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Intraparty squabbles and protests made it difficult for Democrats to fully unite behind Hillary Clinton when their convention began. But by the end of the evening — after speeches by Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — the party began to focus on beating Donald Trump rather than fighting among themselves.
The opening night of the convention was designed to help foster unity between the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton camps — and attack GOP nominee Donald Trump. Here’s a roundup of some of the most noteworthy claims made.
Prosecutors had sought a sentence of at least five years for Phanta Daramy, a nursing aide. But a Montgomery County judge said she was striking a balance between the victim’s vulnerability and Daramy’s lack of criminal convictions.
After refusing to take off the pin, Andrea Burton was convicted of contempt of court. Now, her community is trying to decide whether she was exercising her right to freedom of expression or displaying a political message unfitting of a court official.
The French government has faced severe criticism for security flaws that may have contributed to the deadly attack. Now, the outrage has intensified as a local security official claimed authorities are attempting a coverup.
The Republican Party just suffered stress fractures because it ignored its base in favor of the outsider candidate. Now, Democrats have picked the establishment candidate, and they face the wrath of the Bernies, who have heckled loudly and plotted a “Fart-In.”
The 2016 election is unlike any before it. The campaign has seen the rise of Donald Trump, the New York provocateur who has seized the Republican Party from its bewildered establishment and seized an angry electorate. What's happening in America? What does it mean to be American? For nearly 35 days, Washington Post journalists crossed the nation looking for answers, chronicling them in this book.