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  • Hillary opens the ultimate door for women, but some are still left behind
    Matthew Dallek for Yahoo News

    Hillary opens the ultimate door for women, but some are still left behind

    President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton acknowledge the crowd on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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  • What Clinton and Trump will — and won’t — get from classified briefings
    Olivier Knox

    What Clinton and Trump will — and won’t — get from classified briefings

    A senior U.S. intelligence official said the briefings would not occur until Democrats wrap up the business of nominating Hillary Clinton, but would not set a precise date. When they happen, they’ll take place at a secure facility, likely with a team of senior intelligence community analysts, on one day or over a few days if a candidate wants to delve deeply into one topic. It’ll be a one-off review of major national security concerns — unlike the president, they won’t get daily briefings through the election.

  • ‘Malarkey’ searches skyrocket after Joe Biden's DNC speech
    Michael Walsh

    ‘Malarkey’ searches skyrocket after Joe Biden's DNC speech

    Afterward, lookups for the old-fashioned, somewhat corny word “malarkey” spiked more than 17,400 percent on Merriam-Webster.com. Peter Sokolowski, editor at large of Merriam-Webster, pointed out that there are many reasons to look up a word in the dictionary other than learning its meaning, whether it’s double-checking the spelling, reading about its etymology or something else. Biden has said “malarkey” many times throughout his political career dating back to at least 1983.

  • A look back at Chelsea Clinton
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    A look back at Chelsea Clinton

    After days of endorsements from celebrities, elected leaders and passionate supporters, Hillary Clinton will be introduced Thursday night by the woman who knows her simply as mom. Chelsea Clinton will open for her mother at the Democratic National Convention as Clinton accepts a place in history as the first female presidential nominee for a major party. Chelsea Clinton’s appearance comes after her father, ex-President Bill Clinton, gave a deeply personal address about his wife Tuesday night. (AP) Here’s a look at Chelsea Clinton through the years.

  • Unconventional live: Gen. John Allen on Hillary Clinton’s national security experience
    Katie Couric

    Unconventional live: Gen. John Allen on Hillary Clinton’s national security experience

    On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with retired Marine General John Allen on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss the national security and foreign policy credentials of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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  • Unconventional live: Acting DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile on the Clinton nomination and more
    Katie Couric

    Unconventional live: Acting DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile on the Clinton nomination and more

    On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down the Acting Democratic National Convention Chairwoman Donna Brazile on the final night of the convention. The two discuss Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination and her path to the presidency.

  • 'Shameful': N.C. GOP mistakenly claims Kaine’s military pin is flag of Honduras
    Dylan Stableford

    'Shameful': N.C. GOP mistakenly claims Kaine’s military pin is flag of Honduras

    Sen. Tim Kaine speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 27, 2016. During his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to accept the vice presidential nomination on Wednesday night, Tim Kaine was wearing a lapel pin honoring Blue Star Families — like his — with members serving in the military. The North Carolina GOP, though, mistakenly thought it was the flag of Honduras, where the Virginia senator volunteered as a Jesuit missionary before entering law school.

  • Rudy Giuliani: DNC the ‘most anti-police’ convention ever
    Michael Walsh

    Rudy Giuliani: DNC the ‘most anti-police’ convention ever

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani derided the Democratic National Convention for allegedly fanning the flames of resentment and hatred for law enforcement in the United States. In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Thursday, Giuliani called the gathering “the most anti-police” and “the most anti-law-enforcement” convention that he has ever seen. “There was not a uniformed police officer allowed on the convention floor.

  • Sharon Belkofer: The 'little old lady' who stole everyone's heart at the DNC
    Caitlin Dickson

    Sharon Belkofer: The 'little old lady' who stole everyone's heart at the DNC

    Sharon Belkofer, mother of Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer, who was killed by a suicide car bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

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  • Live updates from the Democratic National Convention
    Yahoo Politics Staff

    Live updates from the Democratic National Convention

    Follow along with the Yahoo Politics team as we provide updates from the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. From the speeches to the protests and everything in between, this will be the go-to place for the latest news all week long.

  • 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

  • Tim Kaine dad jokes flood Twitter after DNC speech
    Michael Walsh

    Tim Kaine dad jokes flood Twitter after DNC speech

    Tim Kaine kicked off his Wednesday night Democratic National Convention speech as any well-meaning family man might — by thanking his wife and children. According to Twitter, at least, Kaine’s father-figure brand stuck around throughout his speech — and long after it finished — as viewers at home flooded social media with suburban dad jokes about Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick. Before Clinton tapped the Virginia senator and former governor to be her running mate, he was not particularly well-known to the general public.

  • Donald Trump says he was ‘being sarcastic’ when he called on Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s emails
    Dylan Stableford

    Donald Trump says he was ‘being sarcastic’ when he called on Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s emails

    Donald Trump says he was kidding when he directly called on Russia to find the estimated 30,000 emails that Hillary Clinton deleted from a private email server she used as secretary of state. The committee’s emails, which were leaked on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, suggested the Democratic Party favored Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primaries. Administration officials and cybersecurity experts believe those emails, which were obtained and published by WikiLeaks, were the result of a breach of the DNC’s servers carried out by Russian hackers in an apparent attempt to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

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  • How newspapers covered the third day of the DNC
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    How newspapers covered the third day of the DNC

    In his speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama made the case for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s election as his successor. Obama said there’s never been a man or a woman — “not me, not Bill” — who’s more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president. The president told Democrats he’s “ready to pass the baton” to Clinton in her campaign against Republican Donald Trump.

  • A selfie with Hillary? No problem.
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    A selfie with Hillary? No problem.

    Clinton often grabs voters’ phones and clicks the shutter button herself, sometimes even making sure the photo turns out OK before handing the device back.

  • Demonstrators protest outside the DNC
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Demonstrators protest outside the DNC

    The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned.

  • Why Clinton doesn’t inspire us — and why she should
    Matt Bai

    Why Clinton doesn’t inspire us — and why she should

    A few years back, during a visit to the Kennedy Library in Boston, I bought a terrific children’s book called “So You Want to Be President?,” which contains all kinds of fun historical facts. My daughter is 8 now, and she is obsessed with Hillary Clinton.

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  • The Unconventional Diaries: Democratic heavy hitters step up to the plate
    Andrew Bahl, Susanna Heller and Hunter Walker

    The Unconventional Diaries: Democratic heavy hitters step up to the plate

    Tim Kaine accepts the VP nomination, Obama and Biden wow the crowd, and emotions run high in Philadelphia. Yahoo News has enlisted participants at the Democratic National Convention representing different viewpoints and roles to file daily diary entries on their experiences in Philadelphia. Day 3 of the convention started off with the easy acclamation of Tim Kaine as the vice presidential nominee.

  • Unconventional #46: Day Four — The ‘How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Hillary’ Edition
    Andrew Romano

    Unconventional #46: Day Four — The ‘How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Hillary’ Edition

    Coming to you live every morning from Philadelphia, Unconventional is the one thing you need to read to understand what’s really happening at the Democratic National Convention. PHILADELPHIA — How do you solve a problem like Hillary? With Bernie Sanders packing his bags for Burlington, and the party’s presidential nomination finally, firmly settled (even if the last few Sanders stragglers protesting in the press tent might disagree), the attention of the Democratic National Convention turned Wednesday to the unenviable task of trying to persuade the American people to vote for a nominee whom 55 percent of them don’t like and 68 percent of them don’t trust — and who is actually trailing Donald Trump in the polls right now.

  • Obama: ‘America is already great,’ vote Hillary
    Olivier Knox

    Obama: ‘America is already great,’ vote Hillary

    President Obama formally passed the torch to Hillary Clinton on Wednesday — but not before using it to try to burn down Donald Trump’s hopes of the White House and to light a fire under any Democratic voters inclined to stay home in November. “America is already great, America is already strong,” Obama told rowdy, sign-waving party activists packed into the Wells Fargo Center here, cheering his direct assault on the Republican nominee’s signature slogan. “And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump,” he said, to commingled hurrahs and laughter.

  • Full text of President Obama's speech at the DNC
    Yahoo News Staff

    Full text of President Obama's speech at the DNC

    President Barack Obama arrives to speak during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Here are President Obama’s prepared remarks for his Wednesday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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  • Tim Kaine: I trust Hillary Clinton with my son’s life
    Liz Goodwin

    Tim Kaine: I trust Hillary Clinton with my son’s life

    Sen. Tim Kaine defended Hillary Clinton against Republican attacks Wednesday night in his first speech since officially becoming the Democratic nominee for vice president. Kaine also debuted an impression of Donald Trump, mocking the Republican nominee for making promises he doesn’t keep. “Now, last week in Cleveland, we heard a lot about trust,” Kaine said of the Republican National Convention.

  • Bloomberg uses his billionaire status to bash Trump at the DNC
    Hunter Walker

    Bloomberg uses his billionaire status to bash Trump at the DNC

    A billionaire who has his name on office buildings around the world spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg used his own business success to undermine the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, who has largely based his campaign on his brand as a real estate developer and dealmaker. At one point, Bloomberg even called into question Trump’s sanity.

  • Joe Biden DNC speech shows he would have loved to run against Trump
    Jon Ward

    Joe Biden DNC speech shows he would have loved to run against Trump

    It seemed like the speech Joe Biden would have given if he were the Democratic nominee for president. After an emotional tribute to his eldest son, Beau, who died a year ago of brain cancer at age 46, and some words of support for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, Biden saved his most passionate oratory for a rousing takedown of Trump. Biden used the heart of his speech to take Trump’s message of doom and gloom and use it against him, arguing that Trump is betting against Americans and doubting their strength and resolve.

  • Funny or Die 'Donald Decoded' video at DNC
    Yahoo News Video

    Funny or Die 'Donald Decoded' video at DNC

    Funny or Die presented a "Donald Decoded" video as part of a comedy series on the third night of the Democratic National Convention.