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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.
This convention was supposed to be a celebration of unity and hopeful visions. But the opening suggested there are wounds that could take longer to heal.
Bernie Sanders got a hero’s welcome. But it will be tough for anyone to top Michelle Obama.
It was supposed to be a morning of personal triumph for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Instead, it was a cringeworthy spectacle.
Demarko Wheeler, 24, had been charged in connection with a stolen-car case in the District. He was charged Sunday with first- and second-degree murder in the death of 68-year-old Alonzo Jackson.
At the Democratic National Convention, Virginia’s governor used his plan to restore voting rights to about 200,000 felons to rally the party’s liberal base.
Washington’s heat index made it the country’s most sweltering city. But some people — call them heat deniers — wouldn’t let it interrupt their outdoor plans.
The outside linebacker tore an Achilles' tendon before he logged any time on the field last season. The same thing just happened — to his other leg.
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.
The customer was served beer and whiskey in Rockville, which triggered a deadly series of events last December.
Investigators found the vehicle and home Friday "fully engulfed in flames," police said.
They are among the 500 D.C. Public Schools students who have summer internships with the White House, the Washington Nationals, Microsoft and elsewhere.
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 suspect reportedly tied up staff members at a care facility for people with disabilities and then went on a rampage, stabbing patients in their beds. Nineteen people were killed and 25 injured.
Doctors initially suspected Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause rapid paralysis, or a cancer that was pressing on the spinal cord.
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.
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