Lisa Belkin

    Ivanka looks for the feminist side of Trump

    When Ivanka Trump took the stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday night and pledged that her father would support working mothers, it was one of the few times the campaign has addressed the issue in the year Donald Trump has been running for president. “Politicians talk about wage equality, but my father has made it a practice at his company,” Ivanka said.

  • Trump kicks off his campaign against Clinton by attacking… Ted Cruz
    Holly Bailey

    Trump kicks off his campaign against Clinton by attacking… Ted Cruz

    Donald Trump kicked off his general election campaign Friday with a scathing attack — not on Hillary Clinton, but his Republican primary rival Ted Cruz, calling the Texas senator’s decision not to endorse him “dishonorable” and insisting he would not accept his support even if Cruz ever decided to endorse him.

  • Reporter caught playing ‘Pokémon Go’ at State Department briefing
    Caitlin Dickson

    Reporter caught playing ‘Pokémon Go’ at State Department briefing

    State Department spokesperson John Kirby was in the middle of delivering his daily press briefing Thursday when he noticed that one reporter wasn’t paying attention. “You’re playing the Pokémon thing right there, aren’t you?” Kirby asked, interrupting a discussion on the U.S.-led coalition to fight ISIS. “Did you get one?” Kirby asked.

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  • America in crisis, Trump says: Newspapers cover the big RNC finale
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    America in crisis, Trump says: Newspapers cover the big RNC finale

    In his acceptance speech for the GOP nomination, Donald Trump painted a gloomy picture of America. Here's how newspapers covered the speech.

  • Warren lambastes Trump’s RNC speech: ‘Sounded like some two-bit dictator’
    Michael Walsh

    Warren lambastes Trump’s RNC speech: ‘Sounded like some two-bit dictator’

    Democratic politicians swiftly condemned Donald Trump’s Republican nomination acceptance speech on Thursday as peddling prejudice and paranoia without offering any real solutions to the problems facing the United States.

  • The Unconventional Diaries: Trump dazzles the GOP faithful, capping off a turbulent convention
    Andrew Bahl, Susanna Heller and Hunter Walker

    The Unconventional Diaries: Trump dazzles the GOP faithful, capping off a turbulent convention

    Ivanka spoke, the nominees celebrated, police and community joined hands and the convention came to a close in Cleveland. Yahoo News enlisted participants at the Republican National Convention representing different viewpoints and roles to file daily diary entries on their experiences in Cleveland. Be sure to check back next week during the Democratic National Convention for an entirely new cast of chroniclers.

  • Outside the convention, a less scary America on display
    Chris Wilson

    Outside the convention, a less scary America on display

    Inside the hall, Donald Trump was describing an America beset by “nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records,” who “threaten our very way of life.” Outside, in Cleveland’s Public Square Park, the closest protest zone to Quicken Loans Arena, a large, heavily armed force of police from cities all across the country stood watch over families posing for selfies and splashing in the park’s fountain.

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  • Unconventional #42: Where does the GOP go after its ugliest convention since 1964?
    Andrew Romano

    Unconventional #42: Where does the GOP go after its ugliest convention since 1964?

    Coming to you live every morning from Cleveland, Unconventional is the one thing you need to read to understand what’s really happening at the conventions. Each edition will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest (and weirdest) moments of the day, with original dispatches from the entire Yahoo Politics team — plus a sneak peek at what’s next. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 21, 2016.

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

    On the ground at the GOP convention — a photo report

    Award-winning photographer Khue Bui is on the ground for Yahoo capturing scenes from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.  

  • Trump promises ‘law and order,’ amid divided GOP
    Holly Bailey

    Trump promises ‘law and order,’ amid divided GOP

    Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican presidential nomination Thursday night, casting himself as a political outsider uniquely prepared to steady a troubled country and come to the rescue of struggling Americans betrayed by the Washington establishment and both political parties. In what was the biggest speech of his unlikely political career, Trump sounded many of the same themes that have driven his insurgent campaign since he rode down a golden escalator into the presidential race a little over a year ago. Linking her to President Obama, Trump called Clinton a “puppet” of special interests, determined to maintain the “rigged system” in Washington and someone who has ignored the plight of millions of blue-collar workers who have seen their jobs outsourced overseas.

  • Ivanka Trump: ‘Judge his values by the ideals he’s instilled in his children’
    Lisa Belkin

    Ivanka Trump: ‘Judge his values by the ideals he’s instilled in his children’

    From the moment she walked to the podium to the song “Here Comes the Sun,” the daughter of the Republican nominee for president did the job set out for her on the final night of the party’s convention — providing a confident, reassuring portrait of Donald Trump as a man, a father and a leader. Ivanka Trump has been a constant presence on the campaign trail this past year, beginning when she introduced him at Trump Tower the day he entered the race last year, and including the weeks when she was heavily pregnant before giving birth to her third child in March.

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  • Protester interrupts Donald Trump’s RNC speech: ‘He’s a danger to the world!’
    Hunter Walker

    Protester interrupts Donald Trump’s RNC speech: ‘He’s a danger to the world!’

    As GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, he was briefly interrupted by veteran protester Medea Benjamin. Benjamin was forcibly removed from the convention floor by police. “He’s a danger to our country and the world! He’s a danger to all of us! Say no to Donald Trump! He’s a danger to the world!” she exclaimed.

  • Reince throws out his autopsy
    Jon Ward

    Reince throws out his autopsy

    Before Reince Priebus spoke at the Republican convention he had presided over, his young staffers played a video on the big screen that demonstrated what they’d hoped their party would represent this year. There was a young Latino shaking hands with a couple, and an African-American man in a stylish hat telling a voter about the greatness of the Republican Party. The theme of Donald Trump’s candidacy has been that things are terrible, and people are afraid, and he will protect them.

  • Gay billionaire Peter Thiel draws cheers at GOP convention
    Michael Isikoff

    Gay billionaire Peter Thiel draws cheers at GOP convention

    Maverick Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel delivered a speech tonight that would have been unheard of at a Republican convention not too many years ago: He proclaimed himself “proud to be gay,” decried “fake culture wars” and called for an end to “stupid wars” in the Middle East. “Instead of going to Mars, we have invaded the Middle East,” Thiel said to a packed auditorium. Then, after attacking Hillary Clinton for pushing for a military intervention in Libya, he added: “On this most important issue, Donald Trump is right.

  • Lies, damn lies and statistics: Trump aide suggests FBI is hiding a rise in crime
    Jerry Adler

    Lies, damn lies and statistics: Trump aide suggests FBI is hiding a rise in crime

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort suggested Thursday that the FBI might be cooking its statistics to hide the increase in violent crime that many speakers at the Republican National Convention — including Donald Trump himself — claim is occurring.

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  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio at RNC: Elect Donald Trump to ‘protect our border!’
    Hunter Walker

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio at RNC: Elect Donald Trump to ‘protect our border!’

    Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., praised GOP nominee Donald Trump and warned of threats posed by undocumented immigrants in a speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night.

  • Trump campaign chief: Women worry ‘husbands can’t afford’ family bills
    Colin Campbell

    Trump campaign chief: Women worry ‘husbands can’t afford’ family bills

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman on Thursday argued that some women will support his candidate over Hillary Clinton because they’re concerned about their husbands being able to afford the family bills. “It depends on which women you’re talking about,” Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chief, said after MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked how Trump would appeal to women who see sexist overtones in the GOP nominee’s attacks against Clinton.

  • Contaminated sticker scare at RNC after cops in Cleveland report burning, numbness
    Jason Sickles

    Contaminated sticker scare at RNC after cops in Cleveland report burning, numbness

    Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, left, talks with protesters on Wednesday. CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are warning the public not to accept stickers from strangers after two officers working protests at the Republican National Convention suffered mysterious skin irritations. “If you’ve received a sticker from someone you that you don’t know, that you stuck on your skin, we advise that you remove it and wash the area with soap and water,” Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia, a police spokeswoman said Thursday night.

  • 6-year-old singer Heavenly Joy a breakout star at the RNC
    Colin Campbell

    6-year-old singer Heavenly Joy a breakout star at the RNC

    Singer Heavenly Joy performs during the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention. A young girl named Heavenly Joy won over social media on Thursday as she sang at the Republican National Convention. Heavily Joy, 6, sang “Let There Be Peace on Earth” and “America the Beautiful” with a powerful voice as Republicans kicked off the final night of the convention, which will culminate with the nomination of Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee.